2003 Award Winner

Michelle Weinburg receiving Award from Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean ( Minister for International Trade)

Michelle Wienburg was born in Cape Town, South Africa.  She has been working in the export profession in the UK since 1986.  She joined the Alperton group at its inception in 1990 and has been part of the management team which conceived and established a private distribution network in Libya on behalf of companies such as Land Rover, BMW, MG Rover, JCB and Hyster forklift trucks.  Michelle is involved in all the commercial, legal and financial aspects of the Group’s activities.  She emphasises the role that the exporter plays in the overseas marketing function and creation of business for British manufacturing, achieving sales that might otherwise be placed with international competitors.  The Group focuses on British and local job creation and technology transfer.  The Alperton Group has offices and workshops in Tripoli, Benghazi and Tehran, and procurement and logistics offices in London, Durham and Geneva servicing primarily Libya and Iran, but also exporting to other Middle East and sub-Saharan markets.

2005 Award Winner

Jane Palmer receiving Women in Business Export Award from Sue Walton Chair of BEXA

Jane Palmer is the Managing Director of Industrial Brushware and Ibex Geo Tech. Jane has several patented tool systems working in the oil exploration field and provides solutions for some of the largest oil service companies in the world.

Ahmed Suleiman, founder of the global women in business conference, said:

“Jane has won the award, not only because of the innovative work of her company, but for her overall contribution to business thoughout her career. Jane has been a mentor in both entrepreneurial business and engineering skills and during the last five years has sponsored students from Oxford University’s department of Engineering Science. On top of this she sits on the board, as a non executive Director, of over 20 different companies.”

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