Ministerial role

Minister of State for Trade and Investment


The Minister of State for Trade and Investment leads on trade and investment promotion in the following sectors:

  • technology and smart cities
  • infrastructure
  • energy
  • healthcare
  • life sciences

Additionally, he leads on areas including:

  • UK Export Finance (UKEF)
  • business planning and forecasting
  • outward direct investment
  • economic diplomacy and the Prosperity Fund
  • the GREAT Britain campaign
  • policy direction on topics such as mergers and acquisitions

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP

    • 2016 to 2017
  2. Lord Price CVO

    • 2016 to 2016
  3. The Rt Hon Lord Maude of Horsham

    • 2015 to 2016
  4. Lord Livingston

    • 2013 to 2015
  5. Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint

    • 2011 to 2013


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  1. Greg Hands to take over responsibility for trade policy as Lord Price pursues business and writing interests

    • Press release
  2. UKEF helps GE and Enka UK secure contract to support Iraq's energy security

    • Press release
  3. New export partnership with Turkey to boost UK trade

    • Press release
  4. UK hovercraft to tackle pollution and oil production in Caspian Sea

    • Press release
  5. UKEF launches plan to scale up support as 2016/17 results show £3 billion in finance for exports

    • Press release
  6. Government / industry partnership to boost construction exports

    • Press release
  7. Greg Hands speech at the Iraq Trade and Investment Conference

    • Speech
  8. UK Export Finance joins Equator Principles steering committee

    • News story
  9. UK to be main delivery partner of Lima 2019 Pan American Games

    • News story
  10. DIT roundtable boosts UK business opportunities in Pakistan

    • News story