Creating Sustainable Employment

Trade Aid UK

Trade Aid UK is based 12 miles South of Salisbury, in Fordingbridge, Hampshire, England.

Situated in the New Forest, Trade Aid is generously assisted with office accommodation and facilities by Corintech Ltd.

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Trade Aid a UK registered charity

Patron: Lord Sharman of Redlynch OBE

Lord Sharman

Appointed to the Aviva board in January, 2005 and as Chairman in 2006, Colin Sharman became Patron of Trade Aid in 2005.

The generous support of Lord Sharman and Aviva has helped Trade Aid to develop a number of Projects.


Brian Currie

Brian Currie

MD of two Electronics Companies

Principal Benefactor

Founder trustee of Trade Aid with Clive Barnett, Chris Appleton and James Welsh.

Matthew Maddocks

Matthew Maddocks

A qualified physiotherapist, Matt has since completed his PhD and is now a Lecturer in Health Services Research at King's College London

David Edmonds

David Edmonds

David is a Chartered Accountant recently retired from a busy provincial practice based in Winchester.  He is now working with a few clients on their business affairs.

He is married with two adult children now replaced by two dogs!



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