David Godfrey, chief executive of UK Export Finance (UKEF), talked to GTR about what the future holds for UKEF, including its co-operation with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and the impact of a Brexit referendum on British exporters.

Godfrey was invited by the British Exporters Association (BExA) to provide an update on what the export credit agency is doing to improve its support to exporting companies at a seminar in late May.

At the event, he addressed issues such as the documentation burden, the still “not good enough” turnaround time, the simplification and clarification of the anti-bribery and corruption declaration. With the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act becoming law as of May 26, the agency has also acquired wider powers to support businesses and broaden access to capital, for instance guaranteeing companies that are involved in an export supply chain.