Contact us

Our economic team has extensive knowledge of the UK market, can identify business opportunities and provide useful tips.

Who is who

Our team is made up of the economic deparment, the agricultural team and the Innovation Attaché at the Dutch Embassy in London, and the Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO) in Manchester.

We are ready to help you with any questions you may have about doing business in the UK.

Economic department

In order to assist you in the best way possible the economic department is organised by sector. Find the relevant contact below.

Name Job title Contact
Dimitri Vogelaar Head of the economic department
+44 20 7590 3259

Patty Zandstra Deputy head of the economic department
+44 20 7590 3259

Khoa Bui

Brexit policy advisor
+44 20 7590 3208

Lieke Conijn Startup Liaison: Startups & scale-ups
+44 20 7590 3258

Tessel van Essen Sector specialist: Creative Industry,
Offshore Wind, Cycling &  Urban Planning,
+44 20 7590 3254
Terence Speijer Sector specialist

+44 20 7590 3259

Andries Bakker

Policy advisor financial sector
+44 20 7590 3259

Sterre de Valk

Management assistant
+44 20 7590 3259

Follow us on Twitter: @HollandUKTrade

Agricultural team

Are you working in the agricultural sector and looking for support to do business abroad, the Netherlands has a network of agricultural counsellors in 74 countries who can help you. Our agriculture specialists in the UK are listed below.

Name Job title Contact
Tim Heddema Agricultural Counsellor
+44 20 7590 3259

Bas Harbers

Sector specialist: Agri-food
(agriculture and horticulture, fisheries,
nature, food quality)
+44 20 7590 3277

Martijn Bergmans Sector specialist: Agri-food
(agriculture and horticulture,
food and beverages)
+44 20 7590 3279

You can also follow us on Twitter: @AgriLondon

Innovation Attaché

Looking for contacts in the field of research and development? The network of Innovation Attachés identifies opportunities and helps to boost Dutch competitiveness abroad.

Name Job title Contact
Marjolein Bouwers

Innovation Attaché

+44 20 7590 3296

You can find more information on the website of the Innovation Attaché Network or on Twitter: @HollandUKTrade.

Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO), Manchester

NBSO Manchester is an trade office of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and is part of the economic team in the UK. NBSO Manchester mainly supports companies doing business (or wishing to do so) in the northern regions of the UK.

Name Job title Contact
Richard van Wensen

Chief Representative
Sector specialist: High Tech Systems & Materials,
Life Sciences & Health
+44 7444 557 291
Els Steiger

Deputy Chief Representative
Sector specialist: High Tech Systems & Materials,
Life Sciences & Health
+44 0161 834 9084

Netherlands Enterprise Agency

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency assists Dutch businesses that want to do business internationally.

Commissioned by and in good collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the Agency assists businesses with the practical aspects of doing business internationally.

Are you planning to take your business abroad, contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency for a no obligation consultation. They can provide you with tailored advice about any aspect of doing business abroad.