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Proud to be an Export Champion

East of England Export Champion 2020 4Col thumbnail2US2U Consulting have been awarded the prestigious title of 2020 Export Champion by the UK Department for International Trade.

This is in recognition of the international work we have done over the last few years, with international projects and trade visits to the likes of Belgium, Ireland, Canada, USA and across the Middle East - along with the insights our teams can share with other businesses looking to export their goods and services. Read more >>>

New York

New York

  • Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee in NYC

    Two of the US2U Consulting team were in New York City during the recent seventieth anniversary and were delighted to be invited to a reception in celebration of The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This was hosted by Emma Wade-Smith OBE, pictured above with Rachel Blackburn, who is Her Majesty's Consul General to New York and HM Trade Commissioner for North America. It was held at the Lincoln Center's Hearst Plaza in Manhattan and was followed by a silent disco featuring legendary DJ Mark Ronson.

    Emma said, "Thank you to all who have made New York's Platinum Jubilee celebrations a roaring success."

    "As we hold the British Department for International Trade Export Champion status for the third year it was great to be able to participate in this extraordinary event and meet so many interesting people" said Rachel.

    We also met Helena Nolan, Consul General of Ireland in New York, pictured with Rachel Blackburn below. We have completed several projects for clients in Ireland over the years and look forward to developing these relationships further.

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  • New Year, New York! US2U Consulting's USA Expansion

    As part of our 2024 expansion plans for delivering our Executive Coaching Services for clients in New York, we have joined BritishAmerican Business and produced an introductory video to explain who we are, what we do and what makes our services special.

    Take a look below and let us know what you think.

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  • New York News: York Minster Reception 5 May 2024

    As a member of the St George's Society of New York, Rachel Blackburn, US2U Consulting Founder and CEO, was pleased to attend the celebration of the arrival of the York Ledger with a centennial celebration at Saint Thomas Church in New York. It celebrates the 100th anniversary of New York City presenting the city of York, England, with a Bronze plaque commemorating the bond between the two cities. The York ledger left York for its transatlantic journey on 6 February 2024. (Learn more about the York ledger stone here.)

    The ceremony included greetings from The Right Honours The Lord Mayor of York, The Reverend Councilor Chris Cullwick and a response from the Mayor of New York, His Honor Eric L Adams.

    The stone was unveiled by the British Consul General, Mrs Hannah Young and there was a message including warmest wishes from King Charles III.

    Rachel said, "As an Export Champion it was fantastic to be part of this experience where the focus was about continuing to develop strong relationships for trade across the two countries."

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  • Next Phase of US2U Expansion in the U.S.

    Thank you to BritishAmerican Business for supporting our week-long business to New York last week, 17-22 March 2024. It was great to meet so many people and discuss how our Executive Coaching services can help them and their businesses achieve their ambitious growth plans.

    Please see details of Executive Coaching Services for more information, along with our 2 minute overview video here.

    Now to plan the next visit!

    Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn how we can make a positive difference to your organisation.

  • US2U Consulting Expands its Reach to the United States, Bringing Expertise and Innovation to American Businesses

    Leading UK-based Consultancy Firm Sets Its Sights on American Market, Offering Comprehensive Solutions for Business Growth

    September 2023

    In an exciting development, US2U Consulting, a renowned consultancy firm with a strong track record of success in the United Kingdom, is making its way across the Atlantic to expand its operations into the United States. This strategic move promises to bring a wealth of expertise, innovation, and business acumen to American enterprises seeking to thrive in today's competitive market.

    US2U Consulting, known for its dynamic and client-focused approach, has consistently delivered results for a diverse range of businesses in the UK, spanning various industries. With this expansion, they aim to replicate their success and help American companies unlock their potential.

    "Our decision to expand into the United States is a testament to our commitment to providing world-class consultancy services to businesses worldwide," said Rachel Blackburn, the CEO of US2U Consulting. "We believe that our proven strategies and customised solutions will empower American businesses to overcome challenges, drive growth, and excel in an ever-evolving business landscape. I am excited to be meeting potential clients in New York during the week commencing 17 September - Climate Week."

    US2U Consulting brings a comprehensive suite of services to the American market, including strategic planning, leadership development, organisational optimisation, and market expansion strategies. Their team of seasoned consultants is well-versed in navigating the complexities of both domestic and international markets, offering valuable insights and actionable plans tailored to each client's unique needs.

    Why work with US2U Consulting?

    One of the key strengths of US2U Consulting is its adaptability. The company has a history of assisting businesses in diverse industries, from healthcare and technology to finance and manufacturing. This versatility, combined with a deep understanding of market dynamics, positions US2U Consulting as an invaluable resource for American enterprises seeking to achieve sustainable growth.

    As US2U Consulting sets its sights on the United States, it aims to forge strong partnerships with local businesses and contribute to the country's economic prosperity. Clients in the United States can now look forward to experiencing the same high-level consultancy services that have made US2U Consulting a trusted name in the industry.

    For American companies eager to enhance their competitiveness, boost profitability, and navigate the complexities of today's business environment, US2U Consulting's expansion represents a significant opportunity for growth and success. The consultancy firm's arrival in the United States is a milestone that holds promise for businesses seeking innovative solutions and expert guidance.

    For an exploratory conversation, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Learn more about what we offer by downloading our US2U Consulting: United States 2023 Service Sheet

  • US2U Consulting in New York January 2024 - Rachel Video Diary

    US2U Consulting Founder & Director Rachel Blackburn visited New York City in January 2024, in the latest visit to expand our Management Consultancy, Executive Coaching & People Development services into the United States.

    Rachel filmed a video diary during her trip, detailing a few of her various visits during the trade mission. Have a listen below to what she got up to in NYC!

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  • US2U Meet with the British Consulate General, New York, March 2023

    Kerwin and Rachel Blackburn were pleased to meet Toby Usnik (pictured, left, with Rachel) - Head of Communications at the British Consulate General in New York recently to discuss potential opportunities for our services in the US. Our meeting took place in the iconic location of Grand Central Terminal, New York (pictured below).

    Whilst Toby currently works for the British Consulate General in New York, he has a commercial background and was able to share positive insights into the Executive Coaching market. We are planning our US strategy so please get in touch if you have contacts who would benefit from our services in that part of the world.

    Linked to this story is that the British Department for Business and Trade have asked US2U Consulting to be an Export Champion for the fourth consecutive year. Part of this role is to advise other businesses on their international strategies.

    Our first year of being awarded Export Champion status was 2020 - read about this here.

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out how we can assist with you export strategies.

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  • Vibrant Australian Networking Event Connects Professionals in the Big Apple

    US2U Consulting Founder and CEO Rachel Blackburn was pleased to attend the Australian Consulate General's annual diplomatic networking event in Times Square, New York recently. It was an informal event to get to know colleagues and make new connections within the New York consular, public diplomacy and trade community.

    "It was so interesting to meet consular and trade people from around the world in such an iconic setting" said Rachel.

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