Bridget is the Managing Director of Your Bridge To China:
Your Bridge to China began trading in 2011 in Barnsley with the specific aim of exploring a cross-cultural relationship between the two vastly different countries.
Bridget says: “We facilitate trade between the UK and China by supporting UK companies with their entry into the Chinese market. We can also help companies source products from China. The result will give organisations peace of mind that their next venture into the Chinese market is both easy and successful.”
Bridget spent a year in Beijing studying Mandarin as part of her university degree. She set up the business after being inspired from her father, who set up his own energy saving business.
She has been on several business trips to China, attending meetings about twinning cities between China and the UK and also accompanying business people to trade expositions helping them to introduce their product to the market.
Bridget has had several part time jobs in the last year whilst running her business: dinner lady at Darton Primary school; waitress at Red Ginger restaurant in Barnsley town centre; counter assistant at El Mexicana in Meadowhall; Capital B Media last winter doing PR and Marketing; Marketing Executive at Merlin Software.
All the people she has met along the way have influenced the path and direction she has taken towards her goals within her business.
Ideas for BBIS
• Speak to Y7’s and Y11’s
• Prefer a classroom space
• Powerpoint presentation with photos from my trips to China and of defining moments within my business and professional life