New Zealand and United Kingdom business ties

New Zealand and the United Kingdom share deep historical links and have much in common. 

New Zealand’s expertise in agricultural technology, food production and connections with Asia provide a platform for shared lessons and counter-seasonal supply. Technology, marine and manufacturing are also common shared areas to develop together.  

The trading relationship between the United Kingdom and New Zealand has endured and adapted and will continue to evolve, thanks to our shared history and people-to-people relationships. 

Meet our

Trade Commissioner


Nick Swallow


Nick Swallow is New Zealand’s Trade Commissioner to London, where he is responsible for promoting and facilitating trade opportunities and strategic relationships for New Zealand companies in the United Kingdom and Ireland. 


Nick previously served as NZTE’s Regional Director for South America. He has also worked for NZTE in New Zealand as Director of Marketing and Brand, and was involved in the inter-agency development of the New Zealand Story – an initiative that defines what makes us uniquely New Zealand and supports the communication of our value to the world. 

Before joining NZTE in 2012, Nick spent 8 years with AUT University as Group Director for Marketing and Communications. Prior to that, he worked in the environmental sciences and ICT industries.  

Nick holds a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and genetics and a postgraduate degree in management, both from the University of Canterbury. 

Contact our office

5th Floor

New Zealand House
80 Haymarket


United Kingdom

+44 207 321 5371