About Us

The Brazil Business Hub helps engineering and manufacturing sector companies to engage with business opportunities, major projects and partners in Brazil.

We provide focussed assistance via informative events, consultancy work and missions to potential clients and partners, both in Brazil and in the UK.

The Brazil Business Hub is a joint venture between the GTMA trade association ( and Commercial Doctor Ltd: (, in partnership with DiT (Department for International Trade).

We operate from the UK’s Manufacturing Resource Centre in Alcester, close to the famous town of Stratford upon Avon. Our facility is close to several of the UK’s most iconic engineering companies, including Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce, JCB, Aston Martin and IMI.

The Brazil Business Hub has strong linkages with the national and global network of engineering and manufacturing trade associations including:

    • The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT);
    • The Energy Industries Council (EIC);
    • The Engineering Industries Association;
    • The Engineering and Machinery Association (EAMA);
    • The International Special Tooling and Manufacturing Association (ISTMA)
    • Farnborough Aerospace Consortium
    • Composites UK
    • The Rail Industries Association
    • The Marine Industries Association
    • MediLink




As Chief Executive of GTMA since 1998 our strategy has been the development of our engineering supply chain. Our team of experts has extensive knowledge, expertise and contacts within the major industry sectors aerospace, automotive, medical,energy rail and marine

GTMA represents the precision engineering companies in the uk and our key focus is to provide solutions up and down the supply chain and assist companies with procurement solutions and Technology Transfer .

The association is driving marketing awareness through the Internet, social media, publications and manufacturing events for industry and we see our partnership with the BBH as an important linkage for UK industry.



I’m Philip Gray and I look forward to helping you develop your business in the Brazilian market.

I have been working on Brazil since 2009, originally as part of my supply chain consultancy work on the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Since then I have worked with a number of excellent private and public sector clients on Brazilian opportunities across sectors including power engineering, oil and gas, medical, aerospace, domestic utilities and sports infrastructure.

I founded Commercial Doctor Ltd in 2005 following a career with GEC-Plessey and Marconi plc, culminating in a role as Commercial Director EMEA for Marconi’s US-based Data Networks division.



David has been with the GTMA for four years and will be first point of contact for enquiries into the Hub.

The Brazil Business Hub is a one stop shop for engineering and manufacturing sector companies looking to do business in Brazil. Opportunities exist in a wide range of sectors and with GTMA’s Supply Chain expertise combined with support from UKTI and Philip’s considerable “hands on” experience in Brazil, the Hub can play an important role in providing a wide range of support services to UK Manufacturers.