Posted on March 31, 2014

The Links Group, foremost company formation specialist in the UAE and Qatar, has strengthened its international team with the appointment of two senior consultants in the UK and Australia. The new appointments will support increasing demand from investors in both countries to establish a commercial presence in the Middle East.

Cris Martin St. Valery 1 [].JPGMr. Cris Martin St. Valery joins as Consultant for The Links Group in the UK. Based in London he will be responsible for strengthening the company’s government partnerships as well as facilitating business development. Cris brings to The Links Group extensive experience in the fields of law, communication and retail. A qualified barrister and media broadcaster, Cris continues to lead De Vismes Ltd, a UK-based consultancy firm specialising in strategic relationship management and communications, as managing director. Before that, he played a key role in the creation and management of two national UK retail television channels.

Mr. David Burgess has been appointed Consultant in Australia. Based in Sydney, he will oversee business development, strategy and operations in the country. Following The Links Group’s recent partnership with the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the company has experienced growing demand for its company formation and consultancy services, particularly in the states of New South Wales and Victoria.

David Burgess 1 [].JPGDavid brings to The Links Group extensive service industry experience gained from his senior management positions in both public and private companies. He has worked at Managing Director and CEO level for a diverse range of commercial and residential property service companies in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and UK. Most recently David was Divisional CEO of a large privately owned business in Dubai, a position he held for five years before returning to Australia to establish his own consultancy business.

Commenting on the new appointments John Martin St. Valery, Founding Partner of The Links Group, said: “We have experienced significant growth in recent months with foreign investors looking to take advantage of the pro-business environments in the UAE and Qatar to gain access to the vast number of business opportunities available in both markets and the wider region. “With exports and investments playing a major role in the sustainable growth of the UK and Australian economies, our international consultants will be able to offer valuable insight on how best to enter the Middle East.”