Nigel Huddleston is a British Member of Parliament and currently serves as the Minister of State for International Trade. He was first elected as the MP for Mid Worcestershire in the 2015 General Election and was re-elected in the 2017 and 2019 General Elections.
Before entering politics, Huddleston worked in the leisure and hospitality industry for over 20 years. He served as a member of the Board of Directors for the European Tour Operators Association and as the Chair of the Tourism Industry Council’s Tourism Data Hub.
Huddleston holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Durham University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Imperial College Business School. He also completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.
During his time in Parliament, Huddleston has served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage and as a member of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee. In 2018, he was appointed as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Sport and Tourism, and in 2020, he was appointed as the Minister of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage. In 2021, he was appointed as the Minister of State for International Trade.
As the Minister of State for International Trade, Huddleston is responsible for promoting and supporting UK trade and investment across the world. He works closely with businesses and industry to ensure that they have the support and tools they need to succeed in international markets. He also leads on key trade negotiations and initiatives, including the UK’s trade relationship with the European Union and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).