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JWPM Consulting

Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson


Over the last 10 years Steve has clocked-up 72 trips to China. Steve brings to JWPM a comprehensive understanding of the Chinese business culture and has an extensive in-country business network covering all of the main provinces.

His unique business experience makes him a valuable resource across a broad range of industry sectors and product categories. Trained as a fitter and turner, Steve worked at Olympic Dam for 12 years before starting his own business supplying manpower to Western Mining Corporation and BHP Billiton. Steve branched out into wine production and developed an extensive wine exporting business supplying China, USA, Canada, South East Asia and the UK.

Steve was also a partner in a Brisbane based trading company supplying a diverse range of goods to the pacific islands including building materials, white goods, furniture, groceries and food & beverage products.

Steve’s experience and trade background equips him well for assisting JWPM clients with both import and export of a wide range of products across diverse industries. Steve’s practical approach focuses on identifying and reference checking suitable organisations and people to work with in China to achieve your business objectives. He is available to personally facilitate trade neogotiations, introducing Australian companies to Chinese business partners and ensuring that you are dealing with the right people, and how to correctly interact with the Chinese business community.