UKspace Appoint Colin Baldwin as New Head of Policy

16th Jun 2022
UKspace Appoint Colin Baldwin as New Head of Policy

UKspace announced that a new Head of Policy has joined the team. Colin Baldwin brings a wealth of experience to the UK’s Space Trade Association. He previously held a number of roles at the UK Space Agency, including Head of Local Growth, as well as working at TFC and Satellite Applications Catapult.

Who is UKspace?

UKspace is the trade association of the space industry in Britain. It promotes and represents space to the government and other key national stakeholders. They represent businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to major space organizations. 

Their aim is to support UK businesses while also helping to grow the UK space industry.

The new Head of Policy

After working for the UK Space Agency for nine years, Colin Baldwin has made the move to UKspace. 

At the UK Space Agency, he started off as the UK Space Gateway Programme Manager. He worked his way up to the Head of Local Growth Strategy. However, he is looking forward to the new opportunity that has come his way. 

He said the following about the new role:

“I’m delighted to be joining UKspace at this pivotal time for the space in the UK. I looking forward to working with UKspace’s members and the wider sector to help deliver prosperity and security from space.“

The Chair of UKspace, Nick Shave, is looking forward to welcoming Colin as part of the team:

“Colin impressed us with his ideas and understanding of how UKspace operates. He will be an asset to the team and we look forward to welcoming him.”​

Colin has also spoken about the role UKspace is playing in driving the UK’s space strategy forward at present, giving us a hint of what is to come:

“The National Space Strategy sets a clear ambition to unleash innovation and foster collaboration between space businesses and our world-leading universities.

“We are working with partners across the UK to level up the space sector, and these exciting new partnerships in Scotland will develop new technologies and innovation for space applications.”

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