William Arthur Spiers
Acting Foundational Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce
Managing Director, H2ICE Asia
William Spiers is the founder and CEO of the Spearhead China Group of Companies and is also currently the acting foundational Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce North West China.
William was educated in the UK at Warminster School, now the home to many Chinese students and then in London he acquired a Masters in the Art of Neurolinguistic Programing.
In 1974 he joined The Warminster Motor Company and rose to be Managing Director, then in 1998 he sold Spiers Logistics to Transport Development Group plc.
During this time he also championed parents of children with Dyslexia and from 1985 to 1998 Chairman of the Wiltshire Dyslexie Association and 1993 to 1998 was National Vice Chairman of the British Dyslexia Association. William was also a town Councilor for several years, and Chairman of Melksham and Corsham Chamber of Commerce. William was also a co-founder of the Wessex Chambers of Commerce in Southwest England.
William formed his Spearhead Consultancy Group in 1998 where he focused mainly on UK companies until 2006. During those eight years William co-founded a High Tech Immunology Company, Lifeforce plc, in 2001 when he registered five patents to his name. In 2001 William also was elected as an Independent County Councilor for Wiltshire County, became also the Chairman of the Trowbridge Chamber of Commerce. He was also advisor to the Government Business Link project.
William entered the Chinese market in 2006 when representing Milklink UK and brought their cheese to China with Yili Inner Mongolia Dairy Company. Many other successes followed, please refer www.spearheadchina.com (English version) for full details. William has been a member of the British Chamber of Commerce in China since 2006, having been on the Executive committee for many of those years and Treasurer until last year. Recently Spearhead have organized UK Pig Genetics to China, UK sports ammunition for the Chinese Provincial and National shooting teams, amongst others. Visits to both countries by UK and Chinese Clients. William’s latest position in China is Global Visiting Professor for UWEE, partner of China International Talent Foundation. William’s interest now largely focuses on clean energy and UK - China business relationships.