Neil Hoskins

Neil Hoskins

Director of ManSys Limited


Neil Hoskins - Member of the Business Council for Artificial Intelligence

 

Neil Hoskins serves as the Director of ManSys Limited, a pioneering software company specializing in solutions for companies engaged in International Trade. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Neil brings a wealth of expertise to the International Trade Council's Business Council on Innovation and Technology.

At ManSys, Neil leads the development, marketing, and support of software solutions aimed at streamlining operations and enhancing documentation accuracy for organizations involved in international trade. Through innovative software, ManSys facilitates seamless integration with external systems such as ERP, CRM, and customs declarations, enabling clients to optimize their trade processes efficiently.

Neil's journey in the industry began out of a real need for software support in the late 90s, particularly for companies navigating the complexities of international trade. ManSys was developed to address this gap, catering to businesses of all sizes, from one-man operations to large multinational corporations.

Throughout his career, Neil has been involved in numerous projects, working closely with clients ranging from small enterprises to FTSE 100 companies. His proudest accomplishment lies in the sustained success of ManSys for over two decades, a testament to his dedication and leadership.

Reflecting on the industry's evolution, Neil notes the persistent challenge of paperwork and the need for digitization in global trade. He sees immense potential in the adoption of SaaS solutions and emerging technologies like AI, which are revolutionizing software development and trade processes.

Looking ahead, Neil envisions a future where export paperwork is entirely electronic, trade processes are simplified, and compliance is streamlined. He is particularly excited about the rapid development of AI and the increasing standardization of systems integration through APIs and SaaS adoption rates.

For aspiring professionals entering the industry, Neil advocates for gaining diverse experiences in both small and large companies, prioritizing career satisfaction over monetary gains. He underscores the importance of perseverance in overcoming setbacks, emphasizing the value of teamwork, support, and strategic planning.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Neil's interests span technology, sports, and outdoor activities, including football, golf, hiking, and running. His passion for innovation extends beyond the workplace, enriching his personal pursuits and contributing to his holistic approach to life and business.