Midnight Friday 10th May the Emerging Europe GREAT Mini arrives under the cover of night to Warsaw branded up and raring to go. Saturday 11th May, bright and early, on the road to an airstrip somewhere in the wilds outside Dęblin. A mini Silverstone, well a great little airstrip where 25 of its friends all produced in Cowley had gathered for a Mini Polska DRIVE Event. The Mini is a … MINIS are GREAT – A Super Family Day Out
Last week I had the opportunity to be in the UK with HMA Robin Barnett. A busy visit and one which took me to London, then North through Shrewsbury to Liverpool. Whilst in London we had the opportunity to attend the Council of British Chambers of Commerce Annual Conference and Awards Gala which to celebrate its 40th anniversary year was being held at the Guildhall. What are the take home … Going for Growth 2020 – Trade and Investment the Way Forward
Off to Krakow today to team up with PMR, one of Emerging Europe’s leading business publication companies for an Energy is GREAT webinar. A virtual video conference where we get to present Poland’s €30 billion energy modernisation programme direct to UK companies across the UK. Where’s the opportunity then. Let’s take a pragmatic view: As a broad policy objective Poland is actively moving towards cleaner, more secure and efficient forms … Business is GREAT – Poland’s Energy Opportunity
A fundamental part of the UK’s growth strategy is to get British exports moving. About time – we have run a trade deficit for the last 40 years and we lag behind our EU peers in growing our international trade; 25% of French, German and Italian SMEs export. Looking at our region in particular, British trade with Emerging Europe is only 3% of the region’s import picture. Wow that’s just … Entrepreneurs are GREAT!
Hit the road today – destination Krakow, a specialist seminar focused on inward investment into the UK. 30 great companies, some already in the UK, a number looking for strong growth, some interested to learn more about the exciting opportunities on offer. I have to congratulate our programme partners the BPCC and Deloitte on a great event. I met some really interesting and innovative companies. Wiśniowski a producer of power … Inward Investment is GREAT – are you a Polish company looking into the UK?
An inspirational speech by HMA Robin Barnett kicked of the recent UKTI Leadership training in Warsaw, part of a two city roadshow from Berlin to Warsaw attracting participation from Heads of UKTI in Europe and the Corporate UKTI training team. The intensive training session is part of UKTIs ongoing change programme to promote UK growth across the world. In a nutshell in order to deliver a bigger chunk of global … Leading Teams to Deliver Business Excellence
Power is GREAT – a week long UK Roadshow focused on promoting Emerging Europe’s GREAT Power opportunity
With this in mind UKTI organised a week long UK roadshow 4-8 February focused on promoting the opportunity and holding in depth meetings with UK companies interested in expanding their business in the region. The week kicked off on Sunday evening with an inaugural dinner of the Emerging Europe Energy Council hosted by UKTI Business Ambassador and HMA Robin Barnett, British Ambassador to Warsaw and Director of the FCO Emerging … Power is GREAT – a week long UK Roadshow focused on promoting Emerging Europe’s GREAT Power opportunity
If you believe a number of our banking friends, 2013 is going to be an even better year than 2012 in Emerging Europe. Set right at the heart of Europe, Poland is set to have a robust year even if we do not have the dazzling growth figures which we have seen whole the world has languished in the aftermath of 2008. My view for what it’s worth – not … 2013 Business is GREAT!
Just wanted to catch up at the end of a very busy week. The Emerging Europe message really is great. Everybody is talking emerging market opportunity. For many businesses however they are just too far away – we offer a similar opportunity right on the UK’s doorstep – you can get here and back in a day and there’s lots of good business to be done. We’ve actively been showing … Emerging Europe is GREAT!
Up at the crack of dawn yesterday and on the way to Poznan to address a banking conference on what a Great Inward investment destination the UK is. Why on earth you may think would I address a set of moneymen and why in Poznan? Here we go: The banking community has a great role to play in enabling trade and investment. The 30 guys I met yesterday have 100 attractive clients … Inward Investment- it’s all about building partnerships for growth!