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UK business delegation to China

Published by Ronan Bryan on January 29, 2018, 9:00 am in Promotion, Blog post

Image: courtesy of Pixabay at Pexels: Shanghai

 

“The Prime Minister will visit China for three days from today in a trip intended to build on the existing strong ties between our two countries. This will be the second time the Prime Minister has visited the country, following her attendance at the G20 in Hangzhou in September 2016. The Prime Minister will be accompanied by Philip May and the Secretary of State for International Trade, who will head up a large multi-sector business delegation.

 

The 50 businesses and organisations represent all corners of the UK and sectors in which the UK excels and comprise the largest business delegation this Government has ever led.

 

The Prime Minister will visit Wuhan, Beijing and Shanghai.”

 

Full press release: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-and-mr-may-to-visit-china

 

Delegation includes:

·       blue-chip public companies: BP, HSBC, INMARSAT, STANDARD CHARTERED, SIRIUS MINERALS, STANDARD LIFE ABERDEEN, ASTRAZENECA and the LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP

·       Private companies: ARUP, the engineering consultancy; technology group BLIPPAR; BUSY BEES, a chain of nurseries; CANARY WHARF GROUP; THE EDEN PROJECT; manufacturer FAR-UK; KENDAL NUTRICARE, an infant formula maker; children's food producer KIDDYLICIOUS, healthcare diagnostics provider MEDOPAD; energy and waste management company NPL GROUP; PRIESTMANGOODE, a transport design consultancy; R5FX, a foreign exchange trading business; ROONEY FISH; bioscience firm STREAM BIO; advanced materials producer VERSARIEN; WHITTARD OF CHELSEA, the upmarket tea producer; and WORLDFIRST, a foreign currency specialist.

·       Automotive sector companies: TEVVA MOTORS, ASTON MARTIN, testing group HORIBA MIRA, JAGUAR LAND ROVER, MCLAREN‎ and NORTON MOTORCYCLES.

·       Think Tanks, lobbying groups and other organisations: the AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE DEVELOPMENT BOARD; BRITISH EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIERS ASSOCIATION; CAMBRIDGE SCIENCE PARK; CBI; CHINA-BRITAIN BUSINESS COUNCIL; CONNECT CHINA‎; INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS; MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY; MEDICINES AND HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS REGULATORY AGENCY; SCOTCH WHISKY ASSOCIATION; UK SKILLS PARTNERSHIP and UNIVERSITIES UK

 

Delegation list:

·       Jane King, Chief Executive Officer, Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)

·       Gregory Hodkinson, Chairman, Arup

·       Dr Andy Palmer CMG, President & CEO, Aston Martin Lagonda

·       Pascal Soriot, Chief Executive Officer, AstraZeneca

·       Jessica Butcher MBE, Co-founder & Non Executive Director, Blippar

·       Dev Sanyal, Chief Executive, Alternative Energy, and Executive Vice President, Regions, BP plc

·       Caroline Wright, Director General, British Educational Suppliers Association

·       Evelyn Bourke, Group CEO, Bupa

·       John Woodward OBE, President & Founder, Busy Bees Nursery Group

·       Jeanette Walker, Director, Cambridge Science Park

·       Sir George Iacobescu CBE, Chairman & CEO, Canary Wharf Group plc

·       Lord Sassoon, Chairman (and Executive Director, Jardine Matheson Holdings), China-Britain Business Council

·       Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-General, Confederation of British Industry

·       Joanna Lavan, Managing Director, ConnectChina

·       Nick Carpenter, Owner & Engineering Director, Delta Motorsport

·       David Harland, Chief Executive Eden Project International, Eden Project

·       Dr Kevin Lindsey, Managing Director, Far-UK

·       Conrad Ford, Chief Executive, Funding Options

·       Dr George Gillespie OBE, CEO, HORIBA MIRA

·       Mark E Tucker, Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc

·       Stephen Martin, Director General, Institute of Directors

·       Professor Dr Ralf Speth, CEO, Jaguar Land Rover

·       Ross McMahon, CEO, Kendal Nutricare

·       Sally Preston, Founder and Managing Director, Kiddylicious

·       Nikhil Rathi, CEO, London Stock Exchange Group

·       Dr Jens Ludmann, Chief Operating Officer, McLaren Automotive

·       Dr Ian Hudson, CEO, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

·       Dan Vahdat, CEO, Medopad

·       Brian McConville, Owner & Chairman, MJM Marine

·       Andrew Henderson, Managing Director, NeMi Dairy

·       Stuart Garner, CEO, Norton Motorcycles

·       Robert McFarlane, Group Chairman & CEO, NPL Group

·       Paul Priestman, Chairman, PriestmanGoode

·       Jon Vollemaere, CEO, R5FX

·       Hugo Spowers, Managing Director, Riversimple Movement

·       Andrew Rooney, Managing Director, Rooney Fish

·       Karen Betts, Chief Executive, Scotch Whisky Association

·       Chris Fraser, CEO, Sirius Minerals

·       Bill Winters CBE, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered Bank

·       Sir Gerry Grimstone, Chairman, Standard Life Aberdeen plc

·       Andrew Chaloner, CEO, Stream Bio

·       Asher Bennett, CEO, Tevva Motors

·       Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President & Vice-Chancellor, The University of Manchester

·       Lesley Davies OBE, Chair, UK Skills

·       Partnership Professor Dame Janet Beer, President (& Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool), Universities UK

·       Heba Bevan, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, UtterBerry

·       Neill Ricketts, CEO, Versarien

·       Mark Dunhill, CEO, Whittard of Chelsea

·       Jonathan Quin, CEO and Co-Founder, WorldFirst

·       Douglas Flint, Chancellor’s City Envoy to the Belt and Road Initiative