Council bosses off to China to promote Bracknell
Published 15 Mar 2013 07:30 2 Comments
Bracknell Forest Council chief executive is flying out to China with assistant CEO Victor Nicholls for meetings with entrepreneurs and investors there.
THE council is doing its bit for Bracknell businesses - and future generations - by going to China for an investment event next month.
More than 1,000 Chinese international investors, government agencies and entrepreneurs will be looking for new business opportunities in the UK at the meeting in Beijing - providing a strong opportunity for Bracknell companies to make their mark internationally.
Council chief executive Tim Wheadon and assistant chief executive Victor Nicholls will also be holding meetings during the week-long visit.
David Cook, chairman of the Bracknell Forest Economic and Skills Development Partnership (ESDP) - which aims to brings new jobs and investments into the borough - said: "This is a vital next step following on from last September's successful visit to Bracknell Forest by Chinese investors and entrepreneurs.
"Guaranteeing the next generation of investment, jobs and
a thriving community means going international so that our highly-skilled workforce, quality of life and thriving business sector is at the forefront of investor thinking when they are planning expansion."
Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, executive member for economic development at the council, said: "Alongside our work with the Bracknell Regeneration Partnership to deliver a massive regeneration of the town centre, this project will help to develop a thriving and prosperous borough now, and for future generations."
What do you think? Will this bear fruit or do you think the council bosses should be concentrating their efforts elsewhere to promote business? Leave your comments below.
This article appeared in Bracknell News 14 Mar 13
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Mar 15, 08:18
Strange how councillors go to China when the Chinese have only recently come here, who is promoting trade with whom or is this just a holiday at the tax payers expense?
What are the businesses in Bracknell that are going to gain and need this support. 3M no, Dell no, HP no, Bracknell MOT no, Waitrose no, Aldi no, who is this for?
Personally I would rather have kerbside glass recycling.
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Mar 15, 12:07
I would be open minded.
I know a College in Bracknell has successfully 'exported' their expertise to China, setting up a good example of franchaising British knowhow to China for profit. One of the largest R&D employers in Bracknell is also involved in exporting to China, supported by the council and the LinkToChina programme.
International trade and investment are both of ways. The Chinese have been here 6 months ago, they have invited Bracknell to make its case at one of the top national forum.
The Chinese press who gave Bracknell a good coverage last year also said that the flag of Bracknell needs flying outside of the UK.
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