Posts tagged Business Driver
Albert Poggio: The Star of Gibraltar

A look into why Albert Poggio, the UK Representative of Gibraltar, became a grassroot diplomat in 2015.

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Renaissance Man: George Freeman MP Reinventing Business in Britain's Countrysides

Seeking to revolutionise mainstream politics, George Freeman MP gave up his business career to challenge politics and return power to the people, then became a grassroot diplomat.

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A Platform for Business, a Platform for Success

Karen Lumley MP won the Grassroot Diplomat Honouree for her work on local business. See why the judges chose her as our new Grassroot Diplomat role model.

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Dominican Republic Ambassador Dr Federico Cuello Camilo Nominated for Increasing Agriculture Export

Ambassador of Dominican Republic His Excellency Dr Federico Alberto Cuello Camilo has been nominated for his work on increasing export of exotic fruit and vegetables into the European market. Ambassador Cuello has been instrumental in connecting UK importers and investors with Dominican exporters since assuming position in 2011.

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Senior Turkish Chambers Nominated for Chamber of Commerce Leadership Initiatives

Emma Edhem CC, Common Councilman of the City of London Corporation is the first representative of the Corporation to be shortlisted. Her work includes changing and aligning Chambers of Commerce and Industry to become leading facilitators of bilateral trade and investment and setting up new initiatives to help drive young entrepreneurs and professionals towards economic and social development.

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Nepalese Ambassador Driving Business for the Gurkha Community

Renowned as tough and brave soldiers, over 200,000 Gurkhas fought in the First World War as part of a regiment in the British Army. The regiment, originally from the hill-town region of Gorkha in Nepal, have received 26 Victoria Crosses, the highest British military decoration awarded for valour and will be marking their 200th anniversary serving in the British Army later this year.

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Richard Graham MP Nominated for Set-up of Gloucestershire Credit Union

Mr Graham is nominated for setting up the local Gloucestershire Credit Union. With a population of roughly 600,000 residents, Mr Graham noticed how very few credit unions existed in Gloucestershire. With 10,000 people living in social housing, many of his constituents were vulnerable to become reliant on pay day lenders who are known to charge unaffordable interest rates.   

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Ambassador of Peru HE Julio Munoz Deacon Nominated for Invest in Peru

Ambassador of Peru HE Julio Muñoz Deacon has proven to be an excellent facilitator for businesses looking to do work in Peru in times of rapid growth. The United Kingdom is the second investor in Peru’s mining export with great levels of produce sales including asparagus, mangoes and limes to the British market. 

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Malaysian Ambassador HE Dato’ Ahmad Rasidi Hazizi Nominated for Brand Malaysia

An achievement in its own right, Mr Hazizi understands the relevance of bringing Malaysian to the forefront particularly in strengthening relations from a top-down approach. As part of his mission to Brand Malaysia, Mr Hazizi is working personally with hotel proprietors and business contacts to inject Malaysian culture and patriotism back into Malaysian projects that currently exist in the UK.

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Belarus Ambassador HE Sergei Aleinik Nominated for Economic Development

Economics is a big focus for Belarus but Mr Aleinik stresses that “Financial link is a clear link to human development”. A young country that burdened with the continuing and substantial decontamination and health care costs of the Chernobyl accident, the Belarusian Ambassador has a strong stance against nuclear and chemical weapons, a strong desire to develop the need for good infrastructure.

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Representative of Gibraltar Albert Poggio Nominated for Award

Mr Poggio is nominated for his longstanding commitment to Gibraltar - UK relations. Mr Poggio has spent over twenty years strengthening political and business ties for Gibraltarians and British citizens alike. Mr Poggio came to post in 1988, where he established Gibraltar House in the Strand, London, as the official representative office for H.M. Government of Gibraltar in the United Kingdom.

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Andrew Griffiths MP Award Nomination for Standing up for the Brewing Industry

Burton upon Trent is the home of British brewing, and as the local Member of Parliament, Andrew Griffiths has been working hard over the last five years to represent brewing and pubs in Parliament. With large breweries such as Molson Coors to smaller microbreweries like Burton Bridge and Tower Brewery, there are thousands of people in the constituency dependent on a healthy brewing industry for their livelihoods.

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Government Minister George Freeman MP Nominated for The Norfolk Way

As said by George Freeman MP, the Norfolk Way is the reason why he is involved in politics. Founded in 2007, Mr Freeman created the Norfolk Way to inspire entrepreneurial activity and raise aspirations in an area too often dismissed by Whitehall as a ‘rural backwater’. Known for its rich heritage of villages and markets, Norfolk is traditionally rural with dependency on agriculture and historic issues over large-scale over-development.

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Councillor Kamaljit Chana Reverse Dragon’s Den Initiative Shortlisted for Award

Councillor Kamaljit Singh Chana of Harrow Council has been shortlisted under the Business Driver category for the 2nd Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award. The Councillor is nominated for the launch of his detailed survey for local businesses in the area.

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Chloe Smith MP Award Nomination for Norwich for Jobs Campaign

Chloe Smith MP of Norwich North has been shortlisted under the Business Driver category for the 2nd Annual Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award. The MP has been nominated for driving the Norwich For Jobs campaign, which seeks to halve Norwich’s youth unemployment in two years.  

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Apprenticeship Supporter James Duddridge MP Nominated for Grassroot Diplomat Award

James Duddridge MP of Rochford and Southend East has been nominated for the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award under the Business Driver category for raising awareness of funding for new apprentices.

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Gordon Henderson MP Award Nomination for Driving Local Business

Conservative MP Gordon Henderson has been nominated for the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award under the Business Driver category in reducing unemployment in his Sittingbourne and Sheppey constituency.

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Nepalese Ambassador Dr Suresh Chandra Chalise Nominated for Driving Gurkha-led Business

His Excellency Dr Suresh Chandra Chalise has been nominated for the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award under the Business Driver category for creating business opportunities for the Gurkhas community in the UK.

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London Councillor Chris Maines Award Nomination for Olympics Business Stream

Councillor Chris Maines of Blackheath has been nominated for the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award  under the Business Driver category for his outstanding contribution supporting local businesses in the Blackheath area during the London 2012 Olympics.

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