Posts tagged Trade and Investment
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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11 Surprising Strategies in Building Confidence for African Investment

Not enough is being done by governments to support entrepreneurs looking to disrupt the African market currently dominated by China.

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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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The Queen of Flights and Tourism

Welcoming our newest cohort, Jamaican High Commissioner Aloun Ndombet-Assamba won the 2016 Policy Driver Award for her lobbying efforts in reforming the Air Passenger Duty.

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The Dual Mexican Year of Unity

As he starts an exciting new role in the United States, Ambassador Diego Gómez Pickering earned the Grassroot Diplomat Honouree award in 2016 for his work on the Dual Year of Mexico.

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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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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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The Not-So Inexperienced Youths

Hiring the right workforce in this unfavourable economic climate is vital for businesses. In times of crisis, companies are understandably relying on the hiring of an experienced workforce to maintain their level of competition in global markets. But what if the key to success and competition lied also in the hiring of unexperienced youths? 

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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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The Middle East and West Africa: The Politics and Security of Oil

As part of its re-branding launch with the Maritime Asset Security and Training (MAST), Ambassador Partnership analysed oil security in Africa and the Middle East with former British Ambassador Sir William Patey.

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Labour Mobility within the European Union

Grassroot Diplomat meets with Deputy Head of Mission Dariusz Laska in identifying the benefits of free movement of labour in the European Union.

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