Business leaders from China, today visited Telford as part of a business delegation organised by the China Britain Business Council (CBBC) and local business Red Step Marketing.
The China–Britain Business Council is the leading British organisation promoting trade and investment between the UK and China. The objective of CBBC is to assist UK organisations to do business in China, to work with Chinese companies in the UK and to support UK-China partnerships in third markets.
The purpose of the visit was to help Chinese companies globalise and establish themselves in the UK, creating employment and encouraging inward investment in Telford in particular.
Attending the visit was Telford’s MP, Lucy Allan as well as Chinese government representatives from the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and large Chinese manufacturing businesses.
During the meeting, Ms Allan spoke of the the continuation of the Golden Era of economic ties between the UK and China and the Belt and Road Initiative designed to strengthen international links and create new trading opportunities by improving infrastructure throughout Europe,
Chinese delegates also had the chance to meet with local business representatives to discuss the potential opportunities to base their UK operations in Telford, particularly around the Auto sector.
Lucy Allan said:
“I was delighted meet the Chinese Business Delegation today and welcome them to Telford.
“Telford has a thriving local economy and we are increasingly seeing significant amounts of inward investment in our area, particularly in the manufacturing and automotive sector.
“It was great to have the opportunity to put Telford on the map and champion our area as a fantastic place to invest in manufacturing operations, creating more jobs and growth for our town.
"With the commitment of the Prime Minister and the Trade Secretary, the opportunities to boost our trading links are endless."