Promoting the UK abroad and why it’s important

In July this year, prime minister David Cameron led an unprecedented northern powerhouse trade delegation to Singapore and Malaysia. Politicians joined council and business leaders from the North of England to promote opportunities. Four delegates explain why it mattered

Michael-Bear-THUMBSir Michael Bear, chairman, UKTI Regeneration Investment Organisation

In my capacity as chairman of the Regeneration Investment Organisation, I had the privilege of leading a delegation of eight leading UK property specialists as part of the secretary of state’s inaugural northern powerhouse investment mission to Singapore and Malaysia in July.

The purpose of the mission was to raise the profile of investment opportunities in the North as part of the government’s approach to rebalancing the economy by encouraging jobs and growth around the country. Through my visits to…

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