Richard Graham, UK Prime Minister’s trade envoy to the Philippines, will lead one of the largest business delegations with expertise in education and infrastructure to Manila today March 21 till March 24 to reaffirm the bolstering trade and investment relations between the UK and the Philippines.
The 30-member UK delegation includes a range of companies and UK universities with interest and expertise in education, infrastructure, consultancy, energy, and financial professional services.
The delegation includes: Arcadis, Arup, Atkins, Arcadis, Biwater Malaysia Sdn Bhd, BPP Professional Education Group, British Council, BSI Group, Cambridge English Language Assessment, Cambridge International Examinations, City & Guilds, Coventry University Indonesia Office, Crown Agents, Education Development Trust, Exscitec, Grimshaw, IMC Worldwide, Institute of the Motor Industry, International Skills UK, Legion, Longcroft Associates Ltd, Nottingham University, Online Business School Ltd, Ricardo AEA, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Qualifications Authority, TNEI Services, Twig World, Turner & Townsend Inc, UK NARIC and Department for International Trade.
While here, Graham will be at a business opportunities fair run by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and will also attend the Great British Festival in Iloilo.
“I believe that the Philippines can benefit from the expertise and experience of UK infrastructure firms,” said Graham, citing ADB’s projection that an $8-trillion infrastructure gap across the entire Asia-Pacific. He said British firms can work with Filipino partners to deliver projects, not least through the UK industry-led Infrastructure Export Leadership Forum (IELF) and the use of UK Export Finance.