With the Brexit talks in full swing, there is no better time for companies in Gloucestershire to start looking at exports seriously and there is nowhere better to start than the USA.
As Warren Buffett says: ”The United States is a market almost like none other”.
“Doing Business in the USA” is a Business West Event with the Department for International Trade which we represent in this region, and UK Export Finance. The overall sponsorship is by the Avitus Group.
It is being held on 21 September between 8.30-12pm at Renishaw’s superb Innovation Centre at New Mills Wotton-Under-Edge.
The key speaker will be Dr Frank Levene of the Avitus Group, who has more than 35 years successful experience as a UK and international chief executive and is an expert in facilitating investments into the USA.
Only a few places are still available for this event - so be quick.
One of the most exciting events in the Gloucestershire education calendar is the opening in September of South Gloucestershire and Stroud College’s new £5 million Berkeley Green campus on the site of the former nuclear power station at Berkeley overlooking the River Severn.
On 29 September, Business West are holding a networking event in conjunction with South Gloucestershire and Stroud College to mark the opening of this new Engineering Centre which will revolutionise the teaching of STEM subjects in Gloucestershire.
With Gloucestershire’s newly elected MPs now returning to Parliament, Business West has secured three of them to talk at a business networking breakfast on 13 October at the Bowden Hall Hotel, Upton St Leonards just outside Gloucester.
Gloucester’s MP, Richard Graham, Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk and David Drew, MP for Stroud will be on a panel chaired by Ian Mean, Business West director for Gloucestershire.
This will be a rare opportunity to have three of the county’s MPs together to answer questions from the business community, particularly about their concerns over Brexit.
The event at the newly refurbished Bowden Hall starts at 8am with registration and the discussion panel from 8.00-9.30am.
Gloucester Services is no ordinary motorway service station.
The soutbound services were opened by the Prince of Wales in 2015 and Gloucester Services was named as Britain’s “best newcomer” in the Observer Food Monthly Awards.
These are services where virtually all the produce is locally or regionally sourced like their Tebay Services off the M6 in Cumbria.
On 23 November, Sarah Dunning, chief executive of Westmoreland - her family’s firm which runs the Services - will be telling the story of this interesting company at a Business West networking breakfast at the Bowden Hall Hotel, Upton St Leonards near Gloucester.