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BBG to encourage more British cos to invest in BD

Published: November 27, 2018 21:31:33


Francois de Maricourt, BBG Chairman & CEO of HSBC Bangladesh and Alison Blake, British High Commissioner attended a workshop for its members in the city on Monday

The British Business Group, Bangladesh (BBG) arranged a workshop for its members on how they can contribute to the group's goal and actively play their role in achieving it, said a statement.

BBG Chairman Francois de Maricourt hosted the event while Alison Blake, British High Commissioner attended as the Chief Guest and delivered a keynote speech.

Participants discussed on the role of the British entities in Bangladesh and how through BBG it can enhance their values. The workshop provided an opportunity where members shared their valuable insights on how BBG can formulate its way. 

In her speech, Alison Blake said "I very much welcome and support the commitment by the BBG to be a strong and forward looking partner for the UK Government and British businesses and investors in Bangladesh.  By engaging with the Government to improve the business environment the BBG will encourage more British firms to export and invest in Bangladesh". 

Welcoming all, the Chairman of BBG and CEO of HSBC Bangladesh Francois de Maricourt said, "The British Business Group is committed to supporting initiatives from its members contributing to the Bangladesh economy. We seek ways and means of improving the business environment for the British companies operating in Bangladesh." 

The event, organised by BBG and supported by HSBC Bangladesh was held on Monday at the BBG chairman's residence.

Amongst the guests at the event were members of the British Business Group representing prominent British Businesses operating in Bangladesh. Also present at the event were representatives from the Department of International Trade (DFID) and others from the British High Commission.

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