Tom Keighley

Lord Livingston leads retailers and creative industries into Middle East

Around 40 businesses from the retail, luxury and creative industries are visiting the United Arab Emirates and Qatar this week to showcase their products in the area.

The group, headed by UK Trade and Investment Minister, Lord Livingston, aim to capitalise on the one of the largest civil export markets in the Middle East.

Lord Livingston’s visit supports the opening of two new British Business Centres in the UAE, which give UK firms serviced office space at heavily discounted rates and practical support in establishing in the country.

The visit coincides with the launch of GREAT Week UAE - part of the GREAT Britain campaign - which showcases UK industry.

Lord Livingston said: “I’m delighted to be visiting the United Arab Emirates and Qatar for the first time as Trade and Investment Minister. British companies remain at the cutting edge of global creativity which makes us a natural partner for these vibrant trading nations.

“British firms are experiencing increasing global demand and want to succeed in the Gulf. That’s why I am launching GREAT Week UAE to put UK companies in the spotlight and increasing our support for small and mid-sized businesses exporting to the region with two new British Business Centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.”

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