A group of senior business women from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will arrive in the United Kingdom today 11 May 2014 to take part in ‘UAE Women in Business Mission to the UK’ which take them to the thriving business hubs of London, Manchester and Belfast.
Representing the very best of United Arab Emirates (UAE) business minds, the visiting delegation consists of members from the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council, Dubai Business Women Council and RUWAD Establishment in Sharjah.
The women are entrepreneurs in sectors ranging from fashion, education and food to interiors, finance and events. They are looking to broaden links and create lasting networks with counterparts in the UK. Several missioners are already established in the UK and wish to make an even firmer footprint into the country which is one of the best places in the world to develop and grow a business.
The initiative is being supported by UK Trade & Investment and the UAE-UK Business Council which focuses on driving and deepening the commercial ties between the UK and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It also comes at a time when the UK is making it quicker and easier for British and Gulf countries to do business together.
Activities during the week long ‘UAE Women in Business Mission to the UK’ will see the United Arab Emirates (UAE) group making important contacts across the piece in UK government and industry.In London the group will be hosted by the Arab British Chamber of Commerce and will meet Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Senior FCO Minister of State at the House of Lords. In Belfast they will attend the inaugural International Business Women’s Conference ‘Creating a New Economy’ and meet Arlene Foster, Northern Ireland’s Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment.In Manchester they will meet a range of industry specialists and will be hosted by the Lord Mayor at Manchester Town Hall.
Raja Easa Al Gurg, Managing Director of the Easa Saleh al Gurg Group and Mission Leader for the Dubai Business Women Council said:
I’m pleased that Dubai Business Women Council is part of this initiative and hope that following our mission we can encourage more cooperation between the UAE’s and the UK’s female entrepreneurs. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) needs to see more women setting up and running their own businesses. We are confident that through our official visit to the UK we can encourage more of our young women to take their first entrepreneurial steps and turn their business dreams into reality.
Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Dominic Jermey said:
The UAE Business Women’s Trade Mission to London, Manchester and Belfast is a fantastic initiative. I hope that the visit will enable United Arab Emirates (UAE) business women to not only understand the breadth and depth of the UK’s business environment, but that it will give them the inspiration to create new and innovative companies and build long lasting commercial relationships with their British partnerships. The more familiar the UK and United Arab Emirates (UAE) businesses are to each others’ skills and capabilities, the easier it will be to match areas of expertise to opportunities that arise.
Ruzina Hasan, Press & Media Officer British Embassy Dubai Email Tel: +971 (0)50 624 9536