Welcome from the British High Commissioner to Singapore, His Excellency Antony Phillipson
Welcome from the British High Commissioner to Singapore
"In recent years the British Government has been crystal clear that one of its overriding priorities is boosting Britain's economy and returning the country to strong, sustainable growth. It has been just as clear that this will only come from increasing our export performance.
Achieving this is the role of our UK Trade & Investment teams in the UK and around the world. This guide sets out what the UK Trade & Investment team in Singapore can do to help companies to access markets in Singapore and throughout Southeast Asia. Singapore is a hub for the UK in Southeast Asia just as the UK is a hub for Singapore in Europe. We will work in partnership with our UK Trade & Investment colleagues across Asia as well as with the business community to maximise the impact we can have on behalf of UK companies.
We are starting from a strong base. In 2011 UK goods and services exports to Singapore reached £7.8 billion, an increase of 7.4% over 2010. Over 700 companies are already based here and we are the 5th biggest investor in Singapore.
Our ambition is to grow this presence still further. The UK Trade & Investment team would be delighted to discuss your plans to expand and trade in this dynamic part of the world. We look forward to hearing from you and to helping you access the extensive opportunities in Southeast Asia."
His Excellency Antony Phillipson
British High Commissioner
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