Chamber and Ulster Bank front near market trade visit to London

Sandra Scannell, NI Chamber and Nigel Walsh of Ulster Bank
Sandra Scannell, NI Chamber and Nigel Walsh of Ulster Bank

The Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with Ulster Bank, is to host a near market trade visit to London next month.

The visit, over March 30-31, is part of a series of trade visits to be held by the Chamber and the bank to help firms exploit the opportunities in larger cities in GB.

The itinerary includes tailored briefings and introductions from organisations such as Heathrow Airport, Transport for London and the British Chambers of Commerce, providing opportunities for local firms to build constructive business relationships, network with London Chamber of Commerce members at Searcys the Gherkin, and attend networking receptions hosted at signature London landmark buildings including the House of Commons and the BT Tower.

“NI Chamber is delighted to be working with Ulster Bank to roll out a series of near market trade visits in 2017 with the aim of helping local firms extend their networks and exploit opportunities in larger GB cities,” said Sandra Scannell, head of business services.

“For many companies GB represents the first step to doing business outside Northern Ireland. The first trade visit, to London, represents a safe and easy alternative for the first steps to export and is a market where NI Chamber has an extensive and established network via the British Chambers of Commerce and member companies who already have a presence there.