Uk Trip Review Mar09


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The Greater Richmond Partnership and members of local economic development teams embarked on their 6th Annual Spring United Kingdom Marketing Mission in March 2009. The week long trip included participation in a CreativeSheffield event and travels to around the UK to meet with businesses interested in opportunities in the United States.

Target business clusters included Advanced Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Creative Media.

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    1. 1. Greater Richmond Partnership The Sixth Spring United Kingdom Marketing Mission Sheffield, Liverpool, Cheshire, Leeds, Nottingham, London, Essex March 2009
    2. 2. Made in Sheffield – Sold in America Sheffield Marc Weiss, Director of Economic Development, Hanover County ; Gene DePrez, Innovation Director; Gene Winter, GRP Senior Vice President; Martin Howell, Master Cutter; Greg Wingfield, GRP President; Ian Bromley, Creative Sheffield CEO; and Toney Hall, Director of Marketing, Henrico Economic Development Authority.
    3. 3. Made in Sheffield – Sold in America Sheffield The Obama Effect: Greg Wingfield discusses how the stimulus package impacts British business opportunities in the United States.
    4. 4. Made in Sheffield – Sold in America Sheffield More than 75 participants from the Sheffield area attended sessions.
    5. 5. Made in Sheffield – Sold in America Sheffield Greg Wingfield invites UK businesses to visit Greater Richmond during a Q&A session.
    6. 6. Defence Manufacturing Association London In London, co-keynote speaker Rt. Hon. Baroness Ann Taylor presents on U.S./UK bilateral relationships.
    7. 7. Defence Manufacturing Association London Approximately 50 participants attended the day-long event in London.
    8. 8. Defence Manufacturing Association London Richard LeBaron, Chargé d'Affaires, of the US Embassy and co-keynote speaker, discussed trade issues and challenges.
    9. 9. Defence Manufacturing Association London Greg Wingfield presented the case for Greater Richmond being at the center of Virginia’s defense triangle.
    10. 10. Defence Manufacturing Association London Marc Weiss presented a case study for Spec Ops Inc., a local company that develops mobile command operations.
    11. 11. Wrap Up More than 100 businesses were contacted at seminars, one-to-one meetings and luncheon presentations. Two trade missions to Greater Richmond are now being organized for later in the year. Follow-up with more than 20 active Leeds prospects is underway with visits to occur Liverpool Sheffield to Richmond over the next six months. Cheshire Nottingham Target business clusters include Essex Advanced Manufacturing, London Life Sciences and Creative Media.