Cameron appointed to trade group
Chambers chief handed role in shaping post-Brexit UK
Liz Cameron: ‘raising the interests of all businesses’ (pic: Terry Murden)
Liz Cameron, director & chief executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, has been named as the Scottish business representative to advise the UK Government on strategic trade policy issues, including future trade agreements.
SCC’s participation in the group is part of its commitment to raise the voice of Scottish business nationally and internationally and maximise global business and trade opportunities.
The Strategic Trade Advisory Group will be chaired by George Hollingbery, Minister for Trade Policy, Department for International Trade.
Mrs Cameron said: “Maximising exporting and international trade opportunities is a priority for Scottish business and will underpin Scotland’s future economic growth for decades to come, as well as creating new jobs and increasing productivity.
“The Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network plays a central role in driving business growth in Scotland’s communities and I look forward to actively raising the interests of all businesses across Scotland as we shape the country’s future trade policy.”
Mrs Cameron will be among business leaders welcoming a trade mission from Ireland designed to build alliances between Scotland and Ireland.
The mission is supported by AIB GB, Amoss, French Duncan, Morton Fraser, Scottish Development International (SDI) and West Lothian Council and is led by West Lothian Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network. Sectors represented by the visitors include crop nutrition, engineering, facilities management, financial services, logistics, media, retail services, transport and waste & recycling.
Delegates from Ireland include South Dublin Chamber, County Kildare Chamber, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber, Fingal Dublin Chamber and Údaras na Gaeltachta, the regional authority responsible for the economic, social and cultural development of the Gaeltacht.
The event culminates with a drinks reception in the grand hall of Edinburgh Castle with welcomes from Ivan McKee, Scottish Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, Liz Cameron, CEO & director of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, and concludes with a vote of thanks from the Consul General for Ireland, Mark Hanniffy.