Event date: 11 June 2015
Due to a sudden illness our scheduled speaker Tim Harris was unable to attend and was replaced by Andy Henderson, UK Trade Commissioner. Andy shared some facts and figures about the trade relationship between the UK and South Africa, and gave members some insight into the possible impact of the recent UK general election results. He was realistic in his evaluation of some of the challenges faced by businesses in this country but reaffirmed the UK government’s commitment to support South Africa’s economic growth, and to support UK companies seeing to enter this market. The Chamber in Cape Town continues to build momentum as evidenced by the lively buzz at this event and the presence of several new members.