A message from our President
He has been serving as a Board member at the British Chamber of Commerce, Singapore for 2 years in various capacities such as Board Member and Chairperson of the External Affairs Committee.
With the leadership of Hugo Walkinshaw, the Chamber has made great progress in strengthening the ties between UK and Singapore businesses. We have emerged as a strong and credible voice for British businesses in Singapore, and we are ready to help UK and Singapore business embrace the opportunities presented ahead.
The challenges of our Members have evolved, as with the dynamic business environment we operate in. Today, many UK businesses are firmly placed in Singapore and are using what they’ve built here as the cornerstone of their expansion strategy into ASEAN. Whether a start-up or an established business in Singapore, we continue to be an enabler of business for our Members by identifying local opportunities and strengthening our cross border Chamber relationships, to help our Members fulfill their ambitions in Singapore and the region. Hence, with the full support of the Board and the Chamber, I am optimistic about our future, the importance and the relevance to the UK industry of our continued activity in Singapore and beyond.
Our support of the Overseas Business Network Initiative (OBNi) will continue. This programme brings to light the strong alignment of goals the Chamber shares with the British High Commissioner in Singapore and UKTI. These shared ambitions will enhance and strengthen our relationship which will continue to be critical. Meanwhile, we will continue to connect into the Singapore Government on common agendas, and be the voice for British businesses here.
So, we can count on an active rest of the year ahead.
President, British Chamber of Commerce Singapore