Orient Magazine Issue 84 - October 2021 | Page 17

BritCham introduces Minister of State for Asia , the Rt Hon Amanda Milling MP , to members on her first visit to the region
On October 12 th the Rt Hon Amanda Milling MP , Minister of State for Asia at the FCDO took time out of her busy visit to Singapore to meet with a representative group of our Board , Sterling Members and Partners .
Our President Richard Warburton moderated the conversation on trade , opportunities for the UK , the levelling-up agenda and COP26 , which was supported by Her Excellency Kara Owen CMG CVO , British High Commissioner to Singapore , and Her Excellency Natalie Black CBE , Her Majesty ' s Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific . We are grateful for such opportunities to provide a platform for our business community to meet with UK Government representatives , and for businesses in turn to share their thoughts on the opportunities and challenges in this region .
The Minister of State shared her thoughts on her social media : " The UK and Singapore continue to be fertile grounds for business development , bolstered by the Singapore free trade agreement . I had a productive meeting with the British Chamber of Commerce and other business representatives , learning how we can advance our priorities in digital trade ." Find out more about the UK ' s trade activities and how we support British businesses to export on our Future of Trade Information Hub .
Investors pledge almost £ 10bn at UK Global Investment Summit in Wind & Hydrogen Energy , Sustainable Homes , Carbon Capture for Storage ahead of COP26
At least 30,000 new jobs will be created around the UK thanks to £ 9.7 billion of new foreign investment announced by the Prime Minister at the Global Investment Summit . The package of 18 deals will support growth in vital sectors such as wind and hydrogen energy , sustainable homes and carbon capture and storage , cementing the UK ’ s climate leadership for COP26 and beyond . It comes as the Department for International Trade launches a new Investment Atlas , an online platform designed to help international investors identify and execute high priority investment opportunities in England , Scotland , Wales and Northern Ireland .
In earlier news , more than £ 5.8 billion of foreign investment in green projects has been secured since the launch of the Prime Minister ’ s Ten Point Plan last year , along with at least 56,000 jobs in the UK ’ s clean industries . Read the Executive Summary of the UK ' s newly launched Net Zero Plan on page 33 .