Posts Tagged ‘importance’

Economic Secretary on the importance of the south-west’s financial services sector

Comments Off | 03-3-2015

Good morning – it’s great to be here in Bristol today.
Now, although my title is often shortened to “City Minister”, that’s a bit misleading! My job is certainly not just about the City of London. It is about promoting financial services across the UK, and making this country a world financial powerhouse.
It’s a fundamental part

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Financial services sector in Bristol hailed by Economic Secretary

Comments Off | 03-3-2015

City Minister Andrea Leadsom today visited Bristol where she gave akeynote speech about the importance of the south-west’s financial services sector to the local economy. She also visited the Bristol Brunel Academy to see first-hand how one of Britain’s biggest banks is helping to equip local young people aged 11-19 with the skills they need

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Economic Secretary on financial inclusion

Comments Off | 01-19-2015

Today we have heard a call to action on financial inclusion; and a powerful reminder that across the world, financial exclusion is one of the biggest barriers to development.
We in the British government also attach real importance to increased financial inclusion to improve the lives of many of the most vulnerable in our country. And

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Hugo Swire champions major UK investment in Mongolia

Comments Off | 05-25-2014

As well as visiting local community projects, he will also be the first British Minister to visit the Oyu Tolgoi mine – a $7bn dollar investment by Rio Tinto with the potential to transform Mongolia’s economy.
Mr Swire said:
The Foreign Secretary’s visit to Mongolia last year was testament to the importance we place on our partnership

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UK business buoyed by £5 million Royal Navy refit

Comments Off | 04-18-2014

The investment by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to refurbish chairs, mattress covers, bed linen and curtains across the fleet will secure more than 200 jobs at Lang & Potter.
New materials and colours schemes will be used to improve recreational and living areas for crews, who can be at sea for up to 180 days at

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Baroness Kramer opens new £12.6 million Northern Road Bridge

Comments Off | 04-11-2014

Transport links into Portsmouth have been boosted thanks to a new £12.6 million Northern Road Bridge which was officially opened by Transport Minister Baroness Kramer on Thursday 10 April 2014.
The new bridge on the A397 will help slash congestion into and out of the city and ensure the route can be freely used by the

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