Posts Tagged ‘pleasure’

UK Social Mobility: Lessons Learnt from International Development

Comments Off | 02-22-2016

Good afternoon.
It’s a real pleasure for me to have the opportunity to speak to you today under the auspices of the Centre for Social Justice.
This is an organisation dedicated to putting social justice at the heart of British politics and policy.
And it’s great to be speaking here at 2nd Chance, which does fantastic work giving

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There’s real momentum in the green finance sector’, says Economic Secretary

Comments Off | 01-18-2016

Thank you, Lord Mayor, for your kind words of introduction and for hosting us here at Mansion House. It is always a pleasure to be here in such wonderful surroundings.
We have heard – and will hear – a lot today about 2016 being the year of green finance, and I very much

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Enterprise Nation government exchange event: Matt Hancock speech

Comments Off | 11-19-2015

It’s a pleasure to be back in front of a small business audience.
Before I got into politics I worked for my family’s own small business, a software firm near Chester, employing just under 40 people. That’s why I’m so passionate about making Britain the best place to start and grow a business.
Now I help run

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Connecting employers to schools, and young people to careers

Comments Off | 09-23-2015

Thank you for that very kind introduction, Christine [Hodgson, Chair of the Careers and Enterprise Company].
It’s a great pleasure to be here today at the launch of this brand new programme connecting schools and employers, and young people and careers. Only this morning, I was lucky enough to visit Baylis Court School in Slough which

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Hugo Swire speaks on investment in Mongolia

Comments Off | 07-12-2015

It is a great pleasure to join you in this wonderful setting of Asia House – and for me personally, a great honour to welcome Prime Minister Chimed Saikhanbileg back to London.
Just over a year ago I was in Mongolia and saw for myself the breath-taking scenery of which Mongolians are rightly very proud.
This included

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UK to increase support to Nigeria

Comments Off | 06-11-2015

Speaking in the House of Commons, David Cameron outlined plans to deploy more Short Term Training Teams to the region alongside an increase to the permanent number of military personnel based there. They will provide further support to Nigeria in improving security and combating Boko Haram, contribute staff to the Multi National Joint Taskforce Headquarters

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Cannabis worth £625,000 seized by Border Force at Tilbury

Comments Off | 06-11-2015

Officers discovered 222kg of cannabis following a search of an unaccompanied refrigerated container which had arrived at the port from Ghana.
In an attempt to evade detection, the smugglers had hidden the drugs inside sacks of cassava dough.
Border Force assistant director at Tilbury Mark Kennedy said:
The smugglers had hoped that our x-ray scanners would be unable

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UK social economy: Francis Maude speech

Comments Off | 03-7-2015

It is a real pleasure to be here with you today to discuss one of the highlights of my job – raising awareness of the great social enterprise work that goes on in the UK.
To be at a whisky refinery at the start of spring only enhances that feeling, so many thanks to Chivas for

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Parents eligible for more than £8,000 in childcare support

Comments Off | 11-26-2014

Thank you John [Bingham] for that very kind introduction – it’s a great pleasure to be here, kicking off what sounds like a really exciting day.
As a parent to a 6-month-old son myself, I’d love to stay and hear your speakers’ thoughts on innovation in the childcare sector but as I’m sure many of you

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