Press Release : Trade Mission to Kathmandu Completed 14 to 17 March 2016
The Trade Mission of 12 Companies brought to Kathmandu by Britain Nepal Chamber of Commerce (BNCC) completed today. Rajen Kandel, Chairman, and Richard Pelly, Chief Executive, of BNCC thank all those who have helped make so successful a series of business meetings and networking events that included sessions with ministers, government officials, private sector organisations and individual businessmen. Rajen Kandel and Richard Pelly added:
“We have discussed opportunities for British businesses in and with Nepal, ranging from bridges, engineering consultancy skills, medical expertise, film, and culture, through tourism, hospitality, travel and product supplies, to factors impacting on doing business in Nepal and in particular, the delivery of higher level education.
We are confident that there will be mutual benefit as a result of our BNCC Trade Mission. We look forward to further visits in the future.”
The group included two major companies, Mabey Bridge, a manufacturer of rapid build, modular bridging, and Roughton International, a company of consulting engineers with international experience and specialist expertise in the transportation sector.
Three companies operate in the health sector embracing, medical, dental and nursing. They brought novel ideas, new technology and an enthusiasm to invest in the sector, such as in setting up a care home for the elderly.
Three nascent companies come from Scotland. They develop cultural hubs, search out ethical supplies and commission films.
One company has been looking for products it can supply through its wholesale and retail business in the UK. Another is exploring ways to draw attention in the UK through its successful restaurant chain to Nepal’s beauty, creativity, hospitality and exceptional craft skills. One company operates in the education sector and another in the travel and tourism sector.
Among the delegates there is interest in investment in Nepal in the education, the health, the hydropower and the banking sectors. The group included delegates who have successful businesses in the UK and who are now keen to invest in the country in which they were born.
Participating delegates and their companies were:
Martin Andrews, Mabey Bridge Limited
Inderjeet Singh, Roughton International
Neill Connell, Youth Juice Creative
Alan Forgie, The Scottish Fashion Creative Network (SFCN)
Susan Forgie, The Edinburgh Nepali Film Festival
Deepak Kumar Shrestha, Best Price Retail and Wholesale Limited
Kapil Rijal, The Dental Centre Limited
Dr Ashok Bansal, Medic Creations Ltd
Mr BP Khanal, Bira Care Homes Ltd
Pashupati Bhandari, Everest Inn Group UK
Biraj Bhatta, Travel Consol Limited
Richard Pelly, Honorary Chief Executive, BNCC
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