“The new coalition government in Britain is anchoring in place its new strategic priorities that will create the framework for sustaining British interests over the long-term.
As the British Foreign Secretary has made clear, Britain will pursue an active and activist foreign policy, working with other countries and strengthening the rules-based international system in support of our values to:
Safeguard Britain’s national security by countering terrorism and weapons proliferation, and working to reduce conflict.
Build Britain’s prosperity by increasing exports and investment, opening markets, ensuring access to resources, and promoting sustainable global growth.
Support British nationals around the world through modern and efficient consular services.
In Macedonia I will be responsible for delivering on the ambitious prosperity agenda.
I and my team will work alongside British businesses and our government and non-governmental partners in Macedonia to unblock obstacles to commercial success and intensify our business relationships, nationally and internationally.
The British Business Group has an important role to play in meeting this challenging agenda within Macedonia.
I wish the Group the very best of success and look forward to our future partnership.”
Whilst current trade between UK and Macedonia leaves plenty of room for improvement there is certainly momentum building in this area and we are here to help develop that.
As many people already know, building an economy requires a complex variety of channels and strategies; some core components of these are open markets and innovation.
As it is in the interests of both the UK and Macedonian economies to see an increase in bi-directional trade and investment we are keen to promote some of the key benefits of looking to the UK for your businesses’ future.
In a rapidly changing world where economies are faltering and the balance of trade is shifting in ways we have not seen previously it is important for companies in countries such as Macedonia to look for stable trading partners.
Stability and predictability can help business offset much of the risk in cross-border business and so it is worth considering what contributes to risk mitigation and how the UK business climate can help you to further your business expansion.
World leading financial industry
Stable tax administration; corporate taxes are lower in Britain than in many other European countries
World renowned legal system, transparent, predictable and flexible hosting four of the six largest law firms in the world
Highly sophisticated real estate market; ideal for a host of investment opportunities
Sophisticated and skilled labour force
It is no wonder that the UK continues to be home to more European headquarters of overseas companies than all other European economies combined.
If you haven’t done so already, consider looking to the UK to expand your business or host your investment.