Mark Prisk FRICS MP: Goodwill Message for Trade mission “Baltic Tech Companies & Future Municipalities 2016”

“I am delighted to welcome you to the United Kingdom. We value our friendship with the people of Latvia and look forward to increasing our mutual trade and investment.

The UK is open for business. We have a strong legal framework, low taxes on company profits and an educated and flexible workforce. The UK is a global centre for accessing fi nance and we enjoy excellent access to markets around the world. Our universities are amongst the best in the world and our science base is internationally respected.

These are some of the reasons why we have developed a wide range of leading companies in the fields of advanced engineering, information technology, infrastructure, smart cities and telecoms. Our cities, like Bristol, are also establishing real expertise in how to transform our urban communities to the benefit of our citizens.

I would like to congratulate Marcis Skadmanis and his team at the Latvian-British Chamber of Commerce for organising this visit and for helping strengthen the commercial ties between UK businesses and those from Latvia. This mission is a wonderful opportunity for you to establish new connections and ideas to grow your business. I look forward to meeting you.”

Mark Prisk FRICS MP
Member of Parliament, House of Commons, UK
Goodwill Ambassador, Latvian-British Chamber of Commerce