Stephen Blatchford joins Prime Minister’s trade mission to China
Posted on 6th December 2013
On Sunday 1st December Stephen Blatchford flew to China as part of David Cameron’s Trade Mission to Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu on the largest of it’s kind to the country.
The trade mission included nearly 150 business people included a large contingent of representatives from small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), reflecting Downing Street’s efforts to boost the sector’s exports to the world’s most populous nation during the next decade.
In keeping with the UK-China: Strategic partners in Healthcare discussions, which the UKTI describes as “developing the UK/China Healthcare Partnership to facilitate working together towards an effective health and social care system.” Stephen Blatchford invited Mrs Lin Shu, Endolite Distributor in China, to a major government banquet in Shanghai to further discussions on a proposed Joint Venture between Blatchford and Enjoylife.
Many innovative and forward thinking CEOs took part in the trade mission and UKTI’s decision to invite Stephen to take part in David Cameron’s visit to China is a very welcome recognition of the Export Trade developments achieved by Blatchford in recent years.
“These three days have been one of the busiest three days ever with a very full on programme. It was an excellent opportunity to learn more about China and how we should take our business forward there as well as helping to build our relationship with Mrs Lin Shu and Enjoylife, our distributor in China. It was also a great experience to talk to the other members of the trade mission and I have made a number of contacts that I am sure will be very useful in the future.
The scale of the Chinese Government’s plans to develop their infrastructure with cities like Chengdu and to work towards a Chinese NHS for all Chinese citizens is awe inspiring. However I am sure that this trip will help us to be part of these great plans for the future.”