Courtesy of the T&A
SEVERAL business representatives looking for investment opportunities were among a high level Chinese delegation who met city leaders this week.
The party of public and private sector representatives from Xiamen City in North East China came to Bradford to explore the city’s development and to share knowledge and and information.
They met council chief executive Kirsten England, Bradford Council leader Councillor David Green and regeneration director Mike Cowlam .
Senior council officials briefed them about Bradford’s history, economy and development, long-term strategy, including boosting infrastructure and transport links, and job creation policies.
They were told about potential business investment opportunities by Kevin Reed, of the council’s business, investment and enterprise team.
The visit was arranged in conjunction with the China-Britain Business Council and included senior officials from the Anhui Province, finance and banking officials and entrepreneurs.
Satnam Khela, business adviser in Bradford Council’s business, investment and enterprise team, said: “The visit was about forging closer links between the Bradford and a Chinese region the size of the UK. The visitors came to learn about our city and to gain a better understanding of our culture and economic priorities.
“About half of the party were entrepreneurs who were keen to investigate potential investment opportunities in the Bradford district. They were looking at exploring opportunities to establish long term.”