The United Kingdom-Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC) has marked one-year of operations in Ghana. It also used the occasion to introduce its new High Commissioner, Mr Iain Walker.
Taking over the ambassadorial position from Jon Benjamin in August, Mr Walker is poised to continue strengthening the relationship between UK and Ghana.
Addressing guests at the cocktail event held in Accra, the new High Commissioner said: “UKGCC is proud to be a year old and more grateful for the opportunity to connect businesses and create further opportunities.”
He congratulated the UKGCC team for achieving enviable milestones within this short period.
The High Commissioner called on the business community to go into more partnerships, highlighting the huge benefits both organisations stood to gain.
In his welcome remarks, Mr. Tony Burkson, Chief Executive Officer of UKGCC thanked members of the chamber for believing in the role of the chamber and always being ready to take part in activities that promote and boost their business relationship.
Dignitaries present at the anniversary cocktail included Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
The cocktail provided great networking opportunities for members of the chamber who were present.
The UKGCC is a robust organisation made up of local experts and professionals that will be the voice for British businesses looking to access and engage with the Ghanaian market, while providing assistance to Ghanaian companies investing in the UK.
It facilitates and promotes trade and commercial relations between the UK and Ghana and provides support for its members through the sharing of knowledge and ideas whilst hosting various activities designed to build stronger networks that will connect business and create further opportunities.