Seven United Kingdom-based firms, specializing in health care products and services, are presently on a trade mission to Barbados.
The purpose of the mission is to allow the visiting firms to pursue meetings, as well as network with local stakeholders in the health care industry with the aim of forging business partnerships for the future.
Speaking during today’s trade fair at Accra Beach Hotel, Sherry Ann Blackett, officer for the Department for International Trade at the British High Commission, further explained that “these trade missions are held every two years, and they are testament to the fact that Barbados and the UK still have a strong relationship which can continue to grow, and the participating companies here are either new ones looking to enter the local market, or maintaining or renewing existing relationships”.
She reported an “excellent” turnout, which included pharmaceutical and medical practitioners, as well as representatives from at least one construction company. On display were pharmaceuticals, medical devices and equipment, as well as management services.
Prior to visiting Barbados, the companies visited Trinidad and Tobago.