Benoy, the international firm of Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers, was delighted to host the UK Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Lord Francis Maude of Horsham, for a breakfast with infrastructure industry leaders this week.
This event was a continuation from a meeting that Benoy Chairman Graham Cartledge CBE and Global Director Tom Cartledge were invited to in October to help the government better understand what issues British infrastructure businesses are facing in their overseas growth.
By describing Benoy’s journey from local Nottinghamshire firm to leading international practice, Graham and Tom were able to pinpoint key moments along the way which influenced the Benoy’s growth and success.
Around the table this week at Benoy’s London Studio were senior representatives from some of the UK’s most prominent international infrastructure companies; they provided their expertise and insight for the Minister on how Britain can work collectively to further improve its global success.
“I know many of us in the real estate, infrastructure, banking and creative industries are discussing collectively and individually about the bidding, funding and procurement processes for both UK and international development contracts; there is truly a magnitude of expertise here amongst ourselves on how to strengthen British Brands abroad,” Graham said.
Tom added, “Our Team around the world is actively working on projects in over 60 countries and this expertise when proposed alongside the insight of other fellow British companies can make “UK Plc” an unbeatable bid; discussing this with the Minister highlighted just how much Britain has to offer in the infrastructure industry.”
Benoy proudly supports the UK Trade & Investment in their mission to ensure the success of UK-based businesses in international markets.