Phyllis Boardman was delighted to be one of a small party of business delegates joining the Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker on the Green Trade Mission to the US. The delegation of 5 businesses was a mix with her micro-SME to the large PLC Rolls-Royce (6-10 May). The purpose was to strengthen the UK-US trade relationship and build an economic and business case for the move to a low-carbon future.
The tour was a resounding success with the sharing of good practice and triggering an appetite for the replication of the UK’s Green Deal scheme, a massive home improvement programme to commence in October 2012.
The delegation visited Houston, San Antonio, and Atlanta, and we presented our leading examples of UK sustainable business to show first-hand the compatibility of green and growth. Phyllis’s Green Deal Consortia approach, which links sole traders and SMEs together in order to build capacity and strength to win bids, was of particular interest to many. The delegation offered opportunities for UK companies to connect with new or existing business partners in the US.
The growing global market in green goods and services presents a huge range of opportunities for businesses around the world. The UK is leading the way in demonstrating that the shift to a green economy is essential for businesses and growth.
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