James Caan joined the Government Advisory Panel to add value to the Government’s investment agenda.
Rapid growth of the global economy, coupled with numerous emerging industry trends has generated new significant opportunities for British businesses.
These opportunities include growing populations and rising prosperity in other parts of the world, new technologies, the transition to low carbon and the green revolution, changes in the age profiles of different societies and the spread of international supply chains. Minister for Trade, Investment & Business, Lord Davies of Abersoch has created an Advisory Panel of insightful senior business people who can shape the way Government develops its investment agenda. James Caan was delighted to be invited to join the panel.
“The challenge we face is a significant one,” comments James “The current economic climate and the impact it has had on business confidence has had a significant impact on Investment flows within the UK. Government recognises that they must raise their game if they are to secure a strong future flow of globally mobile Investment projects. They understand that business investment will play a key role in cross-Government efforts to build the growth needed to create and protect employment and to generate the tax revenues needed to fund the range of social, developmental and environmental objectives”.
Government departments have already agreed that they will do more to tackle the perceived weaknesses of the UK as an attractive investment location. They will also look to develop stronger relations with key potential investors. As Founder and CEO of Hamilton Bradshaw, a Mayfair based Private Equity firm, James has a wealth of commercial investment experience, enabling him to advise on how to identify and secure key investment projects for the UK. His insight and experience, through the UKT&I Panel, will help to develop that capability within the Government.