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Asia Task Force

About Asia Task Force

The Asia Task Force (ATF) was created in December 2004. Its aim is to bring together experts from industry, education and government to focus on boosting British exports to, and investment in, Asian countries.

Doing business with Asia – a woman’s perspective

To celebrate International Women’s Day today Patricia Freshwater, Commercial Director of Global Flood Defence Systems (GFDS) shares her insights as a woman doing business with Asian markets. The speed of our market entry into the ASEAN market has taken us all … Continue reading

Holding back Asian flood waters

Patricia Freshwater, Commercial Director of Global Flood Defence Systems (GFDS) shares her top tips for doing business in Asia. Global Flood Defence Systems, based in Droitwich, Worcestershire, is the leading provider of sustainable flood defence solutions for the built environment. … Continue reading

Sizzling in Asia – top tips for trading

UKTI Asia Task Force Showcase member Charles Baughan, Managing Director of Devon-based Westaway Sausages, has seen his premier sausage range flying off the shelves across Asia. In this guest blog Charles gives his top tips for success in this market and tells … Continue reading

Taking our business to India

A guest blog by Simon Poole, Managing director of Kent-based Pro², tells the story of how his professional driving service company found its very first export market in India. We are proof that you don’t have to be a big, … Continue reading

Why British businesses should look to South East Asia

A guest blog from Lord Davies of Abersoch, Chair of UK-ASEAN Business Council I am writing this blog because I strongly believe that South East Asia is a region of exciting opportunity for British business. There is demand for British … Continue reading

Take a GREAT Asian profit opportunity

Guest blogger Paul Smith, Chairman, Harvey Nash Outsourcing and Council Member UKASEAN Business Council, tells us why UK companies should brag about their success more.  You can meet Paul at Asia focused UKTI events next week at Haydock Park (Weds … Continue reading

Knowing me, knowing you: the power of trivia in Asia

A guest blog from Tim Harrap from Lye Cross Farm. Tim will be speaking at UKTI’s ‘Doing Business in Asia: Meet the Experts’, Haydock Park Racecourse, Merseyside on 17 October. Before entering on the adventure of exporting I travelled widely … Continue reading

Celebrating British business success in Asia

No one can doubt the importance of the high-growth and emerging Asian markets for business – as the Foreign Secretary said when we launched the Asia Task Force campaign , with Asian consumers predicted to be spending $32 trillion by 2030, … Continue reading

Shedding light on £2bn worth of opportunities

The new buzzword in Manila is “daylight”. The expression refers to the new Philippine administration’s emphasis on transparency and accountability in government, particularly when it comes to doing business.  President Aquino talked a lot about daylight last week when he … Continue reading

An important time for Thailand

It is a strange experience living in the heart of Bangkok, yet doing my shopping at Tesco, my banking with Standard Chartered and switching on the TV to watch Everton play, their shirts emblazoned with the logos of their sponsor … Continue reading