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On 15th August, Sir Martin Donnelly, British Permanent Secretary from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Stephen Agnew, the British Deputy Consul General in Chongqing, made a special trip to BBD. BBD is the very first destination of Sir Donnelly’s visit to Chengdu Province.
On the entry of BBD, Sir Donnelly’s attention was laid on a video in English. The clip was demonstrating the MasterCard Caixin BBD China New Economy Index (NEI). In April this year, NEI was newly launched in London. The BBD team and UK Trade and Investment (now the Department for International Trade) had a close discussion. This marks the first step that BBD made to reach out the world. Since then, BBD has been gaining attention from the business and politic field in Britain.
Sir Martin Donnelly is the Permanent Secretary from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Acting Permanent Secretary of the Department of International Trade of UK. He received his education from Oxford University in Politics, Economics and Philosophy and has extensive working experience in international economy. He has consecutively served several prime minister of Britain, and has offered his work in considerable amount of policy decisions.
For this trip to Chengdu, Sir Donnelly hopes to expand UK’s trade and investment, promote the elite business environment, and to boost the confidence of the Chinese investors. He said UK will develop a new system of regulations in the near future to help foreign companies land better in UK. As a major big data company, BBD has top projects and resources.
Zeng Tu, the chairman and CEO of BBD, commented on BBD’s sustainable cooperation relationship with the Department of International Trade of UK. From the launching conference of NEI in London to the China-UK Big Data Expo, people from British politics and business is getting to know more about the value and the vision of the company. At the same time, these events are laying foundations for BBD to develop its overseas markets. At present, BBD is actively in discussion with the Centre of Alan Turing Institute for Data Science of the University of Cambridge, hoping to broaden the cooperation between industry and research institutions.
Sir Donnelly being introduced to the qualifications and awards of BBD.
BBD sincerely looks forward to more cooperation opportunities with British enterprises.