Deeside startup hosts UK-US trade delegation

Legasea has participated in hosting the second transatlantic trade dialogue which aims to boost the UK’s £200 billion trade partnership with the US.

By Dawn Renton
Wednesday, 27th April 2022, 7:51 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th April 2022, 7:51 am
Katherine Tai (Left) and Ann-Marie Trevelyan.
Katherine Tai (Left) and Ann-Marie Trevelyan.

The talks being held in the North-East are centred on key sectors for Scottish economy and bring together a range of Scottish businesses, from Aberdeen’s flourishing tech scene and world-leading energy sector, with the dialogue focussing on areas including digital and innovation, green trade, supporting SMEs and supply chain resilience.

Participants in the facility visit, and press conference held on site, included US Trade Representative, Katherine Tai; UK Secretary of State for International Trade, Anne-Marie Trevelyan; and Andy Burnham, Mayor for Greater Manchester.

Ray Milne, Operations Director at Legasea said: “We were delighted to accommodate the visit of the UK-US trade delegation, during their visit to the North-East of Scotland. As an SME, with ambitions for continued international growth, we very much welcome the progression of opportunities for businesses to trade with our international partners such as the United States.

"We’d like to say a big thank you to all involved in planning and co-ordinating the visit, as well as McIntosh Plant Hire, for their assistance with logistics and security arrangements”.

Shevaun Haviland, Director-General of the British Chambers of Commerce, added: “Smaller businesses make up the majority of our membership, and the UK economy, so it’s vital they are given a voice in these talks and that they get to reap the benefits on both sides of the Atlantic.”