Enhancing Commonwealth Business Relations
Monday 26th April 2021 saw the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) hoped to be the start of a very fruitful relationship between the British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce and the St. Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Commerce.
This framework documents, signed by BCCC Patron Lord Howard of Lympne and SKNCC President Giselle Matthews includes for the first time an emphasis on transformational opportunities for young people. The document was the product of discussions between the signing parties and the High Commission of St. Kitts and Nevis, London working with the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire Lionel Wallace DL.
Lionel who was recently appointed by the Queen, said “This is a very significant step in not only opportunities between these two Commonwealth Nations, but for our young entrepreneurs and those involved in social and voluntary enterprise. I am particularly pleased about the element of focus for young people”.
The British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce and its UK partner, the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce, have been recognised by Her Majesty The Queen for its contribution during the pandemic to helping firms champion trade and rebuild communities. This foundation will enable this work to continue in partnership with members from the Commonwealth family in St. Kitts and Nevis.
Welcoming the agreement, the Chief Executive of the British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce, Dr Ian Kelly, said: “This is a tremendous step forward, we are delighted to be working with the St. Kitts and Nevis Chamber and we now look forward to bringing to life the written intent of the MOU.”
This latest agreement recognises BCCC’s commitment to developing strong inks with the Caribbean, having existing relationship with seven other nations in that region.