Mike Freer MP and Representative David Lin from the Taiwan Representative Office in London, were invited by Andy Long, CEO of Pentland Brands, to the business’s Lakeside Headquarters on Thursday 2nd March.
As a major employer in the Finchley and Golders Green constituency, Pentland Brands own and operate a portfolio of brands including Speedo, Canterbury and Berghaus.
During the visit they discussed the ease of trade between Taiwan and Britain, as well as Pentland’s relationships with various Taiwanese partners.
Currently, Pentland sell many of their products to Taiwanese consumers, as well as working with Taiwanese manufacturing businesses across the Asian region.
Commenting on the event, Mr Freer said: “Pentland is not new to hosting senior political and diplomatic figures, having welcomed the former Prime Minister, David Cameron, to their headquarters three years ago.”
He continued, “This was a real opportunity for both parties to see how their relationship is benefiting both countries’ economies and how after Brexit there may be opportunities to expand on this already thriving business partnership between the UK and Taiwan.”