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UK Contractors: International Festival for Business launched today

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Small businesses, such as Limited company contractors, will be interested to hear that the International Festival for Business (IFB2014) has been launched.

The IFB2014, working in partnership with UKTI and the Department of Business Skills and Innovation, will provide more than 1,000 live business opportunities with an estimated value of over £1.7 billion.

First launched by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, in 2013, IFB2014 is a central part of the UK Government’s plans to drive growth and rebalance the economy.

It aims to help contribute to doubling British exports to £1 trillion by 2020, and generating more than £100 million of foreign investment for the UK over the next five years.

The festival has opened in Liverpool today and will take place over the next two months.

Prime Minister David Cameron, commented, “This government wants to work on behalf of every business in Britain to drum up trade, encourage investment and pave the way for growth. That’s the way we’ll generate jobs, pay our way in the world, and create stability, security and a brighter future for Britain. That’s why I’ve backed the International Festival for Business in Liverpool from its inception.”

Joe Anderson OBE, Mayor of Liverpool, said, “IFB2014 is finally upon us and I couldn’t be more excited with the outlook and prospects ahead of us and the amount of people who will be visiting the city.

Max Steinberg CBE, Chairman of IFB2014, added, “IFB2014 will put the North West, the UK and indeed Liverpool firmly on the map as a great place to do business. The calibre of events, speakers and locations reflects the greatness of British industry and business and I look forward to witnessing first-hand the wealth of opportunities that the Festival will present.”

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