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News story: New frigates opportunity for Ferguson as Defence Secretary visits

The Defence Secretary launched an ambitious National Shipbuilding Strategy last month, in which he laid out plans for a first batch of five of another new class of frigates – the Type 31e. Industry has been invited to provide high level plans to build an initial order of...Read More »


Press release: Change of British High Commissioner to Namibia

2015 – present FCO, Head, Whitehall Nigeria Unit 2015 FCO, Deputy Head, Ebola Task Force 2014 – 2015 FCO, Deputy Head, UK Ebola Response 2014 Freetown, Deputy High Commissioner 2010 – 2014 Rome, British Embassy, Prosperity Team Leader 2007 – 2010 Abuja, British High Commission, Head, Political Section 2005 – 2007 FCO, Africa Energy...Read More »

Speech: Challenges and opportunities facing the UK rail supply chain

Introduction

Thank you, David Begg

It is a pleasure to speak this morning. And it is a particular pleasure to see our country’s great rail supply chain so well represented.

A time of challenge and opportunity

Now, if I was to try and summarise what the government’s rail policies mean...Read More »


Press release: Bankrupt director banned for supplying illegal workers

Shane Zeb Khattak has been disqualified from acting as a director for 10 years, following an investigation by the Insolvency Service. The Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy accepted a disqualification undertaking from Khattak which commenced on 2 October 2017.

Khattak was acting as a director...Read More »


News story: Defence Secretary welcomes liberation of Raqqah

Following on from the liberation of Mosul, this is a significant development in the fight against Daesh. The fall of the capital of their so-called caliphate is a devastating blow to the terrorist group.

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said:

With the fall of Raqqah, the head of...Read More »


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