We had a good fourth GIUK online meeting on Thursday, 10th June, from 2-2.45pm with some 17 members taking part, the chief executives of ANT Telecommunications, Atlas Elektronik, B Braun Medical, Boehringer Ingelheim, Efaflex, Fuchs Lubricants, HARTING, Helaba, Heller Machine Tools, Miele, Noerr, Rohde & Schwarz, Voith, Webasto and two members of our Advisory Council. Unfortunately Terry could not join the meeting because of technical issues so I chaired it.
We had two speakers, Dr Antoni Mazur, MD of Atlas Elektronik UK and Mr Klaus Allion, MD of ANT Telecommunications who both spoke about the challenges their companies are currently facing.
I then mentioned that I have written to the Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, Secretary of State for Transport about Germany coming off the UK Amber List for business, to the Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury asking for an online meeting with us and I have contacted Dr John Neill, Chairman of Unipart, also inviting him to speak at one of our online meetings. Lastly, I mentioned that Terry and I agreed to again meet for dinner discussions etc at the Royal Over-Seas Club in London as from the autumn, when hopefully the COVID restrictions are lifted.