We are very pleased to announce that Mr Phil McClennon, former Chief Executive Officer of Leadec UK is now the new Chairman and Chief Executive of GIUK as of 1 May, 2022, succeeding Mr Terry Sargeant. Mr McClennon started his career at an Automotive OEM, delivering engineering projects across their manufacturing and logistics divisions. He first became a member of GIUK close to 20 years ago after founding a UK subsidiary for a German Engineering Group where he became Managing Director. Within that period he moved to work in Germany for close to a decade, working in his group's global headquarters across a number of senior executive roles. He re-joined GIUK upon his return to the UK in 2016 after taking on the UK ceo role for a German Industrial company. Mr McClennon will be in charge of the GIUK Membership and Dr Bernd Atenstaedt, who will remain Executive President, will be in charge of Government lobbying, our USP, both working together for the good of German business in the UK.
GIUK Press Release
New Survey Amongst German Business in the UK: Many Post-Brexit Challenges
Our Chairman and Chief Executive, Dr Bernd Atenstaedt, was one of the founder members of GIUK in May 1975 and has looked after GIUK ever since, now for more than 45 years.
The time has come to pass on the management of GIUK to another (younger) colleague and he proposed that Terry Sargeant, Chairman and Chief Executive of ThyssenKrupp plc takes over as Chairman and Chief Executive of GIUK, alongside his position at ThyssenKrupp and hopefully beyond. This was unanimously approved by the GIUK Board and will take effect from 1st January 2021. The Board also confirmed that Dr Atenstaedt will become President of GIUK from that date and remain on the Board. Together they will look after the interests of German business in the UK, focussing in particular on lobbying Government.
GIUK Press Release
Survey on the Challenges of Brexit and COVID-19 Facing German Business in the UK
With the new data protection laws coming into force today we need to check you are happy for us to hold the data we have on you. This usually includes your name, company name, address, email address, telephone number, your job title and a sometimes a photograph, also details when you attend our events.
We have always taken your privacy seriously and we do not pass your details to third parties, only to other members of GIUK if requested, and we hold your data securely and only ever use it to send you communications from us and for reports etc on our website and within our newsletter.
If you are happy for us to continue to contact you and hold this information then you do not need to take any action. If not, please let us know as soon as possible by email.
Brexit Briefing: Leading Foreign Investor Views
British American Business (BAB) along with host partner Thomson Reuters, arranged for a Breakfast meeting at Canary Wharf in London on 27 April 2018 to hear the views of the 3 major investors in the UK on Brexit - US, Japan and Germany. The Moderator was Mr Axel Threlfall, Editor at Large, Thomson Reuters, and the Speakers were our Chairman and Chief Executive, Dr Bernd Atenstaedt for Germany, Mr Emanuel Adam, Director of BAB and Mr Mark Dorsett, Director of Caterpillar for the US and Mr Graham Holman, Director of Sumitomo for Japan. The British Government was represented by Mr James Roscoe MVO, Director of Communications at the Department for Exiting the EU who is well known to GIUK. A lively discussion followed the presentations with around 60 attendees. A very rewarding event for everyone.
GERMAN BRITISH TRADE AND INVESTMENT
A short summery for the Brexit Negotiations
Referendum on the UK`s Membership of the EU - New Survey to find the views of German business in the
As you will know, the Referendum is a priority for the new Conservative Government elected on 7 May 2015. The Prime Minister is now re-negotiating the UK`s relationship with the EU. He wants a reformed EU. Afterwards, he will ask the British people to decide whether to remain in the EU or to leave.
We asked a number of German companies about their views in early 2013 when we were not sure if the Referendum would take place. We now know that the Referendum will take place and wanted to present the views of all of German business in the UK to the Prime Minister.
Thank you very much to all of you who responded, please view our Press Release below dated 9 July which took all your comments into account. The Press Release was sent to the British and German media and also with a letter to the Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary of State for Business, Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Minister of State for Europe.
There were articles in some 27 national and regional newspapers across the UK, 3 of which can be found under the Press Release section.
GIUK Visit to Berlin with the Welsh Skills Minister
Following a meeting on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 with Ms Julie James AM, our Chairman and Chief Executive, Dr Bernd Atenstaedt, visited Berlin on 24 April 2015 with the Skills Minister for her to see at first hand how the German Dual Training System works in the hope she will consider introducing at least some aspects of the German Dual System into Wales. They met the German Employers Federation(BDA)and visited the BMW Motorcycle Plant.