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On Friday of the 24th of February 2017, Avtrade celebrated the opening of a new office based in Guangzhou, China.

To commemorate this milestone in Avtrade’s history of business in China, which dates back to 1997, Avtrade hosted customers, suppliers and friends in a ‘British Themed’ evening. With guests joining from around the North Asia region and with Senior members of Avtrade staff, including CEO and founder Graeme Brooks, in attendance the evening was a fitting tribute to Avtrade’s continued dedication to customers in the region.

Avtrade were gratefully invited to host the reception at the British Consulate based in Guangzhou, the venue provided guests exceptional views of the city, with the Pearl River, Canton Tower and Avtrade’s new office outstanding landmarks on display. Endorsed by the British Consulate in Guangzhou, the invitation to host in the Consulate showed the commitment by both Avtrade and the British Consulate to continuing the sustainable growth of British businesses in the region.  With Consulate General Mr Matthew Rous also in attendance, the Consulate General spoke about the benefits of setting up business in Guangzhou and highlighted the importance of continuing the development of the relationship between Avtrade and the Consulate.

General Manager Jamie Brooks said this ‘As a British citizen, I am very proud to see our leaders share the same views that the ‘Golden Era’ of relations between the UK and China are getting stronger. Recent state visits have paved the way for major development and financial commitments by both countries to progress further as global partners. When Avtrade opens a regional office, we take it very seriously and with much preparation and deliberation we ensure that it will always be a success. I am confident that Guangzhou is the right location for Avtrade and would like to emphasize Avtrade’s long term commitment to our new office.’

Avtrade would like to thank all who joined us to celebrate and particularly Consulate General Mr Matthew Rous and his staff for hosting such a memorable night.

Click here to view a gallery from the party

Click here to view  General Manager, Jamie Brooks full speech from the night