24 May 2018

Update

CBI President calls for Scottish business leaders to capitalise on the booming global economy

Cabinet Office Minister, David Lidington, joins CBI’s Scotland Annual Lunch in Edinburgh.

CBI President calls for Scottish business leaders to capitalise on the booming global economy

This year’s CBI Scotland Annual lunch brought together 200 business representatives from across Scotland’s industries. Speaking at the lunch in Edinburgh, CBI President, Paul Drechsler, called on Scottish business leaders to capitalise on the booming global economy and unleash Scotland’s export potential.

Paul reflected on the country’s proud history of exporting, engineering and education and outlined how Scotland can once again be at the forefront of innovation and global trade, highlighting Scotland’s pedigree as a nation of inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Read CBI President’s full speech here

Looking to the future, Mr Drechsler urged more Scottish businesses to follow the success stories of Scottish whiskey and salmon in looking to export their products to new markets.

Joining the CBI President was Cabinet Office Minister, David Lidington. The Minister opened his speech by paying tribute to Paul Drechsler as the annual lunch was Paul’s last in Scotland as CBI President and went on to provide an update on the UK government’s negotiations to leave the EU.  

Read David Lidington’s full speech here

Mr Lidington emphasised the role of the UK common market post-Brexit and focused on the ongoing negotiations with the Scottish government about the UK EU Withdrawal Bill in Westminster. Finally, the Cabinet Office Minister outlined the value of common frameworks across the UK for business and the compromises made with the devolved governments of Wales and Scotland.

To find out more contact Mari.Tunby@cbi.org.uk