Olympic Investment Event to Create Jobs and Bring Economic Boost to Britain
Speaking today at the largest trade and investment event ever held in Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron said that the £8 billion development of the Battersea Power Station in South West London will create 20, 000 jobs during its construction.
The mixed development will contain homes, office space, a hotel and retail space and will see the Northern Line extended with a new transportation hub at the Power Station site.
The Global Investment Conference, launched by the Prime Minister, is the first of a series of global business summits being held in London to showcase the UK during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The event is expected to generate hundreds of thousands of new jobs for people in the trades.
The conference kicks off the largest and most ambitious set of trade events held in Britain. During the six weeks of the Games, the British Business Embassy will host 17 global business summits that will bring over £1 billion of deals and projects.
These events will allow more than 4,000 business leaders and politicians to exchange views and ideas, discuss local and international economic challenges as well as develop strong global partnerships for future growth and showcase the best of British business to the world.
Chancellor George Osborne said: “Britain has always been a country that is open to the world. In hosting the Olympic Games, we are showcasing that openness. As we welcome the world’s best athletes, we also welcome the world’s best companies – so that they can succeed, invest, and create jobs in Britain.”
Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “Tomorrow we welcome the world to London as the 2012 Olympic Games get underway. This summer is more than just a great sporting spectacle – it is an unrivalled opportunity to promote the best of British industry and make the most of our openness to foreign trade and investment.”
This month, the UN’s World Investment Report showed that the UK had retained its place as the number one destination in Europe for inward investment. The report showed that there were almost 60,000 new jobs created last year as a result of inward investment.
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Posted on July 26, 2012, in Building Construction Industry, Building Engineering Sector, Business, Construction, construction jobs, construction news, David Cameron, Electrical News, electrician jobs, Employment, Energy Efficiency, Government, Green Deal, Infrastructure, Nick Clegg, Osborne, plumbing jobs, Politics, t4ts, Technology, train4tradeskills, Train4TradeSkills News, UK Economy and tagged £8 billion development, Battersea Power Station, Britain, British Business Embassy, building construction sector, Business, Central London, construction industry, david cameron, Economic growth, employment opportunities, Global Investment Conference, London, new deals, Olympic Games, politics, Prime Minister David Cameron, South West London, t4ts news, trade and investment event, trade professionals, train4tradeskills, train4tradeskills news, Vince Cable. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.