When OSR received an invitation from the UK Trade & Investment to attend the ‘Caribbean Education & Trade Mission’ to Barbados and Trinidad we jumped at the chance! After visiting beautiful Barbados we embarked on the second leg of our journey to Trinidad where we were welcomed by Natalie Dookie; Head of Trade & Investment for UKTI Port of Spain and then Arthur Snell the British High Commissioner.
A hectic schedule proceeded with various presentations about ‘how to deliver business in Trinidad’ from the National Training agency, the university of the West Indies and the Ministry of Labour to name a few.
The next day we were all involved in the ‘ meet the buyer event’ where we were able to display our products and services and meet and network with a variety of local Education sector stakeholders for one to one discussions, meetings and company displays. Once again we came away feeling fully informed and with the impression that there is a great deal of potential in the Caribbean.
What have Olive Strachan Resources we gained from our Caribbean Trade Mission?
OSR now have a clear picture of what is required to do business in the Caribbean; we also had some interest in forming partnerships with us.
OSR have made some excellent contacts some of who have become friends, thank you to Marquita Andrews from Pearson for taking us out for dinner and for making us feel so welcome.
OSR have made some potential business contacts
The lovely Veronica JnMarie from UK Trade and Investment in Barbados periodically sends us details of contracts that could be of interest to us.
Overall, the visit was a really exciting, informative journey and we visited some lovely places and met some fantastic people.
So what does the future hold for Olive Strachan Resources? Watch this space……………………….