The Path Forward Vol. 3: UK and Sweden Bilateral Relations with Daniel Gieve
For the final event in the Path Forward Series, the British Swedish Chamber of Commerce was delighted to have Mr Daniel Gieve, the Chief Operating Officer at the Office for Investment, address the BSCC members.
The Office for Investment (OfI) sits between the Department for International Trade and No.10 Downing Street, working across the government to enable top-tier investments to succeed. The team is staffed by experienced and senior individuals and led by the Minister for Investment Lord Gerry Grimstone, alongside Mr Gieve. Besides looking to resolve potential barriers to investment, the OfI also encourages investment in priority Government ambition areas, specifically to achieve the UK’s infrastructure, ten point plan, innovation and levelling up ambitions. Some of the focus areas of the OfI include:
- New inward investments,
- Additional investments from foreign companies/bodies who are already established in the UK,
- Domestic investments with potential to land in competitor markets.
During the Q&A session, Mr Gieve and the attendees further discussed on the investment strategies. Some examples of the topics were the post-pandemic investment plans as well as the potential future cooperation between the British and Swedish government.