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CENUK Diaspora Business Week, 2013

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Hal Austin


MAY 28TH – 31ST, 2013

Tuesday 28th May – Barbados High Commission – 6pm

Wednesday 29th May – Trinidad & Tobago High Commission – 6pm (TBC)

Thursday 30th May – Jamaica High Commission – 6.30pm / Link with CaribDirect ‘The Caribbean and You’ business seminar
Topic – Caribbean Business & Investment Challenges & Opportunities.


Barbados-born Hal Austin is a senior Editor at Financial Times Group where he is responsible for Financial Adviser, the retail finance title and has been for the last twelve years.

He has also worked on staff, contract or freelance for the Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Sunday Times, News of the World and Observer newspapers, and as a news and current affairs producer for BBC Radio London. He was educated at Middlesex, Thames Valley and Bristol Universities, and was a PhD candidate at Cardiff.
Hal writes mainly on social policy, macro-economics and pensions.



McDonald’s franchisee Athelston “Tony” Sealey, aged 50, was honoured at Buckingham Palace , residence of British sovereigns from 1837, in Westminster metropolitan borough, London, England, adjacent to St. James’s Park for helping to encourage and develop business in his area of the city.

As well as running branches of the fast-food chain he has also chaired Black Business in Birmingham for 20 years and been actively involved with a national UK trade and investment organisation, which gives companies advice and practical support on succeeding in a global economy.

Mr Sealey, who looks after 140 staff, said: “Being awarded the OBE is a great honour and I am very proud to be recognised in this way. “When you consider the long list of eminent persons who have also received this award I am proud and honoured to be in such esteemed company.”
After beginning his career at Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Finance, he became Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade Industry and Tourism before embarking on a diplomatic career with postings including, East Caribbean States Ambassador to the European Union and Belgium and St Lucia’s Ambassador to France, Germany and its Permanent Representative to the WTO.
He was then appointed Head of Trade and Regional Cooperation at the Commonwealth Secretariat and has lectured in Africa and the Caribbean on EPAs, the WTO and negotiating techniques. He has written and published extensively on trade and commodity issues. He is now an independent economic development advisor.


Director ‘The Caribbean Enterprise Network UK’ (CENUK), which currently has an SME Network of over 300 UK Companies which have set their sights on opportunities to grow into emerging markets, such as Africa, while exploring natural B2B opportunities in the Caribbean.

Caribbean Enterprise Network (CENUK) is a social enterprise focused on helping Caribbean businesses, wherever they are based, to increase their competitiveness and export capability into the global market. CENUK is based in London, United Kingdom. For more details visit www.cenuk.net



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