The British High Commission in Barbados took part in BMEX 2012 for the second year in succession over the Whitsun weekend, with a colourful stand highlighting British business relations between Britain, Barbados and the wider Caribbean, promoting this summer’s London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and displaying elements of the UK’s Britain is GREAT campaign.

Over 130 visitors dropped their business cards in a bowl on the stand for a chance to win a prize and many more have entered the High Commission’s Olympic Facebook photo competition which is running until mid July.

British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Paul Brummell drew the successful business card for the High Commission’s stand prize, and presented the bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky, along with related items to the winner, Keita Moore, Personal Banking Officer at Scotiabank, at the British High Commission on Wednesday.

{L/R} British High Commissioner Paul Brummell with Mr Keita Moore receiving his prize

The London 2012 Olympic Games will open with a spectacular ceremony in the newly built Olympic Stadium on 27 July, and will continue in other new and existing venues in and around London until 12 August. The Paralympic Games will commence on 29 August and run through to 9 September. The Olympic Torch is currently being run around the UK by thousands of runners on a 70 day, 8000 mile journey before it is carried into the Stadium to light the Olympic Flame which will burn throughout the Games.

British PM David Cameron launched the GREAT campaign last September. The campaign invites to the world to take a fresh look at everything Britain has to offer. It centres on areas of British excellence, highlighting Entrepreneurship, Technology, Innovation, Creativity, Knowledge/Learning, Sport, Green, Music and Shopping and showing Britain to be a great place to visit, live, work, study, invest, do business in and with British companies

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