Balfour Beatty Group Chief Executive Leo Quinn joins Prime Minister on trade mission in South East Asia
30 July 2015
Balfour Beatty Group Chief Executive Leo Quinn, today joined Prime Minister David Cameron in Malaysia on his UKTI trade mission to South East Asia.
Leo Quinn is among 31 UK business representatives, as well as Cabinet Ministers and an education and culture delegation, who have joined David Cameron during his four day tour of south-east Asia.
The tour is visiting Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia, with the aim of forging ties with the area’s rapidly-developing markets for UK goods and services. It is anticipated that the trip will help to secure deals which are worth over £750m and will create 270 jobs across the UK.
Leo Quinn, Balfour Beatty Group Chief Executive said:
“Balfour Beatty has a strong presence in South East Asia through its Hong Kong joint venture, Gammon. UK companies shouldn’t underestimate the importance of this vast and dynamic economy.
“It is vital that we continue to strengthen our relationships with developing economies and this trip provides a great opportunity to promote British Trade and explore future opportunities.”
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Our main geographies are the UK, US, Middle East and South East Asia. Over the last 100 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including the London Olympics’ Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong’s first Zero Carbon building, the world’s biggest shopping mall in Dubai, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.