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Posted on 27.10.2014

A delegation of Chinese visitors from Shanghai’s prestigious Pudong financial district visited Discovery Park last week (Friday 24 October).

The 20 visitors were at the park as part of a free trade zone training programme, to gain an understanding of best practice and meet with industry leaders. Specifically, the group was in the UK to find out more about Enterprise Zones, areas where incentives are offered to encourage businesses to locate there. Discovery Park is one of 24 areas in England which benefit from Enterprise Zone status.

Following a tour of the science and technology park, the delegation heard presentations from Paul Watkins, leader, and Tim Ingleton, head of inward investment from Dover District Council. David Russell-Graham from pharmaceutical company Mylan and Jane Hughes from East Kent College also spoke about their reasons for locating at Discovery Park.

Paul Barber, managing director, said, “To attract the attention of visitors from Shanghai’s renowned financial district is a great honour. These are people who work within some of China’s most iconic buildings and we were delighted to be able to showcase what we are doing here at Discovery Park.

“With the infrastructure and facilities here to attract everything from world leading companies right through to small start ups, we always welcome opportunities like this to forge strong cross-cultural links.”

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