Renishaw co-chairs India-UK Advanced Manufacturing Group meeting

 Rhydian Pountney, General Manager – ROW Sales Division, Renishaw, co-chairs the Advanced Manufacturing Group of the India-UK Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO) which took place in New Delhi on December 09. The meeting is part of a wider JETCO programme that involves Dr Vince Cable MP, UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Indian Minister for Commerce & Industry Anand Sharma, and a trade delegation of UK businesses.
Mr Pountney is responsible for business development in 10 of Renishaw’s overseas subsidiary operations, including India where he has overseen considerable expansion of the sales and marketing operation. He also recently won the Ambassador of the Year Award at the Insider South West International Trade Awards. At the meeting, Mr Pountney discusses important areas of collaboration with their Indian partners, on specific projects in the Indian manufacturing sector, manufacturing skills and collaborative research.
In addition to the Advanced Manufacturing Group (AMG), there were also concurrent JETCO joint working groups discussing education and skills development, and Innovation. All three groups feedback to a plenary session attended by Dr Cable and Anand Sharma, with Mr Pountney reporting on discussions from the AMG.The India-UK JETCO was established on January 13, 2005 to further develop a strategic economic relationship following the Joint Declaration ‘India-UK toward a new, dynamic partnership between then Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and Tony Blair in 2004. It was also conceived as a mechanism to develop business led vehicles to enhance bilateral trade and investment through business to business relationships.

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