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Paul Fox . the newly-arrived Counselor at the British Embassy in talks to Leslie Sheldon .

embassies around the world moved on from the days trade was about the movement of said Fox when asked how he saw the promoting opportunities with and in Today we pay close attention to effective and efficient partnerships business and government. In Poland, the between UK Trade Investment commercial section of the Embassy), the government and the British-Polish Chamber of is very strong.

Collectively and in continued Fox, we are an effective of information, a support network and a of commercial services, all of which British companies with an in Poland to understand the country and climate and eventually, to enter the

We also look out for British that can add value to the Polish The UKTI team at the embassy 16 people with knowledge and of Poland, who move around the and meet British companies to opportunities.

But we must be selective and on areas where there are opportunities for British companies.

to attract

Asked why British should invest in Poland, Fox Poland’s location in Europe, its in the region, its educated workforce and the low base. The economy is vibrant and is a strong can do attitude among the Perhaps what is most however, according to Fox, is the 60 euros of EU funding set aside for which is to be spent over the six years. This EU funding a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Poland and for companies that want to a part in building a modern

In particular, Fox made reference to infrastructure, which requires investment. The infrastructure is a double-edged in that it is often highlighted by as a negative factor, but on the other offers tremendous opportunities to that have the experience and to improve it. The road and rail especially requires major and British companies are ready and to help, using the experience have gained over years.

Bureaucracy barrier

As as the state of Poland’s infrastructure, Fox other well-known deterrents to investors. According to many I talk to, there is a recognized of transparency in the Polish market and far too much bureaucracy. Furthermore, needs to be done to ensure there is a consistent application of

There is no question in my mind that Poland has one major over its neighbors. Its huge of 38 million people makes stand out in the region.


British companies have real success in Poland. has invested over $1 billion and is the retail chain in the country. entered the market in 1993, Wedel in 1998, has factories in and Wrocщaw and recently began a facility in Opole, an investment of 100 million euros creating than 300 jobs. Other big include HSBC Bank and as well as many smaller We are only at the beginning; I believe is much more to come.


The facts would to confirm Fox’s assessment. The team in Poland is the fourth such operation in the world only the United States, and Japan fielding more about investment and trade. In British exports to Poland to Ј2.4 billion and by the end of 2004 companies had invested over billion in the country, making the sixth largest investor in

Paul Fox:

EU Commercial and Consul General at the British in Warsaw

Born . 1962

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Education: at Sussex University and Russian and European Studies at St. Antony’s Oxford University

Career . Britain’s Foreign Office in starting as a research analyst in the European section before on to be desk officer for Yugoslavia in the European Department. Posted to New in 1990 and then to Baku, in 1994, where he was deputy of mission. From 1996-99 he as a commercial officer in Bangkok. He in Britain from 1999. He was head of the department responsible for relations with the countries of the Balkans and, most as head of the Foreign Office’s Policy Unit. He arrived in in August this year.

Interests . Football (supports Hotspur), history

Marital Married, three children

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