On 2nd July 2014, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne hosted a private breakfast meeting at 11 Downing Street with a dozen dynamic and fast-growing Chamber of Commerce businesses from across Britain  

Local entrepreneur Graeme Riddick, CEO of rapidly expanding beauty brand house, The Quantum Beauty Company in Wokingham (Lee Stafford haircare & Salon Science) was invited to represent the Thames Valley as an ambassador for the British Beauty Industry

QBC have a well-established relationship with distributors and retailers all over the world, including Alliance-Boots.  QBC currently export brands to over 40 countries including Russia, The US, Brazil, Chile, Australia, and South Africa and are continually launching in new and exciting markets.

Convened at the request of the British Chambers of Commerce, it was an opportunity for the Chancellor to get a flavour of the practical issues facing UK exporters and how HM Government could best support their growth ambition

Led by British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Director General John Longworth and BCC President Nora Senior, the diverse Chamber delegation presented the Chancellor and his key advisers with a grass-roots view of the opportunities and challenges facing British companies, just as Westminster begins to gear up for the 2015 General Election

CEO Mr Graeme Riddick says . .  .

“I had the honour of representing the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce at their visit to No 11 Downing Street. This was a unique opportunity to meet like-minded business people from all over the UK and of course meet with The Chancellor, George Osborne in person. Each of the representatives from the various chambers were given the opportunity to talk to The Chancellor on a chosen subject and receive instant feedback and comment from him. I would like to thank the BCC and of course my local branch in the Thames Valley for giving me this great opportunity

Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, said:

“Our long term economic plan is working and Britain is coming back. But the job is not yet done. For decades Britain has not been exporting enough or investing enough, which is why I have taken continued action to reform our export regime, and provide the necessary incentives to get businesses investing. The British Chambers of Commerce has a key role to play in the long-term plan that is delivering economic security for hardworking people by providing the government with quality advice on the policies that will really help their members prosper.”