MPC Member for SE Region

Member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy CommitteeClaridon Group Ltd. are a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) for the SE Region.

The Bank of England has for many years maintained close links with the business community throughout the United Kingdom through its network of regional Agencies. Such links present the Bank with a window into the workings of the “real economy” and give an opportunity to discuss areas of concern across a wide spectrum of business activity.

The Monetary Policy Committee make regular reports based discussion with Committee members, and these help the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee form a detailed assessment of the UK economy - and so assist its decisions on the UK's interest rates and the size of the Asset Purchase Programme.

UK Government

UK Trade and Industry departmentClaridon Group Ltd. have been chosen to work closely with UKTI, the Trade & Industry department of the UK Government advising them on a variety of international trade matters.

In addition in our advisory role, we carry out speaking engagements on specific topics and regions for UKTI and The UK-ASEAN British Council. We regularly meet with Government Ministers and MP’s at the House of Commons to discuss and advise them on a wide range of international trade matters, particularly emerging new markets and opportunities available to British exporters.

We are recognised by the British Government as being the leading authority for Myanmar and assisting UKTI, British Chambers of Commerce and British exporters in this exciting new economy.

British Chambers of Commerce

Claridon Group Ltd are both a member and Patron of Essex Chambers of Commerce who are the county’s leading business organisation representing businesses of all types and sizes. Essex Chambers are an accredited Chamber of the British Chambers of Commerce who are developing a network of British Chambers of Commerce overseas to work in partnership with UK Chambers to support exporters. As part of that work they have established an International Trade Advisory Council chaired by the former Minister for Trade and Investment, Lord Green. Claridon Group were honoured that our Managing Director, Chris Scott, was invited to become a member of that group. You can find out more about its work by going to www.britishchambers.org.uk/about-the-bcc/international-advisory-council.html

We believe that both Essex Chambers of Commerce and the British Chambers of Commerce are dynamic organisations representing and support business and we are proud to be associated with them

 

Authorised Economic Operator

AEOThe Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) concept is part of an EU wide initiative to tackle terrorism, counterfeiting and fraud.

Enhanced security controls aim to ensure that the EU internal market is protected, whilst also securing the international supply chain through co-operation with world trading partners. AEO status will provide facilitation and benefits to reliable businesses which can show themselves to be trusted and compliant members of the international supply chain. AEO refers to a business who has met certain criteria and is seen as reliable and compliant by the customs authorities.

Similar measures are in place in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Singapore and South Africa, with a multitude of other countries, such as Japan & China also embracing AEO.

AEO status is granted to businesses meeting the criteria for one of three possible certificates:

  • Customs simplifications
  • Security and safety
  • A combination of the two.

Claridon, as you would expect, hold full AEO Status which enables our clients shipments to pass through the international supply chain in a faster and smoother way and reducing significantly the risk of Customs checks, delays and extra costs.