MBC attends Globalisation Institute Summer Party

On Monday, we sallied forth into the cut and thrust of the Westminster Summer Party circuit. Our destination – the Globalisation Institute, whch held its summer reception in a rather grand London house. As Alex Singleton, Director General of GI wrote on the widely read and influential Globalisation Institute Blog:

“Last night we hosted a summer drinks party along with the (then) Shadow DFID Team at the former home of Prime Minister Gladstone, now the Foreign Press Association in London. Guests included friends and supporters of the Institute, representatives from organisations like Oxfam, CAFOD and Christian Aid, the Prime Minister’s Office, journalists like the FT’s World Trade Editor Alan Beattie, Danny Krueger of the Daily Telegraph, and so on. Andrew Mitchell MP (Shadow International Development Secretary) gave an informative and excellent speech putting the case for a Pan-African Trading Area. The speech is available here.”

“The Globalisation Institute is a think tank founded in 2005 with the aim of examining how globalisation can be harnessed to work for the world’s poorest.

We are philosophically ‘liberal’, regarding the Manchester School anti-Corn Law campaigners like Richard Cobden and John Bright as our key intellectual influences. We were officially launched at a reception at Soho House in June 2005 with speeches by Bill Emmott, Editor of the Economist, and Alan Beattie, World Trade Editor of the Financial Times.

We believe that globalisation is a force for good. Only by integrating the poorest into the world economy can we put an end to the poverty that still blights much of world today.”

We at MBC have been fortunate to have played a role in the identification and development of policy on the economically liberal wing of UK politics, for almost two decades. It is this involvement that brings a clarity and intellectual depth to our business dealings, that many of our competitors in consultancy can sometimes lack.

Of course it shouldn’t need to be said, but neverthess: the Globalisation Institute is an independent charity free from political and business allegiance

copyright Globalisation Institute.


Author: Damian Merciar

Damian Merciar is Managing Director of Merciar Business Consulting, http://www.merciar.com, a niche business economics consultancy founded in 1998. He has over twenty years experience in the areas of commercial Business Strategy. He is experienced in the transition environments of nationalized to private sector state utilities and the senior practice of commercial management, advisorial consultancy, and implementation. He has carried out policy advisory work for government ministries and been an adviser to institutional bodies proposing changes to government. He holds an MSc Economics from the University of Surrey’s leading Economics department and an MBA from the University of Kent. Also attending the leading University in the Middle East, studying International Relations and Language, for which he won a competitive international scholarship, and has a BA (Hons) in Economic History and Political Economy from the University of Portsmouth. He is currently based in London.

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