Price Bailey has joined the Caribbean Council, an organisation which promotes trade between the UK, the Caribbean and Central America.
Price Bailey is the only accountancy firm to join a wide range of multinational businesses, non-governmental organisations, civil servants and academics which make up the Advisory Committee of the Caribbean Council.
The Caribbean Council provides a range of consultancy services, including research and market intelligence, advice to investors and assistance with trade negotiations and regulatory affairs. The Council also runs a programme of events and produces three weekly publications that provide business, economic and political news.
Price Bailey’s first activities as a member of the Caribbean Council saw Simon Blake, Partner, and Chand Chudasama, Senior Manager, attend a series of day conferences organised by the Caribbean Council and UK law firm Charles Russell Speechly’s at the end of September in Guyana and Trinidad & Barbados. The focus of these was on how local businesses in the Caribbean can grow, build resilience and access finance internationally.
Simon Blake, Partner at Price Bailey comments: “Being invited to join the Caribbean Council in recognition of the work we have been doing in the region from our office in the Eastern Caribbean is a huge honour for the firm. We initially established this office to support Winfresh, the producer and importer of bananas from the Windward Islands to Sainsbury’s and Waitrose in the UK, and our involvement with the Caribbean Council will allow us to use the expertise we have built up over the years to help other businesses both in the region and the UK.”
He adds: “Guyana has recently made significant discoveries of oil and gas. Our expertise in strategy, growth planning, M&A and relevant sector expertise in oil and gas mean that we are well-positioned to advise this burgeoning industry in the region.”