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Founded on 19 May 1975 GERMAN INDUSTRY UK (GIUK) has been at the forefront of German business in the United Kingdom, one of Germany's most important markets and locations worldwide for over 45 years. We are a private organisation of 100 members of the board of German businesses in the UK with a German majority shareholding.  They represent some 250 businesses, employing some 250,000 people.


Our mission is to represent German business in the United Kingdom.

Latest News

GIUK Press Release 31/12/20 Read More News
The Deal and immigration, a mixed picture
GIUK Statement 16/12/20 Read More News

Our Chairman and Chief Executive, Dr Bernd Atenstaedt, was one of the founder members of GIUK in May 1975 and has looked after GIUK ever since, now for more than 45 years.

The time has come to pass on the management of GIUK to another (younger) colleague and he proposed that Terry Sargeant, Chairman and Chief Executive of ThyssenKrupp plc takes over as Chairman and Chief Executive of GIUK, alongside his position at ThyssenKrupp and hopefully beyond. This was unanimously approved by the GIUK Board and will take effect from 1st January 2021. The Board also confirmed that Dr Atenstaedt will become President of GIUK from that date and remain on the Board.  Together they will look after the interests of German business in the UK, focussing in particular on lobbying Government.
GIUK Press Release 02/12/20 Read More News
Survey on the Challenges of Brexit and COVID-19 Facing German Business in the UK
GIUK Statement 03/06/20 Read More News
German Business in the UK
Our contribution to the NHS, care homes and vulnerable people
GIUK Press Release 13/05/20 Read More News
`GERMAN INDUSTRY UK donates £1000 to care homes in Criccieth`
GIUK Press Release 02/03/20 Read More News
`Upskill the UK`
GIUK Statement 10/02/20 Read More News
Business between Germany and the UK after Brexit

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