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GIUK Statement

GIUK - CHANGE OF MANAGEMENT
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.

Statements

Statement December 2021

Latest News

GIUK Press Release

New Survey Amongst German Business in the UK: Many Post-Brexit Challenges

GIUK Press Release

The Deal and immigration, a mixed picture

GIUK Press Release

Survey on the Challenges of Brexit and COVID-19 Facing German Business in the UK

GIUK Statement

COVID-19
German Business in the UK
Our contribution to the NHS, care homes and vulnerable people

GIUK Press Release

Major Survey Amongst German Business on Vocational Training in the UK - `Upskill the UK`

GIUK Statement

Business between Germany and the UK after Brexit

Press Release

GIUK Press Release

` The Way Ahead `

GIUK Press Release

`Heading for Disaster?`

GIUK Press Release

`Brexit in Crisis`

GIUK Press Release

Stop `Party Politics`

GIUK Press Release

No `no-deal`

GIUK Press Release

A Positive Political Declaration

GIUK Press Release

A Good Deal for Business

GIUK Press Release

Welcome to the Economic Partnership

GIUK Press Release

We need certainty and clarity

GIUK Press Release

German business would welcome a Customs Agreement after Brexit

GIUK Press Release

Survey amongst German business in the UK - After Brexit: much uncertainty

GIUK Press Release

German companies meet Minister to discuss opportunities and challenges of Brexit

40 YEARS OF GERMAN INDUSTRY UK

EU referendum: German companies issue a `please stay` appeal ahead of membership vote

Article taken from The Independent on 10th July 2015

German business in the UK warns against Brexit

Article taken from the Financial Times on 9th July 2015

Brexit: German businesses based in the UK don`t want Britain to go

Article taken from CITY A.M. on 9th July 2015

Articles

Brexit: Minister dares May to sack him for calling no deal a `disaster`

Article taken from City AM online on 24 January, 2019

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Minister backs Airbus Brexit remarks and dares May to sack him

Article taken from City AM online on 24 January, 2019

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Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe backs Theresa May’s Brexit deal and says ‘the whole world’ is with her

Article taken from The Sun online on 10 January, 2019

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Britischer EU-Austritt Europäische Unternehmen unterschätzen Brexit-Risiken

Article taken from Die Welt on 1 October, 2018

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German industry leader says EU is forcing Britain into no-deal exit

Article taken from The Daily Telegraph on 28 September, 2018

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Conservative rebels threaten to block a Canada-style deal

Article taken from The Times on 28 September, 2018

The full extent of the special relationship between Wales and Germany – and how it could be damage

Article taken from the Mail Online on 9 September, 2018

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German businesses 'reluctant' to invest in UK over Brexit uncertainty

Article taken from The Guardian on 5 July, 2018

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German firms may ‘pull cash from UK unless there’s clarity on Brexit’

Article taken from The Sun on 6 July, 2018

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German firms threaten to pull cash from UK without Brexit certainty

Article taken from City AM on 6 July, 2018

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Theresa May facing cabinet backlash over last-ditch Brexit plan

Article taken from The Herald on 6 July, 2018

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Brexit deadlock over `by CHRISTMAS`: German businesses could cave and trigger trade talks

Article taken from the Sunday Express on 15 October, 2017

Sort a trading deal NOW, German bosses urge EU

Article taken from the Daily Mail on 21 September, 2017

Speed up talks say Germans

Article taken from the Daily Express on 22 September, 2017

German firm will not leave following Brexit

Article taken from the Cambrian News on 30 June, 2016

As Brexit threat looms, German firms in the UK brace for the unknown

Article taken from DW Deutsche Welle on 29 June, 2016

Article taken from the Daily Post on 25 June, 2016

Article taken from the Daily Post on 25 June, 2016

Other News

GIUK Press Release

`GERMAN INDUSTRY UK donates £1000 to care homes in Criccieth`

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

With the new data protection laws coming into force today we need to check you are happy for us to hold the data we have on you. This usually includes your name, company name, address, email address, telephone number, your job title and a sometimes a photograph, also details when you attend our events.

We have always taken your privacy seriously and we do not pass your details to third parties, only to other members of GIUK if requested, and we hold your data securely and only ever use it to send you communications from us and for reports etc on our website and within our newsletter.

If you are happy for us to continue to contact you and hold this information then you do not need to take any action. If not, please let us know as soon as possible by email.

Brexit Briefing:  Leading Foreign Investor Views

British American Business (BAB) along with host partner Thomson Reuters, arranged for a Breakfast meeting at Canary Wharf in London on 27 April 2018 to hear the views of the 3 major investors in the UK on Brexit - US, Japan and Germany. The Moderator was Mr Axel Threlfall, Editor at Large, Thomson Reuters, and the Speakers were our Chairman and Chief Executive, Dr Bernd Atenstaedt for Germany, Mr Emanuel Adam, Director of BAB and Mr Mark Dorsett, Director of Caterpillar for the US and Mr Graham Holman, Director of Sumitomo for Japan. The British Government was represented by Mr James Roscoe MVO, Director of Communications at the Department for Exiting the EU who is well known to GIUK. A lively discussion followed the presentations with around 60 attendees. A very rewarding event for everyone.

GIUK Statement

GERMAN BRITISH TRADE AND INVESTMENT
A short summery for the Brexit Negotiations

Hustings

GIUK organised a Hustings in Criccieth, North Wales, with the local Candidates for the General Election on 8 June 2017.

GIUK Statement

Key German Business Priorities for the Forthcoming UK-EU Negotiations for Brexit

WE WILL NOT LEAVE

Hustings

GIUK organised and sponsored a local Hustings in Criccieth, North Wales, with the 7 Candidates for the Welsh Assembly Election on 5 May 2016.

Please Remain

German Business in the UK and the Referendum

German Ambassadors speech on the Referendum at Helaba Bank Reception on 9 June 2015

Referendum on the UK`s Membership of the EU - New Survey to find the views of German business in the

As you will know, the Referendum is a priority for the new Conservative Government elected on 7 May 2015. The Prime Minister is now re-negotiating the UK`s relationship with the EU. He wants a reformed EU. Afterwards, he will ask the British people to decide whether to remain in the EU or to leave.
We asked a number of German companies about their views in early 2013 when we were not sure if the Referendum would take place. We now know that the Referendum will take place and wanted to present the views of all of German business in the UK to the Prime Minister.
Thank you very much to all of you who responded, please view our Press Release below dated 9 July which took all your comments into account. The Press Release was sent to the British and German media and also with a letter to the Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary of State for Business, Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Minister of State for Europe.
There were articles in some 27 national and regional newspapers across the UK, 3 of which can be found under the Press Release section.

Hustings

GIUK organised and sponsored a local Hustings in Criccieth, North Wales, with the 7 Candidates for the General Elections on 7 May 2015.

GIUK Visit to Berlin with the Welsh Skills Minister

Following a meeting on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 with Ms Julie James AM, our Chairman and Chief Executive, Dr Bernd Atenstaedt, visited Berlin on 24 April 2015 with the Skills Minister for her to see at first hand how the German Dual Training System works in the hope she will consider introducing at least some aspects of the German Dual System into Wales. They met the German Employers Federation(BDA)and visited the BMW Motorcycle Plant.
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