Allcooper Group was delighted to welcome a Chinese delegation from the Beijing government to its Gloucestershire Head Office on Friday 13th July 2018.
The event was organised in association with Gloucestershire-based business, Join in China, who had arranged a programme of local visits for four senior Chinese government officials centred on traditional UK business culture.
The first UK business of it's kind, Join in China is dedicated to helping British companies take full advantage of opportunities presented by the growing market in China. Their services are aimed at businesses looking to export their services to the Chinese market, as well as businesses already working with Chinese-based customers or suppliers - from providing cultural training and translation services to assisting with marketing strategy.
Ching Lin of Join in China in discussion with members of the Chinese Delegation
As well as experiencing for themselves areas of the thriving business community in the county, the delegation were focused on learning about the collaborative approach taken by local authorities and businesses towards public security.
Allcooper was approached to host a visit for the delegation due to its respected position as an established provider of security systems in Gloucestershire.
Executive Director of Allcooper, Roman Cooper, was on hand to co-host the meeting with Join in China CEO, Ching Lin.
Roman Cooper greets members of the Chinese Delegation
The meeting was well-attended, with invitations accepted from several of Allcooper's contacts from the public safety and security sectors to contribute to an informal discussion on the following topic:
Public security: How is it approached in the UK and how do the authorities and service providers work together to minimise the threat?
Attendees included representatives from Gloucestershire Constabulary, Gloucester City Safe, Gloucester Rugby, Oprema and Cyber Security Associates.
All guests enjoyed an informal, round-table discussion about various areas of security, from protecting against cyber threats to managing CCTV and public safety in crowded places.
The Chinese delegation we're most impressed with the hospitality received and contribution from each of the guests.
After visiting Allcooper, the Chinese delegation enjoyed a tour of Gloucester Rugby's Kingsholm Stadium and a visit to the Gloucestershire Police Force Control Room.
Guests in discussion at Allcooper Group's Gloucester Head Office
Commenting on the success of the meeting, Ching Lin said:
"May I take this opportunity to thank Allcooper for hosting such an amazing event. The Chinese delegation were overwhelmed by the hospitality and high-profile attendees that made time to join them for the discussion. They are absolutely impressed and very grateful."
Roman Cooper said:
"We're very grateful to Join in China for giving us the opportunity to showcase ourselves and the broader capability and experience we have in the county. I’m glad we were able to add value to the process and that the delegation found the exercise worthwhile. They were very gracious and enthusiastic and it was good to be involved both personally and professionally."
"On behalf of Allcooper, I'd like to say a special thank you to those who attended, particularly for offering their valuable time and positive input into the event."
More pictures from the event are shown below:
Round-table discussion on public security gets underway
Former Gloucestershire Constabulary Assistant Chief Constable, Gary Thompson presents a special gift
Daniel Andreassen of Gloucestershire Constabulary presents the Chinese delegation with a very unique gift!