British High Commission to Ghana, John Benjamin says Ghanaian small businesses needed to improve their knowledge and insights about procurement standards and industry benchmarks to enable them sell their goods outright or to become part of the supply chain of major British firms.
“…..So there is plenty of scope for Ghana to catch up and to export more to our market, even as we at the British High Commission in Accra try to maximize opportunities for UK companies here in Ghana,” he said.
Between Ghana and the UK, he stated, total trade in goods and services is already over £1billion a year, and Ghana is the UK’s sixth-largest export market in sub-Saharan Africa.
He made this known during the official launch of the 2016 edition of the GUBA EXPO at the offices of the Association of Ghana Industries in Accra.
The GUBA Expo is a platform created by Ghanaians in the UK for Ghana-made products to be showcased in that country, while creating an opportunity for exposure and business development for Ghanaian SMEs as well as investment prospects for larger organisations.
In addition, the GUBA Expo provides SMEs with access to industry-experts who will share their expertise on how to develop a successful business in the UK.
The Expo, to be held from May 20 to 22, 2016, includes workshops, seminar and exhibitions.