WTCA vice president Robert Frueh has been in Milton Keynes to carry out the official accreditation procedure with the Milton Keynes WTC which launched in July 2008 and is run under the umbrella of the Milton Keynes & North Bucks Chamber of Commerce.
On his two-day visit to the city, Mr Frueh met Chamber staff, discussed their roles with the WTC set up, took an in-depth look at the services and procedures provided and met with Chamber board members to discuss their commitment to the WTC initiative.
The aim of the accreditation mark is to give other WTCs internationally the confidence to proceed with the Milton Keynes WTC on activities such as trade missions and information services.
It also gives confidence to business that when they access the WTC services such as training programmes, seminars, legal information and trade missions, they have been tested to guarantee the performance and their time has been well invested.
Mr Frueh (pictured with Chamber staff in The Hub) said: “This WTC accreditation serves as an indication of the high level of services Milton Keynes is able to offer business to increase global competiveness and harness the broad access that companies have to these types of services. The accreditation gives businesses and other WTCs a meaningful and relevant focus point when seeking advice and trade services for dealing within international markets.”
Chamber chief executive Rita Spada said: “Receiving this accreditation is the culmination of two years hard work by the Milton Keynes team to ensure the very best services for our WTC customers. As global trade becomes more accessible for all types of business, enabling companies to take advantage of the potential international markets is a vital part of the services we offer.”