Opportunities await Canadian companies in North England

    TORONTO, Nov. 21 /CNW/ - The strong Canadian dollar, favourable R&D tax
regimes and easy access to Europe's 390 million people are all catalysts for
Canadian companies wishing to expand and invest into the North England Region.
    As a result, The North of England Inward Investment Agency (NoE) is
announcing the appointment of Neal Lilliott as Vice President Business
Development for Canada. A newly created role and previously serviced from the
agency's US offices, Mr. Lilliott will provide a free consultancy service to
Canadian companies looking at business opportunities in the UK and European
    Based in Toronto, Mr. Lilliott will be working with companies looking to
either open operations in North England or collaborate with UK firms looking
for partners. The NoE is a UK government sponsored agency with the remit of
facilitating inward investment into the region at no cost to organizations.
    "The Canadian economy is enjoying a considerable period of growth and
companies are seeking to expand their technology and markets to the UK and
Europe. North England has long been an important location for Canadian
companies offering a competitive, high skill location," cites Lilliott.
    "The energy, technology and broad high value manufacturing base in the
North England provide a home to a number of successful Canadian companies,
including, Alcan, Maple Leaf Foods, CCL Industries and Bombardier."
    Working closely with the UK Government's National International Business
Agency, UK Trade and Investment, which has offices across Canada, the NoE
provides market feasibility studies, including region-specific economic and
market information, support for setting up a legal entity in the UK and site

    About the North England Region
    The North England offers unparalleled advantages in terms of R&D
facilities, skilled workforce, education establishments and overall quality of
life. The area takes in world recognized cities such as Manchester, Newcastle
and Liverpool with international airports in each of these cities being
serviced by direct flights from Canada. Liverpool also boasts a port that
alone handles 50% of all UK container trade from North America.

    About The Agency
    The Agency has five offices across North America and services clients
across all industries with over 2000 foreign owned companies of which 700 are
North American existing investors. All consultancy services provided by the
NoE are on a free and strictly confidential basis.

For further information:

For further information: For more about the exciting opportunities in
North England, please contact Neal Lilliott on (416) 202-6126 or
Neal.Lilliott@northengland.com and check the website at www.northengland.com

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