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September 13, 2017

Maple Leaf Strategies Welcomes UK EU Expertise to Advisory Board

September 13, 2017

Westminster, United Kingdom: Maple Leaf Strategies is pleased to announce United Kingdom Member of Parliament and former Cabinet Minister, Andrew Percy, MP for Brigg and Goole as the newest member of the Maple Leaf Strategies Advisory Board.

Before being elected to the House of Commons, Andrew was a teacher, a school governor and was an elected Municipal Councillor.

Since his initial election to parliament in 2010 Andrew served in a number of high profile roles.  In July 2016 Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Andrew to Government as Parliamentary Undersecretary of State and Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse.

Since his initial election to parliament in 2010 Andrew has served in a number of high profile roles.  In July 2016 Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Andrew to Government as Parliamentary Undersecretary of State and Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse. He served in this role until June 2017 where his ministerial responsibilities included: the Northern Powerhouse (Northern Business Development and Growth), devolution deals, local growth, coastal communities, community rights (including pubs), local enterprise partnership (LEP) policy, enterprise zones, high streets, inward investment and infrastructure (including High Speed 2 – a significant high speed rail infrastructure project) and European Regional Development

Prior to becoming a Minister, Andrew served as Prime Minister David Cameron’s Trade Envoy to Canada, a British foreign policy position within UK Trade and Investment Office. On September 13, 2017 Andrew was re-appointed to this role by Prime Minister Teresa May.  Trade Envoys are appointed by the PM in order to promote British business and trade interests with select high-growth and developing markets.

Andrew presently serves as the Secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Transatlantic Trade.  Their priority is to focus UK parliamentary cross-party support for a comprehensive transatlantic trade and investment agreement, including the Transatlantic Trade and the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.

Andrew is an expert communicator and a frequent guest contributor on CBC’s Power and Politics for his insights on British politics, Brexit, trade and elections, his most recent interview can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsJS0zbjrhc

“Andrew is an as astute Parliamentarian who has tremendous knowledge of the UK-Canada relationship and Maple Leaf Strategies are very keen to learn from Andrew’s experience,” said Bliss Baker, Partner of Maple Leaf Strategies in Toronto.

“To have a Parliamentarian from across the pond join Maple Leaf Strategies’ Advisory Board is very exciting and will be a tremendous addition to our Board, said Rick Bartolucci, former Ontario Cabinet Minister & External Advisor to Maple Leaf Strategies.

“Its sensational to have Andrew join the Maple Leaf Strategies Advisory Board at such a pivotal and exciting time for UK, European and Canadian relations, said Brad Clark, former Ontario Cabinet Minister & External Advisor to Maple Leaf Strategies.

For more information please contact:

Bliss Baker, Partner

bliss@nullmapleleafstrategies.com

+1 (647) 309-0058

 

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