'Mushrooms, Wine, Car Parts & Business Opportunities', By Jonathan Knott, British Ambassador To Hungary
- 26 Jun 2013 9:00 AM
It was a great experience. I saw how the local police try to attract Roma people to the force, visited a local community and cultural centre where the Roma culture is celebrated (and where I took part in a jam session using traditional Roma instruments).
And then visited a super project through which the community cultivate and sell mushrooms (not for profit). I was so impressed I’ve put in a standing order for Embassy events. Everyone who eats mushrooms at my house will be enjoying them thanks to this project and the dedicated team who are driving it.
Two other highlights from my visit were a visit to the Royal Tokaj winery – where a British company is working with local growers and experts to produce some of the finest wines in the world. And a visit to a British firm which manufactures parts for the automotive industry.
It was really exciting to see their production facilities (I love that manufacturing environment) and then to talk about some of the ways the Embassy can help the company to develop new contacts and potentially contracts.
It was an intense and intensive couple of days. But it gave me a real buzz. Can’t wait to get back on the road again!
Source: British Embassy Budapest