New rules come into force on 30 October that will require bakeries to reduce the amount of waste they send to landfill.A business can comply with the Landfill Directive by either reducing the amount of waste it produces or by increasing its recycling rates. All non-hazardous waste liquids will also be banned from landfill.Chris Dabner, parliamentary officer of the National Association of Master Bakers (NA), said: “If the amount of waste sent to landfill sites continues at current levels, then the sites will soon become full. This is why the government is putting much more emphasis on recycling.”The Environment Agency estimates that the UK produces around 330 million tonnes of waste annually.Dabner added that bakery businesses will have to sort and recycle some of their waste, either by pre-treating their own waste or paying a contractor to do it for them.”Ultimately,” he added, “it is in our interest to recycle because the less landfill space there is, the higher the landfill taxes are likely to become.”Last Monday, the Environment Agency produced a website – [http://www.wastematters.org.uk] – giving businesses tips and hints on how to tackle waste. It also offers advice from regulators on waste legislation.An industry source said, however, that bakers and manufactures should not panic about this legislation because the law does not specify how much waste needs to be treated. As long as they are seen to be treating some, no matter how little, then they will not be prosecuted by law.
Dave Roberts, Lucy BaylemDawn FoodsSweet bakery specialist Dawn Foods has promoted Dave Roberts to national account controller for the UK, from his previous role as national account manager.Roberts will report to the commercial director for Europe and be responsible for spearheading growth in finished products, working closely with customers to build long-term partnerships.Roberts has 30 years’ experience in the food industry and 15 years’ sales management experience in the sweet bakery sector, working with all major UK retailers.Dawn Foods has also appointed Lucy Baylem as bakery technician for its Evesham site. Baylem joins after gaining professional qualifications in Bakery Cake Decoration and Sugar Flowers. Her role includes producing samples of Dawn’s American sweet bakery products for customers across Europe.John Adams, Doug RobertsonFood from BritainJohn Adams, former chief executive of the Rural Development Service and acting director general for Living Land and Seas, has taken up the post of interim chief executive of Food from Britain (FFB).He succeeds David McNair, who took early retirement in May. Lady Sylvia Jay, chairman of FFB, said Adams’ wealth of experience made him an ideal person to move the organisation’s work forward.FFB has also appointed Doug Robertson as vice-president of sales and marketing for its Canadian operation FFB North America. He was formerly head of sales at Canadian distributor SunOpta.Mark Hand, Michaela Lewis, Paul Bloomfield, Joanne Bass, Michelle Hughes, Kevin OramBrace’sIndependent Welsh baker Brace’s is strengthening its team to help support a planned expansion into south-west England.Mark Hand has joined as head of transport and distribution, having spent 17 years at Safeway as head of transport, while Michaela Lewis has secured the role of transport co-ordinator following two years at the Freight Transport Association.Paul Bloomfield has joined the firm as an assistant accountant charged with accounting for production at both the firm’s Gwent bakeries, while Joanne Bass assumes the role of school visitor. She is working towards her MSc in public health and health promotion. Her duties will include redesigning the school presentation materials, healthy eating advice and recipes for Brace’s website and visiting schools.Michelle Hughes has been promoted to the new role of head of communications and Kevin Oram to the role of driving trainer.Chris BakerCobellFruit ingredients supplier Cobell has appointed Chris Baker to head up a new aseptic packaging facility, which opened last month.Cobell joins from soft drinks producer Bottlegreen and will be responsible for ensuring the facility reaches its full potential. He is aiming to get British Retail Consortium and Soil Association accreditations for the plant.
Frozen food and bakery supplier Central Foods has announced that it is undergoing a management buyout.The move came as previous joint MD, Tony Levy, decided to sell his share in the business. Under the new structure, Gordon and Alison Lauder are now the new owners of the business, taking over the firm’s trading stock, assets and equipment.Central Foods services both national and independent wholesalers and larger end-user bakers. It represents Honeytop Speciality Foods and Kitchen Range Foods. It also has three of its own brands, including The Great British Pudding Company.
Allen Coding’s 55SST thermal transfer printer has been designed to increase efficiency on food production lines, providing high speeds of up to 400mm per second (intermittent) and 750mm per second (continuous).It can reproduce a broad range of information, including bar codes, sell-by dates, batch numbers, graphics and prices, and uses data matrix and real time for increased traceability.It offers a print area of 53mm x 80mm in intermittent mode, and 53mm x 125mm while operating continuously, with a print resolution of 12 dots/mm. www.allencoding.co.uk
Win BIA 2010 tickets in our Cupcake window dressing contestMake sure you enter British Baker’s window dressing competition, as part of National Cupcake Week, for the chance to win the fantastic prize of two tickets to the Baking Industry Awards 2010.This prize will be given to the bakery retailer that creates the best cupcake-themed window display to promote the week, which runs from 14-19 September.For the chance of winning, all we ask is that you incorporate the National Cupcake Week logo or posters into part of your display. These are available to download free here>> Download artworkIf you are unable to print off posters, don’t worry, one poster will be sent out free to bakery and café subscribers of British Baker on 28 August. As the winner will be judged by the photography sent to us, make sure you try and achieve the best-quality pics you can, and try to avoid any nasty window reflections. Make sure you use a high-resolution setting when taking pictures with a digital camera.The deadline to enter is 30 September and winning entries will appear in a future issue of British Baker, so get planning now! Send images to:-E mail: [email protected] mail to:Elizabeth EllisBritish BakerBroadfield ParkCrawley, West SussexRH11 9RT>> Back to main National Cupcake page>> Find out more about the Baking Industry Awards
If you want to maximise the number of customers walking through your doors and get them to return time and time again, then you really need to understand why they are visiting you and what they want from their visit. him! has just spoken to over 1,300 coffee chain customers at Costa Coffee, Caffè Nero, Coffee Republic and Starbucks outlets.The majority of customers (40%) say they are there to relax or take a break. So you need to make sure you have the right seating and atmosphere for customers to enjoy their refreshment and choose your outlet to get the relaxing break they want.But you do not want customers hanging around all day without buying another drink or something to eat. If customers have been there a long time then check on them to see if they would like another drink or something to eat. They may just not want to leave their shopping bags or belongings in order to get up and get another drink. Many customers would buy another drink if they were asked by staff.One-third of coffee chain customers said they were there for a snack between meals. So ensure you have the right snack options, such as confectionery, crisps and muffins.Seven per cent of customers are there for breakfast do you have the right range of morning goods, such as croissants, muffins and pastries on display? And don’t forget the healthy option, such as prepared fruit salad bowls or single-item fruits for that impulse buy.Six per cent are there for lunch. If you cannot offer fresh sandwiches, which take more time to prepare, could you offer quality pre-packed sandwiches, pasties or salads? Don’t forget the crisps and soft drinks to go with it. Offer a meal deal 14% of customers say they will be buying more meal deals in the next 12 months due to the recession.Five per cent are there for an evening meal again make sure that there are fresh sandwiches, pasties or salad bowls available.Four per cent are at the coffee chain for a treat this is a time for these customers to be indulgent, so make sure you have enough cake and muffins. Eighty-four per cent of customers say they do not have a budget to stick to when visiting a coffee chain, so that is a great opportunity to tempt customers to buy a piece of cake or large hot chocolate.Just 3% of customers are there to meet with friends or family, but do you incentivise them with offers such as buy any two adult drinks and get a kid’s drink free?Only 2% of customers are there for work or a business meeting, but the coffee shop can be the perfect place to hold an informal meeting outside peak hours. Do you offer wifi to encourage the lucrative business market into your outlet? Could you also offer local businesses the opportunity to phone ahead and order a round of coffees? And during quieter times of the day, can you offer to deliver their order to them?
Pinterest Google+ Facebook WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twitter TAGScoronavirusCOVID-19in-personIndianalearningMishawakaschool city of mishawakasemesterspringvirtual learning (Photo supplied/School City of Mishawaka) The School City of Mishawaka has announced its plans for the spring semester.The new changes will take effect on January 4, when students are scheduled to return back to the classroom following winter break.ABC 57 News reports the new schedule will divide students’ hybrid and in-person learning schedules by grade levels:7th graders, freshmen and sophomores will meet for in-person learning on Mondays and Tuesdays, and will have virtual learning days Wednesdays through Fridays.8th graders will meet for in-person learning on Thursdays and Fridays, and will have virtual learning on Mondays through Wednesdays.Juniors and seniors will meet for in-person learning on Wednesdays through Fridays, with Mondays and Tuesdays being virtual learning days.Elementary students will have the option of either in-person learning or 100% virtual instruction. By Brooklyne Beatty – November 13, 2020 0 401 School City of Mishawaka announces spring semester plans Twitter Google+ Previous articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana releases mobile food distribution schedule, Nov. 16-20Next articleIndiana lawmakers vote not to wear masks during next week’s meeting Brooklyne Beatty
Today’s (5 February) development by President Yameen to declare a state of emergency in Maldives follows an order by the Supreme Court on 1 February to immediately release nine convicted political leaders and retry their cases.The Supreme Court also ordered that all MPs who have not been allowed to exercise their responsibilities should be permitted to sit in the People’s Majlis (Parliament) in accordance with the Constitution and the law, which has not been carried out by the Government of Maldives.Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: Follow the Foreign Secretary on Twitter @BorisJohnson and Facebook Further information I am gravely concerned about the declaration of a state of emergency in Maldives, and the accompanying suspension of fundamental rights. The damage being done to democratic institutions in Maldives and the sustained misuse of process in Parliament is deeply worrying. I call on President Yameen and the Government of Maldives to peacefully end the state of emergency, restore all articles of the constitution, take immediate steps to implement in full the order of the Supreme Court, and to permit and support the full, free and proper functioning of Parliament. Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Media enquiries Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn For journalists Email [email protected]
Press enquiries MAIB’s report on the fatal man overboard from the stern trawler Constant Friend is now published. A crewman fell into the water at Kilkeel Harbour while attempting to board via another vessel on 23 September 2017.The report contains details of what happened, subsequent actions taken and recommendations: read more.A safety flyer to the fishing vessel industry summarising the accident and detailing the safety lessons learned, has also been produced. Press enquiries during office hours 01932 440015 Press enquiries out of hours 020 7944 4292
Good morning.I’m deeply honoured to have been invited to talk to you this morning, to such an esteemed, situationally aware and well-informed audience. It is such a pleasure not to have to explain that when I’m talking about championing the Global Goals, I’m not talking about Panama 4-0.The video that you have just seen flows from the work we have done to relaunch and reset UK aid so that it better delivers the Global Goals.So it is fit for purpose in a fast changing diplomatic and economic landscape.And so that it also works in the national interest.This was done very deliberately to respond to the public concerns about how we have operated UK aid in the past, based on the public’s views and on the values that they hold dear.Not just to persuade them that we are doing a good thing, but to actually give them a stake in it.To reconnect them with what they enable. To earn their trust in our action. And to make them proud of their country.In my speech today I will briefly recap what we have done to achieve that.How we are changing and how we are changing what we do.And also resetting our work across government.So UK aid can deliver for the whole of Whitehall. And the whole of Whitehall can deliver the Global Goals.But I will also tell you why our reforms cannot stop at Whitehall. Because if they do we will not have understood the opportunity or potential ambition for Global Britain or the necessity of radical reform in how one HMG operates to deliver it.And why ultimately public approval for UK aid matters so much.But I am going to start by telling you why Global Britain matters.At your conference you will contemplate some of the world’s greatest challenges for our generation.Sometimes they seem overwhelming.How to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East.Ending extreme poverty in Africa.To deliver the Global Goals from which we are so far adrift.Other challenges that you perhaps might not examine today – global health security and antimicrobial resistance.The need to cope with more extreme weather events.The challenges of ensuring that new technology is a force for good.Protecting the environment and biodiversity, dealing with the consequences of climate change.The sobering realisation that the challenges and crises that we face today are largely man-made – conflict, crime, corruption.And a fast approaching migration crisis of epic proportions.A growing number of displaced and stateless people.The demand for more livelihoods just at a time when robots are making people redundant.And this is against the backdrop of the good old reliable rules based order being altogether less dependable.As are some old friends and allies.And when we have the emergence of new powers and superpowers who will have an increasing say on how the world is run, with which we need to forge new relationships and have a new offer.The challenge of China, the threat from Russia.The ever changing shape of violent extremism and terrorism.Cyber threats.Organised crime, the drugs trade, the scourge of modern slavery.All that woe.The need for a strategy and an action plan to cope with all of that is magnified for our citizens through the prism of social media, which demands the impossible from its politicians – immediate and simple answers to complex, long-burn challenges.And we look weak.We look ineffective.And amidst all of this we have Brexit.There is a sense.Just at a time when the world should be pulling together. We are pulling things apart. The world seems to be falling apart.I know that is how it feels. And how it feels matters.It affects our ambition. It affects what we believe is possible. It affects our direction as a nation.So I want you to feel better. I want to cheer you up.The world is improving. By any standards, or any research, the world is actually becoming a better place.Over the last few decades we have reduced global poverty by around a billion people, largely thanks to the liberalisation of trade. In 1990 almost 50% more of the world’s children are now in school.We have become more resilient, more able to withstand natural disasters. Since 1990 almost 50% more of the world’s children are now in school.Health has improved dramatically. People are living longer – the number of children dying before their fifth birthday has almost halved from 12 million since 1990. We have the ability to halt Ebola, and plague and famine.And there will shortly be a proud day, in the not too distant future, when UK aid and British Rotarians finally eradicate polio.Yes, the Rotarians. That global network of 1.2 million neighbours, friends, leaders, problem-solvers, who want a world where people unite and take action and create lasting change across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.There is goodwill towards the multilateral system, as demonstrated by the landmark deal agreed earlier this year to secure additional resources and reforms to the World Bank. The UK played a pivotal role in securing that deal, which will lead to an increased focus on the poorest and most fragile.With new technology we have breathtaking possibilities. New solutions to old problems. And a faster way of finding those who can help. One piece of child birthing kit, which helps babies stuck in the birth canal, saving them and their mothers, was invented by an Argentinian car mechanic, who heard about the problem from one of our tech call outs. He said, “Do you know what I’ve got something in the back that will fix it”, and he did, and he will save thousands of lives.There is growing democracy and human rights across the world. Women, LGBT, minority rights are improving. Sometimes too slowly. But they are improving.We could even see the first signs of a move towards peace in Afghanistan.So as you contemplate the challenges facing the world today you should remember how far we’ve come.That is important because we seem to lack confidence about the future.The problem is that all of that good news is eclipsed by what appears to be a crisis of leadership in the West. People feel let down by their leaders and their institutions. With good reason, mind you!We’ve had the banking crisis in 2008. Institutions methodically pulling the rug out under the feet of wealth-creating entrepreneurs in order to keep their own balance sheet strong.Big business cheating the consumer.The vehicle emissions scandal, the failure of regulations, the failure to protect the consumer.And my own sector has not been immune from this. Many charities have lost support from hard-working donors and life-long believers due to incompetence, or extravagance, or the tolerance of predatory behaviour towards the most world’s vulnerable people.In recent times, our politics has sometimes failed to lead those it serves. This is true overseas as it is at home. The consensus seems to have melted away.Despite the British public’s generosity towards people on the other side of the world that they will never meet, despite their understanding of the global connections upon which our own health, peace, security and prosperity depends, they are sceptical about how their political leaders are spending their money.It’s not a lack of logic or a lack of love that causes scepticism about the aid budget – it is a lack of trust.They have had similar feelings about our foreign policy- that it has failed to understand the long-term consequences of a chosen course of action.And, as we know, there is a view that the executive can no longer be trusted to deploy Her Majesty’s armed forces without a parliament check.Cynicism and pessimism prevails. Love is in short supply. It is easier to give up than try. Or better still, let’s not start at all. Better to disengage, better to retreat. To save our resource, to save our energy. Protectionism, tied aid, populism appear a much safer bet.Have we lost confidence in our own ability and right to exercise hard and soft power? Have we forgotten why we have the values that we do?Why free trade and freedom matter? Are we afraid of the future?As we leave the EU we need to get our mojo back. And that is why the people of this country want a vision set out.What is Britain’s role in the world? What is it that we are trying to get done? How will we do it? What will Brexit look like? What will Global Britain look like? And what does it mean for me?They apparently don’t want a ‘safer bet’. They said “no thanks” to that during the referendum.They want to be part of a nation that does have the inclination and ability to act, to influence, to deter, and to intervene. Even when that means us standing alone.Brexit was a vote of self-determination of confidence and hope. And its successful delivery will be too.We want the public to have confidence and trust in our international relations. They want the country and the world, to pull together for their children’s sake. They want to unite behind a vision and they want to help.It is in our national psyche to come together and to get stuck in. Our greatest accomplishments have been driven by that courage and that care. Courage and care.To fight, whether with arms, or knowledge or science or discovery, argument or compassion against evil, against hunger, and disease and tyranny for humanity’s sake.We are strong because we are leaders.There will be people who look at the disagreements in our politics and in our international institutions and groupings, and say we are divided and weak.Thinking differently is not a weakness. On the contrary, there are many countries around the world where there is no debate, no disagreement, no alternative opinion. Those disagreements are actually a sign of great strength.It is the very reason why democracies and democratic organisations are strong. That’s why democracies always, always beat dictatorships in the long-run.So if our old friends and allies seem a little unreliable, or our parliament a little fraught – I urge you not to lose faith in them.We are strong because we are a democracy and because we embrace international rules.We believe in democracy because it values diversity. Everyone gets a vote. It is one manifestation of our nation’s unselfish values. We believe in sharing, in helping. We volunteer, we pay tax. We donate millions to charities and DEC appeals and UK aid is the pragmatic manifestation of that love.There will be people who say our actions are outdated, unfit for a changing world.I say we are strong because of our values, we are strong because we are capable.Just think about the incredible response to our diplomatic efforts in the wake of the Salisbury attack.The esteem in which the UK is held as a development superpower.And that our Armed Forces are still the prototype others seek to emulate, and the defence partner of choice.That’s what our nation does.And that means our nation is a protector. It’s a wealth bringer. A capacity builder. A problem solver. A life-saver. And a peace broker. A commonwealth member. A global 0.7, 2 per cent nation. At a time when the interests of other nations is so diverse.At a time when the world is changing so fast.We are the game changer nation.What other nation has so much to offer to so many?We are strong because we are capable and we are relevant.Global Britain is the margin of victory in delivering the Global Goals and a more peaceful, prosperous and secure world.So we better make sure we do.That has been the motivation for our rethink at DFID.To restore faith, to regain that mojo, to be ready to help our nation embrace that opportunity.In January, I outlined a new higher spending bar for the department. From now on aid money will not just be spent well but we will show that it could not be better spent.We must do the most good with the money that we have and that means effective aid spending, but also if we can achieve that and help the national interest in a more direct way, then we will do so.This has led to more co-designed and co-funded projects with other government departments.We are looking at how UK Aid can work with the Ministry of Defence to support stability and development overseas, in support of national security objectives. We are exploring ideas, such as peacekeeping, disaster relief training for UK and overseas military personnel, and realising the benefits of more joint training.We should work towards greater cooperation – maximising the most benefit for our nation from our respective budgets, and we should be sweating those taxpayer-funded assets.We are working with the Department for Work and Pensions to make the International Citizenship Service deliver the skills and confidence boost to help disadvantaged UK young people get into work.And with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs we are funding projects to protect the environment, to tackle the scourge of plastics in our oceans and protect endangered species.With trade we are developing a new Brexit ready offer created by both departments and this will connect all we have to offer with the opportunities to invest abroad.With Health we are developing new treatments and combating antimicrobial resistance.By funding things that will support the British people or causes that they care passionately about, we do not dilute the good aid does, we double it. We will seek a win for the developing world and a win for the UK in all we do.Funding decisions will also take into account what nations can afford to spend on their own people and whether they actually do. The World Bank is developing a new Human Capital Index which will help quantify this for the first time, and Bill Gates and I are its first champions.We are moving from a project-based approach to methodically capacity building in developing nations. We want the healthcare programs to yield healthcare systems for the long run.My first action as Secretary of State was to set up a new unit to help nations collect tax, and part of our new development offer is a greater effort and the tools to combat illicit money flows and capital flight.And we will not fund things that others can.I have spoken also about the reforms that we need to deliver our new offer and our new approach.The UK’s commitment to spend seven pence out of every £10 of income on the world’s poorest people is absolutely in line with our national values and our national interest.But we need to ensure that how we are meeting the 0.7 is sensible and works for the British public in the long term, so we are focused on ensuring that there is nothing that hinders the most effective use of those funds.We are working with Treasury to ensure that our compliance with that world-leading pledge is done in the most effective way possible. And we will continue to push for reform of the DAC rules where we think they prevent spending on legitimate humanitarian missions and that counting as ODA.We have won the argument regarding doubling the proportion of our UN peacekeeping costs that count as ODA and we are winning the argument that countries that slide back into poverty can be ODA eligible again.Within Whitehall, we will continue to work with Treasury and other government departments to ensure we are spending our aid money in the most effective and efficient way possible.In March, I chaired my first Ministerial group of all government departments that spend ODA, to raise the quality, consistency and coherence of spending along the principles of good quality aid spent in the national interest pursuing of the Global Goals.DFID is also working closely with the Cabinet Office to support the strategy and governance of the cross government ODA funds; the Prosperity Fund and the CSSF.These structures together with a maturing NSC, with a fusion philosophy, will ensure that the tools of hard and soft power are used coherently, strategically and effectively.In April I announced the largest shift in what DFID does and how it will do it in that department’s history, which will ensure that we are providing a comprehensive response to the development challenges of the future, dealing with both the direct and indirect causes of poverty.This will include a clear focus on Africa where DFID, the FCO and others work jointly to deliver a new partnership.We will step up our engagement with the world’s financial centres – critical hubs that determine how money flows into and out of the developing world.We are investigating whether our own impact is limited by the financial instruments that are currently available to us. For example, is there a case for using new aid instruments such as sovereign lending?We are looking closely at the development needs of a wide range of countries that have transitioned out of extreme poverty in recent years, but still face challenges, particularly of growth and job creation. We need to work with these countries to build their markets so they can grow.And as the world relies more on the economies of countries such as China to drive growth, we are looking at how to deepen our partnership with them as their global impact on the rules-based international system and global public goods increases.In the Middle East, we will continue to respond generously to meet humanitarian needs in Yemen and in Syria, but we will shift relationships with countries like Jordan and Lebanon to increase stability, reduce conflict and build resilience – because it’s in their interest and it’s in our interest too.So DFID is changing, and we are helping Whitehall get the most impact from ODA, but we mare going to go much further still.We have taken a conscious and methodical approach to break down the silos.So one HMG can be truly effective.Around 60 of my team are embedded with the Department for Trade to form a joint team responsible for shaping the UK’s future trade arrangements with developing countries.FCO secondees sit in our building.From the start of my tenure I have chosen to take my entire ministerial team to Foreign Office prayers, their weekly ministerial meeting. And I have spent time with the leadership team of ambassadors, trade envoys and diplomats in the UK service.We have had a joint executive board with the DIT.I am mapping key planning decisions in internationally facing government departments, and when they are taken. So the decisions we take, whether in programmes or replenishments are the best informed and the most impactful.My goal was to replicate the tight-knit country teams we see in our embassies and missions around the world here in Whitehall.There have long been calls for this close working and I am proud that its my department DFID, which has reach and relevance, into every government department, that is delivering that culture change.I know people get very excited about the machinery of government, but where the real action is lies beyond Whitehall.Because although government can be a catalyst, an enabler, it is not government that will deliver Global Britain.It is the sum of what we as a nation have to offer.It is our town-halls, our great cities, our business and entrepreneurs, our technology, our science base, our education institutions, our creative law, our tax inspectors.I’m tempted to say, Harry Kane’s right boot. Harry Kane’s left boot.The city of London, our civil society and our social enterprises, our faith and community groups.Of the five priorities I announced in that reset of UK aid earlier this year, the fifth was the Great Partnership.At the same time as we unite Whitehall around a more coherent ODA offer, we will unite the nation behind a national mission, in the national interest.Global Britain delivering Global Goals. To connect all our nation has to all that it can help.And that is why the trust of the British public in what we do with their money to help the world’s poorest is critical.Because we want them to help. Because without their help, without their talents, without their entrepreneurial spirit, their business opportunities, their inventions, their discoveries and without connecting all citizens with those elsewhere in the world who share their ambitions we will not deliver those ambitions.Global Britain is about looking out into the world and seizing the opportunities that come from those freedoms we gain by leaving the EU.But it also needs to be about our own communities and organisations, businesses, charities, institutions and the people that make them.DFID is already doing this through UK aid match, and our new small grants programme. The diversification of our suppliers and other initiatives give us a good base to work from. But we will go much further, working strategically with big business, and building networks of entrepreneurs, civil society, and community groups, to connect them with people and opportunities.So as well as seeing us in places like Singapore and Dubai in the future you will also see DFID in Belfast and Glasgow and Newcastle and in fact every region of the UK, talking to local businesses who are keen to bring their expertise and skills to help the world’s poorest. As part of a cross-government commercial approach, my teams have already been to Birmingham, Leeds and Cardiff to discuss how businesses there can apply for DFID funding.This is about harnessing all we have to offer as a nation and the spirit of our times to tackle the remaining challenges of our times.That is why the public’s view of the strategy and execution of our diplomacy, our development assistance and our defence of this nation is critical.Because they are critical to its delivery. Because the world needs their leadership. And their humanity.Want a vision for Global Britain? Then look at the people of this country, look at who we are.Courageous, compassionate, committed to democracy. And with those values, just think what we can become.Thank you.