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Maurizio Bragagni joined the world leaders at COP26 to tackle climate change

It is with great pleasure to announce that Dr Maurizio Bragagni OBE, CEO of Tratos UK Ltd and Honorary Consul for San Marino to the UK, has fully committed himself to actively take part in the COP26 deliberations, taking place in Glasgow, 31 October -12 November 2021. Tratos UK CEO’s full commitment to the COP26 is an expression of the…

SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATION CHAMPION AND GOVERNMENT ADVISOR LEADS NEW ‘LEAN MOBILITY’ DRIVE

13 July 2021 A UK  sustainability innovation champions is behind an IEC* futures project mapping routes for a sustainable transport system dubbed ‘lean mobility’. The thinking is backed by a new IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) interactive website that challenges people to explore how populations can move better, with consideration of time, energy and sustainability. IEC is inviting web visitors to…

Event to celebrate Mr David Bernstein’s legacy with British Red Cross

On 23 June 2021, Honorary Consul, Dr Maurizio Bragagni, hosted a dinner in honour of Mr David Bernstein, outgoing Chairman of the British Red Cross.  When the Covid-19 pandemic started, the smallest countries, like San Marino, were hit hard from the beginning. Immediately, the Honorary Consulate of San Marino in the UK started to mobilize help, by contacting several UK…

INTERNATIONAL TRADE TARIFFS CONTINUE TO TOPPLE

International trade industry advisor Dr Maurizio Bragagni OBE has moved to applaud another trading advance for Britain. The CEO of Merseyside global manufacturing company, Tratos, welcomed the news that, on the same day the UK and US agreed to suspend retaliatory trade tariffs, the government announced its sign-off on a new UK jobs-boosting tariff-free trade deal with Australia. Dr Bragagni,…

MERSEYSIDE INDUSTRIALIST AND GOVERNMENT INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADVISOR WELCOMES TRUSS’ HISTORIC US TARIFF DISPUTE BREAKTHROUGH

Independent British manufacturer Dr Maurizio Bragagni OBE has added his congratulations to those from other senior business figures and politicians as he commended International Trade Secretary Elizabeth Truss’s historic deal with the US on the Airbus-Boeing dispute. Today’s (17 June 2021) deal will end retaliatory tariffs which affected the UK’s US exports worth £550m. Dr Bragagni, who is CEO of…

IEC Lean Mobility Project

On behalf of the IEC Market Strategy Board, I recently led the project to launch a new interactive website which explores the topic of mobility. Using a future approach, the website presents three scenarios – authority, people and technology –  to better understand how mobility could evolve when considered alongside sustainability and society. The innovative element of this project, which…

Thank You for supporting my OBE appointment

The arrival of the news of the award from Her Majesty the Queen for my services to the UK business community has overwhelmed me. I am humbled and honored by this incredible recognition: Officer of the British Empire (OBE).  Looking back on my life, I see a young boy, born into an Italian chicken farmer’s family who went to school…

One-World Covid Response Gives Cause for Hope

I had my first Covid 19 vaccination this week (28th April 2021) at one of the many centres in London.   It was not the efficiency – although that was there – or the speed of the process – again that was evident – that humbled me.  It was the warmth, the care. From medical staff to military personnel and volunteer…

International Uncertainty and The Challenges Companies Face for Innovation

The world is changing – there is new thinking and new skills, emerging technology and the creativity it enables – all of which is being harnessed differently – used differently – to change how we live, work, communicate and play. Pure innovation has to be powered by the drive to deliver added value: to make things easier, faster, safer, better…

Raw materials’ price increase is a temporary phenomenon

As an entrepreneur with more than two decades of experience in cable-making, I have never seen market conditions nowadays. The prices of many raw materials are hiking with every passing day, and it seems inevitable to pass some of the increased costs for products to the end-users. The covid-19 pandemic has affected countries and individuals in vastly different ways. Like…

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