The British Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (BCCP) recently celebrated World Gin Day 2022, supported by United Kingdom (UK) Trade Envoy Richard Graham, MP, and the Embassy’s Deputy Head of Mission British in Manila, Alistair White.
At the event, the BCCP showcased the unique stories of carefully crafted, multi-award-winning British gins that explore the potential for entry into the Philippine market, such as Chatsworth Gin, House of Elrick, Forest Distillery, Bolney Estate Gin , Silent Pool and Shivering Mountain.
Another highlight of the occasion was the fourth BCCP Bartending contest which was won by Jeremie Benisano of SawSaw/Cafe Fleur Restaurant.
The BCCP also had the opportunity to serve culinary creations to its members and guests, courtesy of renowned UK pork exporter Dingley Dell. He was one of nine members of the British delegation who traveled to the Philippines for a trade mission in May led by the chamber.
In a report released by the Bureau of Animal Industry, the UK ranks sixth among sources of pork imports to the Philippines. The European country’s Agriculture and Horticulture Development Council reports that its pork exports to the Philippines reached almost £17million in the first four months of 2022, a 14% increase compared to the same period last year.
Committed to advocacy to identify business opportunities for UK businesses, the British Chamber is organizing its second trade mission in September, which will focus on the food and drink sector, in partnership with Kent County Council.