The Band of the Prince of Wales’s Division to perform for BBG members at Nad Al Sheba

The Band of the Prince of Wales’s Division to perform for BBG members at Nad Al Sheba

18.04.2007: The Band of the Prince of Wales’s Division to perform for BBG members at Nad Al Sheba

TOP BRITISH MILITARY BAND MAKES BRITISH BUSINESS GROUP THE FIRST STOP ON A WEEK-LONG VISIT TO DUBAI

The Band of the Prince of Wales’s Division will give BBG members a taste of home

Members of the British Business Group (BBG) will get a taste of home this week when they are treated to a rousing performance of music from musicals and the movies by the Band of the Prince of Wales’s Division.

The event, being held at Nad Al Sheba on Saturday (April 21), is the first of a week-long series of engagements in Dubai for the band, which is one of the British Army’s foremost infantry bands.

The 35-piece band regularly performs for royalty and participates in the Sovereign’s Parade at Sandhurst’s Royal Military Academy. Its engagements also include non-military events including the FA Cup Final, the highlight of England’s football calendar.

BBG chairman Nick Dutt said: "This is the BBG’s first musical event and promises to be a wonderful evening, with proceeds going to charity. It will be the first opportunity to see the band play in Dubai on their week-long visit and the only chance to see them play this sort of music."

The British Business Group, Dubai & Northern Emirates was set up in 1987 to encourage the development of British business in the UAE. It undertakes a wide range of activities from communicating with decision makers and testing British goods to sharing best business practice and arranging networking events for its members.

 

The British Business Group, Dubai & Northern Emirates (BBG), is led by an elected committee of members and operates under the auspices of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry. It is recognised by the UAE authorities as the representative body of British companies and individuals operating in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.

Since its inception the BBG has undergone huge growth and now has now has around 900 members and holds around 70 networking events, forums and seminars each year. It is widely recognised as one of the largest and most active business groups in the Gulf and is preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary this year.

Its activities include a cost-effective Product Testing Service that allows British companies to identify how their product or service would compete in the regional markets. The BBG is also the official body for provision of British Standards in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.

The BBG’s events include regular monthly working luncheons, dinner and breakfast meetings and networking sessions, which provide a forum for members and guests to discuss their views and frequently feature guest speakers from the British and UAE business worlds. Its monthly Special Interest Groups provide a forum for members with a common interest and include Banking & Finance, Construction, Education and Real Estate.

 

- Lucy Wray, Narayana Marar, Total Communications Dubai -

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18.04.2007 / MaP

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