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Local women-owned businesses participate in UK Spring Fair
Created: February 11, 2013

Alison Sinclair - Sinclair's Ceramics; jewellers Bianca Bartley - Peace-Is of Bianca and Kristina Broderick - Kristina Broderick Jewellery, and Racquell Brown - Irie Rock, a natural line of skincare and spa products, were among the nine women from the Commonwealth who benefited from full sponsorship from the Commonwealth Secretariat to participate in Spring Fair International in the United Kingdom in February.

They made the final cut from a field that included 60 companies from 12 Commonwealth countries. JAMPRO, the national investment and export promotion agency, with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and the Jamaica Exporters' Association (JEA), facilitated the applications of the local companies.

The companies were collectively sponsored to the tune of £34,000 (J$4.5 million) and had the opportunity to market their products to global buyers at one of Europe's largest buyers' fairs, which was held at the NEC Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

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