Bolton baroness appointed trade envoy to Middle East

BARONESS Morris of Bolton has spoken of her pride at being named a trade envoy to the Middle East, and said changes in the region represent “great opportunities” for British business.

The former shadow education minister and current Chancellor of Bolton University was appointed to the new role by the Prime Minister and her new responsibilities will include Jordan, Kuwait and the Palestinian territories.

The Farnworth-born Tory Peer, pictured, told the House of Lords: “I was honoured, along with other parliamentarians from across the political divide, to be appointed one of the Prime Minister's trade envoys.

“My responsibilities are Jordan, Kuwait and the Palestinian territories — countries with which we have strong links and long-standing friendships, but where the changes they are undergoing present great opportunities for British businesses. I am looking forward greatly to working with my noble friends and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to help promote the UK and our commercial sector. I also see it as our job, however, to promote the virtues of trade itself. The existence of significant trading relationships provides a powerful incentive to root out corruption

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9:56am Sat 15 Dec 12

Joesixpack says...

Might help if she had some business experience. Her CV reveals none.
Might help if she had some business experience. Her CV reveals none. Joesixpack

10:05am Sat 15 Dec 12

Bendix says...

Perhaps who ever appointed her should have looked at her track record at Bolton university which is going down the pan. Great track record in failure.
Perhaps who ever appointed her should have looked at her track record at Bolton university which is going down the pan. Great track record in failure. Bendix

12:08pm Sat 15 Dec 12

PDY says...

A complete and utter waste of time!!!!!
This women has no experience of business or industry and will fulfill no meaningful role in advancing the interests of British Industry. This work is adequately undertaken by Chambers of Commerce or Industry Delegations comprising representatives of companies who wish to do business. This women will spend half her time in the various Embassies hobnobbing with ambassadors and other civil servants. These people are totally useless and this particular women is the most useless of them all, with the singular exception of Prince Andrew who was, supposedly, doing a similar role, when he wasn't playing golf, or sucking up to eastern European dictators!!!!
A complete and utter waste of time!!!!! This women has no experience of business or industry and will fulfill no meaningful role in advancing the interests of British Industry. This work is adequately undertaken by Chambers of Commerce or Industry Delegations comprising representatives of companies who wish to do business. This women will spend half her time in the various Embassies hobnobbing with ambassadors and other civil servants. These people are totally useless and this particular women is the most useless of them all, with the singular exception of Prince Andrew who was, supposedly, doing a similar role, when he wasn't playing golf, or sucking up to eastern European dictators!!!! PDY

1:04pm Sat 15 Dec 12

boltonnut says...

I don't know if she is related to Cliff Morris,if she is the whole dammed venture is doomed to fail.PS.I thought Palestinians were the bad guys,Yasser,Yasser,Y
asser.Another PS,Farnworth AND Palestine,sounds like she might have the credentials for the job after all.
I don't know if she is related to Cliff Morris,if she is the whole dammed venture is doomed to fail.PS.I thought Palestinians were the bad guys,Yasser,Yasser,Y asser.Another PS,Farnworth AND Palestine,sounds like she might have the credentials for the job after all. boltonnut

3:50pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Les Polomas says...

Bendix wrote:
Perhaps who ever appointed her should have looked at her track record at Bolton university which is going down the pan. Great track record in failure.
Spot on, Bendix. She announced earlier this year that the University was in a good position, with a healthy bank balance, and great plans, including low fees, to attract students.
Who's pulling the wool over her eyes? Or was it true and they don't really need to make staff redundant?

This town needs the University to attract students to the area, and retain its staff - otherwise the steep slide into a ghost-town land is going to mark the end of many other businesses here in Bolton.
[quote][p][bold]Bendix[/bold] wrote: Perhaps who ever appointed her should have looked at her track record at Bolton university which is going down the pan. Great track record in failure.[/p][/quote]Spot on, Bendix. She announced earlier this year that the University was in a good position, with a healthy bank balance, and great plans, including low fees, to attract students. Who's pulling the wool over her eyes? Or was it true and they don't really need to make staff redundant? This town needs the University to attract students to the area, and retain its staff - otherwise the steep slide into a ghost-town land is going to mark the end of many other businesses here in Bolton. Les Polomas

11:31pm Sat 15 Dec 12

The-Boltonian says...

boltonnut wrote:
I don't know if she is related to Cliff Morris,if she is the whole dammed venture is doomed to fail.PS.I thought Palestinians were the bad guys,Yasser,Yasser,Y

asser.Another PS,Farnworth AND Palestine,sounds like she might have the credentials for the job after all.
I was just thinking is she related to Tonka Morris.
Everything he touches turns to crap.
[quote][p][bold]boltonnut[/bold] wrote: I don't know if she is related to Cliff Morris,if she is the whole dammed venture is doomed to fail.PS.I thought Palestinians were the bad guys,Yasser,Yasser,Y asser.Another PS,Farnworth AND Palestine,sounds like she might have the credentials for the job after all.[/p][/quote]I was just thinking is she related to Tonka Morris. Everything he touches turns to crap. The-Boltonian

8:40pm Sun 16 Dec 12

grimtown says...

Bolton is fast becoming like a suburb of a Middle East country, They can't support local industry or bring new industry to Bolton. Invite the envoy to bring potential investors to see the bomb site they have created in the town centre. The Germans would have been proud in the 1940's of Bolton Council they would have been able to saved a fortune in bombing raids, by putting a labour council at the helm.
The local MP watches YODEL relocate to Wigan while concentrating on Palastine great to see priorties are in order.
Bolton is fast becoming like a suburb of a Middle East country, They can't support local industry or bring new industry to Bolton. Invite the envoy to bring potential investors to see the bomb site they have created in the town centre. The Germans would have been proud in the 1940's of Bolton Council they would have been able to saved a fortune in bombing raids, by putting a labour council at the helm. The local MP watches YODEL relocate to Wigan while concentrating on Palastine great to see priorties are in order. grimtown

10:17pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Blyton says...

Les Polomas wrote:
Bendix wrote: Perhaps who ever appointed her should have looked at her track record at Bolton university which is going down the pan. Great track record in failure.
Spot on, Bendix. She announced earlier this year that the University was in a good position, with a healthy bank balance, and great plans, including low fees, to attract students. Who's pulling the wool over her eyes? Or was it true and they don't really need to make staff redundant? This town needs the University to attract students to the area, and retain its staff - otherwise the steep slide into a ghost-town land is going to mark the end of many other businesses here in Bolton.
Yes true, and the 97 to 100 staff whose posts have been 'deleted' are still not sure what is happening...they say 'no news is good news!' but is it ? The poor staff are not going to have a peaceful or happy Christmas it seems.
[quote][p][bold]Les Polomas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bendix[/bold] wrote: Perhaps who ever appointed her should have looked at her track record at Bolton university which is going down the pan. Great track record in failure.[/p][/quote]Spot on, Bendix. She announced earlier this year that the University was in a good position, with a healthy bank balance, and great plans, including low fees, to attract students. Who's pulling the wool over her eyes? Or was it true and they don't really need to make staff redundant? This town needs the University to attract students to the area, and retain its staff - otherwise the steep slide into a ghost-town land is going to mark the end of many other businesses here in Bolton.[/p][/quote]Yes true, and the 97 to 100 staff whose posts have been 'deleted' are still not sure what is happening...they say 'no news is good news!' but is it ? The poor staff are not going to have a peaceful or happy Christmas it seems. Blyton

5:21am Mon 17 Dec 12

normid norm says...

Made up title to keep the gravy train full, I don't know where these people get off!!
I will bet that her overall positive contribution to Bolton businesses will be very little.
Why oh why don't the assist small business by being a little more focused on the job in hand other than made up titles for contributing nothing.
Made up title to keep the gravy train full, I don't know where these people get off!! I will bet that her overall positive contribution to Bolton businesses will be very little. Why oh why don't the assist small business by being a little more focused on the job in hand other than made up titles for contributing nothing. normid norm

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