Following her participation in the maiden edition of Expo Ghana 2022, a business forum and special exhibition of Made-In-Ghana products recently held in London, United Kingdom, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Exim Bank (GEXIM) responsible for Banking and Business, Rosemary Beryl Archer, has met with management of Wanis International Foods.
The meeting took place at the head office of Wanis International Foods located in London and was facilitated by London-based international Marketing Communications Company and organisers of Expo Ghana 2022, Akwaaba UK.
The visit was in fulfilment of the bank’s functions outlined in the Ghana Export – Import Bank Act, 2016 (Act 911) to support and develop directly or indirectly trade between Ghana and other countries, and build Ghana’s capacity and competitiveness in the international market place.
In addition, the bank is mandated to plan, promote, develop and finance export-oriented concerns, as well as provide support for Small and Medium Enterprises engaged in agro-processing and export trade.
Sanjay Wadhwani, Director of Wanis International Foods; George Philips, Commercial Director; and Paul Harrison, Head of Community received Ms. Archer. They explored the formation of a strategic partnership leading to market access for products of GEXIM-sponsored Small and Medium Scale Enterprises, as well as opportunities for manufacturers of Made-In-Ghana products in the United Kingdom.
Ms. Archer had a special tour of the wholesale cash and carry section of Wanis International Foods, which stocks in-demand foods from Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Mediterranean and USA, as well as classic British products. The company has over 8,000 UK and international grocery items on offer.
As one of Europe’s leading food and drink wholesalers with an unrivalled range of over 10,000 world food products from over 900 brands, Wanis International Foods currently distributes across the United Kingdom to supermarkets, wholesalers, independent retailers, online stores, restaurants and caterers of all sizes.
As part of the GEXIM’s mandate to support the Government of Ghana’s agenda to transform the Ghanaian economy into an export-led one, GEXIM provides support for local companies to produce quality and high standard goods for export. Over the years, GEXIM has introduced several key initiatives including the popular ‘Tuesday Market’ which provides a platform to prepare SMEs to meet the demands of global buyers.