Did you know that the UK is home to the world’s largest cross-border banking centre; 30 of the world’s top 200 universities; and three of the world’s top five museums? Or that the world’s first mass produced, zero-emission family car is being made in the UK; and that the first bank to offer inter-branch banking in Nepal— Standard Chartered—has a history of over 150 years in the UK?
All these information and more, including where to go to find out more about doing business in or with the UK, studying in the UK or visiting the UK can be found at our new GREAT! Kiosk located in Standard Chartered Bank, Lazimpat. Standard Chartered is a GREAT example of British expertise and the obvious partner for hosting the kiosk.
According to a press release of British Embassy, ith this kiosk, the GREAT campaign, which was launched to promote everything GREAT that the UK has to offer and has been running in countries worldwide, makes its way to Nepal.
British Ambassador to Nepal Andy Sparkes and Joseph Silvanus, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Nepal, launched the kiosk on 25 April. The kiosk was installed by the Embassy as part of its work to get people rethinking about the UK in the pretext of the upcoming 200th anniversary of Nepal- UK relation.
Addressing the program, CEO Silvanus said,“ we greatly value our relationship with the Embassy of the United Kingdom here in Nepal. Standard Chartered is proud to be of British origin and hence it becomes a matter of happiness for the Bank to showcase Great Britain to the external world through this Kiosk. We want to see this bonding strengthen through other partnerships too in future.”
Ambassador Sparkes said,"I am very pleased to open this information kiosk aimed at highlighting business, visit and study opportunities in the UK. It is appropriate that this facility is housed by Standard Chartered Bank, an excellent British company with long presence in Nepal. I hope that all those who might have interest in doing business with Britain or studying in the UK will find a moment to drop by and benefit from the information available."