Our good friend, Paul Field, formerly with Huddersfield University, has just taken up an appointment with Qatar Science and Technology Park. The website describes the park as "a home for technology-based companies from around the world, and an incubator of start-up technology enterprises." Its aim is to spur the development of Qatar's knowledge economy, by providing the ideal location for companies to develop technologies and deliver them to the marketplace. We all wish him the very best of British and/or Qatari luck.
Huddersfield has already got a number of links with the region through Nadio Granata's office in Dubai and indeed Alex Khan of these chambers. We hope to build on that connection with this very dynamic part of the world.