Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Cameron Opens Business Festival

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Cameron Opens Business Festival

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Byline: Richard Wheeler

BRITAIN is a "nation of geniuses" which can be turned into the "most creative country on earth", David Cameron will say today.

The Prime Minister is also expected to welcome job announcements around the country, including Heineken investing PS50 million to protect 240 jobs in Manchester, Volkswagen Financial Services creating 340 jobs in Milton Keynes and Multimatic creating 232 retail and developments jobs in Coventry and Norfolk.

Mr Cameron is visiting Liverpool to open the International Festival of Business today, as he attempts to outline how the Government aims to drum up trade from around the globe.

The event, which runs throughout June and July, is regarded as the biggest of its kind in Britain for decades.

The Government hopes deals agreed could be worth up to PS100 million to the economy.

The PM is expected to tell an audience of 250 company chief executives in Liverpool: "One of the things I love about Britain is that we are a nation of geniuses. …

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