More than 40 British organisations will be travelling to China next with prime minister Theresa May in a bid to boost trade ties after Brexit.
The visit will be May’s first visit to China as premier, and is part of a concerted effort to boost trade around the world as part of her vision of a “global Britain”.
Companies joining the China trade mission include BP, HSBC, Inmarsat, Standard Chartered, Sirius Minerals, Standard Life Aberdeen, AstraZeneca and the London Stock Exchange Group, according to a report by Sky News.
Also on the trip will be clean-tech business Tewa Motors, vehicle research and testing group Horiba Mira, Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover, McLaren and Norton Motorcycles.
A number of universities will also be taking part in the trip in a bid to recruit more overseas students.
Other organisations include groups such as the CBI, the Institute of Directors and the Scotch Whisky Association.