UK Embassy promotes Great Britain in the Philippines

The author with his team, the Spotted Dick, at the UK Trivia Night in ambassador Ahmad's house. The ambassador is standing beside the phone booth.

The author with his team, the Spotted Dick, at the UK Trivia Night in ambassador Ahmad’s house. The ambassador is standing beside the phone booth.

The relationship between the Philippines and the United Kingdom is growing stronger and stronger, thanks in part to efforts from the British Embassy headed by ambassador Asif Ahmad.

The embassy has launched a “This is Great Britain” campaign with a number of activities spread out over the coming months.

You can shop British and get a chance to win a trip to London Fashion Week in the Great British Shopping Contest. The grand prize is a trip for two to London that includes four nights hotel accommodation, rail tickets, pocket money from HSBC, match tickets to a Tottenham Hotspurs game, a visit to the Bicester Village designer outlets, and tickets to the London Fashion week in February of 2016.

More than 34 British brands like M&S, Debenhams, The Body Shop, Lee Cooper, Mitre, and Clarks, are participating in the promo that runs from November 3 to December 30, 2015. There is also a Shopping is GREAT Fashion show in SM Mega mall on the 12th of November.

The GREAT campaign, so successful last year, will once again endear the Filipino to all things British. The UK-Philippine Friendship Day on October 20 in Shangri-La Makati will feature a James Bond theme plus feature Aston Martin cars on display. An open bar will pour Macallan whiskey. Tickets are on sale for P2500 a pop.

There will be other events as well commemorating the quadricentennial of William Shakespeare next year.

These are the social media accounts to follow if you would like to participate and get more info.

Twitter: @ukinphilippines and @AsifAAhmad

Facebook.com/ukinthephilippines

Instagram: @ukinthephilippines

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