Director of ICC sprachinstitut James Parsons


GERMAN business leaders from Leipzig are visiting Plymouth this week to look at developing further links and future collaboration projects in the city.

The visit has been arranged by Dorcas Media with the assistance and support from the Plymouth and Devon Chamber of Commerce.

Dr Jorg Wellner runs a communications technology business in Eastern Germany and is looking at security projects with Plymouth and South West surveillance companies.

Dr Wellner, said: “I’m looking forward in meeting business leaders at Audax, Securi-Guard, Applied Automation, and discussing security measures at the proposed Hinkley Point power plant, and organised by the Plymouth and Somerset Chambers of Commerce.”

Other meetings are planned at Clever Students Lets to look at student accommodation security provisions, and meeting the new CEO of Plymouth Chamber of Commerce George Cowcher.

The director of ICC Sprachinstitut, James Parsons who visited the city earlier this year and signed a 650,000 euro deal with Plymouth language school Tellus Education Group, is also back in the city to develop the links with Tellus and other local businesses.

George Cowcher, chief executive of Plymouth & Devon Chamber of Commerce, said: “I am delighted to be welcoming businesses from Leipzig to Plymouth for a second visit this year.”

“International Trade is an area of great importance if we are to grow our regional economy, and through building relationships with international businesses and Chambers of Commerce overseas.”

“I look forward in meeting our guests from Leipzig to discuss ways in which we can collaborate with businesses in the Leipzig region.”

James Parsons, director of ICC, said: “I am noticing an increase of German companies looking at working in the UK market for their products, and Plymouth and the South West are the perfect base to spring board to launch because of the city’s business-friendly attitude.”

The business leaders will arrive on Thursday and spend three days in the city and anyone looking for more information can contact:


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