Business Section

Benmo Ltd is a member of the China British Business Council, which is a dynamic organisation providing information about business opportunities in China and we frequently attend their events and advertise in their business services directory.

In the current year we have made arrangements for UK car parts suppliers and manufacturers to visit trade fairs and business partners in China and during the Olympics, made last minute arrangements for a sports agent to travel to China to meet his clients.

With the clients and business delegations we have visiting the UK from various parts of China we are well placed to provide introductions to various industries in China – especially interior textiles in the Hangzhou area, trade fairs in Shanghai and also light and heavy industry in Changchun in north east China.

Special Assignments

We have been privileged to assist with some interesting projects:-

1) ‘Between Two Rivers’

Barbara Lloyd, a well known photographer requested us to make arrangements for her for a several research visits to China following the courses of the Yellow River and Yangtze River.

In her search for the source of the Yangtze she started in Lijiang in Yunnan province and then proceeded to follow the Yangtze by four wheel drive up to the Plateau in Western Sichuan which is at high altitude and where they encountered early snow, and where most of the local people are Tibetan, they then descended in the direction of Chengdu.

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She made separate visits to travel along the lower and the middle reaches of the Yangtze.

A few months later she returned to trace the Yellow River – starting at the river’s mouth in Shandong, continuing into Henan Province to visit Zhengzhou and Luoyang, thence to Xian from where they wound their way through Gansu Province following the Yellow River until they finally descended to Lanzhou.

Her book: China – Travels between the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers was published at the end of 2006 by Skira.

Benmo Ltd supports the Barry and Martin Trust  www.barryandmartin.org Barbara Lloyd was one of the founding trustees. The Trust has rebuilt the old missionary hospital in Dali attached to the Dali No 2 Hospital and now known as the Peggy Health Centre which provides care and a resource centre for Aids sufferers in Dali.

2) ‘The Way of Tea’

Colin Still was commissioned by the trustees of the Cutty Sark Museum to make a film on tea production in China in Spring 2008. The film will be one of the exhibits shown to visitors to the famous tea clipper once it has been restored and reopened to the public in 2009. He was accompanied by the director & curator of the Museum and we liaised with the Director of the Tea Corporation in Beijing who facilitated their visit in the main tea producing areas of China.

The itinerary took in some of the most beautiful scenery in China – Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain) famous for keemum & maofeng tea – not to mention traditional rural architecture, Hangzhou famous for Longjing Green Tea and West Lake and the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian province – south east China, also a well known beauty spot and tea growing area.

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We received the following e-mail from the Curator on her return:

 I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for your efforts towards making our trip to China a success.  We had a good trip and certainly learnt a lot about the tea trade – and consumed several gallons of tea!!

I have to say, the guides were absolutely brilliant and their knowledge, negotiation skills and patience were very much appreciated indeed.  

We would be more than happy to help with similar projects, and where applicable assist in the formalities for obtaining permits or making the necessary contacts.

We are grateful to Colin Still for the use of many of the photographs on this web-site, for further information please contact him at colinstill@opticnerve.co.uk