The UK’s trade relationship with Kenya is booming – total trade between the two countries now tops £1 billion and the UK is now Kenya’s largest external investor.
And it’s a relationship that is only going to grow stronger as the UK aims to increase trade with Kenya by 25% each year through aggressive trade publicity, and is supporting the country in addressing the impact of climate change.
UK Trade &Investment in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, aided over 100 British companies in accessing the market in 2011 and 2012, as well as supporting others with exports to and imports from Kenya.
So if you’re looking to tap into this burgeoning business relationship you’ll need a convenient and cost-effective way to keep in touch with colleagues and clients out in Africa.
Which is where an international conference call comes into its own…
How to set up a conference call between the UK and Kenya
Visit ConferenceCall.co.uk to get your free PIN before clicking on ‘Invite Participants’ to generate an email template into which you enter the time, date and subject of the proposed conference call.
Choose UK and Kenya dial-in codes, click ‘Copy this invitation’ and paste it into an email before sending it to up to 100 participants.
Dial-in numbers to call
At the allotted time colleagues should dial the following numbers and enter your PIN:
– UK participants dial 0843 373 0843
– Kenya participants dial 020-5230750
Your conference call is ready to begin!
Where is Kenya?
Situated on the eastern coast of Africa, Kenya is a country whose territory lies on the equator and overlies the East African Rift. It has an Indian Ocean coastline and land borders with Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania.
What is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice on traveling to Kenya?
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to:
- Any areas within 60km of the Kenyan border with Somali
- Garissa County
- Lamu County (excluding Lamu Island and Manda Island)
- Areas of Tana River County north of the Tana river itself
- Anywhere within 15km of the coast from the Tana river down to the Galana (Athi-Galana-Sabaki) river
If you are travelling to Nairobi, be aware there is a heightened threat of terrorism, including terrorist kidnappings. Always be vigilant – bag snatching is common in transport hubs like bus stations, railway stations and airports, while muggings, kidnappings, car-jacking and armed robbery are relatively regular occurrences.
We would recommend doing business by conference call.
For more information, visit GOV.UK
What’s the best time call Kenya from the UK?
Nairobi is a massive 6,500 miles from London and flight times are in excess of nine hours – so no way can you do business in a day! The time difference means Nairobi is juts three hours ahead of the UK though, so just keep this in mind when making a call.