Lord Marland new trade envoy

Lord Marland of Odstock is to be the new face of British business trade delegations abroad, leading British bosses to meet foreign ministers and counterparts. The businessman and politician, who was founding director of the insurer Jardine Lloyd Thomson, has been hired as the chairman of the British Business Ambassadors by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). He will keep his post as a junior minister at Department of Energy and Climate Change and lead around six trips a year.