Israeli-British trade planned for Manchester

The new head of Israel-British Chamber of Commerce in Tel Aviv identified "potential" in Manchester for a number of high-level business prospects during a two-day visit.

Anita Leviant, who heads a global finance consultancy, said that Manchester and Israel have "common interests in high-tech and bio-tech. Traditionally the chamber has been working with London, but when I was elected, one thing I promised to do was to go out of London." One possible deal was for Israel to provide neonatal incubator systems to Manchester hospitals.

She met leaders of Manchester's chamber of commerce, its inward investment agency and pro.manchester, which represents 274 regional firms.

    Last updated: 4:15pm, July 22 2010