Last Friday, Mayor Annise Parker officially received the Honorable Karen A. Bell at City hall and welcomed the new British Consul General to Houston. Talks ranged from the UK’s ambitious plans to increase industry trade and direct investment opportunities with Texas to a brief discussion on Houston’s thriving support of women’s soccer (football).
Appointed this last July, Consul General Bell represents the UK in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. Already a number of projects are underway in her consulate, such as a trade mission to London this December for US financial technology companies, and an MOU signed between the UK Satellite Applications Catapult and Houston Airport System, marking the UK as the first international partner for Houston’s commercial spaceport.