A previous visit to China
Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister, is in China. He's leading a five-strong Scottish Government delegation promoting Scottish business and is accompanied by business and tourism representatives.
He began the visit by addressing business leaders in Shanghai where he spoke of the need to protect intellectual property rights (IPR). The First Minister said companies should have a 'know before you go' approach when looking to invest in China.
One of the companies accompanying him is Origin Pet Products Ltd. Out of interest I wondered what they had to offer the Chinese so I did a search to see what I could find. This is the result. Wouldn't you think someone in Origin Pet Products would know that the Chinese are avid users of the internet? I'm being too kind there. This company doesn't deserve to do business with anyone until they can get even a most basic website up and running. How they managed a place on this delegation beats me. Surely Scotland can produce a better business model than this one.