The Early Years 1993 – 1998
The early years were spent building on the supplier association work that came out of Peter’s first two study trips to Japan. At the time foreign companies were being encouraged to invest in the UK and in particular Wales. There was also some reservation about whether local suppliers had the capability to service effectively foreign investors. At the time Wales had a Development Agency (Welsh Development Agency or WDA) who believed that the formation of supplier associations could be an important means for improving this situation. The WDA were highly instrumental in the early growth and development of S A Partners.