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Who we are


Here are some key facts about the department:

Staff

The department has around 2,500 staff.

In addition, around 500 people work for UK Trade & Investment in the UK.

Our network of partner organisations includes nine executive agencies employing around 14,500 staff.

Ministers

Our Secretary of State is Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, supported by a team of Ministers.

Management team

Our Permanent Secretary is Martin Donnelly, supported by a senior management team.

Budget

The department's budget for 2011/12 is £17.6 billion reducing to £14.6 billion by 2014/15 under the Spending Review.

Locations

Our staff locations include London, Sheffield, Billingham, Cardiff, Darlington, Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Runcorn and Watford.

Structure

The department is structured into eight management groups:

BIS is supported by a wide range of organisations in delivering its strategic priorities. Our network of partner organisations (Partners, BIS Public Bodies Directory 2010 (PDF, 440 Kb) ) provide services, information and advice to the department and directly to a wide range of people and organisations.



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