CEO Blog - UK / Vietnam Free Trade Agreement

December 10, 2020

CEO Blog - UK / Vietnam Free Trade Agreement

Nick Lonsdale, CEO of NashTech – Harvey Nash Group’s Vietnam centred IT solutions business – explains why the Free Trade Agreement announced today is good news for the UK and Vietnam.

I still find it staggering to reflect on how successful Vietnam is as a nation, an economy and a destination for business. In 1999, when NashTech opened its first Vietnam office in Hanoi, we were struck by the remarkable number of bicycles on the city streets. 

Twenty years on, those same streets are adorned with achievements of economic success; modern architecture and hybrid cars have now taken the place of bikes as the most striking features.

Vietnam continues to set a global standard for economic and social ambition by embracing sustainability and driving its Industrial Revolution 4.0 agenda. The UK is an integral friend and enabler in this plan as we share our learnings and ideas on technology innovation and leadership, sustainable energy, health financial services, and digital evolution.

This bilateral Trade Agreement strengthens the UK/Vietnam platform across trade liberalisation, legal regulation and alignment of global standards. 

We are a proud supporter and participant in this success story. The Free Trade Agreement is an emphatic win for UK plc., NashTech and our clients. 

Nick Lonsdale, CEO, NashTech

If you would like to find out more about doing business in Vietnam or with NashTech please contact


Free Trade Agreement event - Vietnam / UK Network

You can find out more about the details of the Free Trade Agreement, including government representatives from both countries, at an event hosted by the Vietnam UK Network on Monday 14th Dec 10am GMT. For more information contact

About NashTech

NashTech, part of Harvey Nash Group, are experts in technology, delivering smart solutions that solve business challenges and create value. Our award-winning teams apply deep expertise and passion to deliver complex IT projects globally. With thousands of technical experts based in our development centers in Vietnam, we have extensive knowledge and capability in all areas of technology.

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