A group of Chinese delegates were taken on a magical mystery tour into the wizardous world of Harry Potter as they bumped into Hagrid at Gloucester Cathedral. We welcomed five representatives from Wuhou in China to sample the delights that our city has to offer, in a bid to strengthen trade links between the two districts.

As part of their three day visit they had a tour of the cathedral, where they bumped into the mythical character of Hagrid, played of course by me! It was wonderful to show them the cathedral, where some of the Harry Potter filming famously took place.

Witchcraft aside, the delegates concentrated their efforts on opening up export opportunities for Gloucestershire businesses with Chengdu, China’s fifth largest city. This mission is the third of its kind, with previous trade visits already benefitting Gloucestershire-based businesses.

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