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Businesses working together in Lagos

Global Currency Exchange Network (GCEN), in association with The Resident Group, hosted a New Year’s evening at the offices of the currency exchange company in Lagos.

The event was used as an opportunity to thank businesses for their continued custom over the past year in the Lagos area.

Alison Daun of GCEN said: “This is a prime example of businesses collaborating in these more challenging times in order to maximise resources wherever possible.”

She added: “2010 was a difficult year for many businesses and we thought this was a great opportunity to kick start 2011. It is always good to see the business community in Lagos working together and supporting each other.”

Tom Henshaw from The Resident Group said:” We have a large number of businesses in Lagos and the surrounding area. In these times, it is important that businesses work together and promote each other. We have received good feedback and would like to see more of these events in the coming year.”

GCEN works with businesses and private clients throughout the world transferring funds overseas, with a variety of options available to suit individuals. Alison Daun said: “GCEN offers preferential exchange rates and no transfer fees. We have been based in Lagos for seven years and the company has experienced steady growth with offices also in Spain, Dubai and the UK.”

Meanwhile, the company has announced the launch of a new currency card.

Alison Daun said: “The card is a safe and secure alternative to cash when spending money overseas. The Mastercard works as a pre-paid top-up card, similar to topping up a pay as you go mobile phone. You can only spend as much as you have loaded onto the card.”

Cards are available for either Euros or US Dollars and can be used anywhere you see the Mastercard logo.

“Unspent funds on your card can be saved until your next trip and you can continue to use it as a savings account by topping up as and when you can afford it. Alternatively you can change part or all of the balance back to Sterling at any time.”

For more information about the currency card, please visit www.gcen.co.uk or contact Claire Wheatley on 282 768 136 or UK 01622 815201 or email [email protected] The GCEN team in Lagos is based on Rua José Venturo Neto Cabrita, near to the Lidl supermarket.