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Velodrome engineers to set up in Brazil

The London-based structural engineering company behind the 2012 Velodrome is to open an office in Rio de Janeiro as prime minister David Cameron leads the drive for UK firms to win work in Brazil.

Useful Simple, which is an umbrella trust including structural engineers Expedition Engineering, hope to create annual revenue of £1.5M from the venture.

Useful Simple director Ed McCann said: “We believe that economic story of the 21st Century will be dominated by countries like Brazil which have so many of the Earth’s key resources.

“We hope that we and others can play a small role in helping Brazil reach its full potential and in so doing secure our own future as individuals and as a business.”

Cameron is leading a trade mission of 58 companies to Brazil, which is to host the 2014 football World Cup and the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

He said: “We want to make sure we seize this unique opportunity to build on the close ties we have developed with Brazil as the next host nation, share our experiences and open the door for more British businesses.”

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