Grafton’s Belshaw is Hungary’s first honorary consul in Northern Ireland
Wed, 13 Jun 2012
Ken Belshaw, co-founder of Grafton Recruitment, is the first honorary consul to be appointed for Hungary’s newly opened Honorary Consulate in Northern Ireland.
The Consulate will be based in the Grafton Employment Group offices in the new Boat Building in Custom House Square, Belfast.
Ken Belshaw tells Recruiter: “It’s an honour and a privilege to represent Hungary in Northern Ireland. To combine serving a country I have grown to love with the country of my birth is something special.
“Grafton’s offices in Belfast will provide local support to the Hungarian embassy in London and a focal point for Hungarians living in Northern Ireland.”
The Hungarian Ambassador to the UK, Janos Csak, speaking at the official opening of the Consulate, says: “It is important that Hungary has representation within every area of devolved government within the UK. We are pleased to now include a Northern Ireland Consulate to work alongside our offices in Scotland and Wales.
“As a fellow member of the European Union, Hungary wishes to provide regional support for Hungarian nationals either working, visiting or trading with Northern Ireland.”
Grafton opened its first Hungarian office in Budapest in 1996 and now has three offices in the Hungarian capital. As well as in the UK and other parts of the world, the company offers employment solutions in Central and Eastern Europe from 29 offices in the region.
Belshaw also tells Recruiter he was proud of Grafton’s ability to host and entertain: “We have long been known as party givers, so now we have another excuse to celebrate. Anyone got a good recipe for goulash?”