Chairman, The 48 Group Club

Stephen Perry, Chairman of the 48 Group Club, has been working on China for more than 40 years when he first took over his father’s import/export business.

Stephen’s father was one of the original so-called “Ice-breakers”, who developed business in China in the 1950’s when the country was otherwise isolated from the West. Stephen himself is widely recognised as one of Britain’s leading experts on China.

The 48 Group Club is an independent business network committed to promoting positive links with China. The Club’s history goes back to the early 1950s, when the founding “Icebreakers” were the first Westerners to break through the worldwide trade embargo on China and establish mutually beneficial trade relations with the newly formed People’s Republic of China.