The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE) have announced that they have reached an agreement that will see 24 additional British Chambers across Europe become part of the BCC’s Global Business Network – significantly expanding the Chamber network's reach with practical, real-world support for trade between the UK and the Continent.
This agreement means that the BCC Global Business Network now includes 49 British Chambers around the world - doubling the strength of the network in markets worldwide and will create new connections and support for both UK and European businesses, at precisely the time they need them most.
With the nature of the UK’s future relationship with the EU still uncertain, the British Chambers of Commerce and COBCOE have taken a strategic decision to bring their networks together so both UK firms and European firms will be able to harness opportunities for trade and access practical advice, support and connections to keep trading across borders, regardless of political change.
Members of the Essex Chambers of Commerce will now have access to both a European and global network of British Chambers, and vice-versa. This provides contacts and support in nearly 50 countries worldwide to ensure businesses have the right introductions and support in these markets, as well as helping them with brand profile and advice.
Jane Rose, Head of International Trade at Essex Chambers of Commerce said: “ I look forward to forging new relationships with the Global Business Network. This will create an opening for me to extend our support for members across the globe and introduce new opportunities.”