Access to the right people and to the right information is critical to business success. This is what the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain is offering in the UK. Our membership includes world’s leading multinationals, middle-market companies as well as SMEs. Our role is to give all our members the possibility of growing their business through a number of events, forums, briefing and white papers that the Chamber is organising. As the voice and representative body of Franco-British activities, our Chamber provides both business communities with the opportunity to exchange ideas, develop networks and influence policy makers both in the UK and in France. I trust our dynamic organisation will help you find all the practical information and contacts you need, and facilitate even more trans-channel projects in the future. Ultimately, this will benefit us all.
President of the French Chamber of Commerce in Great-Britain ; Co-founder, Chairman and CEO, International SOSCo-founder, Le Cercle d'outre-Manche ; President of the working group “Création et développement d’entreprises” at the Institut Montaigne ; Chairman of the Collège Français Bilingue de Londres.
For more information about our activities, please check online our first 2011 Annual Activity Report
The French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain is part of a network of 115 French Chambers of Commerce and Industry Abroad (FCCIA), which is the largest private French network in the world with a combined membership base of more than 23,000 companies.We were the third French Chamber of Commerce to be set up abroad back in December 1883, after Montevideo in 1882 and Barcelona in 1883.
The largest Foreign Chamber in the UK today in terms of both turnover and range of services offered as well as one of the top French Chambers worldwide, we count more than 600 member companies - ranging from SMEs and entrepreneurs to blue chip companies. The diversity and quality of our members - 50% of which are non-French nationals - largely contributes to our success and to the reputation we have acquired over the last 128 years of existence.
Our policies are guided by a Board of 12 Directors responsible for all major decisions concerning the Chamber's strategy. The Board is assisted by an Advisory Council of 57 councilors, helping to increase the visibility and the efficiency of the Chamber.
We are also a member of the Council of Foreign Chambers in the UK.
Consult the French Chamber's Accounts and Articles of Association.
Our main aims are to provide a platform for exchange and networking at the service of Franco-British firms in the UK, to promote our 600 members' interests to key decision makers and to help develop economic and commercial relations between France and the UK. Our Business Consultancy and Implantation departments provide both British and French companies with a large range of bespoke professionnal services.
The 50 events we organise every year, with personalities from the British and French political and business worlds, offer great opportunities for our members to develop their business and expand their network of contacts.Additionally, the Forums and the Clubs we have launched over the past two years, focusing on issues or sectors such as Human Resources, Cross-Cultural Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility and the Luxury sector, offer our members dedicated platforms to exchange experiences at the highest level of management and to share best practices.
We take pride in the quality of our various publications, including our bimestrial magazine INFO, distributed to key decision makers, our members' directory, our business guides or e-newsletters. They all provide a wealth of information, help promote the interests of the Franco-British business community and provide extra visibility to our member companies.
Read the The French Chamber of Commerce history.
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