Our Chamber

Established in 1883, the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain is a dynamic organisation, which provides business services and high-level networking and events.

Who we are

With over 400 companies of all sizes and sectors in membership, we are the hub of key relationships, conversations, insights and support for Franco-British business. We deliver real value, opportunity, connections and voice for Franco-British business, representing the views and interests of its membership to policymakers and key stakeholders on both sides of the Channel.

Established in 1883, we are part of the network of French Chambers of Commerce and Industry Abroad, spanning 124 Chambers in 95 countries.

The diversity and high profile of our members - 40 per cent of which are non-French nationals - contributes to our success and reputation acquired over its 138 years of existence.

Our strength

  • Trade between France and the UK is vital to both economies, and reducing barriers to trade and ensuring ease of trade is in the interests of both countries as well as businesses. In 2020, UK imports from France in 2020 were worth £24.0 billion in goods and £10.5 billion in services. France was the UK’s 5th largest trading partner in 2020 accounting for 5.7% of total UK trade.
     
  • Businesses operating between France and the UK face a complex dual challenge of recovering from the impact of Covid and adapting to new trading conditions post-Brexit. The Chamber is uniquely placed to understand these challenges, offer support and advice and provide a platform for businesses to come together to exchange best practice and support one another.
     
  • The Chamber is strongly networked in to the French Embassy in the UK and UK government departments, and frequently brings together its members in small, industry-specific groups with Embassy staff and other experts.

Our mission

  • Provide a platform for exchange and networking in the UK
     
  • Promote our members' interests to key decision-makers
     
  • Grow their business network
     
  • Boost their visibility
     
  • Share expertise and stay informed
     
  • Develop economic and commercial relations between France and the UK

What we do

We provide a platform to exchange and network with decision-makers. Whilst offering visility and exposure to our members, we promote their interests to key stakeholders in business and government and help them grow their business through networking opportunities and sharing experience and expertise. We therefore organises regular events, forums and clubs to convene, inspire and inform.

We also provide concrete, bespoke and affordable business solutions to implement and develop businesses in the UK.

The Chamber aims to provide an offering that is relevant to all members regardless of size or sector. In 2021, supporting our members to build beyond Brexit and to address the climate challenge are among our core themes.

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