Testimonials

What our members say about the Chamber:

Romola Basu

General Manager, LADURÉE UK
“The French Chamber of Commerce has given Ladurée the opportunity to develop the visibility of the brand and its products to other members. The broad range of networking events, clubs and forums, in particular the Luxury Club, has allowed us to generate new business opportunities and position Maison Ladurée as a French lifestyle destination in London.”

Katherine Bennett

CBE, Senior Vice president, AIRBUS

“Over the past few years I have attended a few French Chamber events, as a guest and more recently as a speaker.  I find the interaction with other participants very engaging and the events are always superbly organised. A Paul croissant is also hard to beat!”

Ludovic Blanc

Founder & CEO, BLANC

"The French Chamber has been a great support to our new store launches and their networking events helped us meet interesting business contacts within our industry"

Pascal Cagni

Founder and CEO, C4 VENTURES
"We benefited from the exceptional reach of the CCFGB Recruitment team when looking for our Office Manager. The quality and responsiveness of the service was second to none. The Recruitment team immediately understood our needs and requirements and sent us very relevant candidates in no time."

David Chermont

Founder and CEO, INBOUND CAPITAL

"The Chamber has a unique ability to organise seriously high profile events that harmouniously blend industry leaders and really interesting contacts, in a setting that is always enjoyable and makes everyone feels more relaxed and approachable. At Inbound. we particularly appreciate these qualities because we try to do the same with our Entente Cordiale events."

Pierre Corgnet

General Manager, LES BOUGIES DE CHARROUX

“The French Chamber provides an opportunity for us to develop our business in London. They helped us with our implantation in 2017 and gave us the opportunity to extend our visibility to all their members through their communication and the number of events they organise each year.”

Victor d'Allancé

General Manager, DEVIALET UK & IRELAND

"The range of exciting companies within the Start-up & SME Club, partnered with varied events and relaxed networking opportunities, have together provided a platform to elevate Devialet in the UK. We have quickly but effectively expanded our network, reaching like-minded individuals as well as experts across a range of disciplines. The advice, best practice shared and extended network, have been invaluable at a time of rapid growth for Devialet UK." 

Alexis Despature

Country Manager, MUZEO
"We have been very impressed with the recruitment's team capacity to understand what our exact needs were and to find the right candidates. Our field is rather complex and we have always struggled to get relevant candidates put forward by other head hunters. The recruitment team at the Chamber got us 2 that were spot on, we actually had trouble making a decision!"

Eniga de Montfort

Partner, Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, FTPA
“Being a Patron Member provides a great platform to showcase our law firm’s services to other businesses and network with like-minded individuals. The events organised by the Chamber offer the opportunity to connect with the French business community in the UK and exchange ideas and experiences for mutual growth and benefit. "

Charles-Henri Duclos

Communication Manager, DECATHLON UK

"At Decathlon UK, We appreciate a lot the friendly atmosphere of the French Chamber's events. We are happy to be part to share our sport's spirit with the members. Networking is part of the business and we are sure with the French Chamber that all the events we participate like the Members2Members are well organized. We can propose some ideas, like a new sport event and they will take in charge and find the best way to do it. Thanks for your energy!"

Gill Farmer

HR & Payroll Assistant, Legal Secretary, GIDE LOYRETTE NOUEL LLP
"We used the French Chamber of Commerce last year to recruit for a bi-lingual French legal secretary. On previous occasions this was found not to be an easy task but their recruitment service were very efficient in listening to our needs and provided an excellent candidate who we have since employed on a permanent basis. I would not hesitate to contact them again should any future needs arise"

Julien Grimault

Manager and Shareholder, mc2i
"mc²i Group has requested support from the French Chamber to recruit a key person for the development of our UK subsidiary (Senior Business development role). All through the process, from the job specification to presentation of candidates and signature of contract, our contact Sylwia has been really professional by having the appropriate reactivity, level of communication and pertinence in the identification of CVs. Thank you for your commitment. We are looking forward to work with you in a near future."

Alain Harfouche

General Manager UK & Ireland, L'OCCITANE
"L’OCCITANE are thrilled to be a part of the French Chamber of Commerce here in Great Britain. The L’OCCITANE Group are a French company and we pride ourselves on having strong Anglo-French connections to allow us to conduct our business with excellence. The Chamber’s events are well organised and their large network of contacts have allowed me as a new GM to London to make some valuable new business connections."

Alice Lambert

Deputy Director, Senior Researcher, Global Fine Arts, SOTHEBY'S

“The French Chamber of Commerce consistently excels in celebrating the leading examples of craftsmanship and art within the luxury sector. It is because of the Chamber’s exceptional network and unparalleled know-how within the industry that Patron Members are granted exclusive access to the very best the arts has to offer, through visits, breakfasts and evening events. Visiting the Antony Gormley Studio with the Artist discussing plans for his upcoming show at the Royal Academy was a priceless and unforgettable experience!”

Olivier Mougin

Group Finance Director, KELLYDELI

"The French Chamber provides a fantastic platform to meet peers and exchange on the current business topics. Based in the UK, KellyDeli operates across Europe with France our largest market. Having access to the Chamber networks, such as the finance and the retail forums, enables us to gain valuable and actionable knowledge."  

Tanuja Randery

CEO/ Founder of Powerwomen Network and former zone President, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

“It takes a village - the women's business club is a great way for us to exchange ideas and drive current affairs agenda leveraging the experience of a broader group of people and ensuring we use different approaches and solutions to move us forward.”

Benoit Reiller

Managing Director, LAUNCHWORKS & CO

“The Digital Transformation and Innovation Forum is bringing together a unique group of executives keen to share their experiences. Participants are incredibly insightful and open about the challenges associated with digital transformation and how to best deploy new innovative business models and technologies. This is the kind of knowledge network that can really make a difference at a time when digital transformation is on every Board’s agenda.”

Cathy Wellings

Director, THE LONDON SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION

“As a relatively new brand working with international organisations, membership of the French Chamber has been a fantastic way of increasing awareness of LSIC and building our professional network. The events are always excellent both in terms of learning and developing new relationships – and of course sampling French delicacies!  Many thanks to the team for all their support.”