Press releases

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2018

26/09/2018 - Fabienne Viala appointed new President of the French Chamber of Great Britain

The Board of the French Chamber of Great Britain has appointed Fabienne Viala, Chairman of Bouygues UK and UK Country Director of Bouygues Construction’s businesses as its new President on 25 September 2018.

19/07/2018 - The French Chamber of Great Britain receives CPD accreditation for its Forums

On the 12th of June, the French Chamber of Great Britain received a Certificate of membership from the Continuing Professional Development Certification Service (CPD) for its Forums.

 

2017

12/01/2017 - Franco-British Business Awards 2017: French Chamber reveals the winners

These Awards recognise the achievements and innovative spirit of French and British companies, and encourage the further development of cross-Channel trade and investment.

11/01/2017 - Pessimism over Brexit negotiations from UK-based Foreign businesses

A survey conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of 13 foreign Chambers of Commerce in the UK finds the overwhelming majority (82%) of foreign businesses say they are either “not very” or “not at all confident” that a positive outcome for the UK will be achieved from the Brexit negotiations by March 2019.

07/04/2017 - La Chambre de Commerce Française de Grande-Bretagne publie, en version bilingue, une nouvelle édition de son guide 'The HR Guide'

Ce guide offre un aperçu des pratiques RH et du droit du travail local aux entreprises, soit déjà établies au Royaume-Uni, soit à celles qui ont pour projet de s’y implanter. Recrutement, conditions de travail, niveaux de salaires et charges, etc., vous trouverez tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur les RH au Royaume-Uni.

07/04/2017 - The French Chamber publishes an updated bilingual edition of 'The HR Guide'

This guide provides an overview of HR practices and employment law in the UK, aimed at French businesses that have or are intending to set up in Britain. Working conditions, salaries or payroll...it covers the full range of HR topics, and reflects the strong legal basis of the UK employment landscape.

02/28/2017 - Frenger International wins French Chamber’s 2017 Intercultural Trophy

The 2017 Intercultural Trophy, presented by the French Chamber of Great Britain and sponsored by AXA, has been awarded to Frenger International.

2016

11/30/2016 - Franco-British Business Awards 2016: French Chamber reveals the winners

These Awards recognise the achievements and innovative spirit of French and British companies, and encourage the further development of cross-Channel trade and investment. France is already the third-largest investor in the UK and has a £12.2bn trade surplus with Britain.

11/17/2016 - Introducing the nominees of the 2016 Franco-British Business Awards

The French Chamber of Great Britain is proud to announce the nominees of the 2016 Franco-British Business Awards, which will take place in London on Wednesday 30 November 2016.

08/22/2016 - Call for applications for the Franco-British Business Awards 2016

The Franco-British Business Awards (FBBA), organised by the French Chamber of Great Britain under the high patronage of the French Ambassador to the UK and the British Ambassador to France, were launched in 2000 to celebrate trade and investment on both sides of the Channel.

06/15/2016 - French Chamber’s Gala Dinner raises £23,485 for Positive Planet

On 14 June, over 400 members of the Franco-British business community came together at the French Chamber’s Annual Gala Dinner and showed generous support for Positive Planet and, in particular a project launched in Madagascar in 2010, which supports three mutual health organisations and a management platform called Zina

05/13/2016 - International companies say Brexit would be negative for their businesses

An overwhelming majority of international businesses (78%) from seven countries believe that Brexit would be negative for them, according to a survey by Ipsos MORI.

01/14/2016 - Boulle International wins Chamber’s Intercultural Trophy 2016

The Intercultural Trophy, presented by the French Chamber of Great Britain since 1997 and sponsored by AXA, was awarded to Boulle International this year.