The China-Britain Business Council helps British and Chinese businesses and organisations work together in China, the UK and third markets around the world. With 60 years of experience and experts in 11 UK offices and 15 Chinese locations, we operate alongside the British Chamber of Commerce in China to support companies of all sizes and sectors, whether they are new entrants or established operators, to realise the full potential of what remains one of the fastest-growing market in the world.
As the partner of choice for British companies working with China, our diverse 1,000-strong membership includes some of the UK’s largest and most established companies, some of the UK’s most dynamic and innovative SMEs, as well as leading Chinese companies. We also work closely with cities and local enterprise partnerships to help them forge the links to drive local economic development.
Our unrivalled network of 130 staff across 26 locations understands the sectoral, geographical and cultural aspects of business success in China, as well as the key business issues that British companies face. This personal expertise is complemented by a range of CBBC research and consultative services tailored to meet the specific requirements of companies. Through an extensive calendar of over 250 events per year around the UK and China, we provide access to practical advice and valuable networking opportunities. Events range from our flagship China Outbound Conference and associated business programme, to industry-specific seminars, regional workshops, business clinics, tailored company events and webinars. We produce a definitive annual guide to doing business in China in addition to practical reports on key trends, industries and regions, including the major new ‘Belt and Road’ and ‘Made in China 2025’ initiatives.
We also promote the UK as one of the world’s most open economies and the best place for Chinese companies to invest and do business, and position British companies as ideal partners on the global stage.
We cooperate closely with the Department for International Trade, The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and across government to provide services to UK businesses in China. Our work with UK regions, LEPs and chambers of commerce highlights investment opportunities, including both projects and partners, to Chinese companies who are looking to invest abroad. We also work with partners in China to source export opportunities for British companies, and each week we welcome visiting government and business delegations of all levels to the UK.
As an independent organisation, CBBC offers trusted, impartial advice while maintaining close partnerships with the UK and Chinese governments.