SME & Entrepreneur

Small businesses and entrepreneurs make up over half of the BritCham/CBBC membership. Our SME & Entrepreneur Forum provides a meeting point for these companies, which may not have the in-house expertise that larger companies benefit from in the Chinese market.

The forum discusses common issues and organises related events to provide small businesses and entrepreneurs with the information and support they need to build their expertise, share best practice and float ideas.

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SME & Entrepreneur 

Sequence-1a-william-copy.jpegWilliam Spiers

William, CEO of Spearhead Associates, has been active in China since early 2006. He believes in the importance of SMEs and understands the difficulties they meet when entering the Chinese market. William has been a Chamber member for over 30 years in the UK and China, including Chairman of two Chambers and a co-founder of the Wessex Chamber.

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Alex has lived and worked in China since 2009. A fluent Mandarin speaker, he previously worked for the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office in Beijing and UK Trade & Investment in Guangzhou, before joining LNP China, a specialist back-office service agency, as Country Manager in 2014. Alex holds a Masters in Chinese Law from Peking University. He has deep knowledge of operating a foreign SME in China.