Helping our Members grow trade and investment between the UK and China since 1954 

The China-Britain Business Council supports its Members by the provision of on the ground advisory capabilities in China and the UK, the delivery of timely analysis and insights, and access to business opportunities through the maintenance of distinctive business and political networks. 

CBBC has been at the heart of the UK-China trade relationship for over 65 years – acting as the UK’s business network for China and the independent voice of business within this relationship. CBBC helps UK companies develop and grow their business with China, and Chinese companies expand and invest in the UK. 

Through its presence across the UK and China, CBBC is uniquely positioned to serve its Member interests in the UK and in China. 

10 Great Reasons to Become a CBBC Member

 

1. China is one of the UK’s biggest and fastest-growing export markets, and one of the world’s fastest growing economies: the opportunities for UK companies are plentiful.

2. Gain access to bespoke, on-the-ground specialist support in China and the UK.

3. CBBC has been supporting UK companies of all sizes across every main business sector to enter, grow and succeed in China for over 65 years.

4. We advocate at the highest level of influence in both the UK and China to support your strategic business objectives.

5. We support a wide range of British businesses to enforce their Intellectual Property in the Chinese market, including through partnerships with the Chinese government, private businesses, and major Chinese Ecommerce platforms.

6. Build your network: chat to and connect with like-minded businesses about their China experiences and strategies.

7. Benefit from a bespoke programme with unparalleled access, influence, and engagement with decision-makers at the highest levels in the UK-China political and commercial network.

8. Learn from and interact with leading experts on China through our content-driven events programme across the UK and China.

9. Stay informed: gain valuable insights through our newsletters, podcasts, regular policy updates, and events and webinars.

10. Expand and share your knowledge: access and contribute to expert analysis and insights in China-Britain Business FOCUS, CBBC’s online content platform.

 

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We represent companies of all sizes. Our Member companies have different needs reflecting the different stages of their entry into, or growth within, China. Our Members gain value from different CBBC services, advice, analysis, and access depending on their size and level of experience, and this is reflected in our Membership categories. 

 

Membership for:

Large and Multinational Organisations

Many of the large corporates and multinational companies conducting business between the UK and China are members of CBBC. 

 

- Premium Membership :The UK-China economic and commercial relationship is a key strategic priority for you and your business.

Premium Membership:

  • bespoke programme with unparalleled access, influence and engagement with decision makers at the highest levels in the UK-China political and commercial network 
  • Account Management: Regular review meetings with your dedicated sector specialist / executive director 
  • Business Briefings: Bespoke business and policy briefings for UK and China-based executives 
  • Events: An exclusive programme of high-level Premium roundtable meetings, closed-door briefings, official dinners, and stakeholder meetings providing insight and networking opportunities 
  • Government Affairs: Opportunity to join the government affairs working group in China and take part in formal comment submissions on regulations and policy 
  • Delegations: Strategic engagement with high-level government and business delegations, UK-China bilateral trade forums, and VIP visits 
  • Analysis and Insights: Access to Premium-only biweekly China policy updates, daily press reviews, market intelligence, and reports 
  • Branding and Partnership: Prominent branding on the CBBC homepage and priority notice of partnership opportunities  

As well as the market advisory, support, events, and networking opportunities available to all Members. 


By Invitation Only​

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- Corporate Plus Membership: For larger organisations wishing to raise their profile in China

Corporate Plus Membership:

  • Account Management: Quarterly review meeting with your dedicated sector specialist 
  • Support: On the ground business and advisory support in China 
  • Events: Invitations to CBBC Events, Sector Forums and Roundtables, Business briefings and Webinars  
  • Government Affairs: Opportunity to join the government affairs working group in China and take part in formal comment submissions on regulations and policy 
  • Intellectual Property Protection: Full access to the CBBC IP Support Suite 
  • Delegations: Invitations to meet with visiting delegations 
  • Analysis and Insights: Access to research, current market trends and business intelligence on China’s rapidly developing economy, including sector insights  
  • China Business Cultural Training   

 

Turnover > £50 million

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Small and Medium Sized Companies

CBBC caters to all levels of China market-entry and every year we support hundreds of small and medium sized businesses. 68% of CBBC Members are small and medium sized businesses. 

- Corporate Membership: offers SME members with enhanced support

Corporate Membership:

  • Account Management: Quarterly review meeting with your dedicated sector specialist 
  • Support: On the ground business and advisory support in China 
  • Events: Invitations to CBBC Events, Sector Forums and Roundtables, Webinars and Business Briefings 
  • Government Affairs: Opportunity to join the government affairs working group in China and take part in formal comment submissions on regulations and policy 
  • Intellectual Property Protection: Full access to the CBBC IP Support Suite 
  • Delegations: Invitations to meet with visiting delegations 
  • Member Directory: Feature in our Member Directory 
  • Analysis and Insights: Regular market intelligence and policy analysis on China’s rapidly developing economy, including sector insights 
  • China Business Cultural Training  

 

Turnover of £10-50 million

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- Enterprise Membership: offers flexible support, practical advice, and representation 

Enterprise Membership:

  • Account Management: Enterprise Members will be managed by a dedicated helpdesk
  • Events: Invitations to member events and webinars 
  • Intellectual Property Protection: Access to the CBBC IP Support Suite 
  • CBBC Newsletter: updates on all activities carried out by CBBC 
  • Member Directory: Feature in our Member Directory 
  • Analysis and Insights: Quarterly China policy updates 
  • China Business Cultural Training  

 

Turnover < £10 million

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Higher Education Institutions

    Higher Education Institutions: CBBC University Members have access to an enhanced Membership programme specifically designed for Universities.

CBBC Members in Higher Education have access to all Corporate Plus Member benefits. In addition to the overall platform and network that CBBC offers in China and in the UK, CBBC University Members have access to a programme specifically designed for Universities. 

Building on our long track record of building successful partnerships and networks across the sector, CBBC works extensively with businesses of all sizes, and across all industry sectors, in both China and the UK. We occupy a unique position in relation to Higher Education: a place where education meets business, and industry meets funding.   

 

Membership for Higher Education Institutions:

  • Account Management: Quarterly review meeting with your dedicated education sector specialist, working across faculties and professional services departments (Global engagement, partnerships, careers, research and innovation and individual academic departments) 
  • CBBC Education Forum: A Biannual forum exclusive to the higher education sector delivering updates on tax, legal and regulatory developments in China as well as covering new opportunities or challenges in the sector.  
  • Quarterly Education Newsletter: produced specifically for Education Members, to share international education intelligence, opportunities in China and upcoming events 
  • Employability: Access to roundtables for universities to engage with companies operating in China as well as support for talent fairs.   
  • Launchpad: Access to CBBC’s Launchpad programme, used by more than 20 UK Higher Education Institutions

 

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Regional Organisations

CBBC offers a tailored membership package for Regional Organisations including City and County Councils, City Regions, Growth Hubs and Local Enterprise Partnerships. 

 

Membership for Regional Organisations:

  • Account Management: Quarterly review meetings with your dedicated relationship manager to answer your specific questions  
  • Business Briefings: China business and policy briefings for UK regional partners delivered by CBBC’s policy team  
  • Analysis and Insights: Regular market intelligence and policy analysis on China’s rapidly developing economy  
  • China Business Cultural Training: China Business Cultural Training (for council staff joining group sessions) and bespoke China workshops for local businesses  
  • Business Services: Enjoy discounts to a range of CBBC business services including market research, such as projects to identify partnership and investment opportunities from China.   
  • Communications: Regular policy analysis on China’s rapidly developing economy and the opportunities for UK businesses 

 

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Need Membership Support?

Speak to an advisor and find out how we can help. Email us at  membership@cbbc.org.

 

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