Chamber of the Year Awards
The Chamber of the Year Awards are announced every year at our prestigious annual Awards Dinner. This event is the highlight of the COBCOE calendar, and is a celebration of the prolific talent and achievement within the British bilateral chamber movement across Europe.
Recognising exceptional talent and achievements by member chambers across the COBCOE European network, the Chamber of the Year Awards highlight the innovation, flair, entrepreneurship and sound organisation that our member chambers offer, and the quality of the services they provide.
These awards also recognise the ways in which chambers make a real difference in developing trade and investment and supporting the wellbeing of their local business communities.
From 2015, the Chamber of the Year awards have been based on the COBCOE Quality Standard accreditation programme.
Chamber of the Year
This is the overall award which reflects a member chamber’s ability to excel in all aspects of chamber management and services delivery for the benefit of the membership and the business community at large. There is also an award for the best small chamber.
Awards for Excellence
These awards demonstrate key areas of best practice among chambers:
• Events Management
• Trade Development
• Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
• Membership Services
• Digital Communications
Howard Rosen Award for Excellence
This special award was introduced in recognition of Howard Rosen’s presidency of COBCOE (2005-2012). It is awarded to an individual from a member chamber or supporting organisation.
Chamber of the Year 2015 and 2016 – British Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic
Chamber of the Year 2014 - British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium