Who we are
COBCOE is a not for profit, membership owned organisation that represents a trusted, multilateral network of British chambers of commerce and business associations located throughout Europe.
COBCOE is positioned to become a central driving force for international business.
With around 40 constituent European member chambers, we have a unique ability to provide an international network for the 8,000 businesses our members represent, ranging from major multinationals to small and medium sized enterprises.
Business needs to be fluid, connected and transparent. As a not for profit organisation, we advocate the benefits of properly linked and transparent commerce. We seek to promote efficiency by opening untapped markets to members and stakeholders, expediting transactions, aiding relationships building by putting key decision makers together, and providing access to multilateral connections.
We offer a platform for trade and investment support, commercial services and guidance for best practice in business. Our network of members allows for the delivery of local market expertise throughout Europe, and assists in managing local relationships and with stakeholder engagement.
Our network and its operations are built upon the highest standards of ethics and professional standards. Members are required to undergo accreditation, comply with quality benchmarks and participate in programmes of continuous improvement.
A set of special programmes and initiatives are successfully leveraging COBCOE’s network, and now promoting its benefits beyond Europe:
Make Europe Work!®
This allows exporters and investors to take advantage of opportunities throughout the continent. This is achieved through individual guidance from the member chambers of commerce, and COBCOE’s growing network.
This thought leadership project works to establish how to build, maintain and export European competitive advantage as a global trade bloc, and has published the Evolving Europe Report to outline measures needed to achieve this. The Evolving Europe team is comprised of European businesses, manufacturing bases and influential services organisations supporting industry.
COBCOE Young Professionals Network (YPN)
Launched in January 2015, the group provides development services, career opportunities, a networking platform and leadership development skills for ambitious young professionals across Europe.
To be recognised as an essential driving force for international business.
– To build a powerful multi lateral network of members and external stakeholders
– To increase the capacity and professionalism of chambers
– To build a sustainable revenue base and organisational structure in order to deliver tangible benefits for stakeholders
– To provide thought leadership and represent the interests of members to decision makers
– We are ethical
– We care about the views and opinions of our members and stakeholders
– We are cost-effective
– We are business friendly
– We are expert in our field
To find out more about us, please contact COBCOE’s Chief Executive, Anne-Marie Martin on +44 207 680 9122, or email email@example.com