The British Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic was formed in April 1997. Since then, membership has grown to over 330 companies, representing a broad spectrum of British interests in the Czech Republic, from major investors to individual entrepreneurs.
The primary objectives of the Chamber are to promote and enhance business relations between the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom, to help improve the competitive and business environment in the Czech Republic, and to provide a platform for creating new business opportunities.
The Chamber works independently of the British Embassy in the Czech Republic, , but maintains very strong relations with the British Embassy and its Trade & Investment department due to the Agreement on the provision of advice and assistance to UK companies doing and seeking to do business in the Czech Republic, which forms part of the Overseas Business Networks Initiative. According to this agreement, the British Chamber of Commerce will provide services which include organising inward trade missions; offering B2B/B2G webinars; arranging tailor-made visit programmes; partner identification and matching; support in setting up a representative office; and other related subjects.
The British Chamber of Commerce is a member of COBCOE – the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Continental Europe. As recognition of the Chamber‘s substantial growth, influence and achievements over the past years, the Chamber was identified as the best from twenty three British Chambers in Europe and was presented with the prestigious Chamber of the Year 2004 award.
There are four main areas of the Chamber’s activities: Education and Networking, Commercial Services, Communication, and Patronage Programme..
Within Commerical Services, the Chamber offers: contact search, registered business enquiries, business info sheets and programme arranging service.
Chairman, British Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic
BCCCR is a COBCOE Quality Standard (Gold level) certified chamber.