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We believe that the Commonwealth represents a largely untapped market, and one which has been overshadowed by the UK’s relationship with the European Union. Currently, the EU accounts for 44 per cent of all UK exports, while Commonwealth countries make up only nine per cent.
The new trade initiative is designed to help members develop trade links with Commonwealth countries and includes a major events programme focusing on Commonwealth knowledge transfer and trading opportunities.
The GBCCC, whose founder patrons are Aston University Birmingham, also promotes local businesses to Commonwealth countries through its connections with overseas High Commissions and Consulates in the UK, British diplomatic posts overseas and British Chambers of Commerce overseas.
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'We've been members of the Chamber over a year and find it very helpful for our business. Connecting with the right people is essential for any business and this is exactly what the Chamber does - brings people together in the friendly environment of their varied events. Hosting a Chambers' event and submitting special members' offers have both been great for showcasing our restaurant and attracting new customers as well as potential business partners.'
‘Within 2 weeks of joining the Chamber, as a result of being listed on the website, we were contacted by a local charity called Troop Aid, invited to tender for their business and appointed to design their marketing collateral.’
‘It’s been a very valuable and rewarding experience being a member of the Greater Birmingham Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce. We attend lots of networking events which has provided us with a gateway to engage with other local businesses resulting in positive relationships both with new clients and suppliers. Our membership has been great value for money and has certainly helped us raise brand awareness in the local area.’
The Commonwealth Chamber is set to deliver major events programme focusing on Commonwealth knowledge transfer and trading opportunities. The event programme will range from informative sessions, high-profile speaker breakfast to seminars on bilateral trade support with regard to Commonwealth opportunities.
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