About us

The Council of Foreign Chambers of Commerce in the UK (CFCC) is an umbrella body of foreign Chambers of Commerce in the UK. With a history of cooperation and coming together dating back decades, it was formally incorporated in 2020 and today represents some 20+ foreign Chambers in the UK, with members from all continents.

The purpose of the CFCC is to:

  • Bring benefit to all members who are foreign Chambers of Commerce (Chambers) in the UK, their members and related communities

  • Use our collective knowledge, capability and empathy for common benefit of all members

  • Be a voice and knowledge, in the UK and beyond, for the international Chambers in the UK

Why belong to the CFCC?

Sharing opportunities
The CFCC was formed to channel the power and combined resourcing of the collective foreign Chambers. As a collective we have a stronger voice in advocacy matters, and we can also support and share resources together.  As a community, we share best practices and know how, discuss procurement, challenges and strategies.

Staging events and networking platforms
The CFCC forms a platform for high-level speakers to reach a unique and influential target group – our respective Chambers’ member business communities. We host webinars, events, lunches, dinners and networking activities where you can invite your members. Speakers often include Government Ministers, CEOs of large corporates and other influencers.

A voice for the international business community
The CFCC represents the international business community in the UK and has unique and quick access through its respective Chamber memberships. Representing a large business presence, and millions of UK jobs, we are a powerful voice for the business community in relation to UK government and international bodies in the UK.

Member organisations

Arab
Arab
Arab British Chamber of Commerce

The Arab-British Chamber of Commerce is a not-for profit membership organisation established in 1975 under the General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture for the Arab Countries. The Chamber has a unique function in the promotion of bilateral trade and investment between Britain and the Arab countries. To achieve this we work in close co-operation with government ministries, official trade and investment bodies, Arab diplomatic missions in London, the British Chambers of Commerce, the League of Arab States, leading Arab businesses and Chambers of Commerce in the Arab world.

Belgium-Luxembourg
Belgium-Luxembourg
Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain

The BLCC has been the trusted one-stop shop for successfully conducting business in the UK since 1890. We are a private membership organisation which helps Belgian and Luxembourg businesses exporting to and/or investing in the UK. With over 63 million inhabitants and London as a gateway to the rest of the world, it represents a wealth of opportunities for both exporters and investors. We can help you access this wealth with practical services, a wide network and access to our offices in Central London and the North of England. The BLCC is dedicated to minimising your costs and saving you time.

Canada
Canada
Canada-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce

Since our beginnings in 1921 as “The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain,” our objective has been consistent: to coordinate activities between Canada and the UK. In 1927 our Chamber was incorporated as a UK company and in 1970 our organisation’s name permanently changed to the Canada-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce. Today our Chamber is comprised of representatives and leaders from some of Canada and the UK’s most recognisable businesses. For nearly 100 years, we have prioritised meaningful introductions to encourage and foster business development—now and into the future.

Caribbean
Caribbean
The Caribbean Council

The Caribbean Council is a long-established trade and investment membership organisation which supports responsible and sustainable private-sector led investment and development in the Caribbean, Cuba and Central America.

China
China
CCPIT UK Office

Founded in 1952, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) is a national foreign trade and investment promotion agency. The major responsibilities of the CCPIT include: implement relevant major national development strategies, and promote foreign trade, bilateral investment and economic & technological cooperation; carry forward cooperation with overseas trade promotion counterparts; receive overseas high-end trade and economic delegations; organize Chinese trade and economy delegations to visit foreign countries; manage overseas trade exhibitions organized by Chinese agencies, participate in affairs of Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) and World Expo on behalf of the Chinese government, and much more.

Colombia
Colombia
British and Colombian Chamber of Commerce

The British & Colombian Chamber of Commerce, established in 1996, is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that aims to build closer ties between the business communities of Colombia and the United Kingdom by promoting investment relations and bilateral trade between these two nations. Since 1996 the Chamber has been working actively to promote trade & investment opportunities and closer business ties between Colombia and the United Kingdom through a range of activities, projects and events as well as by providing services and opportunities to all types of companies and individuals interested in bilateral relations.

Denmark
Denmark
Danish-UK Association

Formerly the Danish-UK Chamber of Commerce and the Danish Club, in January 2018 the two organisations became one. Joining them opened the door to a world of connections, profiling, events, Club Quarters facilities and discounts, sport and social activities.

France
France
French Chamber of Great Britain

With over 400 companies of all sizes and sectors in membership, we are the hub of key relationships, conversations, insights and support for franco-british business. We deliver real value, opportunity, connections and voice for our members: by helping them to build beyond Brexit, through Covidimpacts, and address the climate challenge. Established in 1883, we are one of the largest and most successful Chambers within the international network of French Chambers of Commerce, spanning 126 countries. The diversity and high profile of our members – 40 per cent of which are non-French nationals – contributes to our success and reputation acquired over its 138 years of existence.

Georgia
Georgia
British Georgian Chamber of Commerce

The British Georgian Chamber of Commerce (BGCC) is a leading business organisation, which was founded by Lord Godfrey Cromwell and Ms. Mako Abashidze in March 2007. It is a non-political trade body to facilitate business growth and contacts at all levels between UK and Georgia.

Germany
Germany
German British Chamber of Industry & Commerce

The AHK United Kingdom is officially registered as the ‘German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce’. It was founded in 1971 and is a business to business organisation of some 750 British and German member firms. The Chamber’s commercial services help around 10,000 companies each year start or expand their export activities through providing business contacts, information and advice.

Israel
Israel
UK Israel Business

UK Israel Business is a bilateral chamber of commerce for the digital age, connecting the online world with the offline relationships that underpin great business. Our goal is to provide indispensable value as a meeting place and platform for the connections, insight and trade information our members need to thrive.

Italy
Italy
The Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK

Founded in 1886, the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK (ICCIUK) is a private, not-for-profit, membership organisation that represents the local Italian-British business community and promotes business relationships between Italy and the UK. We bring together businesses – ranging from individual entrepreneurs to large corporations – and advance the interests of our members through contacts and interaction with Italian and British government agencies, trade associations and leading international organisations. The ICCIUK is a member of Assocamerestero, the world association of Italian bi-national chambers, and is affiliated with the Council of Foreign Chambers in the UK.

Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast
Cote d’Ivoire Chamber in Great Britain

Creating link, network and facilitating business is essential for the success of international transactions. This is what the Ivorian Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain is offering. Our membership includesleading multinationals, middle-market companies as well as SMEs. Our role is to give all our members the possibility of growing their business through business opportunities, events, forums, conference. As an official and representative body of Ivorian-British activities, our Chamber provides both business communities with the opportunity to exchange ideas, develop networks and influence policy makers both in the Great Britain and in Côte dIvoire.

Mexico
Mexico
Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain

The MexCC is a non for profit member organisation working to identify and promote trade and business opportunities between the UK and Mexico. Our activities aim to support the development of our members in the UK and Mexican markets, from entrepreneurs to multinational corporations across a range of different sectors.

Mongolia
Mongolia
Mongolian-British Chamber of Commerce

The MBCC is a not-for-profit membership organisation established in 2009 to foster strong business links between Mongolia and the UK. It aims to provide a professional and social environment for business people who wish to be introduced to, and become part of, the British-Mongolian business culture and community.

Norway
Norway
Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce

The Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) is an important organisation for the Norwegian-British business community in the UK. NBCC is an independent non-profit organisation with a membership consisting of more than 100 Norwegian and British companies, as well as a large number of personal members.

Poland
Poland
British Polish Chamber of Commerce

We’ve been networking business relationships in Poland since the early days of the market economy. Today we reach out across Poland and the UK promoting the best of each country. Our executive team works with you to support your business growth. Partnership and networking is at the very heart of what we do. Whether you are a large global corporate or a small company employing a few people – if you’re doing business between Poland and the UK – we want to speak with you.

Portugal
Portugal
Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in UK

The Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK was founded in 1979 in order to promote trade and business between the UK and Portugal. Now, as Brexit progresses, the Chamber’s role is becoming more important as a business communication channel between the two countries.

South Africa
South Africa
South African Chamber of Commerce

The SA Chamber of Commerce is an umbrella organisation and conduit for trade, community and investment into and out of South Africa. The SACC aims to bring under one concerted effort, a forum and meeting point for businesses who have an interest in both the UK and South Africa in an attempt to facilitate the development of business opportunities.

Spain
Spain
Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom was founded in London in December 1886 as an association freely established by Spanish and British merchants, industrialists and other professionals with the objective of advancing the economic and commercial relations between Spain and the United Kingdom. Today, the Chamber continues to play a pivotal role in strengthening the commercial ties between the two countries through its extensive membership network and by providing a wide variety of services which support the development and promotion of commerce and investment between Spain and the United Kingdom.

Sweden
Sweden
Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the United Kingdom is the ultimate platform for entrepreneurs and businesses within the Swedish-British business community. Founded in 1906 – by business and for business – we have represented, inspired and promoted our members, extended commercial relations between our countries, and delivered first-class services and events for over a century. We serve a broad and diverse network of businesses – some 400 businesses in total – from entrepreneurs and start-ups to large corporates, and passionately aspire to provide the most relevant and valuable services.

Switzerland
Switzerland
British Swiss Chamber of Commerce

The British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1920 and is an independent not-for-profit organisation. It promotes business relations between Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the UK. The Chamber provides a network and platform for business people to facilitate dialogue and change.

Tajikistan
Tajikistan
Tajik British Chamber of Commerce

The TBCC works on behalf of its members to inform them of business opportunity and help facilitate it.​ We represent the interests of our members and work to facilitate their market entry, growth and expansion. Our partnerships with businesses, government organisations, Ministries, Embassies and Consulates, education institutions as well as the Civic and press enables us to deliver exceptional value to any member whether an SME or a large corporate entity.

Board of Directors

Sharon Constançon
Sharon ConstançonSouth Africa
Chairman, CFCC
Chairman, South African Chamber of Commerce in the UK

Sharon is the Chair of the CFCC, and Chairman of the South African Chamber of Commerce in the UK. She also runs several business, ranging from Board Evaluation to Currency Exchange Management.
C Dir – Chartered Director, Institute of Directors
MBA – Master in Business Administration, Witwatersrand University, South Africa
FCIS – Fellow Chartered Institute of Secretaries & Administrators
FCIBM – Fellow Chartered Institute of Business Management

Nigel Bacon
Nigel BaconCanada
CEO, Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce

Nigel Bacon has been CEO and Company Secretary of the Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce in London since 2005. Prior to the Chamber, he spent 15 years with the British Council in Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Oman and Bahrain, and qualified as a Solicitor with McKenna & Co (now CMS). Nigel has previously served as Vice Chairman of the Council for Foreign Chambers of Commerce in London for 3 years.
He is a Board Trustee of the England Squash Foundation and has represented England at Masters O55 squash.

Verena Caris
Verena CarisItaly
Secretary General, The Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK

As Secretary General of The Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK, Verena is responsible for providing day-to-day operational leadership, including liaising with Italian and UK businesses, governmental institutions, organisations and media; developing short-term and long-term sustainability strategies; and organising ICCIUK activities. Verena has a Master’s Degree in International Studies and Diplomacy: International Economics. Prior to the Chamber, she worked in Italy where she managed international partnerships and supported businesses, organisations and public administrations in accessing national and EU funds.

Kady Doumbia
Kady DoumbiaCôte d’Ivoire
President and Chief Executive Officer, Côte d’Ivoire Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain
Treasurer, CFCC

Kady Doumbia is the the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Côte d’Ivoire Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain. Her keen interest in building business relations between the UK and Africa led her to set-up the Cote d’Ivoire Chamber of Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain with the support of the Ivorian and British government. Kady is also the founder of King Stage. KS is an organisation based in London specialised in education.

Peter Sandberg
Peter SandbergSweden
CEO, Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK
Secretary, CFCC

Peter joined as CEO of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in 2018 and has broad and international experience in business and commercial development, communications and public affairs. He most recently joined from the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association where he was Commercial and Membership Director for six years. Before this he worked for the Swedish Chambers of Commerce in New York and London respectively, and in communications at the Embassy of Sweden. Peter holds a MSc in Economics and Political science. He serves on the board of Swedish Chambers International.

Igor Urra
Igor UrraSpain
Secretary General, Spanish Chamber of Commerce

Igor has been Secretary General of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce since 2012. Previously he worked in the financial sector both in the UK and in Spain. Since 2018 he is also Secretary General of FEDECOM, the Federation of Spanish Official Chambers of Commerce in Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.