The Ultimate Business Network

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is the national body for a powerful and influential Network of Accredited Chambers of Commerce across the UK; a Network that directly serves not only its member businesses but the wider business community.

The BCC is the Ultimate Business Network. No other business organisation has the geographic spread of the BCC. Every Chamber sits at the very heart of its local business community providing representation, services, information and guidance to its members.

Making a difference to your business

High on the BCC’s agenda is helping British business thrive so the BCC works with Government to shape policy affecting businesses, and focuses on key areas of activity including International Trade, Skills Development and Business Services.

The BCC also partners with leading organisations such as RBS and BT to deliver the very best services and advice for your business.

The Chamber Network can support your business throughout its lifecycle from start-up, development, growth and beyond.

No matter where you are based, the type of business you are or whether your objectives are on a local, national or international scale, your local Chamber can help meet your goals.

The British Chambers of Commerce Corporate Governance is broken down into three distinct areas, below is a quick summary explaining the key responsibilities and functions of the BCC Board, Advisory Council, and the Executive Management.

BCC Board   Advisory Council Executive Management
Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and Approve Corporate Strategy/Business Plan
  • Monitor Risk Framework
  • Hold Executive to Account
  • Legal Director Responsibilties (288a)
  • Ambassadors for BCC
  • Delegation to Management and Committees.


Key Responsibilities

  • Consult on, Contribute to Corporate Strategy
  • Meet to Scrutinise Policy Strategy
  • Report Regional Views and Issues
  • Hear Appeals on Membership Issues
  • Support other Committees at Board Request.


Key Responsibilities

  • Implement Agreed Strategy
  • Deliver Strategy/Business Plan and Budget
  • Represent Network Interests In Whitehall
  • Harness Skills from across the Network
  • Day-To-Day Management of all BCC functions.