As an accredited Chamber of Commerce, our mission is to support trade locally, nationally and globally. We offer an extensive range of services to support business and international trade to flourish. From direct advice, commercial services and funding, we’re on hand to help your business trade with confidence.
Global Business Network
The BCC’s Global Business Network is a comprehensive international network of British Chambers of Commerce and business groups across the world. It’s the driving force behind trade and business internationally, providing a diverse membership of companies ready to share advice and provide trusted connections.
Chamber Foreign Exchange
Let us help you with international payments and risk management solutions, saving on costly fees. We work with trusted partners to help you manage foreign transactions and to open accounts on currencies that suit your specific needs.
International Trade Club
Our International Trade Club meets quarterly, exclusively for members to discuss challenges facing businesses trading in the international arena. It’s a trusted platform to share knowledge, advice and exchange trade practices for businesses at the heart of a global trade network.
Trade help desk
Members can access our trade helpdesk for support and assistance if you’re extra reassurance when dealing with international trade. It’s designed to answer enquiries that can be dealt with in under ten minutes. For example:
- Shipping requirements for a given country
- CPC codes
- Duty and tax payment calculation
- Confirmation of requirements for proof of export
Funding export growth
We provide financial support for eligible companies which are planning to increase export activity and create jobs.
Currently we can fund 35% of the costs involved in growing your exports through the New Markets 2 (link to page) fund to cover:
- Entry to trade fairs
- Consultancy fees… up to the total value of £10,000 [£3,500 available reimbursement]
Letter of Credit Management
We can help with the Management of a Letter of Credit from start to finish, to include document preparation, documentation presentation to the bank and liaising with the carriers
Customs declaration service
We’ll make your customs declarations through our trusted partners. Save time and resource whilst making sure you’re HMRC compliant by outsourcing your customs declarations to a customs broker.
Department for International Trade
We partner with the Department for International Trade NW to help businesses looking to sell overseas to access support and advice. The DIT offers a range of services to boost export opportunities – first time exporters can gain the knowledge and skills to take advantage of overseas opportunities via events, advice and export masterclasses.
The Export Academy programme is another example of free support from the DIT for small businesses, giving your the know-how to reach new markets and grow your business.