British Chamber of Business in Southern Africa

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The British Chamber of Business in Southern Africa is a non-profit organisation whose primary objective is to facilitate the nurturing of mutually beneficial relationships between British and South African businesses in SA and the UK.

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British Chamber of Business in Southern Africa

  1. 1. British Chamber of Business in Southern Africa
  2. 2. <ul><li>Networking and Events Driven Outcomes for Business </li></ul><ul><li>– </li></ul><ul><li>Performance with a Purpose </li></ul>
  3. 3. Website Address: http ://www.britishchamber.co.za Main e-mail address: [email_address]
  4. 4. <ul><li>The British Chamber of Business in Southern Africa was formed in 1965 and is a non-profit organisation. </li></ul><ul><li>The Chamber’s primary objective is to facilitate mutually beneficial relationships between UK and Southern African businesses. </li></ul>
  5. 5. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The Chamber’s Mission Statement is: ‘ To advance the business interests of Members operating in Southern Africa and to facilitate trade and investment opportunities’. This mission is given effect through the Chamber’s aims and objectives which are to:
  6. 6. <ul><li>AIMS AND OBJECTIVES </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate a trade and investment between Southern Africa and the UK.. </li></ul><ul><li>Build better relationships with Southern African and EU government trade representatives. </li></ul><ul><li>Promote an awareness and understanding of business opportunities as well as those factors impacting upon the operating environments of business (political, economic and social themes). </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>AIMS AND OBJECTIVES </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a networking forum between member companies and key stakeholders, both public and private enterprise. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a networking forum between member companies and key stakeholders, both public and private enterprise. </li></ul><ul><li>Add to the voice of emerging businesses on such matters as good governance, bbBEE, public investment, economic growth, enhanced productive capacity, and the creation of decent work. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>AIMS AND OBJECTIVES </li></ul><ul><li>Identify with the Millennium Development Goals set for Poverty Alleviation, HIV/Aids, Education, Sustainable Development and Water & Sanitation delivery. </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to the good image of UK investment in the region. </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to a collective “business voice” through its association with other Chambers of Commerce in the region, across a broad range of business, political and social issues and common needs that will advance growth and mutual understanding within the region. </li></ul>
  9. 9. HOW THE CHAMBER OPERATES
  10. 10. <ul><li>KEY ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>Business Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>The Chamber disseminates relevant business information which provides its Members with trade opportunities, thereby creating a forum for the cross-pollination of ideas and the promotion of initiatives and information flow between Europe, the UK and southern Africa. </li></ul>
  11. 11. KEY ACTIVITIES Special Interest Forums (Workgroups) The special interest Workgroups underpin the Chamber’s operating model that address issues relevant to members and organising appropriate interventions for and on behalf of members. Work groups cover topical business themes such as bbBEE, Trade & Investment, Infrastructure, the Environment, Energy, Security, Water and Governance. The activities and initiatives of the work groups aim to build the reputation, credibility and attractiveness of the Chamber for its members and ultimately aim to play a role in influencing government policy.
  12. 12. <ul><li>BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP </li></ul><ul><li>Networking and Other Events </li></ul><ul><li>Events are staged to facilitate networking across all areas of business, and members have access to information and can participate in the latest networking events arranged by the Chamber and/or UK Trade & Investment. The Chamber also co-operates with other bilateral Chambers and interest groups on business surveys, business functions, networking events and briefings. </li></ul><ul><li>The Chamber website offers a Chamber Membership Directory with details and links to those websites, as well as other information, news, contacts, events, advertising and more. </li></ul><ul><li>By becoming a member of the Chamber, your business can benefit from and contribute to improving trade and investment opportunities in the region. </li></ul>
  13. 13. ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP 2008 SUBSCRIPTIONS RATES Individual Members (Not in business) R ,950.00 Company 1 - 10 employees R 1,800.00 Company 11 – 50 employees R 2,500.00 Company 51 - 100 employees R 4,800.00 Company 101 - 200 employees R 5,800.00 Company 201 to 500 employees R10,500.00 Company 501+ employees R14,250.00 NB These Rates exclude VAT
  14. 14. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>From the British Chamber of Business in Southern Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Sonja Heyl & Karen Bekker-Craill </li></ul>

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