The China-Britain Business Council

The China–Britain Business Council (CBBC) is the leading British organisation promoting trade and investment between the UK and China.

The objective of CBBC is to assist any British company or organisation to do business in China. It works in close collaboration with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), for whom it delivers China business development services.

CBBC also cooperates closely with the private sector and Trade Associations; the British Embassy and Consulate Generals in China; the British Chambers of Commerce in China, and the UK Regional Development Agencies in the UK and the Devolved Administrations.

In addition, CBBC organises missions to the Chinese market; identifies business opportunities; and provides research as well as a range of other practical services for UK companies in the market.

CBBC also hosts inward delegations from China, arranges events in the UK and China, and hosts business events for all senior Chinese leaders visiting the UK.

CBBC operates through 10 offices in the UK and a network of 13 cities throughout China. The main office is in Beijing, while the other offices are located in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Chengdu, Qingdao, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Shenyang, Guangzhou and Chongqing.

With a bi-lingual and experienced staff, CBBC works with other organisations to give business leaders tailored advice and support in all aspects of setting up a presence and doing business in the Chinese market.

On behalf of UKTI, CBBC delivers smaller research projects in China through the Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS). CBBC also provides an in-house research service that is specifically tailored to the needs of each company. All research is carried out by CBBC’s project managers across the China offices. CBBC has conducted such research projects in a wide range of sectors, including both product and service industries.