The Chamber of Commerce network has always been a champion of international trade and there is no doubt that any business that embraces exporting will be better off for it. It’s one of the reasons why more than 60% of Chamber members trade overseas compared to just 10% of all businesses in the UK.
It’s also because of the fantastic support Chambers can provide both in the UK and, through our Global Business Network, in more than 75 markets around the world. This capability to offer an end-to-end service for Chamber members, whether they are starting out or looking to build their trade further, has always made our network unique.
But the world of trade has seen huge disruption over the past two years and more change is on the way. We now stand at a moment where we must seize this opportunity to be in the vanguard of a world-wide revolution in new technology, digital services and Net Zero innovations.
It is BCC's aim to double the number of UK firms exporting and if we use the considerable expertise, knowledge, skills and networking ability at our disposal then we believe we can truly make a difference to the future of our network and the UK economy.
That is why BCC has published a new BCC Trade Manifesto setting out its offer and its ambitions for the future of trade. It has also updated its BCC Trade Hub bringing together all the support and resources that businesses need to embrace exporting to overseas markets.