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BCB recognised as a Strategic Partner

The British Centres for Business (BCB) has been identified as a Strategic Partner of the Department of Economic Development in Dubai

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Joe Hepworth collected the BCB’s award from HE Sami Al Qamzi
Joe Hepworth collected the BCB’s award from HE Sami Al Qamzi

At a ceremony in Dubai last week, Chief Executive Officer, Joe Hepworth collected the BCB’s award from HE Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of the Department of Economic Development.

Commenting on the BCB’s award, Joe Hepworth said:

I am very proud of the strong partnership we have with DED, particularly with Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI), who continue to support our clients and us on a daily basis. I am delighted that this relationship is formally recognised as it helps us demonstrate the very positive relationship we have and the support that is available to UK companies wanting to expand and invest in Dubai.

UK Consul General in Dubai and Northern Emirates Edward Hobart said:

I’m pleased for the recognition awarded to The British Centres for Business (BCB). The strategic partnership between BCB and the Department of Economic Development in Dubai is yet another example of UK and UAE working together across all levels to boost prosperity. This partnership allows small and medium sized companies from both countries to work together and contribute to the economic growth in UK and UAE.

Fahad Al Gergawi, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai FDI said:

The British Centres for Business is a valuable partner in Dubai’s efforts to bring in innovative and knowledge-based businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. Together, Dubai FDI and BCB can take the traditional relations between the UK and Dubai to a new and exciting phase of collaborative enterprise and shared progress.

Notes to Editors:

About the BCB

  • Business-to-business professional services organisation established in 2014 with the mandate to provide operational support and market entry services in the UAE to British companies
  • Member of the Overseas Business Network Initiative (OBNi), created by the British Chambers of Commerce and UK Trade & Investment, working together to create an international business network, providing practical support for UK exporters
  • Shareholders are jointly the British Business Groups in Abu Dhabi and Dubai & Northern Emirates

Contact for this press release

Sam Kelly

Tel: +971 4 309 4444

British Embassy Dubai

Published 25 February 2015