Our finest ambassadors

The last British Ambassador, Stephen Lillie, used this column to offer “A London Eye” view of issues that are of mutual interest to the Philippines and the UK. As he is now keeping a watchful eye over all of Asia Pacific from London, I hope you, dear reader, will accept instead, a Great British View …

BCCP Appoints New General Manager

The British Chamber of Commerce Philippines is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Chris Boughton as the new General Manager of the Chamber, effective immediately. Previously Chris was the Regional Managing Director, Asia-Pacific for Cambridge University Press as well as their Chief Information Officer for several years and has lived in Manila since 2007. …

BCCP in the News

BCCP was recognized as British Ambassador Asif Ahmad encouraged British SMEs to set up business in the Philippines.   

Typhoon Relief

  At this time of disaster for the Philippines everybody is looking for ways to help the victims of Yolanda. We provide below the details of some organisations offering support and seeking donors. The British Embassy is highlighting the Philippine Red Cross as an option.   Philippine Red Cross Donations: Address: Bonifacio Drive, Port Area …

London Calling!

In celebration of Philippine Airline’s ground-breaking direct flights to London, the British Chamber of Commerce held a special social networking event last 30 October 2013. Hosted by the British Ambassador, Asif Ahmad, BCCP Members and guests enjoyed a feast provided by Mandarin Oriental and San Miguel Corporation. Philippine Airlines Senior Vice President of Operations, Nicki …

Keeping You and Your Company Safe

British Chamber of Commerce Philippines invited two speakers last Tuesday, 8 October 2013 to speak on protecting your company, and ensuring your personal safety when in the Philippines. Charles Warren, Head of the Due Diligence & Investigations from Pacific Strategies & Assessments, addressed the issues of company fraud as an abuse of position, false representation, …

Lord Green Meets BCCP

The UK Minister for Trade and Investment, Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, visited the Philippines on Sept 16-18 to further strengthen trade relations between the two countries. During the visit, Lord Green accompanied by the British Ambassador Designate Asif Ahmad and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Manila Director Iain Mansfield, attended the Meeting of the Board …

2013 Consumer Trends

Last Thursday, 26 September, JV Villabroza of TNS Philippines shared with BCCP members and guests the latest consumer trends that are driving the local market. “For about 60 years, Philippine GDP averaged to 4.571%” while that is not very promising in terms of long-term growth, “if we rely on the human ability to adapt and …

UK expects to double trade with Phl

By Louella D. Desiderio (Pilipino Star Ngayon)   MANILA, Philippines – The United Kingdom (UK) expects to double trade with the Philippines in the next five years, citing increasing interest from both parties for goods and services. “We expect to see trade in both directions double…in the next five years,” UK Minister of State for Trade …

HMA Ahmad Meets BCCP Members and Guests

The weather may not have been the most conducive, but that proved insignificant as members and guests arrived at the Dusit Thani Manila, last Thursday, 22 August 2013 for the social networking night: BCCP Welcome to the New British Ambassador. The British Chamber of Commerce had a grand opportunity to host a welcome reception for …