The British Chamber of Commerce Sierra Leone

WHO WE ARE
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Our Mission

Our Mission is to promote and support the business interests of all our members (as defined by the Chamber Constitution) in Sierra Leone, strengthen commercial ties between Britain and Sierra Leone, sustain existing and introduce new foreign business into the Sierra Leone market, encourage Sierra Leone investment into the UK (export and direct investment), drive the private sector forward more broadly, through capacity building for its players and actors, leading to a reduction in aid dependency for Sierra Leone.

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Who We Are

The British Chamber of Commerce in Sierra Leone (BCCSL) was officially formed on 17th February 2012 and launched on 2nd March 2012. BCCSL is set up as a private non-profit making organisation and registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee under the Companies Act 2009 of the laws of Sierra Leone.

We aim to offer our members high quality events, productive networking, promotional opportunities, valuable information and practical services and access to influential individuals and institutions. The Chamber is supported by the British High Commission in Freetown and the founding Members.

This Business Plan sets the strategic direction of the Chamber for the next twelve (12) months covering the period August 2020 – September 2021. The Plan is at its draft stage and intended to serve as an engagement tool with the wider Membership of the Chamber.

We Value Our Members

Being a BCCSL member gives companies, both large and small, access to an exclusive network of business leaders who are active in the UK-Sierra Leone business community mainly through free or low-cost events and trade missions.

As an authoritative voice for member’s interests, it offers a platform to discuss key issues on policy and legislation, with key decision makers in government as well as other multipliers in Sierra Leone and the UK.

The BCCSL identifies trends and opportunities for UK companies in Sierra Leone, making direct business introductions, referrals and giving advice/assistance where necessary.

The BCCSL’s research, publications, events, and trade missions will help to promote and grow UK business within Sierra Leone. Companies looking to enter, explore or expand in Sierra Leone will find BCCSL membership a real asset

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Objectives

1. Ensure the Chamber plays a dynamic and visible role in promoting trade between the UK and Sierra Leone, strengthening links between the two business communities and key Ministries.
2. Use the Chambers network and events to promote greater understanding of the business environment and government policies, ensuring regular information sharing and engagement with key stakeholders.
3. When required, provide services to the members, including training, business information, market research and analysis.