The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and BT Directories today announced a new partnership that will focus on supporting small and medium-sized businesses, helping them grow and become more competitive.

Across several events, BT and the BCC will help organisations who wish to learn more about key business areas such as digital marketing and social media. David Grossman, CEO at BT Directories said: “BT Directories is committed to helping British business achieve growth in today's challenging economic climate.  Through our partnership with the BCC we will help to bring cutting edge marketing solutions within reach of all businesses in Britain, whatever their size.  BCC member businesses will be able to benefit from BT's expertise in driving success in website design and other online and print based marketing solutions."
BT Directories and the BCC will hold ten events across the UK for businesses to attend. Industry experts will arm firms with the tools and knowledge to understand how they can better market their firms and generate new business.

BT Directories will also be sponsoring the Entrepreneur of the Year category at the upcoming Chamber Awards. The awards recognise and reward organisations and individuals that have achieved business growth through leadership and innovation.

David Riches, Director of Operations at the BCC says:

“We are delighted to be partnering with BT Directories and leveraging its expertise to help UK businesses make the most of digital marketing.  We have been campaigning to make 2011 a Year for Growth for business across the UK, working to restore confidence in the small- and medium-sized companies that will drive Britain’s future growth. Through our partnership with BT, we look forward to helping businesses grow by realising the benefits of new and innovative ways of marketing.”


Notes to editors:

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is the national voice of local business.

The BCC sits at the heart of a powerful nationwide network of Accredited Chambers of Commerce, serving over 100,000 businesses across the UK, which employ over five million people.

Media contacts:

Liz Larvin
Tel: 020 7654 5813 / 07825746812
Email: l.larvin@britishchambers.org.uk

Lisa Morrison
Tel: 020 7654 5812 / 07717682221
Email: l.morrison@britishchambers.org.uk