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About the BCC

The British Chambers of Commerce sits at the heart of a unique network of businesses across the UK.

The 53 Accredited Chambers which make up our network are trusted champions of businesses, places, and global trade. Together, we represent tens of thousands of businesses of all shapes and sizes, which employ almost six million people across the UK.

Working together, we help firms of all sizes to achieve more. We believe it’s our relationships with others that lead us to achieve goals beyond those we could ever achieve alone. We’re the only organisation that helps British businesses to build relationships on every level, in every region and nation of the UK.

Our network exists to support and connect companies, bringing together firms to build new relationships, share best practice, foster new opportunities and provide practical support to help member businesses trade locally, nationally and globally. Because we sit at the heart of local business communities in every part of the UK, we are uniquely placed to help businesses of every size and sector to thrive. This includes the active role Chambers and their members undertake to improve the local business environment and communities in which they work.

Accredited Chambers of Commerce also provide a respected voice to the business communities they represent, ensuring their priorities and concerns are heard in the corridors of power. Our opinions are regularly sought by policymakers and parliamentarians and we’ve been helping to shape the UK’s business agenda for more than 150 years.


Our People

Executive Leadership

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David Riches
Executive Director, Commercial, Trade and Marketing
Adam Marshall
Director General, British Chambers of Commerce
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Claire Walker and Hannah Essex
Co-Executive Directors, Policy and Campaigns
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Ronan Quigley
Executive Director, Corporate Services

Non-executive Leadership

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Sean Ramsden, Non-executive Director
Founder and Chief Executive of Ramsden International; Member of Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce
Liz Willingham, Non-executive Director
President of Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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Lucy Winskell OBE DL, Vice Chair
Chair of Board, North East England Chamber of Commerce
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Christopher Dottie, Non-executive Director
Managing Director, Hays Spain; President, British Chamber of Commerce in Spain
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Stuart Patrick CBE, Non-executive Director
Chief Executive, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce
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Sarah Howard MBE, Chair
CEO Sarand Business Software; Member of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
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Scott Knowles, Non-executive Director
Chief Executive, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)
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Francis Martin CBE, President
Former Partner BDO, Northern Ireland
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Sandy Needham, Non-executive Director
Chief Executive, West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
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Policy and Communications

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Pip Benton
Content Marketing Executive
David Bharier
Head of Research
Mike Spicer
Director of Policy
Oliver Fry
Interim Media Manager
Miranda Cochrane
Director of Communications
Bryony Graham
Brand and Marketing Manager
Leona Murphy
Membership Communications Officer
Adam Szpala
Public Affairs, Policy & Campaign Officer
Suren Thiru
Head of Economics and Trade Policy
Jane Gratton
Head of People Policy
Briony Richter
Press and Communications Officer

Business Development

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Julia Watson
Events Executive
Carla Robinson
Commercial Coordinator
Hassan Morsy
Business Development Manager
Luke Flinders
Head of Affinity Partnerships
Faye Busby
Director of Business Development

International Trade

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Dr Anna Jerzewska
Customs and Trade Specialist
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Paul Wrighting
Senior Documentation and Trade Training Manager
Emmanuel Gianquitto
Customs and Trade Specialist
Brian Staples
Customs and Trade Specialist
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Anne-Marie Martin
Director Global Business Network
Joseph Abbey
Treasury Manager
Liam Smyth
Director of Trade Facilitation

Corporate Services

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Alan Roberts
Office Manager
Preeti Lal
Corporate Services Executive
Marlyn Hope
PA to the Director General
Joy Shewring
Director of Accreditation

Chamber Fellows

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Matthew Lowe (Staffordshire Chamber)
Transport Fellow
Paul Carbert
Skills (North East England)
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