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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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Adam Marshall
Director General, British Chambers of Commerce
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Claire Walker and Hannah Essex
Co-Executive Directors, Policy and Campaigns, British Chambers of Commerce
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Jenny Hemsley
Interim Finance Director

Non-executive Leadership

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Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith  CBE , President
Senior business leader and member of the House of Lords
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Sarah Howard MBE, Chair
Director, Sarand Business Software; Member of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
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Christopher Dottie MBE, Non-executive Director
Managing Director, Hays Spain; President, British Chamber of Commerce in Spain
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Keith Johnston LLB
Past President of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
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Scott Knowles, Non-executive Director
Chief Executive, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)
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Sandy Needham, Non-executive Director
Chief Executive, West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
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Stuart Patrick CBE, Non-executive Director
Chief Executive, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce
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Sean Ramsden MBE, 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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Policy And Communications

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Miranda Cochrane
Director of Communications
James Martin
Director of Policy
David Bharier
Head of Research
Ross Crapnell
Press and Communications Officer
Ryan Denston
Press and Communications Manager
Bryony Graham
Brand and Marketing Manager
Jane Gratton
Head of People Policy
Leona Murphy
Membership Communications Officer
Adam Szpala
Public Affairs, Policy & Campaign Officer
Suren Thiru
Head of Economics and Trade Policy

Business Development

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

International Trade

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

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

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