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During the Coronavirus outbreak we are supporting Chambers and member businesses with online events and webinars. Click on the sections below to see our upcoming events:

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Leadership programme

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In conversation with....Ambassador Woody Johnson


  • Thursday 10 September
  • 1.30pm - 2.30pm (UK Time)
  • Open to all
  • Please note that registration closes 1 hour before the start time
  • Register here

Dr Adam Marshall virtually 'sits down' with US Ambassador to the UK Robert Wood "Woody" Johnson IV to discuss the UK - US trading relationship.

Ambassador Johnson will also share insights into the general business developments between the two countries as we work to Restart, Rebuild and Renew.

Robert Johnson

Ambassador of the United States of America to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

President Donald J. Trump nominated Robert Wood Johnson to be United States Ambassador in June 22, 2017. He was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence in the presence of President Donald J. Trump on August 21, 2017. He presented his credentials to the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office on August 29, 2017.

Ambassador Johnson has served for more than thirty years as the Chairman and CEO of The Johnson Company, New York, NY, a private asset management firm; and since 2000 as the Chairman and CEO of the New York Jets football team and New York Jets Foundation.

Ambassador Johnson has served on the President’s Export Council, the President’s Commission on White House Fellows and he is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.



In conversation with....Andrew Bailey

  • Tuesday 22 September
  • 12noon - 1.00pm (UK Time)
  • Open to all
  • Please note that registration closes 1 hour before the start time
  • Register here

The ongoing impact of the global pandemic means that global economic conditions are likely to remain challenging in the short-term and the end of the transition period approaching on 31 December brings further uncertainty for UK business.

In this virtual event, Dr Adam Marshall, BCC Director General will be joined by Andrew Bailey, the Governor of the Bank of England as part of our Global Insights Leaders Programme.

Topics on the agenda include:

  • the Bank of England's decision to significantly expand quantitative easing;
  • how the Bank works with financial institutions to provide on the ground support for businesses; and
  • what further steps are needed to help kickstart economic recovery.

Andrew Bailey - Governor of the Bank of England

Andrew Bailey began his term as Governor of the Bank of England on 16 March 2020. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) from 1 July 2016 until taking up the role of Governor. As CEO of the FCA, Andrew Bailey was also a member of the Prudential Regulation Committee, the Financial Policy Committee, and the Board of the Financial Conduct Authority.

While retaining his role as Executive Director of the Bank, Andrew joined the Financial Services Authority in April 2011 as Deputy Head of the Prudential Business Unit and Director of UK Banks and Building Societies.

Andrew worked at the Bank in a number of areas, most recently as Executive Director for Banking Services and Chief Cashier, as well as Head of the Bank's Special Resolution Unit (SRU). Previous roles include Governor's Private Secretary, and Head of the International Economic Analysis Division in Monetary Analysis.

Market updates

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Coronavirus: an update from France

  • Thursday 10 September
  • 9.30am - 10.15am (UK Time)
  • Open to Chambers and Chamber Members from across the network
  • Please note that registration closes 1 hour before the start time
  • Register here

Following on from our Restart, Rebuild and Renew outlook for business, the BCC jointly with the British Chambers of Commerce in France will look at the impact Coronavirus has had on business and trade in their country.

We’ll also look to the future and how we will adapt our ways of working and hear what opportunities there are available in France in this new business environment.



Coronavirus: an update from Chile







  • Thursday 24 September
  • 12noon - 12.45pm (UK Time)
  • Open to Chambers and Chamber Members from across the network
  • Please note that registration closes 1 hour before the start time
  • Register here

Greg Holland and Chris Lyon from the British Chambers of Commerce in Chile will join the call moderated by BCC's Anne-Marie Martin.

Following on from our Restart, Rebuild and Renew outlook for business, the BCC jointly with the British Chamber of Commerce in Chile will look at the impact Coronavirus has had on business and trade in their country. We’ll also look to the future and how we will adapt our ways of working and hear what opportunities there are available in Chile in this new business environment.


Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster urges businesses preparing for customs changes to contact their local chamber of commerce

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove MP has written a letter to all businesses moving goods between the United Kingdom and the European Union and between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, urging them to contact their local chamber of commerce for guidance.

BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker: Summer Statement schemes fall short in protecting firms and jobs

Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Tracker reveal that businesses are still facing significant cashflow challenges with the schemes announced in the Summer Statement failing to provide support at the scale needed to protect jobs after the furlough scheme winds down.

BCC responds to the postponement of lockdown easing

BCC Co-Executive Director Claire Walker comments on the Prime Minister’s announcement that the government will introduce new local restrictions and postpone the planned re-opening for some business from August 1st,

No more Transition at the UK Border

With the Brexit transition period set to end in December this year, BCC Director of Trade Facilitation Liam Smyth explains why now is the time for businesses to take action and get ready for a new border operating environment from 1st January 2021.