The BCB is a business-to-business professional services company established with the mandate to provide operational support and market entry services in the UAE to British companies.

We work alongside the British government to deliver on-demand trade services, providing practical assistance, guidance and orientation for UK exporters and, through our unique incubators in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, direct market- entry support.


Clients of the BCB will be provided with a spectrum of services and assistance to help them get started in the UAE. From enabling UK firms to become quickly and cost-effectively set up to helping each company identify and meet key business contacts, the BCB’s sole aim is to ensure business success.

Through the BCB’s Trade Services arm, we provide commercial orientation, intelligence and on-the-ground expertise to help UK companies identify market opportunities, grow exports and develop business in this part of the world. The support we provide is bespoke, practical and specific to each client’s needs.

British firms enjoy up to 24 months under the BCB’s aegis whilst getting your business underway in the UAE. With the close support of local government, we have developed a unique structure that allows UK companies a quick, cost-effective and low-hassle set up and licensing path.


Since 2014, we have helped more than 200 British companies in a variety of ways: through commercial introductions, incubator support and market research. Below we feature examples of a cross-section of the services we have provided and how it has benefited our clients’ businesses.


Through our partners in the UAE and UK, we provide our clients with an extensive professional network and further joined-up professional support where additional services beyond the BCB’s remit are required.

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Find out more about what’s happening in the UAE; the business environment; what it’s like to live here; developments across different industry sectors.

Our Expo Incubator Offer

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Regular updates on topical news; recent regulatory changes; client success stories and what’s happening at the BCB.

Doing Business in the UAE, Doncaster, July 2018

  On Friday 27th July I will be in Doncaster to talk…

Retail Webinar, and Trade Mission to the UAE

  The British Centres for Business in partnership with Santander UK hosted a webinar…

DIT ‘Open Call’ for Expo 2020 Dubai UK Pavillion Partners

  The Department for International Trade has issued an ‘open…