The BCB partners with UAE-UK Business Council

23 May, 2021

It is with great pleasure to announce our new partnership with the UAE-UK Business Council.

As an organisation that provides market-entry incubator and export support services to UK companies, and with a proven track record in export wins for UK companies in the UAE, the BCB is well positioned to offer members of the UAE-UK Business Council a host of benefits in terms of trade and investment support.

The partnership will provide members and clients with access to government and business networks within the UAE and the UK, as well as increased visibility, awareness and promotion across both countries at an exciting time for both countries.

“In a way this is going back to our roots” commented Joe Hepworth, Founder of the British Centres for Business, “When the BCB started in 2013, it was as a result of the UAE-UK Business Council’s efforts to develop a tangible support network for SMEs, so we have lots of shared DNA.

“Fast forward to 2021 and we’ve helped more than 500 UK companies generate more than GBP 100m of export wins in the UAE. Looking ahead, with an exciting line up of projects, such as promoting District 2020 to the UK tech sector, there’s masses for us to work on together in the years to come.”

Bradley Jones, Executive Director of the UAE-UK Business Council, said “As the UAE continues to diversify its economy and invest in skills and innovation, exciting new opportunities are emerging for UK companies, both large and small, and we are delighted to partner with the British Centres for Business in helping them improve their understanding of the market and achieve success.”

Find out more about the British Centres for Business at and the UAE-UK Business Council at


About the British Centres for Business (BCB)

The BCB is a business-to-business professional services company established with the mandate to provide operational support and market entry services to UK companies in the Middle East. Working alongside the British Government’s Department for International Trade to deliver on-demand trade services, the BCB provides practical assistance, guidance and orientation for UK exporters, and direct set-up support through the unique market-entry platform.

About the UAE-UK Business Council

The UAE-UK Business Council is a thought leadership forum that brings together business leaders from both countries to identify and help to resolve barriers to trade and investment between the UAE and the UK. Through its Working Groups, campaigns and events, it seeks to identify emerging trends and opportunities for closer commercial collaboration between the two countries. The Business Council is funded entirely by its members and is supported by a Joint Secretariat that supports the interests of both UAE and UK member companies and stakeholders.