British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce celebrates 15 years
THE British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 15th anniversary and has produced a video to mark the occasion.
The British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) was founded in 2001 and is managed by the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce, making it the only Chamber in the UK to directly run a British bi-lateral Chamber of Commerce.
The BCCC established a second Chapter in Saint Lucia in 2015 which works alongside the original centre in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Lord Howard of Lympne is the Patron of the British Caribbean Chamber and visited the islands earlier this year, marking his first official visit as Patron. During his visit, the former Home Secretary met business members of the Trinidad and St Lucia Chapters of the Chamber as well as a string of dignitaries including the Prime Ministers and Governor Generals of Grenada and St Lucia as well as the President of Trinidad.
Lord Howard was accompanied by Dr Ian Kelly, Group Chief Executive of the British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce, and Deputy CEO, Pauline Wade. Together with Caribbean dignitaries they discussed key issues including inward investment, crime, energy policy, tourism and food security.