The British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1911 and has over 460 members. The BPCC is an independent, non-profit organisation that sets out to promote the interests of its membership in respect to commercial links between businesses in the United Kingdom and Portugal.
They achieve this mainly through a programme of networking events and by making available a number of very useful business services.
The British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce is a totally independent organisation, financed solely by the subscriptions of its members and through profits arising from Chamber events and the services it provides.
The BPCC work with, but not on behalf of, any Government organisation, and are specifically prohibited from any party political activity by their statutes. Any company, whether operating in or from the UK or Portugal, is eligible to apply for membership of the Chamber.
By joining the Chamber, a company can benefit not only from discounts on a number of services, but also from joining a network of companies interested in British-Portuguese commerce, with all the communications and opportunities this implies.
The British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce is run by an extremely competent and friendly professional staff from their offices in Lisbon, and they also have local representatives in the North of the country as well as in the Algarve.
The overall supervision of the Chamber's activities is the responsibility of the Board of Directors, which is made up from professionals working in Portugal, but who contribute their time to the Chamber on a voluntary basis.
They strongly encourage all companies to make the BPCC a vital part of their business development programme.