Thanks to Peter Dirken for posting the following on the KTN International Group 'noticeboard':
For those doing business with China - China Britain Business Council
By: Peter Dirken June 30, 2010 12:00 AM
The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC – www.cbbc.org) is the leading organisation helping UK companies grow and develop their business in China. It supports British companies of all sizes - new entrants and established operations - through providing business services, practical in-market assistance and industry initiatives.
CBBC’s services provide companies with the support to access the potential of the China market and to develop a sound business strategy. Its practical in-market assistance includes market research, “Representative Office”, “Launchpad” and “Hot Desk” facilities, trade missions and exhibitions, event management and translation services.
CBBC has a strong business network and long heritage with more than 50 years of trusted links with China. Working closely with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), CBBC’s services are delivered through a network of nine offices in the UK and presence in 11 Chinese cities.
CBBC has also set up a number of key industry initiatives focusing on key sectors in the UK and China markets as well as on vital subjects relating to business practice in China that are common to all industries. These currently include innovation & technology (of which the China Tomorrow – www.chinatomorrow.co.uk - programme is a part); financial services; education & training; agribusiness; and energy & environment sector initiatives.
CBBC also provides up to date information & advice; regular news and updates on China business issues; access to visiting delegations and outward missions; and an extensive programme of workshops and seminars in both the UK & China.
CBBC provides an established network, whether large or small, new to the market or long established in China, CBBC helps UK organisations raise their profile, get better connected and stay informed about China business issues.
I have attached a flyer that provides additional info, see /documents/3045370/3712430/Flyer+explaining+role+of+China+Britain+Business+Council.pdf/2ffc697f-7a27-41ce-a321-1ab199c15fec