The Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) is an important organisation for the Norwegian-British business community in the UK. NBCC is an independent non-profit organisation with a membership consisting of more than 100 Norwegian and British companies, as well as a large number of personal members. NBCC was founded in 1906 and welcomes companies and individuals from Norway, the UK and other countries, who wish to be part of the business community. Since its creation more than 100 years ago, NBCC has played a significant role in strengthening trade relations between the two countries.
NBCC's mission is to promote trade and investment between Norway and the UK, and to provide a professional and social arena for business people. NBCC provides business and networking opportunities and encourages dialogue and exchange of experience between members. NBCC works closely with government bodies and other trade organisations, including the Norwegian Embassy, Innovation Norway and other bilateral Chambers of Commerce.
NBCC have three main functions:
To create a forum for professional and social networking for members
To act as a channel between members and the Norwegian and British authorities on particular topics of special interest to the members
To participate in the debate regarding trade and policy issues which are of concern to members both in Britain and in Norway
NBCC is governed by a Council elected by the members. The Council comprises senior managers from Norwegian and British member companies. A cross-section of industries is represented and Council members come from companies of all sizes. The NBCC is run by a General Manager chosen by the Council.