The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce is the foremost bilateral Chamber of Commerce in Nigeria. The Chamber is accredited under the NACCIMA/CIPE, Washington, D.C. USA accreditation programme. There are over 350 corporate members who are found in all sectors of the Nigerian economy. Our membership base range from the small and medium enterprises to large scale multinational corporations and government agencies. We organize workshops, business luncheons, seminars, trade fairs, trade mission, members' evening and other such activities that aid trade and investment.
The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) was founded in 1977 in Lagos: an outcome of a discussion two years earlier, between the then Mr. Adam Thompson (later Sir Adam Thompson), Chairman of the then British Caledonian Airways and Chief (Dr) Henry Fajemirokun, CON (both of blessed memory) who was also the founding president.
To be the foremost channel of trade and commerce between Nigeria and Britain.
To continuously encourage and promote mutually beneficial trade relations between Nigeria and Britain.
To promote exclusively bilateral business and investment activities between Nigerian and British private sectors. Other objectives which the NBCC was founded to achieve were:
- To provide a forum representative of Nigerian and British interests, whereby the development and improvement of Commerce and Industry between the two countries can be encouraged and protected;
- To strive for increased trade between the United Kingdom and the Federal Republic of Nigeria through a regular exchange of information on trade and investment opportunities amongst members;
- To advise the Governments of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the United Kingdom on matters pertaining to trade relations between the two countries;
- To advise members of the chamber on opportunities and problems, legislative or otherwise, arising from the pursuit of trade between the United Kingdom and Nigeria;
- To organise conferences, seminars and meetings on subjects of current importance to the commercial community and to arrange regular gatherings of specialist groups with the aim of encouraging members to meet and discuss problems of mutual concern;
- To maintain a close liaison with all relevant Government authorities, departments and representative bodies with the aim of protecting and or representing members’ interests on matters of current importance;
- To organise Trade Missions and to provide a travel service for members;
- To provide information and market intelligence service on United Kingdom/Nigerian trade in the form of regular trade bulletin;
- To print publish and circulate any journals, periodicals, leaflets or any other publications that the chamber may think desirable, providing information on the chamber; its members; the various activities opportunities; of the chamber; investment opportunities; statistical and other information relating to Business generally and any other matters considered to be of current importance;
- To promote, support or seek the review of any legislative or other measures affecting the aforesaid aims and objectives;
- To maximize trade between Nigeria and Britain through a regular exchange of information among its members.
- To advise the governments of both countries on matters pertaining to bilateral trade relations.
- To ensure effective policy advocacy through our membership of the National Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA).