COBCOE is an independent, non-profit making organisation representing British Chambers of commerce throughout Continental Europe.
Acting as an umbrella organisation, we work with our member chambers to advance international trade and business with the United Kingdom.
As such, we give a voice to over 6,000 businesses from all sectors of trade and industry involved in business with the UK. Our aim is to protect and promote the interests of our constituent chambers - and their business members - through representation, cooperation and trade stimulation.
To do this, we liaise closely with governments and organisations to ensure that our members' needs and concerns are addressed.
COBCOE Site: www.cobcoe.eu
Due to the BCCS being a COBCOE member, our members are entitled to further benefits.
COBCOE Membership Benefits
COBCOE Publications available for distribution to members and as marketing tools.
Links magazine, the official COBCOE publication with a distribution of 5000 in hard copy
and over 15,000 in e-copy http://www.cobcoe.eu/category/links-magazine/
President’s Perspective, Howard Rosen’s monthly current affairs “opinion” article
The Bigger Picture, a weekly column by David Marsh CBE, chairman of SCCO
International, co-chairman of Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum on highly topical political issues http://www.omfif.org/OMFIF_news/commentary
As a member of a COBCOE chamber you are entitled to a few select offers and benefits:
News about the EU - information about the EU and funding opportunities
Business Gateway links to UK and Europe – useful information about doing business in the UK and good links to useful information sites
Market Place - Information links and B2B opportunities for you and your members
Economist Conferences – concessions on attendance fees for Economist Conferences events in Europe
Hotel accommodation – Radisson Edwardian Group
COBCOE Special Offer on Hotels in the UK for officers and members of COBCOE
Chambers from the Radisson Edwardian Hotels Group which will give its member
Chambers and their members a special deal at the Group’s hotels in the UK
Meeting space, accommodation and a place to entertain or organise events in London - Connections @ Trafalgar Square Business Club
Connections @ Trafalgar Square Business Club, offers discounted membership for COBCOE members and their members
Airport Taxi – Limousine service between various airports in and around London and Central London at specially discounted rates for members of COBCOE Chambers and their members.
Passengers can book online and will be transported in a luxury Mercedes at the price of a London black cab. The charge also includes 1 hour waiting time and SMS notification telling you when your car has arrived
Fast Track through security and executive airport lounges - No.1 Traveller
No.1 Traveller is an award winning airport hospitality specialist offering a “from driveway to runway experience”, currently with chauffeur-driven airport transfers, airport lounges and a travel concierge at three major airports in UK and USA. Discounted membership to COBCOE members and their members - on line presence at www.cobcoe.eu soon!
Opportunities to sponsor COBCOE events and projects
Attendance at events organised by other British Chambers
You are entitled to attend the public events of other British Chambers that are members of COBCOE at the local members’ price. This can be an ideal opportunity to make new contacts when you are travelling on business in Europe.
Health & Safety Solutions
Providing health and safety training sends a clear message to your workforce that you are concerned about their wellbeing, and care that they work in a safe environment. A significant part of the management of health and safety comes from the training provided, which enables your staff to work in a safe and comfortable manner.
COBCOE are delighted to provide a broad range of easily accessible online health and safety training courses, for the benefit of employees or the management team. This simple yet effective learning system also allows employers to track training progress, and retain certificates of completion should they be required. For more information go to www.cobcoetraining.com or for a detailed list of information about each of the courses available go to www.cobcoetraining.com/training.
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