History & Objectives
Founded in 1945 the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce (BHCC) is an independent, autonomous, non-profit organisation, funded solely by income from membership fees and profits arising from events and functions organised by the Chamber.
The main purpose of the Chamber is to promote bilateral Greek-British trade and to provide business and investment services for its members. The BHCC represents members’ interests in both Greece and the UK.
Board of Directors and Management
A Board of Directors, consisting of fifteen leading Greek and British executives, representing a cross-section of top industrial and commercial enterprises, determines the Chamber’s policies and operating procedures. The aim of these is to enable maximum assistance to and the provision of high quality services for the members. The BHCC offices are located at 25 Vas Sofias Avenue, in central Athens, close to the Parliament buildings.
The Chamber is the official representative in Greece of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Other prominent associates, in Greece and the UK, include Chambers of Commerce, Government Ministries and Departments, Members of Parliament, the Greek Embassy in London, the British Embassy in Athens, The British Council, Trade Associations, Business Organisations and Exhibition Organisers.
The Chamber has an excellent network of contacts to help its members expand their business activities in European markets through introductions by many British Chambers of Commerce throughout Europe and elsewhere.
The Chamber organises a variety of activities. These include conferences, seminars, exhibitions, trade missions to and from the UK, business luncheons and dinners, an annual sustaining members' network reception, panel and round table discussions, social events (such as the annual BBQ and Christmas dinner and dance) and a variety of cultural events.
At the annual Christmas dinner and dance raffle tickets are sold, proceeds from which are donated to charities.