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New British Chamber of Commerce opens in Qatar


The Lord Mayor of the City of London, the Right Honourable Alderman Alan Yarrow will open the premises of the new British Chamber of Commerce in Qatar on Tuesday 27 January.

The British Chamber of Commerce in Qatar has been established to support and strengthen trade between Britain and Qatar. It is a part of the rapidly expanding network of British business organisations overseas dedicated to helping UK companies grow their business through overseas trade and exports. The Lord Mayor said  “It could not be a better time to begin exporting and to open up new business with Qatar. Not only is the economy booming here, but the prospects for British firms are excellent with the most recent trade figures showing UK trade with Qatar up 40% on the previous year.” 

Peter Cook, Managing Director of the new Chamber added “Establishing a British Chamber in Qatar to focus on supporting UK business could not be more important or urgent. With the extensive backing of the British and Qatari Governments and the British Chambers of Commerce organisation in the UK, the Chamber in Qatar intends to become one of the leading business support organisations in the country. Any UK or Qatari business, but especially SME businesses, can look forward to a new organisation focussed on their needs and able to deliver a wide suite of business services to smooth and speed up their path to business success in Qatar.”

Notes for Editors

  1. The premises of the New British Chamber of Commerce is at 2nd Floor, Ali Bin Ali Building (HSBC Building), Al Matar Street, Doha. The opening ceremony will begin at 1745.
  2. Editors are invited to send photographers to the event.
  3. The British Embassy is co-ordinating all other media requests. Please contact the British Embassy  xxxxx on xxxxx if you are interested in placing a media request.


The British Chamber of Commerce is a new participant in the UK Government’s Overseas Business Networks Initiative (OBNI). The (OBNi) seeks to provide a new source of support for British companies seeking to do business in 41 high-growth, difficult to access markets across the world. It provides a range of services that are complementary to those already provided by UK Trade and Investment.

It is being developed through a partnership between UKTI, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the British Chambers of Commerce. If you’re a UK business, OBNi can link your company to:

  • market information on the Open to Export and Export Britain web sites.
  • services, support and advice in 41 markets overseas
  • intelligence on new business opportunities
  • office space in British Business Centres in some countries, and
  • a global British business network, operating at home and overseas
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