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Mentoring

Founded in 1946, the BCCT is the oldest foreign Chamber and the largest European Chamber in Thailand. In addition, it is the largest and oldest British Chamber in Asia. Today, the BCCT has a membership of more than 600 companies, covering a broad cross-section of business interests in Thailand. Membership has increased by more than 65% in the last five years. Services available to UK companies include:

BCCT Mentoring with UK Trade & Investment

Overview

The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) and the British Embassy in Bangkok are combining expertise and resources to present a new joint programme to assist British companies new to Thailand to successfully gain entry to the marketplace. The programme will match companies with Thailand-based business executives who are experienced in the market, know your sector and can pass on the benefit of their knowledge and expertise.

BCCT Mentoring with UK Trade & Investment

How will it work?

You will be given access to in-country experts (mentors) in a wide range of sectors. All of these are industry executives who are offering their time and expertise over a defined period of time - either three or six months. Sectors covered by Thailand business experts could include: automotive, consultancy, food, education, environment, HR and recruitment, IT, insurance, legal, manufacturing, oil, property, publishing, retail, security, trading, training, transport and shipping. The BCCT's SME Working Group has also formed a sub-group of mentors to help SMEs in the UK overcome issues of particular relevance to smaller companies. In practical terms, you will receive: valuable information and guidance on a business-to-business level from individuals with intimate knowledge of Thai market conditions development of stronger contacts with the business community through the BCCT and UK Trade & Investment enhanced efficiency in terms of faster more efficient, cost-effective and successful entry into the Thai market. If your company would like to make contact with a mentor or access additional information on mentoring, please consult the back page of this document.

UK Trade & Investment

UK Trade & Investment is the Government's lead organisation in providing support services for UK companies trading overseas. We have a range of services from free export mentoring and training, to tailored market information and arranged market visits. Whether you are an experienced firm looking to expand into a particular country, or a new exporter testing your ability to trade overseas, UK Trade & Investment is able to help every step of the way. Further information on UK Trade & Investment and its full range of services can be found at www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk

BCCT Mentoring with UK Trade & Investment

The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT)

BCCT website www.bccthai.com

The BCCT website offers an extensive range of useful information via the 'Doing Business' section including articles, interviews, reports, speeches and specific links to other sites offering free useful information. You will also have access to past issues of BCCT publications such as the Annual Handbook, Expatriate Cost of Living Survey and Compensation and Benefits Survey.

BCCT functions

You will have access to all BCCT functions in Thailand, including breakfast, lunch and dinner presentations, pub nights and networking evenings in Bangkok and the Eastern Seaboard. The BCCT organised 107 events in 2001.

Briefing

You will be able to consult country experts in addition to their mentors, e.g. current and past BCCT Chairs, Board members and the Executive Director.

Signposting

The BCCT Executive Office has a wide range of excellent government and private sector contacts, both in Thailand and overseas. If we are unable to assist with your enquiry direct, specific contacts will be provided in the relevant organisation for you to pursue.

BCCT library

Open weekdays from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, the library in the BCCT office contains many publications, including UK and Thai trade directories/CD-ROMs, Chambers of Commerce handbooks, reference books (e.g. import duties), business journals and magazines.

BCCT Mentoring with UK Trade & Investment

Contacts and further information

Mr. Greg Watkins

Executive Director
British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT)
7th Floor, 208 Wireless Road
Bangkok 10330
Thailand
Tel: +66 2651 5350-3
Fax: +66 2651 5354
E-mail: greg@bccthai.com
Web: www.bccthai.com

or

British Embassy Bangkok
14 Wireless Road
Bangkok 10330
Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2305-8025
Web: www.gov.uk - Thailand
or www.gov.uk - International Trade

 

BCCT Mentoring with UK Trade & Investment