Representing our members’ business interests

Introduction

Welcome to the British Chamber of Commerce in Kenya. The Chamber gives members privileged access to a high-profile business network.  BCCK has a growing list of over 300 active members ranging from FTSE 100 companies to individual British consultants working in Kenya. As it stands, there are more than 200 UK companies operating in the country. These companies benefit from the flourishing bilateral trade between Kenya and the UK, estimated to be worth £1 billion (KES.144 billion) in value. 

Our Impact

The Chamber is an ideal platform for British and Kenyan organisations to network, learn and explore business opportunities in Kenya. We offer a wide range of business support and advocacy services to our members such as platform to network and connect to a diverse set of organisations, market information on how to setup in Kenya and best route to market.

British Chamber Sterling members are among the largest tax payers in the country, and Chamber members directly employ more than 200,000 people. Over the years, we have organised a series of networking events, business meetings and trade missions for our members. Our most recent initiative is the Business Integrity Initiative which was initiated in 2019 by the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

We are also keen on youth empowerment, job creation and ways to grow foreign direct investment for British companies in Kenya. BCCK supports and encourages businesses from the UK to do business with and export to Kenya. We work closely with the British High Commission, Department of International Trade and other British Chambers in the UK and in Europe to promote the business opportunities Kenya has to offer.

You are welcome to join us at our networking and social events to learn more about the Chamber and our offering. We look forward to supporting and working with you in Kenya.




Message from ...


The United Kingdom’s relationship with Kenya is a strategic one, based on deep respect, partnership and mutual interest. We live with, and honour, our shared history, and the pains and joys that it has brought. These experiences have resulted in deep connections between our countries. My priorities as High Commissioner will be to enhance our strategic partnership as it relates to our peoples, our mutual prosperity, security and stability, climate change and sustainable development, including supporting British nationals and businesses.

-Ms. Jane Marriot OBE
British High Commissioner

The British Chamber of Commerce has a membership that is continuously growing. The UK’s interest in Kenya stems from our shared history, enduring friendship, and vital political, economic, commercial and cultural interests. The membership is multisectoral and widespread which continuously adds value to the economic development of  Kenya. The Chamber has provided a great platform for local businesses to engage in partnerships and joint ventures. We wish you every success in your endeavors and we look forward to supporting and working with you in Kenya. Karibu Kenya!

-Ms. Sonal Sejpal
Chairperson British Chamber of Commerce Kenya

The British Chamber has experienced significant growth over the years and currently has a membership of more than 320 organizations. British businesses are strategically placed in the country and operate in various sectors. We line up a series of networking events, trade missions, and other activities for our members. We also support organizations on how to work with integrity in Kenya. Our objectives include youth empowerment, job creation and the ways to grow foreign direct investment for British companies. Whatever approach your business chooses to take, the British Chamber of Commerce is ready to guide you through the procedures of doing business in this thriving country.

-Ms. Farida Abbas
CEO British Chamber of Commerce Kenya

Our Mission


To represent our members’ business interests and promote trade links between Kenya and Great Britain.

Our Vision


To be the most influential international business chamber in Sub Saharan Africa.

Our Mission


To represent our members’ business interests and promote trade links between Kenya and Great Britain.



Our Vision


To be the most influential international business chamber in Sub Saharan Africa.


BCCK Committee

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Chairperson

Ms. Sonal Sejpal
ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna
 



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Deputy Chair person

Mr. Yida Kemoli
Phatisa Investment



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Treasurer

Mr. David Mwindi
Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited



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Board Member

Mr. Anthony Muthusi
Ernst & Young



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Ms. Jane Karuku MGH
EABL



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Mr. Neil Cuthbert
Rea Vipingo



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Ms. Rita Okuthe
Kenya Pipeline Company 



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Mr. Graham Shaw MBE
Wilken Group of Companies



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Board Member

Ms. Patricia Ithau
Stanford Seed - East Africa



The Team



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Chief Executive Officer

Farida Abbas

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Member Services Officer

Francis Masika

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Communications Officer

Brenda Otumba

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Membership Administrator

Eunifridah Naum