The Armenian British Business Chamber (ABBC) is a business membership organisation that promotes trade and invesment between British and Armenian companies.
ABBC is the first point of contact for any UK business interested to enter, invest, export or outsource to Armenia and any Armenian business with similar interests in the UK. We are an independent organisation but we work closely with the UK Embassy in Yerevan in particular in promoting bilateral trade and investment. We have experts in areas of private sector, B2B relations, market entry, investments, import/export, legal and regulatory etc.
To expand our programmes and capabilities we have concluded partnership agreements with other business organisations such as the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Cooperation Association of Armenia and the Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE) Armenia. Our partnership agreements allow us to offer more specialised services to interested parties. ABBC is the founding member of the European Business Association (EBA) Armenia and continues to actively participate in all matters related to Armenia-EU trade enhancement and business promotion.
Our extensive networks in Armenia, the United Kingdom and other European countries help our members find partners and customers around the world.
Our diverse memebrship base and partner organisations provide a wide range of specialists, services, products and opportunities for members and non-members. We praise ourselves in being able to find the best product or service for any Armenian or British company or organisation.
Through EBA we have a seat at the SME Development Council of the Prime Minister of Armenia. We use this platform to voice concerns of our members to the government, to lobby for transparent and business friendly regulatory changes in Armenia.
We help British and Armenian companies connect, cooperate, grow and prosper. We offer a wide range of services to our members and non-members. Here are some of the services which we offer. If what you are looking for is not listed below don't despair, get in touch with us and we will do our best to help.
Success in business is about its networks and connections. It was true 100 years ago and it is true now. We have an extensive network through our members and partners which we are happy to dip into to help you grow, expand, export, import and succeed.
We organise essential trainings to help businesses succeed. We can also organise specialised trainings through our member companies. We organise events which bring together British and Armenian businesses.
Do you want to enter a new market but not sure it is right for your product or service? We have experts who can carry out market studies for you in the UK and Armenia and identify the most suitable entry points and opportunities.
Legal and regulatory requirements are complicated enough in one's own country not to mention when exporting to a new country. We have professional legal advisers among our member companies who can guide you when entering a new market or when you come across an unexpected complication.
Our experts from all fields of economic activity are ready to contribute to special studies and research for you. We have top-tier consulting companies among our members with years of experience in Armenia and the world.
Using our extensive networks we can help you connect with the right business to promote your product or service. We know the people who know the people you want to get introduced to! And we don't just leave you on your own after the first introduction but stand by you until you are confident enough to continue on your own.
Our members come from various backgrounds and sectors. They are innovative and forward looking with international outlook and ambitions. We have partnered with educational and business membership organisations to jointly promote British and Armenian business cooperation to even wider range of companies and individuals.
The Armenian British Business Chamber has three memebrship types. The basic features of each type are desctibed below. We also offer one-time or continuous partnership opportunities to large corporates and international organisations who want to taker a bigger role in promoting bilateral trade relations between the UK and Armenia. Please contact us to disucuss which memebrship type is best suited for your organisation.
The ABBC is run by a dedicated Board of Directors. The Board has seven directors who are chosen from among ABBC's members. Day-to-day operations of the ABBC are managed by our Executive Director.
Ambassador John Gallagher
Honorary Board Director
UK Ambassador to Armenia
Head of Wholesale Banking, HSBC Armenia
PR & Comms Director, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Armenia
Partner, Concern Dialog Law Firm
Chief Legal Officer, Digitain
CEO, Ingo Armenia Insurance
Resolution Insurance Brokers
CEO, Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan
We would be happy to tell you more about ABBC's services and activities. Get in touch with us by emial, phone or using the form below.