A British Business Group (BBG) is an association or club of British business people. The British Business Group in Azerbaijan was set up in 1999 year to encourage the development of British business in Azerbaijan and now is the region’s foremost business-to-business membership networking group, enabling like-minded professionals to further their business interests in Azerbaijan. The aims of the group are typically to encourage trade with the host country and to provide a social environment for business networking. We are honored to work closely with the UK and Azerbaijani governments to provide support, counsel and advice to British businesses in Azerbaijan, as well as those seeking to establish a commercial foothold in Azerbaijan. We are a valuable source of networking, information and links for businesses seeking to expand their operations
With a membership of more than 100 companies, one of the group’s prime objectives is communication with:
- Businessmen and women in the UK and Azerbaijan;
- Policy-makers and decision-makers in government and business in the UK and Azerbaijan;
- The Azerbaijani leadership and influencers;
- Other British business groups.
BBG is led by a pro-bono committee of annually elected members, each of whom overseas a different aspects of the workings of the group.
The BBG organizes the monthly meetings each month, for members and non-members providing an opportunity for those interested in UK and Azerbaijani business to meet regularly and to exchange information and ideas. The meeting is occasionally being attended by a visiting UK government minister or similar guest.
WHAT HAPPENS AT A BBG MEETING
7pm – Everyone is welcomed by the chairman. Register your attendance (confirmed in advance via firstname.lastname@example.org), then grab a drink and start mingling
7.30pm approx. – Head to the dining hall and take your seat. The chairman opens the meeting then circulates the microphone for ‘New Faces’ to introduce themselves
8pm approx. – The sponsor gives a presentation, perhaps using PowerPoint or with a ‘pub quiz’, about their company
8.15pm approx. – The British Ambassador gives a news update on the situation in Azerbaijan as the embassy sees it. It is a very useful way of keeping British citizens informed of any potential problems or opportunities
8.30pm approx. – Buffet dinner begins
9.30pm approx. – Carry on mingling to your heart’s content. Once the venue closes this has been known to carry on elsewhere until the early hours
If would like to attend a meeting, please contact Chairman, John Patterson at email@example.com
Members are automatically added to the BBG mailing list and receive regular updates from business news and company announcements to social events. Through this you also receive an invitation to the BBG social night. This is usually held once a month on a Friday. You don’t need to register. Just turn up, wash away the working week and welcome the weekend.