British Chambers of Commerce | The Future of Trade | In partnership with BITA

We are delighted to announce that, Ann-Marie Martin, Director of Global Business Networks for the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) will be visiting the Island for the first time to present to Chamber members and the BITA network.

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We are delighted to announce that, Anne-Marie Martin, Director of Global Business Networks for the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) will be visiting the Island for the first time to present to Chamber members and the BITA network.

In January this year the British Chambers of Commerce released a trade manifesto to recruit legions of new UK exporters as its research continues to show poor overseas trade growth. The Manifesto sets out a comprehensive list of steps to get more UK businesses, currently just 10%, involved in international trade.

In her presentation, Anne-Marie, will discuss the BCC research which highlights the challenges exporters are facing and steps that the UK Government could take to help businesses trade with the EU.

The BCC has always been champions of international trade and there is no doubt in our minds that businesses that embrace exporting to overseas markets will be better off for it. But the combined impacts of Covid-19 and Brexit mean the challenges in exporting are the most significant in decades.

Yet we believe that the businesspeople of the UK have the drive, the resilience, the adaptability and the ingenuity to take this challenge and turn it to their advantage.

The business that sees a gap opening in the market, the firm that invents a new energy-saving technology, the start-up that develops a service to help other companies become greener and more sustainable, they will all prosper in a world of international trade. BCC Trade Manifesto – Jan 2022

We will also be joined by David Corlett, Head of External Relations at the Cabinet Office, who will compliment Anne-Marie’s presentation from an Isle of Man perspective.  David will talk about how the UK’s new trading arrangements apply to the Island post-Brexit, potential new opportunities for Island businesses, and our Government’s focus on export as set out in the Island Plan.

With thanks to our sponsors, Grant Thornton, who will also be speaking at this event. 


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About the BCC’s Global Business Network
The Global Business Network is a unique combination of British chambers of commerce representing markets across the world and Chambers of Commerce located in every regional hub of the UK, that together provide access to a “local global” ecosystem of support, expertise, advice, and business contacts for the companies in the collective membership of our chambers. A dynamic and fully engaged, integrated global community that works together to deliver a programme of activities and projects, and a platform to connect, exchange ideas and best practice and drive trade and business between their respective business members.

Anne-Marie Martin
Director Global Business Networks, British Chambers of Commerce

Anne-Marie Martin is currently leading the BCC’s global development strategy, and growth of BCC’s Global Business Network, a global ecosystem of practical support, and access to a trusted, known private sector led, reputable business partners via the British chamber of commerce network in the UK and across the world.

An experienced senior businessperson, Anne-Marie Martin has worked in industry and the not-for-profit sector at executive Board level over many years. Most recent roles have included that of former CEO of COBCOE, the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe and before that CEO of the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce.

A Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, Anne-Marie was awarded the King Mihai I of Romania Medal for Loyalty for services in promoting business, social and cultural relations between Britain and Romania.