Our Role

As a Chamber of Commerce, we play a very important role in connecting local Edinburgh businesses with opportunities across the UK and internationally.

Our Role

National

The Edinburgh Chamber forms part of a wider network, including 20 local Chambers across Scotland, which are supported by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce.

We are also one of the 53 Chambers across the Britain accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce, meaning we can access a range of national influencers and senior Politicians, as well as being represented at Westminster.

The Chamber’s accredited by the British Chambers represent thousands of businesses of all sizes and sectors, employing over 5,000,000 employees.

International

As well as our national reach, we maintain strong relationships with Chambers, trade bodies and businesses overseas. This has been of particular importance over recent years, following the Brexit referendum result in 2016.

Such relationships enable us to inform local businesses on trade opportunities available, support them with their international growth strategies and connect them with markets globally.

To strengthen our international relationships and reinforce our commitment to connecting Scottish businesses with global markets, we’re delighted to have signed a number of MoUs with organisations, including:

  • Italian Chamber of Commerce in the UK
  • British-Polish Chamber of Commerce
  • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce
  • Dublin Chamber of Commerce
  • Causeway
  • Organizing Committee for China Beijing International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS).
  • Organizing Committee for China Foreign Trade Centre (CFTC)

Our Partners

Through this work, we are fortunate to work with a number of local partners who can support businesses through all steps of their international journey. You can find information on them below.

We also cooperate with numerous international Consulates here in Edinburgh.

  • COBCOE Network

    The Edinburgh Chamber is a member of the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE), which gives us access to the following organisations and markets:

    • British Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce & Industry
    • British Chamber of Commerce EU & Belgium
    • British Bulgarian Business Association
    • British Business Chamber Croatia
    • British Croatian Business Club
    • Cyprus-UK Business Association
    • British Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic
    • British Estonian Chamber of Commerce
    • British and Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland
    • Finnish British Trade Association
    • Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    • Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce
    • British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
    • Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry
    • British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary
    • British Icelandic Chamber of Commerce
    • British Irish Chamber of Commerce
    • Israel-Britain Chamber of Commerce
    • British Chamber of Commerce for Italy
    • British Chamber of Commerce in Latvia
    • British Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania
    • British Chamber of Commerce for Luxembourg
    • Netherlands British Chamber of Commerce
    • British-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce
    • British Polish Chamber of Commerce
    • British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce
    • British Romanian Chamber of Commerce
    • Russo-British Chamber of Commerce
    • British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce
    • British Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic
    • British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce
    • British Chamber of Commerce in Spain
    • British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce
    • British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce
    • Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce
    • British Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce