Upcoming Events

18th Jan 2018

BBG Welcome New Year Gala Party on 18th January 2018 at Crowne Plaza Hotel @ 7.30pm “Greenways Hall”

15th Feb 2018

BBG 76th Meeting

Visit to Tour Auroville forest – Joss Brooks – Date to be decided

Message from Chairman

Greetings to all visitors to BBG Chennai !

CEO Profile

We are now entering our 8th year as BBG Chennai. Established in 2011, we started with some 32 members, with 137 members currently (with head count of 216). Monthly meetings continue as we make our 75th meeting into welcoming 2018 with Gala New Year event. We work closely with all other BBGs

We continue to support any activity pertaining to making Brexit work on increasing trade and investment between India and the UK mainly in the SME sector – we will increase this focus in 2018

BBG Chennai supported Liverpool’s International Festival of Business in 2016 taking two delegations and some 24 members as the only Indian BBG to make trip. IFB 2018 takes place in second-half June 2018 and we will get other BBGs to join us this time. A team from IFB will visit Chennai mid-June and attend our meeting to market this event

Our web-site is the only active one amongst BBGs and we are grateful to Social Beat and Vikas Chawla in keeping it refreshed and up-dated. I request all members to visit web-site and make some contributions, please

Whilst we have sustained membership over past 7 years, we have not grown it in three years gone – it will be an objective in 2018 to raise it to 150. All members are urged to contact to our Committee to draw in new membership including Indian companies exporting / investing in UK

BBG Chennai helped set up Bangalore in 2013 which we continue to support both for their committee and meetings. BBG Kolkata was set-up in 2014 and had some success and we will help and encourage as best we can.

We work closely with Madras Chamber and with Cochin Chamber and relations will be strengthened. Our relations with other foreign business chambers are held in mutual regard and good contact

We have excellent support from our Deputy High Commissioner, Bharat Joshi and his team including Isaac Hewling and DIT advisors and most grateful for the same. We continue to work with UKIBC in Bangalore

We wish all members the very best for an active and good 2018

Gallery of Events

Our Social Initiatives

Old Madras, Chennai Today: Video

This film by Latha & Rajiv Menon on "Old Madras, Chennai today" was created on the occasion of the British Business Group's 2nd National Conference - The Indo British Partnerhship: the Unique Opportunity held on 28-29th Sep 2012 in Chennai.