British Centres for Business

The British Centres for Business (BCB) is a wholly owned part of OCO. It’s a business-to-business professional services company established with the mandate to provide operational support and market entry services in the UAE to British companies.

We work alongside the British government to deliver on-demand trade services, providing practical assistance, guidance and orientation for UK exporters and, through our unique incubators in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, direct market- entry support.

Clients of the BCB will be provided with a spectrum of services and assistance to help them get started in the UAE. From enabling UK firms to become quickly and cost-effectively set up to helping each company identify and meet key business contacts, the BCB’s sole aim is to ensure business success.

BCB Trade services include:

Through the BCB’s Trade Services arm, we provide commercial orientation, intelligence and on-the-ground expertise that helps UK companies understand market opportunities, grow exports and develop business in this part of the world. The support we provide is bespoke, practical and specific to each client’s needs.

In both Abu Dhabi and Dubai, British firms can enjoy up to 24 months under the BCB’s aegis as they set up operations in the UAE. With the close support of the local governments, we have developed a unique structure that allows UK companies a quick, cost-effective and low-hassle set up and licensing path.

Fast facts insight:

– Established in 2014

– 29 companies supported through the BCB’s incubator; 8 successful graduates to date

– Completed 170+ trade services projects across all sectors

– Provided 2,500 instances of export support

– Trusted partner to key stakeholders including Santander, Invest Northern Ireland and the British Chambers of Commerce