About The Chamber

 

 

The fortunes and effectiveness of the Chamber are driven by the depth, breadth and engagement of its membership.

We provide a diverse and inclusive network to build opportunities for British, international and local organisations in Sierra Leone with ties to British business, broadening members’ networks and access to business opportunities through introduction services, networking events and our links with business development networks in Sierra Leone.

We provide an effective, trusted and neutral platform to profile your business and build relationships with potential clients and Sierra Leonean decision-makers. We are a crucial conduit to the flow of business between Britain and Sierra Leone. 

 We enable general advocacy for collective issues. Such advocacy may be in conjunction with other Chambers or Sierra Leonean bodies, depending on the issue being raised and assessment as to the most effective approach.  

 We provide our member companies with practical support and advice, delivered via a range of scheduled events. We share knowledge and expertise to the benefit of all.  

 Our programme of in-depth briefings by leading political and business figures provides unrivalled insight into business and policy development at national level. 

 We look forward to welcoming new members and continuing to strengthen our relationship with those returning. 

 

Our Mission

  • Promote and support the business interests of all our members, both in Sierra Leone and overseas; 
  • Strengthen commercial ties between Britain and Sierra Leone; 
  • Introduce new British business into the Sierra Leone market; 
  • Encourage Sierra Leone investment into the UK; 
  • Drive the private sector forward and reduce dependency on aid; and 
  • Encourage capacity building in the private sector. 

The British Chamber of Commerce Sierra Leone is registered as a company under the laws of Sierra Leone.  

Our Management Committee

The Chamber is managed by an Executive Committee elected at the Annual General Meeting. Committee members are volunteers, who set the policies and goals of the organisation. The current committee comprises: 

  • Mr. Idrissa Kamara  Chair 
  • High Commissioner Guy Warrington  Deputy Chair 
  • Ms. Sian Thomas  Member 
  • Mr. Clive Neel  Member 
  • Mr. Sheka Forna  Member 
  • Terrence Williams – Member 

The Committee is supported by: 

  • Ms. Sonia Barlett – Secretary 

Our Story

How We Got Started

The British Chamber of Commerce Sierra Leone was launched on March 2nd 2012 at a ceremony witnessed by Henry Bellingham MP, the United Kingdom’s then Minister for Africa, with the objective of “aiding and encouraging the development of trade, commerce and investment between Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom and the doing of all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the object. Following a period of inactivity, the Chamber relaunched on 27th November 2018. 

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6 Spur Road, Freetown, Sierra Leone

 

Call Us: + (232) 76 734 735

 

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