It's been a busy October for the KBBC, after achieving legal status as a With Limited Liability Not-For-Profit 51 % Kuwaiti 49% UK company here in the State of Kuwait. No mean feat in itself, as we have become only the 3rd not-for-profit company here and the first with an international shareholding. We've been able to motor on with developing our services and refining what we have to offer UK companies looking to do business here and for Kuwaiti companies looking to do business in Britain. Here's what we have come up with:
Trade Services: Working with our UKTI colleagues, we've started to transition across Trade Services for UK companies from the UKTI Kuwait team to the KBBC. And it's been an exciting start. Just this October, KBBC has already delivered a high level VIP dinner event for a UK Investment Advisory company in the beautiful British Ambassador's Residence. It was our pleasure to arrange an event in the exclusive Chairman's Club Kuwait to introduce 3 unique London property developments: Embassy Gardens, Wardian at Canary Wharf and London City Island to the Kuwait market. We ended the month with the fantastic news that the KBBC had been selected to develop and deliver the Trade Mission programme for 15 Scottish companies by Scottish Development International, visiting Kuwait at the end of November. We can support your company in doing business here in Kuwait just as easily.
Business Centre Services: Work has started on our brand new Business Centre, right next to the British Embassy in Kuwait City. We're developing 9 "hot-desks" for UK companies to rent for the day, for the month or for the year. Use our meeting rooms, wifi, and telephones, invite Kuwaiti contacts to call on you at a prestigious address and enjoy a coffee with other British businesses who can swap stories and offer advice on doing business in Kuwait. When the time is right, through our relationship with the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority we can make your application to be up to 100% fully foreign owned Kuwaiti company, so you can grow and succeed even further in the market.
Subscriber Services: We will be launching our subscriber service in December, to build a network of Kuwaiti and British business leaders working together to take bilateral trade to an even higher level. To share insight and support and to hear the latest developments and perspectives on the UK and Kuwait business environment from VIP Kuwaiti and British speakers. All subscribers undergo a selection process so we feel comfortable and confident in making introductions.
Whatever your business needs in Kuwait, we can help. So please get in touch and we look forward to welcoming you here soon.
Martin Hall, CEO - Kuwait British Business Centre