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About French Business Council

Helping the North East of England trade with France

To deliver the highest level of service to North East businesses, the FBC has access to a unique network of partners both in the North East (One North East, Regional Language Network North East, UK Trade & Investment, Business Links, Local authorities, North East Chamber of Commerce, Regional Technology Centre North, etc) and in France.

The FBC has also developed sector partnerships in high tech sectors such as Biotechnology, Multimedia and Creative Industries, and is linked to the Club Sophia UK initiative, which forged a unique partnership with Sophia Antipolis, Europe's largest Science and Technology Park based in the South of France.

The FBC has an excellent knowledge of the French business culture and can support businesses with existing or potential links in French speaking countries.

Activities and Services offered by the FBC:
  • Project management and consultancy services
  • French language support services
  • Market research and inward investment work
  • Trade mission support
  • Identification of potential business partners in France
  • Supporting SMEs at international exhibitions
  • Specialist seminars and events on cultural and commercial issues
  • Organisation of French cultural events in the NE

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