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Membership

Why Join

The Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK facilitates bilateral trade and commerce between the two countries. Founded in 1979, over the years the Chamber has developed close working relationships with all the principal Portuguese and UK government departments, as well as with the leading official and private bodies, giving us access to specialist knowledge of the UK-Portuguese marketplace.

 

The Network

Our network of collaborators is growing all the time. We are now proud to be working closely with UKTI; London and Partners and the London Chamber of Commerce; the All Party Parliamentary Group on Portugal based at the Palace of Westminster and headed by Stephen Hammond M.P; AICEP, Portugal’s government trade network; the Federation of the European Portuguese Chambers; the network of International Portuguese Chambers (RCCP); the Business Confederation of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CE-CPLP) and the Portuguese Ambassador to the UK and his Embassy staff.

 

The Sales Leads

In particular, the Chamber’s affiliation to  the London Chamber of Commerce (LCC) means we can now offer our members access to powerful business databases for sales leads in specific sectors, and also access to advice on human resources, legal and employment issues.  We can also offer access to the Enterprise Europe Network, which helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make the most of business opportunities and find sales and import agents in the EU, Portugal, the UK and beyond.

 

The Chamber team

The Chamber team offers a wide range of support services to members who are starting or developing business between the UK and Portugal, allowing them to take advantage of our experience and knowledge in several key sectors, among them banking and finance, IT and web services, the medical sector, property and construction, freight and transport, legal and professional services, and publicity and public relations.

 

The Social Media

The Chamber also has a strong and growing presence on social media, with the ability to share news and information about our members with thousands of our followers on Linked In, Facebook and Twitter.

 

The Events

The Portuguese Chamber actively promotes the interests and businesses of its members, as well as providing a series of business networking events for companies and individuals through our calendar of activities and events, which are held both in the UK and Portugal. 

 

Here are just some of the reasons to join

  • Sponsor our monthly Networking Drinks and promote your business to 1000+ Portuguese and UK professionals
  • Attend our events and meet potential clients and business partners
  • Get quick  access to the right people who can help you with business decisions
  • Use the Chamber’s website, email newsletters and social media presence to promote your company’s products and profile  
  • Get help in finding agents, customers, products and suppliers 
  • Use our sales leads service and market researchers to evaluate opportunities and inform your strategic decisions
  • Get help in identifying investment opportunities in Portugal and preparing submissions to the relevant authorities

What Our Members Say

 

“Congratulations  to you and Alice for the wonderful job you have done. A very nice, well organized and busy conference!”  (Portugal Property conference 2016)

António Padeira, Director UK and Ireland for Portuguese National Tourist Office


“ I just wanted to say well done with the conference (Portugal Property Conference 2016). Well organised and a selection of fine speakers. “

Jeremy Boyle, Welbeck Solicitors LLP


"A quick note from us at Bridgehead Capital to thank you for an excellent night at the Portuguese Chamber Gala Dinner.  Much was achieved and we will be looking to take advantage of the very obvious benefits membership brings." (Gala Diiner at Conrad Algarve)

Michael E. J. Stagnetto, Director, Bridgehead Capital Limited


"Thank you very much for organising a great dinner – an excellent initiative and an inspiring guest in Carlos Moedas".  (Gala Dinner in London)

Ms. Patrícia Barata-Rodrigues, Head of Portfolio Investment Management,  Green Investment Bank


"I congratulate you and the Chamber for the excellence of the conference’s organization". (Portugal Property Conference)

Afonso Barroso, Abreu & Marques e Associados 


"The organisation was superb" (Portugal Property Conference)

Gavin Eccles, Route Development, Turismo de Portugal


"Thank you for such excellent hospitality last night and the opportunity to have a little taste of Portugal in the midst of a cold English winter!" (PCBN event at Withers London office) 

Julian Watson, Solicitor, Preiskel & Co LLP


"Thanks very much for the event of last night  – the organization was superb." (PCBN event at Withers London office) 

Joaquim Nogueira, Investment Manager, GAM International Management Limited


"Just a brief email to thank you for the receptionyesterday. A wonderful and very well organized  “Portuguese” moment indeed!" (PCBN event at Withers London office) 

Nuno Frota, Associate, Fasken Martineau


"Caixa Geral de Despositos believes that being a member of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce is a key part of its UK business strategy; the Chamber helps raise the profile of Portugal as a whole and thus of CGD, which will ultimately lead to more business for us in the longer term."

“We believe that it is important for Portuguese businesses, - those doing business with Portugal and our customers - that the image and reputation of the country is of the highest standards, no matter if your business is football, green energy, property or banking.

“The Portuguese Chamber is the only official cross-business organisation focused on Portugal and CGD fully support its activities.”

Robert Miller, General Manager, Caixa Geral de Depositos (London office)


 

Portuguese Membership Categories

The Portuguese Chamber has two levels of membership in Portugal: Overseas Sustaining and Overseas Corporate.


Overseas Sustaining (EN)

Members are listed separately in Chamber publications and they have priority at networking events with limited places and for business referrals. They receive free editorial space on the Chamber’s website and in the e-newsletter and can also use the Chamber logo on correspondence.

Recommended for Portuguese-based companies of 20-100 staff with offices in the UK and Portugal.

2016 – 12 month Overseas Sustaining subscription - Download application form

January - December - Euros 485 (no VAT)

 

Overseas Sustaining (PT)

Estes membros são listados separadamente nas publicações da Câmara. Membros Overseas Sustaining têm prioridade na inscrição em eventos de networking com número limitado de convidados. Têm espaço editorial grátis no website e na newsletter da Câmara. Podem usar o logótipo da Câmara nas suas correspondências.

Recomendado para empresas sediadas em Portugal, com escritórios no Reino Unido e com um número de funcionários entre os 20 e as 100.

2016 – Afiliação de 12 meses como membro Overseas Sustaining

Janiero a Dezembro - €485 (isento de IVA) 


Overseas Corporate Status (by invitation only) (EN)

Members enjoy a mixture of special benefits, combining prestige with practical business help for companies of international repute. They are listed on the Chamber letterhead and prominently in all Chamber publications and on the Chamber website. They can gain free editorial, the right to sponsor events, and may be invited to join the steering committees that direct our flagship conferences. They can also use the Chamber logo on correspondence.

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UK Membership Categories

The Portuguese Chamber has five levels of membership in the UK: Individual, Standard, Sustaining, Corporate and Patron Status.


Individual Membership of the Chamber is designed for those whose companies have no links with Portugal and therefore will not join the Chamber, but who wish to join the Chamber as individuals to benefit from the events and networking.

Many of these Individual Members are Portuguese-born business people working at a senior level in the UK's leading companies.  The PCBN database has over 1,000 contacts and is the leading Lusophone business network in the UK.  The PCBN also works closely with other informal networking organisations like the Anglo Portuguese Society and the Centro Portugues de Estudos.

After attending two PCBN events for free, individuals are then encouraged to become Individual members to allow them to continue to attend events for free.

Individual Membership costs £90 + VAT per year.  A maximum of 100 Individual memberships are available.

Individual membership ensures free access to PCBN events and guarantees advance notice and access to all other Chamber events held exclusively for members throughout the year.

To apply download the application form and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Standard Class is the basic membership category. It provides a member with priority access to Chamber events at a reduced price, free listings in the Chamber’s publications and on the Chamber website and free access to our regular e-newsletter. There are also invitations to free networking events in the UK and Portugal and members can use the Chamber logo on correspondence.

Recommended for British-based companies of 1-20 staff with offices in the UK.

2018 - 12 month Standard subscription - Download application form

January - December - £350 (£420 including VAT) 


Sustaining Class members enjoy the same benefits as Standard members but with higher visibility. They are listed separately and they have priority at networking events with limited places and for business referrals. They receive free editorial space on the Chamber’s website and in the e-newsletter and can also use the Chamber logo on correspondence.

Recommended for British-based companies of 20-100 staff with offices in the UK and Portugal.

2018 – 12 month Sustaining subscription - Download application form

January - December - £550 (£660 including VAT).


Corporate Status (by invitation only)

Members enjoy a mixture of special benefits, combining prestige with practical business help. They are listed on the Chamber letterhead and prominently on the Chamber website with the right to free editorial, the priority to sponsor events, and they may also be invited to join the steering committees that direct our flagship conferences.

The Chamber holds a series of exclusive Corporate Status events through the year, open only to Corporate members from the UK and Portugal. Examples of past events include black tie dinners hosted by the Portuguese Ambassador in London, and receptions at the House of Lords and the House of Commons, with specially invited speakers and guests to facilitate high-level networking.

Corporate status members are invited to join the Portuguese Chamber’s Council, which meets four times a year. These members play an important role in supporting the Chamber and their special contribution is acknowledged by the Portuguese Ambassador at the AGM in London.

Recommended for the British-based offices of international companies with significant business interests in Portugal.

2018 – 12 month Corporate subscription

January - December - £2900 (£3480 including VAT).


Patron Status (by invitation only):

A select number of companies are Patron Members of the Chamber, which is a special category created for companies with whom the Chamber has a long term and very close working relationship.


 

 

 

Member Benefits and Discounts

Benefits and discounts offered by our members.

Brandimage – 20% discount on our hourly rate 

José Horta Ferreira - Comunication Consultant - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


TPMC – discount on the incorporation of companies and their fixed annual running costs

Tânia Castro - Director - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


LASA group – 10% discount to members shopping in our Portuguese stores

Fatima Antunes - CEO - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


PwC Portugal – 10% discounton our professional services 

Leendert Verschoor - Tax Partner - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Cuatrecasas Discounton our professional services  for Chamber members depending on the legal service requested

Joao Mattamouros Resende - Partner - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


DWF – Hourly rates can, in appropriate circumstances, be negotiated

Jeremy Steele - Partner  - litigation property - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Gouveia Pereira Costa Freitas – 15% discount on our hourly rate

Luis Borges Rodrigues - Partner - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Effigest – Discount on our package of services depending on the overall value

José Duarte - Partner - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Meethink – 20% discount on the cost of our national and international marketing plans

Carlos Silva - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


PT2 World – 3%discount for Chamber members on invoices paid within 30 days,  5% discount for cashpayments

Paulo Sergio Sousa da Silva - Owner / Sales Manager - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Finepaper – we can consider a discount of between 10% and 15%  for Chamber Members on offset and digital printing

Fernando Costa - Managing Director - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Kidd Rapinet – discounts on our hourly rate can be decided on a case by case basis

Chris Henniker - Partner - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


RSVP – free initial session for advice on your financial services and financial planning

John Mather - Director - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


SC Legal  – willing to negotiate a reduced hourly rate for  services that may be required

Sandra Carito - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Almeida Monteiro & Associados – 10% discounton our hourly rate

Guadelupe Almeida - Founder and Lawyer - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Maxidomus – discounts for members can be considered on a case by casebasis

Carlos Figueiredo - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Abaco Consultores – 10%discount for Chamber members on our daily rate (especially SAP  consultancy services – implementation, maintenance and support)

Cristina Carvalho - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Express Media News – discounted advertisment space on the newspapers to the members to promote events and business with 30% in any sort of format size (BN noticias em portugues and Express News)


Welbeck Solicitors LLP – offers Chamber members 5% discount on their hourly rate depending on the order 

Jeremy Boyle - Partner - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Viserra – Discounts available for Chamber members subject to minimum orders

Vera Ramos - General Manager - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


ASC Accountants – free initial consultation for Chamber members and 30% discount on our professional services

Luciana Oliveira - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


JSA gobal – discounts can be considered on an adhoc basis

Mark Pattison - Director of Operations - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Roger Fulford Associates Limited - 15% discount on listed prices on interactive workshops and mentoring and coaching

Roger Fulford - Director - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


VIsaHQ - 25% discount from service fee

Maria Alice Firmino - UK Operations manager - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Upcoming Events

25 September 2018

International Tasting - Wine, Spirits & Beer - Chelsea FC, London SW6 1HS

9 October 2018

London Gala Dinner, The Travellers Club, London SW1

23 November 2018

Algarve Gala Dinner

Corporate Members

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