Council for Business with Britain (CBB)

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Background

The Council for Business with Britain (CBB) describes itself as a “non-political, not-for-profit organization, democratically accountable to individual businesses of all sizes”. The main aim stated is to promote “two way trade between Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom”. It is located at The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Colombo 02, which also provides secretarial services to CBB.[1]

CBB lists Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) as a member in its Membership Directory [1]

Management

The CBB is under the patronage of the British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka. It is governed by an Executive Committee appointed annually at the AGM.

Links with the Tobacco Industry

CTC is represented in the CBB Executive Committee by the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).[1] The CTC CEOs who were appointed to the Executive Committee are listed below with respective years;

  • Michael Koest – Executive Committee Member (2016/2017)[2]
  • Felicio Ferraz – Executive Committee Member (2014/2015) (Image 1)[3]
  • Mustanser Ali Khan – Honorary Secretary (2010/2011)[4]
Image 1: CTC CEO Felicio Ferraz participating in a school based Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity of the CBB[5]

Tobacco Related Activities

None were reported as of May 2017

Members & Affiliations

Members

A complete directory of members are available at Membership Directory of the CBB Website

Affiliated Institutions/Organisations

Following organizations are mentioned in the CBB website as affiliated institutes in different capacities.[1]

  • The British Council – partners the main CSR project of the CBB, the English Language Teacher Training Project
  • The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce – houses the CBB and provides secretarial services
  • HSBC Bank – main sponsor of the English Language Teacher Training Project
  • MAS Holdings – main sponsor of the CBB organized cricket tournament - CBB Cricket Sixes

Sponsorships

The main sponsorship programme of the CBB is the English Language Teacher Training Project (ELT), which aims to improve the capacity of the English Language teachers in partnership with the British Council.[1]

The News & Events of the CBB website also reported a CBB Inter School Drama Competition as an annual project sponsored by CBB[6]

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Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Council for Business with Britain. Website, 2017, accessed May 2017
  2. The Council for Business with Britain. Executive Committee, 2017, accessed May 2017
  3. The Council for Business with Britain. Council for Business with Britain hosts 14th AGM, Undated, accessed May 2017
  4. The Council for Business with Britain. Council for Business with Britain Hosts 10th AGM, undated, accessed May 2017
  5. The Council for Business with Britain. Exco Members of the CBB visits RESC Kalutara on 12th June 2015, undated, accessed May 2017
  6. Council for Business with Britain. CBB Inter School Drama Competition – Finals, undated, accessed May 2017