British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (BCCTaipei) is a value-adding resource that champions the business and social interests of its members in Taiwan. Made up of large and small corporations, individuals, and overseas associations, BCCTaipei is a strong and cosmopolitan mixture of successful enterprises in diverse industries. BCCTaipei acts as a key resource for UK companies interested in the Taiwan market by ensuring that businesses, especially SMEs, have a direct line to assistance and networks. They provide landing pad services and offer a united but unbiased commercial perspective on all issues affecting British business interests in Taiwan, and Taiwan business interests in the UK. BCCTaipei provides a broad range of membership activities and events including business networking opportunities and free-for-member Talent Development Workshops. BCCTaipei also has a number of Signature Events including the St Andrew's Ball, Charity Golf and Football Tournaments, and the Christmas Charity Auction. We also have a number of specific events, large and small, throughout the year focusing on CSR, Young Professional Development and Women in Business. The Chamber is housed inside the British Office and shares a very close relationship to the Foreign Office, Department for Business & Trade and the British Council, and holds periodic joint events with other foreign chambers. In conjunction with membership activities, BCCTaipei has donated over 18 million NT dollars to local Taiwanese charities, and has an active programme to support the CSR initiatives of its members in Taiwan.
The Forth BCCT Women in Business (WIB) Mentoring Programme 2021-2022 is open for Application. In 2018 we ran our first Women in Business Mentoring programme and the response was fantastic. 15 Mentors and Mentees paired for 6 months of working together and the results were better than we could have ever imagined. In 2019, the programme was even bigger, 33 pairs of Mentors and Mentees joined. The programme from 2020-2021, it expended to 90 Mentors and Mentees joined from Taiwan and even from aboard and they had an amazing journey.
For the Forth WIB Mentorship Programme, for keep the quality of the BCCT mentorship programme, we only plan to have around 30 pairs of Mentors & Mentees, so sign up fast!