British Expertise

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British Expertise
Abbreviation BE
Formation 1966
Legal status Not for profit company
Purpose Trade organisation promoting British professional services abroad
  • Grosvenor Gardens, London, UK
Region served UK
Membership 250 British companies
Chief Executive Tracey Smith
Main organ Board of Directors
Website British Expertise

British Expertise is a trade organisation based in London that promotes British companies internationally.


The British Overseas Engineering Services Bureau was formed in 1966. It was initially financed by the Government's Board of Trade, and also liaised with the British National Exports Council. It became the British Consultants Bureau in 1967. The British Consultants and Construction Bureau (BCCB) was formed from the merger of the British Consultants Bureau and the International Construction Group in 2000. The organisation changed its name to British Expertise in August 2006.


It promotes British companies and their professional services abroad.

British Expertise International Awards[edit]

The organization holds yearly awards for British companies which they believe have made "outstanding international achievements."[1] The awards are organized by category and, for 2015 the award categories include: International Business Award (large corporate and SME categories), International Collaboration, International Leadership, International Design Project, International Architecture Project, International Masterplanning Project, International Development Project (Infrastructure), International Development Project (Non-Infrastructure), International Development Project in a Fragile State (Infrastructure), International Development Project in a Fragile State (Non-Infrastructure)and Young Consultant of the Year.[2]

The awards are presented by the Duke of Gloucester, The President of the organisation.[3]

Award Sponsors[edit]

Cardno Emerging Markets (major sponsor)
Leadership Trust
Matt McDonald
Hyder Consulting
Maxwell Stamp
ESL Group
Beckett Rankine
Adam Smith International[4]


  1. ^ "British Expertise International Awards". British Expertise. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "British Expertise International Awards 2011". British Expertise. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "NISP Wins British Expertise Award for Global Environmental Impact". NISP. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "British Expertise International Awards Sponsors". British Expertise International Awards. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 

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