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Association of British Accountants in France

ABAF was set up in 1982 to promote the common interests of its members, principally members of the five UK and Irish professional Chartered Accountancy bodies.

The aim is to provide a forum for UK and Irish qualified accountants to network, exchange views, communicate with their professional bodies and gain valuable continuing professional development.

ABAF holds 6 meetings a year which includes technical updates on French and UK tax and accounting, as well as the AGM.

President: Charles Hamilton-Jones 06 22 16 13 54

Secretary: Jeremy Lister 07 83 63 59 50


British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Lille

The Chamber promotes and facilitates business and trade relations between the UK and Lille and the Hauts de France region. Founded in 1868, the Chamber also works closely with national, regional and local business support organisations and cofounded the UK Business Centre, Lille in April 2023. Business, networking, cultural and social events and activities are organised throughout the year. Members meet for lunch on the first Friday of each month.

President: Nik Haidar

Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Founded in 1873, the Franco-British Chamber is the oldest international British Chamber in France and Europe. The Chamber is the leading Franco-British economic network in France and operates throughout the country, helping British companies to develop their business.

Our membership consists of large, medium and small companies from all sectors of activity. We have an interactive network of private and public partners in France and the UK with an ecosystem of 2,000 companies, 3,000 qualified contacts and 12,000 followers on social media. The Franco-British Chamber is a member of the British Chamber of Commerce Global Business Network.

General Manager Catherine Le Yaouanc

22 rue de Londres, 75009 Paris Tel: 01 53 30 81 32

Twitter @fbcci    

Franco-British International Business Association (FIBA), Lyon

We are the representative body for the Franco-British & international business community in the Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes Region of France. As a member, you’ll unlock opportunities to expand business activity through: 

 • A vibrant & diverse network

 • Members’ website database 

 • Regular seminars, meetings,& events

 • Top speakers from all walks of life.  

 • Links with other regional and international business clubs. 

Moreover, FIBA can connect you with experts outside the Association for personalized help, advice, and guidance.

President - Rachel Maury

Secretary - Nicolas Delorme

Treasurer - Michel Bouzigues

Institute of Directors, France

IoD is the UK's longest established organisation for directors and business leaders. We are dedicated to supporting our members, encouraging entrepreneurial activity and promoting responsible business practice.

IoD’s French branch supports IoD members working, living or doing business in France, creating networking opportunities, promoting good governance and a professional approach to the director role. We help facilitate contact between the French and British business communities and welcome members from both.

Contact:  Ijjou Belkacem,


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Institution of Civil Engineers

The ICE French Association serves the 150+ members of the Institution living in France. The association committee organises technical and social events which include lectures and visits to major construction projects throughout France. Most events are open to the France sections of other UK engineering Institutions and to guests. The ICE French Association meetings, held in English, are an excellent way to network whilst keeping members informed about technical and business developments in Europe.

Chairperson Suganya Rajan,, Tel: 06 69 77 29 98

Secretary David Woodhouse,, Tel: 06 15 65 05 04

Website - LinkedIn

Institution of Engineering and Technology - IET France

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is an international multidisciplinary professional engineering institution with over 168,000 members in 150 countries. The IET is the world’s largest institution offering Engineering Council UK professional registration and offers world-class publications and resources supporting lifetime professional development, qualifications and career support. The Local Network organises seminars and technical visits for everyone to learn about engineering and meet others with an interest in technology, most are free of charge.  

IET France Local Network Chair: Morgan Bonici,

Secretary: Stuart Burton



The Institution of Mechanical Engineers

IMechE Groupe France has circa 400 members in France, out of its 110,000 members spread in 140 countries worldwide. Most members are in Paris, Toulouse and Rhône-Alpes regions. Operation in France started in 2000 and has been very active and dynamic since. Its raison d’être is to assist British-trained mechanical engineers in France, develop links with French-trained engineers and French Grandes Ecoles and hold technical and social events for its members. It has strong links with other British engineering institutions.

Chairman Justin KENDALL,

Secretary Joseph MULKIS

Treasurer Mahendra Prabhu SUBRAMANI,


L'Union Franco-Britannique des Architectes - The Franco-British Union of Architects

Since 1921 the UFBA/FBUA contributes, through its network of French and British architects, to advancing education of architects by way of annual scholarship bursaries and hand-drawing workshop to students or young  graduates from both countries. We also provide mutual service in the understanding of various aspects of our professional practices. Alternately every  year, along with our meetings and congress, we visit heritage and contemporary architectural sites. Those visits  are open to anyone interested in architecture.

Laurence David-Grant : Vice President and President French section

Franck Hindley : Secretary