Faizal Khan, new chair of BritCham Guyana making the announcement.

GEORGETOWN, 16 February 2023 - The British Chamber of Commerce Guyana (BritCham Guyana) has
been established to promote and facilitate commercial business opportunities and mutually beneficial
relationships between the UK and its largest trading partner in the Caribbean.

The formal creation of BritCham Guyana was announced on Thursday, 16 February 2023 as a feature of
the Guyana Energy Conference and Expo 2023 at the Marriott Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana. British and
Guyanese companies are encouraged to contact BritCham Guyana to sign up as members to enjoy the
full benefits of its support in exploring and accessing each market.

Alongside the promotion and facilitation of bilateral trade and commerce, BritCham Guyana will foster
an open networking environment where companies can engage and discuss issues impacting their
businesses and UK-Guyana trade, including events such as member meetings, business breakfasts and

The independent, non-profit chamber will serve as a leading promoter and enabler of trade and
investment between the UK and Guyana, one of the world’s fastest growing economies. BritCham
Guyana will also work closely with the British High Commission in Georgetown and UK government
departments to support their advocacy work in Guyana.

Some of the new steering committee members working to establish the Chamber. From left: Rowena Elliot, Rocky Hanoman, Anand Harrilall, Faizal Khan, Judy Kpogho (Deputy British HC to Guyana), Richard Stanton, Sherwyn Naughton (UK DIT)

The new organisation will be chaired by Guysons Group CEO and UK/Guyanese citizen Faizal Khan,
supported by a board of leading business executives with close ties to both countries, with an office at
Pegasus Suites and Corporate Centre in Georgetown. Full details of the board will be announced in due
course. Khan, said BritCham Guyana aims to become the trusted partner and platform for fostering
business between the UK and Guyana, driving foreign direct investment into the Guyanese market,
expanding horizons for Guyanese firms, and improving the ease of doing business for its members in
both markets.

“Guyana and the UK have enjoyed a cordial, strong relationship for more than five decades, and the
business community between the two nations is growing quickly as Guyana’s economy booms,” Khan
said. “There are already significant opportunities for companies in both markets, which we only expect
to increase in the years to come. We encourage enterprises based in the UK to join BritCham Guyana so
that we can help them understand, navigate and tap into Guyana’s rapidly expanding economy. We also
call on Guyanese businesses to sign up to explore opportunities in the large, diverse UK market and
partnerships with UK companies and investors.”

Khan highlighted that the BritCham Guyana will offer its members increased access to and knowledge of
each market, investment opportunities, expert and technical skills, advisory services, a wide range of
industry, policy and regulatory insights across sectors, and competitive pricing.

“We would like to congratulate BritCham Guyana and we look forward to working with the team,” said
Anne-Marie Martin, Director of Membership UK & International at the British Chambers of Commerce.
“BritCham Guyana offers an opportunity to bring together a rich and diverse network of UK investors,
exports, and services with strong governance, world-class standards and experience that complement
the ambitions of Guyana’s business community through long term and sustainable partnerships,” said
Jane Miller, British High Commissioner to Guyana.

A section of the audience at the launch event. Newsroom Guyana photo.

Guyana is the UK’s largest trade partner in the Caribbean. In 2021, the country accounted for 21.6% of
all the UK’s trade with the Caribbean and, to date, there has been a 45.9% increase in trade among the
two nations for 2022. The move to establish the new business chamber comes on the heels of the
announcement of visa free travel to the UK, a direct British Airways flight from end of March, and the
signing of a partnership arrangement by Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International
Cooperation, Hon. Hugh Todd and His Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Latin America and the
Caribbean, Jonathan Knott, CMG in November 2022.

The Chamber will provide further information in due course regarding membership opportunities,
governance, and upcoming launch events. Companies or individuals interested in joining the chamber
should visit britchamgy.com to download an application form and submit the completed form via email
to admin@britchamgy.com.

For media enquiries and interview requests, please contact:

Faizal Khan
BritCham Guyana
+592 708 9989 | admin@britchamgy.com