The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain (Cámara Oficial de Comercio de España en Gran Bretaña), founded in 1886, is an Association freely established by Spanish and British traders, manufacturers and professionals, with the objective of promoting economic and trade relations between Spain and Great Britain, and protecting the interests of its members.
The Board of Directors is the governing and representative body of the Chamber, and it consists of a maximum of 22 members. The composition of the Board of Directors reflects the greatest possible balance of the different sectors that members of the Chamber belong to, and as such, the Board of Directors shall ensure that this principle is upheld.
On the Ordinary Meeting held 2nd May 2017 the current Board convened the elections to renew its composition, opening the period for the presentation of candidates until Friday, 19th May 2017. Any member that fulfil the requirements set out in Article 42 of the Statutes can submit themselves for election as members of the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE 42.- Members of the Board of Directors must meet the following criteria:
- To be a member of the Chamber or to legally represent a member.
- To be of legal age.
- To have paid the current subscription to the Chamber.
- Not to participate in contracts for work with the Chamber or in bids, tenders or selective processes of any kind, unless specifically authorised by the Board of Directors.
The post of being a member of the Board of Directors or any other post that demands this requirement will be performed by a member of the Chamber of Commerce, whether an individual or company. In the event of dissociation between the company and its representative, the latter will automatically lose all rights acquired in this regard.
The 22 candidates receiving the highest number of votes from the members on 14th June shall be elected to the Board of Directors. The main functions of the Board of Directors are to manage and represent the Chamber, taking the necessary decisions in accordance with its Statutes, Regulations and Internal Rules of Procedure.
The Board meets at least five times per year and when it deems necessary, decides the long term strategy of the Chamber and supervises the financial health of the Chamber. There are several Committees within the Board to inform or advise on particular matters.