SIGs

Special Interest Groups
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Jeddah Schools

Jeddah Schools

There are a number of schools in and around Jeddah serving both local and international members of the community.

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The British International School of Jeddah
www.bisj.sch.sa

Jeddah Prep and Grammar School
www.jpgs.org

American International School Jeddah
www.aisj.edu.sa

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Financial Services SIG

Introduction to the Financial Services SIG by Chair Farooq Azam

The Financial Services Special Interest Group was established in early 2010 under the sponsorship of the British Business Group Committee.

Aligned with the objectives of the British Business Group (BBG)

1.   To promote the growth of British trade in goods and services within Saudi Arabia.

2.   To facilitate relations between British nationals resident in Saudi Arabia, visiting representatives of British

companies and the British Consulate General, more specifically its commercial and consular sections.

3.   To encourage contact with Saudi business community, thereby promoting ties between the two parties.

The FS SIG aims to provide a focus for those members of the British Business Group membership who are  interested in all aspects of the financial services industry in the Kingdom.

The FS SIG committee meets monthly under the Chair of Farooq Azam, with minutes posted on the BBG website.  Membership of the committee is open to any member of the BBG with an interest in the financial services sector.

To date the FS SIG has presented reports to delegations visiting the Kingdom and will continue to support the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) initiative in the Kingdom and the membership of the BBG through its network and knowledge base.

New members are always welcome.

If you would like to join the group, please contact the Financial Services SIG Chair, Farooq Azam: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

16 Oct 2011

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E&T SIG news

Education & Training SIG Bulletin Board

A place to spot breaking news and topics of interest within Education & Training in KSA and beyond.

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What is a SIG?

 

Introduction to SIGs, from the BBG Business Liaison Secretary

Whilst working groups are not new to the BBG it has been some years since they were last active and we are delighted to have recently re-introduced the concept of working-groups to the BBG.

Commonly referred to as ‘SIG’s’ or Special Interest Groups, the BBG currently has five areas of interest which focus on key sectors in the Saudi market of particular interest to BBG members.

These groups are currently being re-organised and a anyone wishing to take part or help to run such a group should get in touch.

SIG’s are open to all members of the BBG who have an interest in the respective business sector and each SIG has an appointed Chairman who is not on the BBG Committee.

The current SIG’s are linked below:

Through these working groups we aim to provide a targeted professional and social forum for BBG members with interests in those sectors.  More specifically, the overall objectives of the SIGs are:

  • To foster working relationships between BBG representatives of local companies and individuals within the respective sector of business.
  • To act as a forum to host speakers on specific issues within the sector.
  • To act as a lobby group for the BBG committee on all matters relating to their sector.
  • To promote UK plc and develop opportunities for members and their companies in their respective fields.
  • A medium through which articles of interest to its members are circulated on a regular basis.
  • A platform through which to share best practise.
  • Networking.

If you are interested in joining any of the SIG’s, or in starting a new SIG, please contact the respective SIG Chairman or the BBG Business Liaison Secretary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Retail & Marketing SIG

The R&M SIG is open to any member of the BBG who works in the retail and related fmcg sectors and in marketing or a related industry or is generally interested in developments in this area.  For further information on this group please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Manufacturing & Logistics SIG

The M&L SIG is open to any member of the BBG who works in the manufacturing and logistics sector or a related industry or is generally interested in developments in this area.  For further information on this group please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Engineering & Construction SIG

Introduction to the Engineering and Construction SIG

The Engineering and Construction Special Interest Group (ECSIG) was formed in September 2010 and is open to any member of the BBG who works in the engineering and construction sector or a related industry or is generally interested in developments in this area.

We are a focus for networking amongst BBG members and other interested parties, enabling British people living in the Kingdom to do business here more effectively, as well as providing support for visiting British trade delegations.

The objectives of the Group are to:

  • provide a forum for networking between BBG members in the engineering and construction sector
  • foster working relationships between BBG representatives of local companies and individuals within the sector
  • act as a forum to host speakers on specific issues within the sector
  • provide a medium through which articles of special interest may be shared
  • to promote UK plc and develop opportunities for members and their companies in their respective fields

Current members of this group are engaged in a wide range of sectors, including construction, building materials, manufacturing, power and professional consultancy services.

If you would like to join the group, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

17-Apr-2012

 

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