About The LBBC

About the Libyan British Business Council (LBBC)

  • We are solely a trade promotion organisation. Our mission is to promote, facilitate and improve bilateral trade and business relations between the UK and Libya.
  • In doing so, we must retain and protect our status as an apolitical and neutral organisation that does not comment, engage or interfere in the political affairs of either nation.


The LBBC is a non-political business association established in 2004 to promote business relations and commercial activity between the British and Libyan business communities. We achieve this primarily through the provision of trade development initiatives and networking opportunities for our Council and Corporate Members, which include some of the UK’s leading corporations and represent every major industrial sector.

The LBBC team includes former British Ambassadors to Tripoli, UK-based Libyan professionals, and company directors with specialist knowledge of general trading conditions and specific market sectors within Libya. We work with the British and Libyan authorities and with other key public and private sector organisations in the two countries to monitor political and economic developments and to support bilateral trade and investment activity.

Some of the LBBC’s traditional activities in support of trade and investment between the UK and Libya have, since 2014, been curtailed somewhat due to the intensification of internal divisions and conflict. These will resume when unity and stability are restored. But in the meantime, we maintain our strong commitment to the bilateral business relationship and we continue to play an active and constructive role.

To learn more about the LBBC and the services we provide to our members please consult the Services page of this website.