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British Business Forum Oman

The British Business Forum in the Sultanate of Oman was established over twenty years ago as a group for business people with the objective of exchanging views and opinions about existing and potential business opportunities in the Sultanate and how best to promote trade between the United Kingdom and Oman.

Monthly Events

Each month BBF host an event in association with the UK Trade & Investment section of the British Embassy. The BBF in Oman is always pleased to welcome new members and associates to events which are well attended, invariably informative and always enjoyable. Companies may also wish discuss sponsoring a BBF meeting which are usually held on the first Sunday of every month. This is an excellent way to promote your services within the British community. To register as a BBF member click here


The BBF Committee

The current BBF committee members are:

David Burton

David Burton
David is a veteran in Oman since 1985, started life as a humble QS currently helps to run a specialist environmental company.David Burton

Keith Holt

Keith Holt
Keith has been in Oman for the past 18 years. First as CEO British Bank of the Middle East, during which time he was a founder member of BBF (1993) then as Group General Manager of the Al Bahja Group and now owns a diving company – Global Scuba.Keith Holt

Maggie Jeans

Maggie Jeans
Maggie is Director of Al Manahil Educational Consultancy specialising in importing ELT books and representing both Oxford and Cambridge University Press throughout Oman. She has lived in the Sultanate for over 20 years been a member of the BBF committee for 6 years.Maggie Jeans


Next BBF Event

Our next BBF Event is Sponsored by:

John Barry, Bar. Grand Hyatt Hotel
The January event is sponsored by Mount St. Mary’s College, UK

The next BBF meeting will be on:

Sunday 18th February

Future Meetings:

4th March: Introduction to OBLA, sponsored by Trowers & Hamlyn – Venue TBC.
1st April: British Week at Lulu at Avenues Mall.
6th May: Sponsored & hosted by the Park Inn.
3rd June: Iftar for Ramadan – venue TBC


Bring your membership cards with you for free entry – 5 OMR for non-members.
Membership subscriptions for 2017 are due at the 3rd. December meeting

To confirm your attendance of this event click here to fill out the event attendance form, or alternatively please reply to the invitation email that was sent to you. Thank you - David Burton

Advantage Oman

Oman can be a great place to do business poised as it is at the entrance to the Gulf and at the center of East-West trade routes, ensuring easy access to markets in the Middle East, India, South East Asia, Africa and Europe. Membership of various regional associations has further smoothed trade routes. It is a country with natural competitive advantages like abundant supply of energy, relative low labor costs, and inexpensive long-term use of land for industrial purposes.

  • Potential gateway to over 1500 million consumers

  • Duty-free exports within the Arab Gulf Co-operation Council member countries

  • Has the right climate for new investments with its free, competitive economy with equal opportunities for all

  • Pro-enterprise laws and regulations

  • Liberal investor-friendly policies

  • Simplified procedures for clearance and approvals

  • Abundant power supply

  • Inexpensive long-term use of land for industrial purposes

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BBF Oman

The British Business Forum (BBF Oman) is a place for business people in Oman to meet on a regular basis with the objective of exchanging views and opinions about existing and potential business opportunities.

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