Definition of Types of Membership
To qualify for membership of the BBBF, the corporation or person must be directly or indirectly concerned with the promotion of business with the UK or in the export of Bahraini manufactured goods and services to the UK.
There are two types of membership:
The individual shall directly or indirectly concerned in a professional capacity with, or have contributed substantially to, the development of British trade. This maybe importing or selling British goods or services in Bahrain or in the export of Bahraini manufactured goods and services to the United Kingdom.
Corporate membership is open to fully registered Bahraini companies with a valid CR number and with at least five full time employees. A maximum of 10 employees may be included in a corporate membership. One individual shall be designated as the Primary Nominee.
All applications for Corporate membership shall be made in the normal manner and be subject to the approval of the Executive Committee. Members accepted as corporate members are exempt from the individual joining fee.
Limited to select distinguished persons who are invited by the Executive Committee by virtue of their standing or significant contribution to the Forum.
Transfer of Membership
Individual: Individual membership of the BBBF is not transferable from one individual to another.
Corporate: Corporate membership is transferable to another employee of the company but must be approved by the Executive Committee.
Membership Voting Rights
Members are eligible to vote at the Annual General Assembly and to stand for election to the Executive Committee, provided they have been members for at least six months prior to the AGA and are fully paid up members. Corporate and individual members have equal voting rights, including standing for election to the Committee.