Sponsors

Argent Group supported the 2007 seminar on 'Creative Ways Forward' which tied in with the reopening of St Pancras as the main eurostar station. Argent are very involved in the whole redevelopment of the Kings Cross area for business and creative industries.

BAE Systems provided support to the 2006 and 2010 seminars on Defence.

The Bank of England kindly hosted the 1996 seminar which debated The Future for Funding Pensions in Britain and France.
BNP Paribas provided the FBC with funding in 2000 to enable the production of the report entitled 'A Day in June; Britain and de Gaulle 1940', a collection of essays to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of de Gaulle's Appel du 18 juin 1940.
The support of the British Academy was crucial to the production of an important and popular FBC pamphlet 'Crossing the Channel; promoting academic mobility' in 2001.

The British Embassy provides a continuous stream of support for the FBC. The British Ambassador's Residence has hosted a  number of high level meetings over the past few years including our Annual Defence Conference. 

The FBC is grateful to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for providing core funding. In addition support in kind is offered every two years when the FCO hosts the biennial plenary meeting and lecture and other key events including the 40th Anniversary Lecture and Reception.

Chatham House has kindly provided support in kind by allowing the FBC to use their meeting rooms.
City Jet supported the 2007-2008 Short Story Prize by providing return air tickets to Paris for the lucky winners.

The CRC provided support to our 2009 seminar on European Agricultural Models: One or Several?

Cyclehoop Ltd is a firm of award-winning designers and architects specialising in producing innovative indoor and outdoor cycle parking infrastructure. Cyclehoop kindly provided one of their iconic Car Bike Ports for cycle parking for participants in the 2014 Cycling conference.

A report examining how Britain and France portray each other on television was supported by the Daily Mail in 1997.

EDF Energy kindly sponsored the FBC's 40th anniversary celebratory reception at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. CEO Vincent de Rivaz talks about the FBC 

Eurostar have acted as main sponsors for our short story prize for many years. We are delighted in recent years they have provided sufficient tickets to enable a whole class of children from a UK school to spend a day in Paris. Mary Walsh, Director of Communications, sits on the Passage to Paris Prize jury and is a member of the FBC.

The launch of Cross Channel Currents, a collection of essays commemorating 100 years of the Entente Cordiale, was sponsored in 2004 by Eurotunnel.

The French Embassy is a constant source of support to the FBC, British Section, in London. In particular they have worked with the FBC on the series of New Generations seminars in 2004 and 2006 and have hosted the Annual Defence Conference on alternate years since 2012.

The students at Gateshead College prepared delicious canapés for the evening reception linked with the 2012 seminar on The Financial Crisis and its effect on the Real Economy. They also cooked and served a delicious lunch of local food to seminar participants.

Gateshead Council hosted the evening reception at the Sage Gateshead and provided the splendid venue, the Northern Design Centre for the seminar on The Financial Crisis and its effect on the Real Economy.

The Franco-British Council is delighted that the digital giant, Google is sponsoring our website competition, giving students the chance to have their entry judged by an IT industry expert and win a weekend in France.

The Greater London Authority (GLA) through the kind offices of David Lunts, kindly provided the venue for the 2014 FBC Cycling seminar. 

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) kindly gave a generous grant towards the organisation of the Beyond GDP seminar in the summer of 2011.

The institut francais has provided strong support for the the work of the FBC over the years. Examples include providing a venue for events such as a bilateral seminar on Publishing, the debate linked to the Cross Channel Currents book and an event to celebrate the work of Honorary member, Professor Douglas Johnson.
The Leeds Castle foundation has provided support in kind for several FBC seminars including 'Local/Regional Government andthe EU' and Non-Governmental Organisations in france and the UK'.

LexisNexis Group generously sponsored our 2015 Magna Carta Conference. LexisNexis is a corporation providing computer-assisted legal research as well as business research and risk solution services. During the 1970s, LexisNexis pioneered the electronic accessibility of legal and journalistic documents.

The Magna Carta 800th generously donated money to our Franco-British Conference on Europe and Human rights in relations to the Magna Carta and the Declaration universelle des droits de l'homme.

MARC Fine Wines are a small, independent merchant providing wines and a service geared specifically towards the needs of the on-trade and other wine merchants. They have generously donated wine for many seminars as well as the 2009 and 2011 Plenary lectures.

MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with 10,000 employees working across France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States.

The Ministry of Defence gave invaluable support to the FBC by providing full funding for the 2013 Defence Conference at the French Ambassador's Residence in London. The value of this Annual Conference was recognised in 2014 by their commitment to provide £25,000 for 2017, 2018 and 2019. 

Newcastle Council were very generous in covering the costs of interpretation, photography and the dinner for the seminar on The Financial Crisis and its effect on the Real Economy.

Nottingham City Council kindly financed the report for the FBC Cycling Conference which took place in London in July 2014.

The ground breaking 'Challenges of Diversity in France and the UK' seminar held in 2006 would not have been possible without the kind support of the PR organisation Outside Organisation.

Funding was provided in 1996 for a seminar on Pre-School Education
Royal and Sun Alliance funded the report on the 'Control and financing of health costs in France and the UK' in 1998.
In 1997, SOLACE provided funding for the report on 'Local/regional government and the EU'.
Somerset House kindly hosted the seminars on Diversity in 2010 and Beyond GDP in the summer of 2011.

Starbucks kindly supplied tea, coffee, pastries and biscuits at our seminar DIVERSITY 2.0 at Somerset House on January 20th 2010

Support was provided for the Second FBC Annual Defence Conference in March 2012.

Thales also contributed 1000 Euros to the 2012 Second Annual Defence Conference

The seminar on 'Health Funding in France and the UK' in 1998 was held in the Wellcome Trust building.

UKTI regional and national supported the seminar on The Financial Crisis and its effect on the Real Economy with a grant of £10,000.

The lunch at the Scottish Parliament and report for the Public Service Reform seminar in Edinburgh in 2008 was sponsored by Veolia Environnement plc.

Created in 2007 et presided by Christian Pierret, ex minister in charge of energy and industry. Think Tank Energies is a reflexion group on energie topics. Vista is sponsoring the Franco-British Council seminar on Climate Change in June ahead of the Cop21 conference in Paris.

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