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Partnering with us can mean anything from simple event sponsorship to long-term collaboration. Joining forces with the British Council delivers our partners tangible benefits. Contact us to find out more. 

Reasons to partner with us

Engage new audiences

Is there an audience that the British Council can help you reach?

Partner with the British Council and we can help you engage with shared target audiences, such as students or young professionals. When you sponsor an event, exhibition or programme through the British Council, you will benefit from our full online and offline marketing infrastructure and expertise.

We are helping companies ranging from airlines to banks effectively promote their products and services.

Enhance your brand

The British Council’s brand is trusted all over the world and represents the best the UK has to offer. For more than 75 years we have been helping people and organisations globally.

Our brand is based on valuing people, integrity, mutuality, creativity and professionalism. These values underpin everything we do.

Whether you are looking to sponsor, co-brand or become an official partner, we can add value to your brand. Through channels including events, online campaigns and social media, we can also promote your brand nationwide and internationally.

Achieve your CSR aims

We can tap our expertise in running socially-minded programmes to help you achieve your goals for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). From developing and promoting a programme to building relationships and gaining employee buy-in, we will act as a full partner to ensure your efforts are effective.

An important strand of our CSR partnerships is engaging and motivating staff at our partner companies. Staff involved in our CSR activities often report a strong sense of “giving something back” and belonging to a socially responsible organisation.

With our globally trusted brand, we are also able to promote your CSR profile both nationwide and internationally.

Access our global networks

For over 75 years, we have been forging links between the UK and other countries. This enables us to build strong relationships with government leaders, policy makers, senior advisors and the wider public.

Our work spans education, society and the arts and we are able to connect you to global networks of expertise in each of these areas.

Our activities and exposure often go beyond country boundaries, enabling our partners to bring their activities up to an international level.

Our global impact

We connect people worldwide with learning opportunities and creative ideas and build mutually beneficial relationships between people in the UK and other countries. If your company or organisation has a policy to build relationships in NZ & the Pacific through the support for the arts, education or innovative social responsibility programmes, the British Council can help.

We have extensive experience. Globally between 2011 and 2013:

  • we have worked with 15,390 government, business and social leaders worldwide;
  • had 19.8 million people attend our events;
  • have 427,000 senior teachers and academics;
  • 19,0000 volunteers participated in our youth and civil society work; and
  • 294,000 learners received 1.3 million classroom hours in our English schools.

We connect people worldwide with learning and creative ideas to build a mutually beneficial relationships between people in the UK and the rest of the world.