The Caribbean Council is a long-established trade and investment consultancy and membership organisation, specialised in providing advisory services to companies, trade associations, governments, public sector organisations, and regional organisations. Through its activities, The Caribbean Council supports responsible private-sector led investment and development in the Caribbean, Cuba and Central America.
Stemming from decades of experience, The Caribbean Council has developed a world-leading expertise on the region, complemented by an unrivaled network of trusted on-the-ground consultants and associates working across key areas of industry and government. We also have affiliates in Brussels, Geneva, Miami and Washington DC.
Our services are divided into four areas, Consultancy & Advisory Services, Research Publications, Membership and Events. Please click on the headings to find out more:
Leveraging our regional network and our world-leading expertise, we help clients to understand local markets- their drivers, the competitive landscape, the opportunities as well as the challenges, risks and potential pitfalls. While our services can be tailored to meet your needs, we have provided support to clients in the following areas:
- Investigative Due Diligence and Anti-Corruption Compliance
- Political Risk Analysis & Monitoring
- Corporate Intelligence Gathering
- Economic, Trade & Regulatory Policy Analysis
- Field Market Research, including consumer and merchant surveys
- Market Entry Research, including infrastructure & logistics assessments
- Biographical Profiles, including stakeholder relationship mapping
- Identification of Business Opportunities and CSR projects
Business Advisory Services
- Representation and Advocacy
- High-level introductions and stakeholder engagement programmes
- Trade Missions
- Consortium Development and Business Strategy Formulation
- Support in securing funding streams from governments and Multilateral Development Banks
- Civil Society Engagement and Public Relations Programmes
Running for over four decades, The Caribbean Council produces three market-leading weekly publications, providing members and subscribers with indispensable analysis of political developments, business news and investment opportunities across the region:
- Caribbean Insight
- Central America Briefing
- Cuba Briefing
We also produce research and reports on a range of themes, and provide expert commentary and analysis on the region to leading news media organisations. David Jessop, Consultant and Non-Executive Director of the Caribbean Council, also writes two fortnightly columns, The View from Europe and The Business of Tourism. Syndicated and widely read in the Caribbean press, the columns provide a European perspective on Caribbean tourism and development issues.
The Caribbean Council coordinates the activity of three membership organisations, each targeted at providing companies with the support, business intelligence and contacts they need to develop positive business relationships in specific geographic regions:
- The Caribbean-Britain Business Council
- Central American Business Council
- The Cuba Initiative
Members benefit from an unrivalled programme of activities and events, including invitations to private high level meetings with visiting Ministers and leading private sector figures from the region. All members receive our weekly Research Publications and receive an invitation to our Annual Reception at the House of Lords. Members also have access to additional business intelligence, in-depth advice and practical support on doing business with the private and public sector across the region.
Participation is open to all levels of business, from large corporations with established operations in the region, to smaller SMEs that are looking to export their business or services for the first time.
We have a successful track record of organising international conferences, trade delegation programmes, seminars, roundtable events and workshops throughout the Caribbean, Central America, London and Europe.
Throughout the year, we organise a programme of events for our membership bringing them into contact with political, diplomatic and industry leaders from the region; and regularly host events in conjunction with governments, donor agencies and the private sector.
We also offer bespoke event support packages ranging from offering advice on the substance of the agenda, through to recruiting potential speakers and securing the right audience.