Why partner with us

Joining forces with the British Council offers our partners significant tangible benefits. Partnering with us can mean anything from one-off event sponsorship to long-term collaboration.

Why partner with us?

Engage your target audience

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 a wide range of companies, including airlines and banks, to promote their products and services effectively.

Enhance your brand

The British Council’s brand is trusted all over the world and represents the best that the UK has to offer. We have been helping people and organisations around the world for 80 years.

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 promote your brand both nationally and globally.

Achieve your CSR goals

We can use 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 help ensure that 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 initiatives often report a strong sense of “giving something back” and belonging to a socially responsible organisation.

Access our global networks

For 80 years, we have been forging links between the UK and other countries. This means that we have strong relationships with government leaders, policy makers, senior advisors and the wider public.

Our work spans English language teaching and learning, exams, education, society and the arts. 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 operate at 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 China through 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 worked with 15,390 government, business and social leaders worldwide
  • 19.8 million people attended our events
  • our network included 427,000 senior teachers and academics
  • 190,000 volunteers participated in our youth and civil society work
  • 294,000 learners received 1.3 million classroom hours in our English schools.