Tel: + 44 (0) 117 956 7096


Impartial and independent

We’re the largest independent membership association supporting trade, education and cultural relations between China and the West of England.

Experience you can trust

With over fifteen years’ experience assisting government, private businesses and educational organisations from both China and the UK, we have accumulated significant experience and know-how.

We’re here to help

Whether you’re organising a delegation visit, starting a business or planning educational exchanges, we can provide support at a highly competitive price.

Our services include

In-bound UK trade delegations:

  • Programme planning 
  • Introductions to local hosts and businesses with local knowledge 
  • Networking with local businesses 
  • Seminars 
  • Visits to local businesses and attractions


Introduction service:

  • Trusted professional service providers in the West of England 
  • Market research 
  • Business start up 
  • Accounting 
  • Legal 
  • Human Resources 
  • Training 
  • PR & Marketing 
  • Digital & Media 
  • Advanced Technologies


Business development and cultural training:

  • UK exporters to China 
  • Chinese exporters to the UK 
  • Bespoke business training and seminars


Educational programmes:

  • Summer camps in the UK and China 
  • Winter camps in the UK 
  • Cultural, orientation and events for Chinese students in the West of England 
  • Agency introductions 
  • Summer accommodation in Bristol 
  • Intensive, full immersion English language training 
  • Curriculum advice and guidance 
  • New school start-ups in China


Contact the Bureau for further information


Hewlett Rand has been a Corporate Member since 2012. The China Bureau has developed our insight into the China and Hong Kong markets through seminars and Pow Wow networking events. This has given us confidence to join trade missions and supported our export strategy as well as a deeper appreciation of cultural engagement. Our involvement as a Corporate Member  has contributed to winning digital learning projects....’

Richard Lowe
Director of Training & Digital Learning Solutions, Hewlett Rand

Our relationships in Guangzhou continue to go from strength to strength, not least because of the fantastic support provided to us by the Bristol and West of England China Bureau. UWE has been a corporate member since 1998 when the Bureau operated as the Bristol China Partnership. Their support to the University, the region and the sister city relationship is remarkable without it UWE would not have so many excellent relationships especially in southern China. They also organise some truly outstanding events to bring together businesses, institutions and increasingly the Chinese community to learn about and share our cultures.

Jo Midgley
PVC, University of the West of England

We have been active members of the Bristol & West of China Bureau for a number of years and have found the organisation to be hugely beneficial for our business. As a search firm working on international assignments, we work closely with both Chinese owned businesses as well as companies who have overseas operations and the Bureau have supported us throughout. The networking opportunities have proved invaluable for our company, and we have also attended some excellent dinners and events.’  

Vanessa Moon
Moon Consulting