We have worked for 75 years in partnership with businesses, national associations and institutions, professional networks, local communities and government ministries. 

Each year, we work with over 300 international organisations to help them meet their strategic and business aims through cultural relations. 

In a recent survey, 82% of our partners said that the British Council opens doors internationally that no other organisation can.

Here's a selection of international organisations with whom we've partnered:

  • Alliance Francaise
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Barclays
  • BBC
  • BP
  • British Airways
  • British Chambers of Commerce
  • Cervantes Institute
  • Club de Madrid
  • Department for Children, Schools and Families
  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Department for International Development
  • Deutsche Bank
  • English-Speaking Union
  • European Commission
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Goethe-Institut
  • Hornby Educational Trust
  • HSBC
  • IDP Education
  • International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
  • International House
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Macmillan Publishing Group
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Ministries of Education
  • Nokia
  • Open University
  • Oxford University Press
  • Pearson Education
  • Premier League
  • Prince's Trust
  • Shell
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Tutu Foundation
  • UNESCO
  • UNICEF
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Manchester
  • Virgin Group
  • VisitBritain
  • Voluntary Service Overseas
  • Wellcome Trust
  • World Bank Institute