Director’s Second Quarter Update

Dear members and friends of the British Chamber of Commerce in Mexico,

I am delighted to share an exciting update on our work during the second quarter (April-June) of 2023.

Just a few days ago, on June 21st, we celebrated with great joy the remarkable 102 years of the British Chamber’s dedication to promoting trade and investment between the United Kingdom and Mexico. We remain steadfast in our commitment to fostering strong and enduring business relationships.

I am also proud to announce that Angélica Ruiz, Senior Vice President Latam at bp and the first female President of the BritChaM Council, was recently recognized by Forbes as one of Mexico’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Her outstanding leadership at the helm of our organization is truly commendable.

During the past few months, we have collaborated with the Chamber’s Pride Alliance Group to champion inclusion and diversity in business. We have also established valuable connections with prestigious Mexican universities such as Tecnológico de Monterrey, Universidad Panamericana, Anáhuac, IBERO, and Ula, fostering collaboration in both the academic and business spheres.

Furthermore, we had the pleasure of organizing an insightful event on the topic of artificial intelligence, exploring the exciting opportunities and challenges it presents. Additionally, we proudly introduced the Renewable e Index MX, a project aimed at driving the development of renewable energies in Mexico.

However, our work does not stop here. It is crucial that we continue to seek new opportunities, forge synergies, and strengthen trade ties between the United Kingdom and Mexico. Each and every one of us plays a pivotal role in this endeavour.

I invite you to actively collaborate by participating in our upcoming events, sharing your valuable ideas and perspectives, and maximizing the resources and networks offered by our Chamber. Together, let us strive for continued success!

Warm regards,

Gilles Vignal

Director of the British Chamber of Commerce in Mexico

Why is celebrating Pride Month important for our organisations?

The BritChaM Pride Alliance, part of the British Chamber of Commerce, is delighted to commemorate June as LGBTI+ Pride Month. We believe it is crucial to reflect on why Pride holds significance for our organisations and society as a whole. Pride Month is an important time to recognise and celebrate the contributions of the LGBTI+ community to our society. We also strive to create safer spaces within the business community, highlighting British and Mexican entities as exemplars of support and respect for the LGBTI+ community.

To understand the ethos of British companies, we must consider the Equality Act of 2010, which establishes a framework for promoting equality and inclusion in workplaces and society. This Act fosters a more inclusive work environment that values and respects all employees, irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity. In Mexico, we have the Federal Labour Law, which mandates that equality and non-discrimination are imperatives in any workplace. Nevertheless, significant challenges remain in promoting greater LGBTQI+ representation in leadership positions, implementing trans-inclusive guidelines, developing comprehensive anti-discrimination policies, and creating market strategies that extend beyond Pride Month.

At BritChaM Pride Alliance, we firmly believe that equality is the foundation for the success and flourishing of all businesses. By being true to oneself at work, one can achieve new milestones in professional development and create a ripple effect within their team.

We acknowledge that every company is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to creating LGBTQI+ safe spaces. However, by collaborating together, we can foster a sense of belonging for everyone.

In Mexico, The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Equidad MX serves as a national benchmarking tool for evaluating LGBTQI+ inclusive practices and policies. HRC Equidad MX has established guidelines that facilitate the promotion of inclusive workplaces. By drawing inspiration from HRC Equidad MX and other advocacy entities such as Aequales, the Council for the Prevention of Discrimination in Mexico City (COPRED), Pride Connection, and various NGOs, companies can adopt best practices in LGBTQI+ inclusion.

For the Pride Alliance Group and the British Chamber of Commerce, it is essential and imperative to raise awareness and share the work we are undertaking as a business community. Therefore, we are pleased to commemorate Pride Month by organising the following events during May and June:

– May 23rd – Pride Alliance: “Advancements, Rights, and LGBTI+ Legislation” featuring Senator Patricia Mercado, Deputy Salma Luevano, and Deputy Temístocles Villanueva.

– May 31st – BritCham Pride Alliance: ADIL & HRC: How to promote LGBT+ inclusion in my company?

– June 8th – How to create inclusive communication and stories? A talk presented by the company Speranto.

Celebrating and commemorating Pride Month sends a powerful message to our employees, clients, and key stakeholders, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace where employees feel valued and supported.

Stay updated with our activities on social media, and if you are interested in participating in any of these events, please contact: We would be delighted to have you join us!

Abril Rodríguez

Mauricio Ariza Barile

Chairs of the Pride Alliance Group

Welcome New Member: Robert Walters

We are delighted to announce the addition of Robert Walters to our community as a new member of the Chamber.

Robert Walters is a recruitment consultancy specialized in the search and selection of candidates for executive and managerial positions in various business sectors. The company has extensive experience in the market and is present in over 30 countries worldwide.

Since its founding in London in 1985, Robert Walters has been committed to quality and excellence in customer service. The company has a team of highly trained consultants with extensive knowledge of the job market, allowing them to identify and select the best professionals for each position.

In addition to offering recruitment services for permanent hires, Robert Walters also provides solutions in areas such as temporary staffing, human resources consulting, and talent management. The company has become a benchmark in the industry and is recognized for its professional ethics and focus on customer satisfaction.

The Chamber is thrilled to have Robert Walters as a member and looks forward to working together in the future.

If you are looking for specialized recruitment for executive and managerial positions, do not hesitate to visit the Robert Walters website to learn more about their services and customized solutions in recruitment and human resources.

Welcome New Chamber Member: Speranto

We are delighted to announce the addition of Speranto to our community as a new member of the Chamber.

Speranto strives to revolutionise the way brands perceive the market by developing communication and marketing campaigns that rely on data and insights from a diverse audience. The agency aids brands in presenting the variety of market segments and groups (such as Pink marketing, inclusive language, real people, etc.) with dignity and respect.

Based on this concept, “Speranto Marketing Diverso” was established as an advertising agency that designs campaigns for everyone, not just the majority, by impartially and equitably including all individuals without discrimination.

Speranto follows the principle that all individuals have the right to be perceived and represented equally and respectfully, thus ending detrimental stereotypes in society and opening a new path for media and brands to operate under a system of social responsibility and equality.

To find out more information, Visit the Speranto website here, or follow their social media channels on Instagram and Facebook.

Welcome New Member: Honne Services

BritChaM is delighted to welcome to the Chamber this week our new member, Honne Services. Honne offers a full range of services to create technological innovation and take advantage of the opportunities of the digital age.

Cloud technology is rapidly transforming the way businesses operate and compete in the global market. With the British Chamber of Commerce’s expertise and leadership in the sector, along with Honne Services’ cloud expertise, partners will be able to leverage the latest trends and advances in the cloud to improve the efficiency and profitability of their business operations.

Honne Services and the British Chamber of Commerce will be working together to organise events and activities to connect partners with cloud experts, share best practice, and provide customized solutions to meet the needs of each business.

We are excited about this collaboration and look forward to helping partners make the most of cloud opportunities. Together, we are committed to delivering innovative solutions that will drive business growth and success in the future.

Learn more about Honne Services on their website here:

Welcome New Member: Prida

BritChaM is delighted to welcome to the Chamber this week our new member, Prida, a world leader in international logistics that offers comprehensive services in foreign trade operations to contribute to the development of Mexico’s international commerce. Their vision is to promote international commerce in Mexico by collaborating with the governmental and business communities in the country’s development projects and providing optimal customs and logistics services that meet international quality standards.

The company’s policy is to offer integral service in international trade operations while ensuring the highest quality in service with continuous improvement through the expertise of their personnel and infrastructure. They guarantee the safety and professionalism of their services, all in the interest of total customer satisfaction.

Prida is committed to safety and security, as all of their personnel are dedicated to obtaining, maintaining, and continuously improving a Supply Chain Security Management System that complies with the requirements of the OEA (Authorized Economic Operator) standards. The company aims to gain the credibility of their customers by offering reliable and secure services.

Their values include professionalism, responsibility, innovation, discipline, and support for their clients’ import and export operations while saving time and costs. Prida’s commitment to providing high-quality and secure services makes them a valuable addition to the Chamber, and we are thrilled to welcome them as a new member.

For more information, please visit the Prida website here.