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Why partner with us

Whether you are a business, an educational organisation, a charitable institution or an international organisation, we have the flexibility and range of experience to work with you to meet your organisation's needs.

Our assets

  • Established in 1934, the British Council has more than 200 offices in 110 countries and territories.
  • The British Council was first established in Kabul in 1964. After an absence in the 1990s, we returned to full operations in 2002.
  • A good understanding of cultures, languages and communities.
  • Expertise in education and language teaching, all art forms, creative industries, youth and community engagement, governance and reform.
  • Networks at all levels, from young learners to government ministers.
  • Close working relationships with UK government departments, the British Embassy, national governments and ministries, and international government organisations.

Worldwide, in 2012

  • We worked with 12.5 million people face-to-face. 
  • 9.5 million people attended our arts exhibitions, fairs and festivals.
  • 308,000 learners received training in our English teaching centres.
  • We delivered 2.7 million UK examinations.
  • We supported 4 million English teachers and 41 million learners with online teaching and learning content.
  • 73.3 million people used our digital channels and 485 million listened to our programmes on the radio, watched our TV programmes and read our publications.
  • Our Net Promoter score was 58 per cent
  • 92 per cent of people in the annual Ipsos MORI survey of 4,000 influential participants in our programmes across 50 countries said that working with us had an impact on their professional lives.
  • 81 per cent said that it had also meant changes to the organisation they work for.

In Afghanistan, in 2013 

  • We reached more than 1.5 million people through our projects and services, engaging hundreds of leaders/emerging leaders, policy makers and members of the general public.
  • Over 40 partners from all fields joined us in delivering work 

Partnering with us enables you to: 

Reach your audiences

With our access to young internationally-minded Afghan people and our network, including local and international organisations, we can help you reach new audiences. 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. 

Enhance your brand

The British Council’s brand is trusted all over the world and represents the best the UK has to offer. For more than 75 years we have been helping people and organisations globally.

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 also promote your brand nationwide and internationally.

Achieve your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) aims

Our expertise and networks mean that we work with partners to create events which address high-profile topics such as globalisation, internationalisation of higher education or activating local communities.

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 act as a full partner to ensure your efforts are effective.

With our globally trusted brand, we are also able to promote your CSR profile both nationwide and internationally.

Gain access to our networks of expertise

We can provide you with access to our network of world-leading expertise in the areas of arts, English, and society to help you achieve your goals.

For over 75 years, we have been forging links between the UK and other countries. This enables us to build strong relationships with government leaders, policy makers and senior advisors.

Learn English with the world leader in English language training

As a world leader in English language teaching we can tailor-make English language business solutions to meet the exact requirements of your organisation. Customers in over 110 countries around the world learn English and take language exams with us.

Benefit from the high standard of our customer services

At the British Council we are dedicated to providing customer service to the highest possible standards. As a customer-focused organisation, customers are our top priority. By focusing on delivery, timeliness, information, professionalism and being friendly and positive in all we do, we strive for service excellence.

Our customer services team is a one-stop shop where we provide information and advice on all of our services and cater to all your needs.