Founder’s Message


A note from the Founder & CEO – David Burns, MBE

We are now in a situation of global and unparalleled disruption to our personal and commercial wellbeing.  The English Business Council (EBC) would like to take this opportunity to convey our deepest sympathies to all those supporters who have suffered as a result of this horrendous global pandemic. We will continue to expand our presence in all jurisdictions worldwide with a view to enhancing your commercial opportunities.

I want to make it very clear that joining and participating in the EBC’s website and uploading your information is complete without cost.  I want to make sure you have a platform whereby you can promote yourself or your organization to the widest audience possible without incurring fees or subscriptions. 

In keeping with the new way of thinking in relation to networking, it is now apparent that all those events centered around groups of business people all exchanging business cards over a convivial beverage are no longer available.  Now virtual networking is changing the way we think and the way we do business.  My first experience of business technology was a black telephone with a numbered dial and a cash register that added up the daily shop takings.  I have embraced the changes in business technology over the past 60 years and now will have to do so again.  These are exciting times from a business development perspective and a great opportunity to be on the frontline of amazing new technologies and applications.

I set up the English Business Council to promote “Made in England” as a stamp of excellence. I want the English Business Council not simply to project values such as professionalism and integrity to the world, but to make them a reality for all our clients and supporters, too. 

We are a gateway portal to facilitate business opportunities worldwide by providing market intelligence from operators on the ground.

On this website, you’ll get an idea of the services we provide, and I want to emphasize – above all – that we really are here to help. Due to an exceptional outreach to world-class professionals in just about every discipline and industry sector, we have the capacity not only to facilitate your business’s expansion but to inform that move with effective market intelligence – and then to empower your business with tried and tested strategies for growth and market presence. A very warm welcome indeed.”


Setting up the English Business Council was a long-held ambition of David’s during his long business career both in the UAE and elsewhere in Asia.

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