Lake Zone Chapter

The Lake Zone Chapter of the British Business Group covers the northwestern part of the country including the towns of Mwanza, Musoma, Bukoba and Shinyanga and the Chapter network contains businesses from many sectors including fishing and agriculture as well as gold, diamond and nickel mining and the services that support these activities. Within the region, Mwanza City is recorded in the UN habitat report as the fastest growing city in Africa and has a population of 1.5 million.

Launched at the joint BHC/BBG/UKTI gathering at the Tilapia Hotel on 15 March 2011, it currently has 6 formal members within a wider network of around 25 people.

It is actively seeking to increase membership, to be able to host regional events.
The Chapter Representative is Mark Topley, who also sits on the central committee of the BBG. He can be contacted at

General enquiries by e-mail should be addressed to, and membership enquiries either to Mark or to