The British Business Group (BBG) was formed in 2005 and originally operated under the umbrella of the British High Commission (BHC). In 2015 it was decided that the BBG would become a standalone entity and run its own affairs as an independent legally registered body. Nevertheless, BHC support and patronage continues as before. The BBG was formally registered as a Trust in May 2017, with its own secretariate. The Trust is overseen by nine Board of Trustees representing key UK businesses in Bangladesh and the BHC.