British Chamber calls for focus on jobs and economy for UK and EU27

Blog wordpress - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 14:24
The British Chamber of Commerce in Brussels is calling on both Britain and the EU to focus on jobs and the economy in Brexit negotiations. “We need the best possible agreement between the UK and the EU, that takes into account the highly interconnected nature of our economies. If we’re to avoid unnecessary damage to …

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Get to know the Chief Executive: Glenn Vaughan

Blog wordpress - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 07:30
This week we sat down with our Chief Executive Glenn Vaughan to learn what makes the British Chamber and him tick, his vision for the chamber and where Aston Villa’s rightful place in football is.   What one word describes you best? Optimistic. And if I had my full wishlist, Aston Villa would make a …

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The History of the British Chamber in Belgium

Blog wordpress - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 07:30
The British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium has not always been around, although it may feel like it! The origin of the British Chamber is in 1898 and has since then carried out work across the years, only taking a break when war has broken out across Europe! There are not many documents remaining from …

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A day in the life of MEP Seb Dance

Blog wordpress - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 20:15
Seb Dance has been an MEP since 2014 and is a member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and the Committee on Development. Days at the Parliament can start with a breakfast meeting, a committee-related site visit or a press interview. Then it will often be straight to a meeting …

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The importance of diversity in the workplace

Blog wordpress - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 08:00
With the ‘World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development’ this Sunday, the 21st of May, we look at the importance of diversity in the workplace with MEP Dimitrios Papadimoulis. Mr Papadimoulis is the European Parliament’s Vice-President of Parliament responsible for gender equality and diversity, and the Chair of the Bureau’s High-Level Group on …

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A day in the life of MEP Tom Vandenkendelaere

Blog wordpress - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 08:30
Tom Vandendelaere has been an MEP since November 2014. He is a member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, Substitute and Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Substitute.   Today, the 26th of April, has only one thing in common with yesterday, the 25th …

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A day in the life of MEP Anneleen Van Bossuyt

Blog wordpress - Tue, 05/02/2017 - 08:30
Anneleen Van Bossuyt has been an MEP since 2015 and is a member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy Describing a typical day in the life of an MEP, is actually an impossible task. And that is not a bad thing, on the …

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International day of safety and health at work

Blog wordpress - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:30
 This Friday is the International day of safety and health at work. Your health at work is vital as it effects all aspects of your life. We look at stress and burnout in the workplace with the Community Help Service which is a non-profit organisation helping to solve a range of difficulties encountered by the …

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British Chamber 10 Negotiation Principles

Blog wordpress - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 09:00
Last week we announced our 10 negotiation principles and now that Article 50 has been triggered we felt it was due for a timely reminder as to what the priorities of our members are going to be during the negotiations. WHAT BUSINESS NEEDS FOR A STRONG EU-UK PARTNERSHIP – 10 NEGOTIATION PRIORITIES In order to …

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A Day in the life of MEP Catherine Stihler

Blog wordpress - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 07:30
Catherine Stihler has been an MEP since 1999 and is Vice-Chair on the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection as well as a member of the Committee and the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee. Having been an MEP since 1999 and with two young children the hectic lifestyle of an MEP …

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A day in the life of MEP Emilian Pavel

Blog wordpress - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 07:30
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British Chamber Annual General Meeting 2017

Blog wordpress - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 07:30
The British Chamber’s Annual General Meeting is set to take place on the 31st May, where the results of the President of the British Chamber will be announced. Following the changes in the articles of association, members will also be given the opportunity to vote for a new Council to be put into place. Last …

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Brexit: The impacts on the German economy

Blog wordpress - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 07:30
German enterprises continue to believe in the European integration. The EU and its Single Market are fundamental for business. Based on the free movement of goods, capital, workers and services, which are all intrinsically tied to each other, it provides free trade by overcoming internal borders and regulatory obstacles. The United Kingdom’s decision to depart …

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A day in the life of MEP Daniel Dalton

Blog wordpress - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 07:30
We take a look into what a typical day of MEP for West Midlands Daniel Dalton looks like. Daniel has been an MEP since January 2015 and is a member of a number of committees including the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and the Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the …

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Introducing the Royal British Legion in Brussels

Blog wordpress - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 07:30
The Royal British Legion is a leading Armed Forces charity. Membership is open to everyone; you don’t have to be a serving or ex-Service person or British either, we welcome men and women of all ages. The Brussels Branch of the RBL has a mixed membership made of British and Belgian members working side by …

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Golden Bridge Awards 2017 Applications are open!

Blog wordpress - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 07:30
Are you the next winner of a Golden Bridge Trade & Export Award? Michel Vanhoonacker, BLCC Chairman “Former winners and finalists have confirmed that the award has enhanced their image in the UK or Belgian market and at home, and has provided an incentive for their staff. It is particularly encouraging that so many companies, …

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The importance of bilateral trade between the UK and Belgium

Blog wordpress - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 08:00
This week the Brussels Chamber of Commerce explore the link between the UK and Belgium in trade and how it is key to both the UK and Belgium going forwards. There is a strong and longstanding trade relationship between the UK and Belgium. It is without doubt this relationship is of great importance to both …

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Benelux: Cross border cooperation against organized crime

Blog wordpress - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 07:30
The Benelux is a framework for multilateral cooperation between Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg. The objective is to promote cross-border cooperation to help find solutions for common problems and if possible to act as a precursor for Europe. Next to the classical economic cooperation, the Benelux is also active in the field of security. On …

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SMEs doing bilateral between the UK and Belgium

Blog wordpress - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 07:30
Being born in Bruges, the relevance of bilateral trade has always seemed normal to me as its beauty and the signs of its middle ages’ wealth are still very much apparent today. Bruges has many streets and quarters called after its original residents – English Street and Spanish Street e.g. where the merchants from all …

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Golden Bridge Awards – Winners Announcement

Blog wordpress - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 07:00
      The 20th edition of the prestigious Golden Bridge Trade & Export Awards for outstanding achievements in exporting between the UK and the BeLux have been won by BelExport and Shanks Group plc. The Awards were presented by the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (BLCC) and the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium. Awards …

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