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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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Golden Bridge Awards 2016 Company Spotlight!

Blog wordpress - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 07:00
This is the second installment of our company spotlights for the Golden Bridge Awards 2016. The Golden Bridge Awards recognise the trade and export success of UK companies doing business in Belgium, and Belgian & Luxembourg companies doing business in the UK. As the Golden Bridge Awards gala 2016 draws ever closer, we learn a …

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Working out what Brexit means- It’s easier together

Blog wordpress - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 07:51
This is not a comment on the form that Brexit should take – it’s about how difficult it is to identify all of the issues that could affect businesses as a result. That’s why we’re bringing member companies together to help them work through the process together. Right now, the UK government needs our input …

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Golden Bridge Awards 2016 Company Spotlight!

Blog wordpress - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 08:00
The Golden Bridge Awards recognise the trade and export success of UK companies doing business in Belgium, and Belgian & Luxembourg companies doing business in the UK. As the Golden Bridge Awards gala 2016 draws ever closer, we learn a little more about this year’s finalists, starting with Orega and Lancer Europe. Orega is a …

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A day in the life of MEP Kaja Kallas

Blog wordpress - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 07:30
To continue our series on a day in the life of MEPs we spoke with Kaja Kallas, an Estonian MEP, to have a look into her day to day life at the European Parliament. A Day in the Life of an MEP… My days usually start at 6 am when I get up, prepare breakfast, …

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