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Vazul Tóth, Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary, sat down with the Budapest Business Journal for an interview on the BCCH


BCCH Chairman Vazul Tóth sat down with the Budapest Business Journal for an interview, which was featured on the front cover of the latest edition of the paper.

"You don’t need to spend much time looking at Hungarian business news to realise there are now serious concerns about labour shortages in almost every sector and profession, all the way from engineers to cleaners. But Vazul Tóth, chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, sees opportunities in such challenges." He also added: "Hungary and the UK have an extremely good relationship both on a trade and a political level. I think there will be lots of opportunities to build on that."

If you wish to read the full interview, please click here.

Prime Minister Theresa May hosted a bilateral meeting with the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán at 10 Downing Street

A Downing Street spokesperson said:

"This afternoon the Prime Minister welcomed Prime Minister Orbán of Hungary to Downing Street for a bilateral meeting."

"The Prime Minister reiterated that the UK intends to trigger Article 50 by the end of March and that we will play a full and active role in the EU until we leave."

"The leaders noted the strength of the bilateral relationship between the UK and Hungary, and that this would continue once the UK had left the EU."

"They discussed the rights of EU citizens living in the UK and the Prime Minister reaffirmed that she wants and expects to protect the status of EU nationals, but that British citizens’ rights in European member states must be protected in return."

"On migration, the Prime Minister laid out her position that we should ensure that refugees are hosted in the first safe country of transit; that we distinguish between refugees and economic migrants; and that all states have the rights and responsibilities to control their borders and accept returned illegal migrants."

Stable Hungarian-British business relation



Budapest, HU: Due to the stable economic environment, balanced legislation and a major consumer market, the UK is extremely attractive to small and medium-sized enterprises. The British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary and the British Business Centre and their co-organising partner, the Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised the Hungarian - British Business Forum on Thursday, 29 September 2016. The event was a success, with a high participation number. For the full press release in Hungarian, please click here.

BCCH 25th-anniversary Gala Event - We have turned 25!

The British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary celebrated its 25th-anniversary on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 with Guest Speakers Dr Petra Pana, Deputy State Secretary for Foreign Economic Affairs, HE Mr Iain Lindsay OBE, British Ambassador to Hungary, BCCH Chairman Mr Vazul Tóth, a big thank you goes to each and every one of them for making time in their schedules. Thank you to everyone who joined us on this very special occasion. For photos of the event, please visit our Facebook page.
For the full press release in Hungarian, please click here.

British Business Centre Success Story

IKR, the official distributor of Claydon Drills in Hungary held a press conference in Bábolna during the Bábolna Farming Days. The event served as a platform for practical demonstration and formal introduction of the new technology in Hungary.

The British Business Centre contributed to the market entry by providing professional guidance; linking the British company with the most appropriate and best potential partner in Hungary.

BCCH participation in the Bud:Runway Charity Run

We did it! The BCCH team once again participated in the charity bud:runway run, which took place on Saturday, 3 September 2016 at Liszt Ferenc Airport Runway 1, courtesy of Budapest Airport. In spite of the 30 degrees Celsius heat, about a thousand runners completed the run. For the full press release in Hungarian, please click here.

British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary awarded COBCOE Quality Standard


The British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary (BCCH) has been recognised as a COBCOE Quality Standard certified chamber.

To achieve this recognition, the Chamber has successfully met the COBCOE Quality Standard requirements in key areas of its operations. These include governance, staff development, financial management, membership development, partner engagement, events programme, trade development, corporate social responsibility and communications.

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Conference of Professional Women's Association and Award Ceremony Gala Dinner of Investors in People Hungary and PWA Press Release

The Professional Women's Association (PWA), Investors in People Hungary and the BCCH organised their joint event entitled "The Thousand Faces of Performance Conference at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest on 5 May 2016.

Her Majesty's Ambassador HE Iain Lindsay OBE stressed that "It is great to see that PWA and IIP work hard together to introduce successful, responsible and sustainable business values and share the most excellent organisational knowledge and practices in Hungary."

For the full press release in Hungarian, please click here. 

 

Register to vote

 

Lots of UK nationals who live overseas don’t know they might be able to take part in the UK’s Referendum on EU membership on 23 June.

 

For British expats, if you want to vote by post then the deadline of 16 May is approaching fast. If you haven’t yet had time to register, then visit bit.ly/reg-to-vote

 

To register to vote you must have been registered in the UK in the last 15 years, and all you need to know is your National Insurance number and passport. (You can still register if you don’t have a National Insurance number but you might have to supply more information to confirm your identity). And it only takes a few minutes.

 

Once you’ve registered, you can choose to vote by post, by proxy or in person. But a lesson learnt from previous polls is that the sooner you register to vote, the more time you have to arrange an absent vote. You can find more information on the Electoral Commission’s website:
http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/register-to-vote/british-citizens-living-abroad

AHK‐Investment Climate Survey Central and Eastern Europe 2016


The German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (AHK) in 16 countries across Central and Eastern Europe in 2006 joined to establish a common survey on economic and investment conditions in the region. The aim of the survey is to provide unbiased, reliable, comparable and up‐to‐date information on these markets by asking managers of international companies operating in these countries.  The detailed results of the 11th joint survey can be found here in Hungarian.

Roundtable Discussion about EU Structural and Investment Funds - Special Focus on the Energy and Industrial Sectors



Support schemes under the current EU funding cycle (2014-2020) have either recently been launched or will be launched this spring. The government’s stated objectives are to speed up the contracting of the funds available for Hungary in this programming period. Therefore, there is obvious interest among business, including Commercial Chamber members, to learn about the avenues of developing and joining projects and partners running for support under various funding schemes.

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