BCCH Family Day

Dear Members and Partners,

The British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary would like to thank you for attending the BCCH x FirstMed Family Day on 8 September 2018 at Academy Golf Budapest. We hope you found the event entertaining and that we will soon have the pleasure of welcoming you again.

We would like to thank our organising partner FirstMed for sponsoring the event, for the excellent programmes and for their efforts to make the event a success, as well as our generous sponsors who contributed to the success of this event: Tesco, Budapest British International School, Britannica International School Budapest, PwC Hungary, Lego Serious Play and USchool Hungary for all their help and support and Academy Golf Budapest for providing the venue. Special thanks to Photon and Sára Volom for capturing the best moments of the day.

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Let us thank you once more for coming, and we hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you at our next event.

Best regards,

The BCCH team

Runway Run 6.0



As every year, the BCCH has participated in the bud:runway run 6.0 once again, and we can say we had loads of fun! It’s not a surprise, that our Executive Director Csilla Csurgai performed excellently as always! Special thanks to Budapest Airport for organising the Runway Run charity every year, it is always a pleasure to run for a good cause!


New Office in the Bank Center!

We are happy to announce that the British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary and the British Business Centre have moved to the heart of the city! Come and visit us in the beautiful building of the Bank Center ( 1054 Budapest, Szabadság tér 7. ) during office hours and see how we can grow your business!

Our offices are open from 9:00 to 17:00.

We are moving!

The British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary and the British Business Centre are excited to announce that we are moving to a new location! 

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Leadership change at PwC Hungary and at PwC CEE

After six years as PwC Hungary’s Country Managing Partner, Nick Kós will be moving on to a new role as CEO for the CEE region, with effect from 1 July 2018. He will be succeeded by Tamás Lőcsei, PwC Hungary’s Tax & Legal Services Leader.


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BCCH Uschool Entrepreneurship Programme

The USchool Hungary Final had been held last Friday at Brainbar with the participation of the top 5 teams pitching their ideas to a jury of six distinguished business leaders. 
Barcode to identify allergic ingredients (team GrEAT), sensor-enabled climbing wall (team LED) and fighting food waste through food truck food (team Rekame)– these were the top three project ideas that will represent Hungary in the international student startup competition in Ljubljana in a few weeks.
Under the Chamber’s leadership, we coordinated mentors to work with selected students in the BCCH Club while the entire program grew from 22 students to 96 students participating this year. Please read more about the programme here.

Magyar startup vállalkozókat várnak a britek

Múltheti, a brit nagykövetséggel és a Hiventures-szel közösen szervezett konferenciánk, a 'Come, See, Succeed - The UK offer for startups' kapcsán írt rólunk a Piac & Profit. Azokat a cégeket, amelyeket érdekelnek a szigetországbeli lehetőségek többféle forrásból is tájékozódhatnak: a nagykövetség és a kamara mellett az Egyesült Királyság nemzetközi kereskedelemfejlesztésért felelős kormányhivatalának, a Department for International Trade (DIT) helyi képviseleténél is. Az akcelerátorok között a szigetországban is kiemelt szerepet játszik a világ számos pontján jelen lévő és húsznál több ipari programot futtató Startupbootcamp, amely eddig 580-nál is több vállalkozásnak nyújtott átlagosan egymillió eurónyi támogatást.

A teljes cikket idekattintva olvashatja el.

On the occasion of International Women's Day, BCCH Vice-Chair Ms Judit Iglódi-Csató addresses gender diversity, forced quota for women in leadership, and positive discrimination

Gender diversity, forced quota for women in leadership, positive discrimination... all hot topics in corporate discussions, debates.

It might be controversial, but I don’t believe in gender quotas, I don’t believe in forced equality. For the mere fact that I believe in equality, as such...

For one happens to be born with a certain set of DNA it is by no means describes that a person is more (or less) able to be successful in a role or be a better leader than the other. Women and men tend to – but not always – hold different qualities, abilities. 

We are observed as more emotionally driven, our soft skills work on a wider scale, can be more talkative, engaging and other than collect the essential fruits and veggies to support the tribe’s needs, we operate the quintessential grapevine that holds teams – as big as societies – together.

Men, on the other hand, can often better focus on one single thing, see longer perspectives, weight consequences better, protect and provoke in order to win and by that move forward successfully. They hunt, capture, achieve and compete. A highly recommended good read on the topic is Harari’s Homo Sapiens (and Homo Deus, as well).

So shall we force this or that potential benefit to a society or on an organisation? 

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Sustainable Development Goals in the Hungarian business sector – 2018

The British Chamber of Commerce In Hungary and the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary (BCSDH) were invited by the Department of International Organizations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to assist in the preparation of the Voluntary National Review by writing a summary about Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the business sector. The purpose of this survey is to map the activities of Hungarian companies along the Sustainable Development Goals.

The questionnaire contains three questions.

Data provided in the questionnaire will be used by the BCCH and BCSDH without mentioning the name of the organisation for the preparation of the report.

The online format has several useful functions (e.g. there is a possibility for breakoff; results are automatically saved, which can be sent via e-mail to another email address, so the filling up of the questionnaire can be continued in on another device).

If you need any information or help related to this questionnaire, feel free to contact Zsófia Galambosné Dudás, Head of Corporate Programmes at phone +36 30 585 2062 or e-mail: zsofia.dudas@bcsdh.hu. 

You may find the survey in English by clicking here. For the survey in Hungarian, please click here.

Please complete and return the questionnaire by 5 March 2018.


Idén száz magyar középiskolás viheti sikerre saját startup-ötletét

2018-ban is folytatódik a BCCH és uSchool oktatási programja, ahol a fiatalok nemcsak saját vállalkozásukat fejlesztetik, hanem megtanulhatnak egy csomó hasznos alapfogalmat is a startupok világából.

Tavaly 12 iskola 22 diákja vett részt a uSchool-programban, idén pedig több mint 40 iskolából 100 középiskolás szerezhet vállalkozói tapasztalatot.

A diákok, a klubok segítségével, olyan témákban dolgoznak majd startup-projekteken, mint a megosztáson alapuló gazdaság (sharing economy), a környezetvédelemi és társadalmi fenntarthatóság, az oktatás, a digitális egészségügy, a fogyasztói- és dizájntermékek, valamint a robotika és a mesterséges intelligencia.

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