New Belgian Furlough Schemes: Which is Best for You?

On Friday 28th August the British Chamber of Commerce EU Belgium had the pleasure of hosting Sophie Maes and Sieglien Huyghe from Claeys & Engels to discuss the new changes to the Belgium temporary unemployment scheme from today, September 1st.
The existing scheme will be split up into five new schemes for Belgian businesses to choose from. Read this blog for a full breakdown of each scheme. Continue reading New Belgian Furlough Schemes: Which is Best for You?

Wishing you a great summer!

As we head towards a ‘Brussels summer’ and our team are putting together the autumn events agenda, we’re looking forward to seeing all of you after the break. I just want to take a brief moment to say thank you to the team who have helped us put together the programme so far and will be leaving over the summer to either newer pastures or … Continue reading Wishing you a great summer!

Getting to know your Expert Advisors: BNP Paribas Fortis

The British Chamber of Commerce works with a broad range of Accredited Service Providers to bring you the best professional advice for international businesses who are in or entering the Belgian market. This series aims to give you a bit of an insight into these companies; showcasing how they can help you develop your business. British Chamber members can book a free first consultation with … Continue reading Getting to know your Expert Advisors: BNP Paribas Fortis

Getting to know your Expert Advisors: AWEX

The British Chamber of Commerce works with a broad range of Accredited Service Providers to bring you the best professional advice for international businesses who are in or entering the Belgian market. This series aims to give you a bit of an insight into these companies; showcasing how they can help you develop your business. British Chamber members can book a free first consultation with … Continue reading Getting to know your Expert Advisors: AWEX

DSM: Bridging the Gap -The Highlights

Last Week, the chamber hosted its conference on the Digital Single Market conference. Moderated by Chair of the EU Committee, James Stevens, the conference saw keynote speeches from Commissioner Günther Oettinger: Juhan Lepassaar, Head of Cabinet to Andrus Ansip and Robert Madelin, EPSC as well as featuring representatives from Business and Industry, trade bodies and Members of the European Parliament. 4 Takeaways from Commissioner Oettinger’s … Continue reading DSM: Bridging the Gap -The Highlights

Introducing the British Charitable Fund

The British Chamber is this year proud to be supporting 4 different charitable organisations in Belgium this year through our affiliation with the Brussels British Community Association. In February, we introduced you to CHS and this time Chairman David Humphreys introduces the British Charitable Fund. The British Charitable Fund (BCF) was founded in 1815 on the initiative of the Duke of Wellington after the Battle … Continue reading Introducing the British Charitable Fund

The importance of sitting in a leadership role outside of your organisation

Two of our organising committees are currently in search of new chairs this summer. We’re looking for two professionals to lead our Business Development Group and our young professional’s network, Brussels New Generation. We took some time over Easter to talk to President of the British Chamber, Thomas Spiller about the importance of sitting in a leadership role outside of your organisation. This summer is … Continue reading The importance of sitting in a leadership role outside of your organisation

UK Referendum campaign needs to be more positive if it wants to rally young people

It’s obvious that young people are the one’s with the highest stake in the debate over the future of Europe. BNG Chair Amelie Coulet argues that to engage the younger generation in the UK, referendum campaigns need to be more positive. Last week, I spoke to an event organized by the Young Professionals Network of the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE) … Continue reading UK Referendum campaign needs to be more positive if it wants to rally young people

We’re looking for leaders

If you’d managed to miss it, the British Chamber of Commerce is one of Europe’s most successful chambers of commerce, growing consistently and doubling in the last 5 years. Now we’re looking for two new leaders to help us take the next step. Most of our work is organised through our three committees – the EU Committee, Business Development Group and Brussels New Generation. Leading … Continue reading We’re looking for leaders