Preparing for Brexit

Preparing for Brexit  It is less than 5 months until Brexit and the Article 50 deadline on 29 March 2019, and whilst rumours abound of deals, unfortunately – from a business perspective – the spectre of a non-orderly withdrawal outcome remains fully in view. With a few exceptions, it is a wide and deep business consensus that such a no-deal outcome would be an extremely … Continue reading Preparing for Brexit

Meeting with Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab

On Thursday 25th October, the British Chamber’s CEO Glenn Vaughan met with Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab for a landmark meeting alongside representatives from chambers across Europe. Glenn shares his thoughts following the meeting: There’s no certainty – but more clarity and confidence can be built Last Thursday I was part of a delegation of national chambers of commerce that met Secretary of State, Dominic Raab, … Continue reading Meeting with Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab

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!

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

British Chamber Media Dashboard

Last week’s European Council Summit sparked a lot of media attention for the chamber. We’ve put the pick together here so you can catch any of the TV, radio and newspaper interviews from the week. On Thursday, on the bill with former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, CEO Glenn Vaughan was interviewed live on euronews   Vice-President Tom Parker also spoke to RTBF on Sunday … Continue reading British Chamber Media Dashboard

Belgium Shows How Important Europe Is For Britain

Since the terror threat in Brussels, leading to the subsequent lock-down which then inspired Mr Trump to dub the city a ‘hellhole’, not to mention last week’s EU reform negotiations and the tabloid media storm that ensued: It’s fair to say that Belgium and Brussels has had it’s fair share of attention this winter, and it’s been all but rosy. We’ll be setting all that … Continue reading Belgium Shows How Important Europe Is For Britain

One Prediction for 2016 that We Guarantee Will Come True

Over the next few weeks we’ll be hearing from some of our organising committee chairs on what they’re planning for our members in 2016. This week, EU Committee Chair James Stevens tells us what to expect over the next 12 months A quick scan of the newspapers at this time of year provides you with a veritable smorgasbord of predictions for the year ahead. And … Continue reading One Prediction for 2016 that We Guarantee Will Come True

Diversity Dialogues – A new initiative by the British Chamber

Diversity Dialogues – a new initiative from the British Chamber Words by Rosie Halfhead, owner of R-˃Co and chair of the British Chamber’s Diversity Dialogues working group Diversity is no longer a side issue; it is a business reality. Consequently, the chamber has launched a new initiative, Diversity Dialogues, to put the spotlight on a variety diversity issues and best practices. Our first Diversity Dialogues … Continue reading Diversity Dialogues – A new initiative by the British Chamber

My Advice for Young Leaders – Glenn Vaughan

After reflecting on his experiences in this year’s Leaders-for-a-Day programme in partnership with JA Europe, our CEO Glenn Vaughan, gives his advice to leaders of the future on what they can do to maximise their opportunities and their potential. Being ‘shadowed’ for a day and meeting all of my fellow leaders made me realise just what a great opportunity the Leaders-For-A-Day programme is for potential … Continue reading My Advice for Young Leaders – Glenn Vaughan