The Tax, Finance and Legal task force needs your participation!

One of the British Chamber’s task forces is the Tax, Finance and Legal (TFL) task force. Its members include representatives of large to medium size accounting and tax firms, law firms, and some of the largest banks. The Tax, Finance and Legal task force delivers regular seminars on practical tax, financial, economic and legal issues and updates for (international) businesses operating in Belgium.  These seminars … Continue reading The Tax, Finance and Legal task force needs your participation!

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!

A Day in the Life…

Eva Paunova is a Bulgarian MEP in the EPP and is a member of the IMCO committee. We caught up with her a couple of weeks ago for another insight into the day to day lives of MEPs at the European Parliament. No day is ever the same for a MEP: I cannot sleepwalk through even a minute of it, I’m constantly challenged, constantly alert. … Continue reading A Day in the Life…

Are you our next Tax, Finance and Legal Task Force Chair?

Our Tax, Finance & Legal Task Force is in search of a new chair. The task force consists of experts from member companies – in the fields of tax, finance, and legal matters – and aims to help chamber members understand the practical issues of doing business in Belgium, including new regulatory developments. As our President Thomas Spiller highlighted a few weeks ago, the benefits … Continue reading Are you our next Tax, Finance and Legal Task Force Chair?

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

A Day in the Life of an MEP’s Assistant

Last year, we featured a few pieces from MEP’s in our ‘A Day in the life of…’ series and this week, Adam Terry – Political Officer to Anneliese Dodds MEP at the European Parliament, gives his insight into life as an MEP’s assistant. Describe a typical day in the life of an MEP’s assistant, you say?  It’s probably best to start off by saying that … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an MEP’s Assistant