Congratulations to Mr Zoltán Gelencsér, the Financial Director of Vodafone Hungary for earning the CFO Master 2018 award. The award is given to those CFOs who achieve extraordinary performance, we are proud to have such a prominent person amongst our Foundation Members!
JAGUAR LAND ROVER CONFIRMS TECHNICAL ENGINEERING OFFICE IN HUNGARY
●Jaguar Land Rover to open a new technical engineering office in Budapest to support the company’s European supply chain management
●100 roles will complement corporate, R&D, engineering and manufacturing functions headquartered in the UK
●Hungary is in close proximity to many key automotive suppliers and has a strong track record of automotive engineering talent
Friday 2 November 2018, Coventry: Jaguar Land Rover confirms plans to create a technical engineering office in Hungary, opening in early 2019.
Engineers in Budapest will work alongside Jaguar Land Rover’s supply chain located in Europe to support the launch of vehicles into the company’s global manufacturing locations.
Nick Rogers, Executive Director of Product Engineering, said:
“Hungary has a strong track record in automotive engineering. We have chosen it as the location for a new engineering office to enable close collaboration with our suppliers located in central and Eastern Europe. The team in Budapest will complement the suppliers and supplier technical assistance that we already partner within the region, as well as our teams in the UK.”
The office in Budapest joins Jaguar Land Rover’s engineering network in the UK, Republic of Ireland, China and North America.
Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Hungarysaid:
“Today’s announcement by Jaguar Land Rover marks a new chapter in the Hungarian automotive industry as we welcome a new premium OEM to our country. The decision of the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer to open a technical engineering office in Budapest reaffirms our foreign direct investment strategy and in particular our specific focus on high-quality automotive-related growth.”
We would like to thank all of the participants for coming to the Budapest Airport Tour. It was a truly interesting, yet very entertaining event! We would like to say thank you to Budapest Airport for offering us the opportunity, and we are also grateful to the co-workers for the professional organisation. Special thanks to Mihály Hardy, the Communications Director of the Budapest Airport Zrt. for guiding us through the spectacular sites while entertaining us with stories about the institution. It was an unforgettable experience!
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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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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
47% of employees in the UK are considering leaving their job in 2018
BCCH Foundation member, Investors in People Hungary's research has found that work flexibility, career progression, pay and poor management practices are the main reasons why companies will lose talent in 2018.
This year's findings highlight an improvement in satisfaction across the UK job market, evidencing a fall of 12% on last year’s figure, where 59% of respondents stated the intention to seek a new job.
Read the report and explore motivations, trends and ideas for retaining and nurturing talent in the year ahead, and beyond.
We are currently looking for an intern to work within the BCCH and the British Business Centre, who is primarily studying economy/law/political science/international relations and interested in commercial diplomacy.
- Excellent writing skills in English - Ability to learn fast - Efficiency in Excel - Knowledge of other data tools and CRM systems is a plus
Specific tasks to include:
- Assist with promotion and organisation of internal events - Work with CRM systems - Assist the BCCH finance department - Maintain trusting relationships with suppliers, customers and colleagues - Monitor level of supplies and handle shortages - Perform receptionist duties when needed - The length of the internship is 4-6-8 weeks, depending on the time and availability of the candidates.
The Centre has been assisting Sertec for the past year and in that time the group have also become foundation members of the BCCH so, in turn, taking full advantage of the unique professional service the network has on offer, to achieve an emblematic British brand presence.
The company is a huge British automotive engineering firm, manufacturing components of all shapes and sizes within the automotive sector, supplying made to order products to all the leading car manufacturers, top of the list being JLR.
Within the group they have entities dotted all over the globe with their HQ being Birmingham where they have several sites dealing with anything from components to logistics, providing both semi-manufactured and final components to either customer direct or other Sertec sites.The company diversified into several locations putting the group collective at well over 2300 employees.
The sale of Wild Automotive to Sertec Group alone created a 250 million GBP automotive engineering powerhouse back in 2016.
BP confirmed its commitment to creating 500 new jobs by 2020 (subject to consultation), at the opening of its new shared services office in Szeged, Hungary. BP confirmed its commitment to creating 500 new jobs by 2020 (subject to consultation), at the opening of its new shared services office in Szeged, Hungary. BCCH Executive Director Csilla Csurgai visited alongside HMA Iain Lindsay OBE, they had a wonderful time and found the visit extremely useful; the BCCH will welcome BP as its new member in the near future.
Global Business Services, BP’s award-winning shared services organization, is opening the new office following the success of its other service centres across the world, which includes a major centre in Budapest. BP elected to grow its European operations in this location because of the city’s excellent infrastructure, its proximity to Budapest, and the city’s University, which produces high-calibre graduates, many of whom BP expects to recruit.
At the opening, a number of international BP representatives were joined by Levente Magyar, deputy to the minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Dr László Botka, the mayor of Szeged. The ongoing co-operation and support of local and national government bodies were highlighted in an opening speech by Vice-President of Global Business Services, Brian Puffer, who also commented on the welcoming nature of the city.
The Diplomacy & Trade Magazine has sat down with BCCH Chairman Vazul Tóth, Executive Director Csilla Csurgai, and British Business Centre Manager Oliver Strommer. They have talked about how the Chamber and the Centre operate hand-in-hand, principles and business values, interest in Hungary, a little bit of Brexit and post-Brexit outlook, the division of tasks, and much more.
Időpont: 2018. november 28., 12:00-14:30 (regisztráció 11:30-tól)
Helyszín: Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge - Belle Vue terem (1051 Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 2.)
Please note that the event is in Hungarian and no translation will be provided!