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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AHK‐Investment Climate Survey Central and Eastern Europe 2018

The German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (AHK) in 16 countries across Central and Eastern Europe in 2006 joined to establish a common survey on economic and investment conditions in the region. The aim of the survey is to provide unbiased, reliable, comparable and up‐to‐date information on these markets by asking managers of international companies operating in these countries. The survey will be conducted online, it takes only about 10 minutes to answer the questions.

Your information will be kept strictly confidential and processed anonymously. From the published results no conclusions may be drawn regarding particular participating companies.


Please complete the questionnaire until 2 March 2018 by clicking on the link below.


Job Exodus Report, 2018

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.



Interns wanted!

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.

Required profile:

- 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.

Please send your CV with your cover letter to bcch@bcch.com.


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