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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.

ACCESS SURVEY

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.

 

Publicis One Hungary Appoints Vazul Tóth as Chief Operating Officer

Publicis One has today announced the appointment of Vazul Tóth as Chief Operating Officer of Publicis One in Hungary, effective 8th January 2018. Following 12 years with the agency, Kinga Mészáros, Chief Executive Officer of Publicis One and the leader of Saatchi & Saatchi in Hungary, has decided to leave, in pursuit of new challenges. Vazul brings years of valuable expertise and experience that we seek for Publicis One Hungary’s next stage growth and development. Looking ahead, 2018 will be a dynamic year. In his new role as Chief Operating Officer, Tóth has been tasked with leading the Hungarian operation –which includes Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, Publicis, Zenith and Starcom - and continue the transformation process based on the Publicis One model.

Tóth spent the bulk of his career in Deloitte, one of the world’s leading management consulting firms, where he worked in markets including Australia, Netherlands, Hungary locally and across Central Europe delivering enterprise-wide performance improvements in the Telecommunications, Shared Services, Pharma and Banking industries among others, which have delivered tangible benefits to leading organisations. In 2014, he made a switch to the other side of the business, joining Vodafone as Head of Business Transformation before his most recent role with Budapest Bank as Head of Quality Management. In both of these roles, Tóth has designed and lead operational and product transformations achieving 30%+ sales increase and 20%+ customer satisfaction improvements. Since 2013, Tóth has also been serving as the Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary, successfully transforming the business of the organisation through a revamp of its strategy and operating model.

To read the full press release, please click here.

The British Business Centre Success Story: The Centre has assisted Sertec, a British automotive engineering firm acquiring a manufacturing site in Hungary

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.

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BP to create 500 new jobs by 2020 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. 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. 

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COBCOE Brexit - the Voices of European Business Report

New research gives European businesses a voice on Brexit concerns

The Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE) has published research that gives new perspectives on Brexit from businesses operating in Continental Europe. The report, Brexit – the voices of European business, identifies key areas of common interest and also sets out priorities for a Brexit that secures prosperity for Europe.

A key message from the research is that business leaders across Europe feel that governments and Brexit negotiators are not listening to them and that they need clear signals from the EU and UK that will allow them to plan. Uncertainty about the process and outcome of Brexit negotiations, coupled with a potentially short timeframe for change, is already impacting investment and commercial decisions. Managing the risk that this uncertainty presents is also a drag on productivity, while wider policy progress, such as the development of the digital economy, could be delayed by the focus on Brexit.

COBCOE is presenting the report to the UK Government Department for Exiting the European Union and European Commission Taskforce on Article 50 Negotiations with the United Kingdom at meetings scheduled during September 2017. The report will also be launched at an event in London on 25 September.

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British Focus in the newest Diplomacy & Trade Magazin featuring the BCCH and the British Business Centre

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.

To read the full interviews, please click here.

 

The BCCH participated in the bud:runway run 5.0

This is the fifth year that Budapest Airport has organised its hugely successful charity running race, the Runway Run, an event unique in the whole of Europe. As every year, the BCCH has participated in the bud:runway run 5.0 once again, and boy oh boy, it was loads of fun! All of the BCCH runners, Council Member Dennis A. Diokno, Executive Director Csilla Csurgai and British Business Centre Manager Oliver Strommer performed excellently. Special thanks go to Kam Jandu from the BCCH Council for helping us complete the registration, it goes without saying that we could not have taken part in such a lovely initiative! Please click here to read the full press release in Hungarian by clicking here.

Britain to seek ambitious new customs arrangements with the EU

Please be informed that the British Government published its proposal on customs as first in a series of position papers focusing on the future of the UK’s relationship with the European Union

The United Kingdom wants to build a new, deep and special partnership with the European Union. This paper is part of a series setting out key issues which form part of the Government’s vision for that partnership, and which will explore how the UK and the EU, working together, can make this a reality. Each paper will reflect the engagement the Government has sought from external parties with expertise in these policy areas and will draw on the very extensive work undertaken across Government since last year’s referendum. Taken together, these papers are an essential step towards building a new partnership to promote our shared interests and values.

Please see the customs proposal by clicking here.

 

 

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