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.


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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