The British Chamber in the Slovak Republic
The British Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic (BCCSR) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to creating and developing business relationships between the United Kingdom and the Slovak Republic. The BCCSR works diligently to forge new opportunities both foreign and domestic for its members while delivering events, building connections, and offering marketing solutions.
The British Chamber provides an ideal network for business people to facilitate dialogue and thus create opportunities for cooperative business ventures throughout Slovakia. The BCCSR is comprised of almost 120 corporations, small businesses, mid-sized companies, individual members and entrepreneurs representing the majority of business sectors within Central and Eastern Europe.
The British Chamber maintains a special interest in Public Affairs, Legal Services and Tax Development. As such, it regularly hosts events highlighting these key points of interest including workshops, seminars, and conferences. Other popular events include social, networking, and sporting events with underlying professional premises. The numerous activities the BCCSR delivers allows its members excellent targeted marketing opportunities while instilling a keen sense of camaraderie.
A History of the BCCSR
The British Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic (BCCSR) was founded in 1998 in Bratislava, Slovakia. Its establishment came five years after the independence of the Slovak Republic and amidst a host of pro-business domestic developments. The BCCSR has developed significantly in the last 16 years, and today it stands an unparalleled amenity for British companies, British nationals and local businesses in Slovakia.
The BCCSR is committed to British business values and principles and it has never failed in addressing these notions within its business culture, events, and relationships. The Chamber is always working to develop new services and opportunities for its members, and the last two years in particular have proven that the BCCSR’s efforts have not been for naught. The BCCSR and the opportunities it has to offer continue to thrive, and we look forward to future developments throughout 2014.
The British Slovak Business Centre
The BCCSR is a prime pillar of support for British and Slovak companies alike, and recent changes in the Chamber have set the stage for more exciting opportunities in Slovakia for businesses within the United Kingdom. In December 2013, The BCCSR created a dedicated business centre based in Slovakia that provides key services to UK businesses. Under the Proud to Support Business is GREAT Overseas Business Programme, the British Embassy and the BCCSR created the British Slovak Business Centre (BSBC), opened 5 March 2014.
The BSBC is paving the way for closer economic ties between the UK and Slovakia by developing business connections and increasing British exports to Slovakia. The BSBC works directly with small- and medium-sized UK-based businesses to facilitate successful expansion into the Slovak market. Services include the identification and realisation of exciting commercial opportunities in Slovakia, market support, facility provision, and more.