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Dear members and friends,

We have started the year 2017 with plenty of changes in nature of future UK / Europe relations, but I am sure, as the Prime Minister Theresa May has stated already, these changes can bring fruitful business connections in future.
The Britons voted to shape a new future for the Great Britain, but they are clear about the fact the UK is a European country – Britain is not leaving Europe. It remains overwhelmingly and compellingly in Britain’s national interest that the EU should succeed, as it is in the interest of the British Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic to support its members and help you - our customers and clients, to succeed in the bilateral UK/SK business environment.


We are now in the process of planning our 2017 activities which will reflect the strategy of the DIT (Department for International Trade) with whom we will cooperate more closely in future.
Let me reassure you that we will continue to work hard for our members and business partners, helping you to boost  business, and make new business connections through continued support and individual services to meet your specific needs.




Yours faithfully,

Denisa Brighton
Executive Director
British Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic
UPCOMING EVENTS
Business Breakfast Tuesdays: Inspired Business Programme

We bring you a fantastic opportunity to improve your management skills in collaboration with the Inspired Business Club and Inspired College from the UK. 

We have prepared 6 modules we believe are a necessity for business owners and professionals. Each module is a 90 minute keynote workshop in English in an interactive format, delivered by the CEO and founder Sukhi Wahiwala.

INVITATION:
Speed Business Meeting February 7th, 2017



On behalf of the Foreign Chambers of Commerce in the Slovak Republic we warmly invite you to join another networking event for business professionals.
 
Speed Business Meeting
on Tuesday, 7th February
16:00 - 19:00
  
RECENT EVENTS

2017 Back to Business Bratislava
THANK YOU FOR COMING!

On January 19th we had the pleasure to welcome our members, supporters and key business professionals at the 2017 Back to business event in Bratislava. We would like to thank you to HMA Andy Garth for joining the event and updating us on PMs views on current situation within the future UK and Europe relationship.  The Chamber's Executive Director, Mrs Denisa Brighton, awarded our new chamber members with official member certificates.
A special thank you to our in kind sponsor Tesco for supplying great refreshments.

2017 Tax Seminar


The Tax Seminar held on 31st January 2017 was focused on “Health and social insurance”.
The seminar took place in Bratislava and provided an overview of all the tax amendments and important legal changes for corporations, valid from January 1st 2017. It was organised jointly by Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Slovakia.

Our Christmas Shindig - showcase of authentic Yorkshire food and drink products

See our photos

British Chamber Christmas Party at Café Berlinka on 9th December 2016 was a great end to the successful year. The guests were welcomed by the Chamber's Chairman, Mr Quentin Crossley, and H.M. Ambassador Mr Andrew Garth.
The party featured authentic Yorkshire food and drink donated by Yorkshire local producers and guests enjoyed typical Yorkshire dishes and desserts throughout the night.

Proceeds from the party tombola were donated to the children's charity Plamienok, altogether EUR 880. A big thank you to everyone who supported the initiative.

BUSINESS IS GREAT
Connect with British Businesses
Reach out for new business opportunities that are emerging with the support of the UK export!




Could you benefit from new products and know-how from the UK ?
If you are looking for new business opportunities in regards to the new UK/EU trade relations, there is an opportunity for you!
Our Trade team works with Slovak companies to establish their requirements and then identify UK companies who can deliver their desired products or services.
Contact us for information!
Time for the Global Britain
In this short video, please have a look at the 12 priorities that the UK government will use to negotiate Brexit.
The UK vote to leave the European Union was no rejection of the European values we share. The decision to leave the EU represents no desire to become more distant to you, our friends and neighbours.
We will continue to be reliable partners, willing allies and close friends. We want to buy your goods and services, sell you ours, trade with you as freely as possible, and work with one another to make sure we are all safer, more secure and more prosperous through continued friendship.
The government's negotiating objectives for exiting the EU: PM speech
We are leaving the European Union, but we are not leaving Europe.
We want to outline our objectives for the negotiation ahead: a new, positive and constructive partnership between Britain and the European Union.
We are a European country – and proud of our shared European heritage – but we are also a country that has always looked beyond Europe to the wider world
Upcoming EVENTS
Speed Business Meeting 
February 7th, 2017

We warmly invite you to join another networking event for business professionals in Bratislava
Registration is now open.

 

Business Breakfast Tuesdays
Inspired Partner Programme



The British Chamber of Commerce brings you a fantastic opportunity to improve your management skills in collaboration with the Inspired Business Club and Inspired College from the UK. The Inspired College has just received a status of University.
More information 

 

Spring Business
Get-Together

SAVE THE DATE
March 8th, 2017 in Košice


In collaboration with the British Embassy in the Slovak Republic and selected local stakeholders, we are looking forward to seeing you at our upcoming wider business community event- Spring business get-together.
Our honoured guest: HMA Andy Garth
More information and registration to follow soon
TRADE SUPPORT

UK Trade support visits



Upcoming: February 2017

New client, British manufacturer of infrared heaters is heading to Slovakia in February. Our Trade Team organised for them several meetings with Slovak businesses across Slovakia


January 2017

New year brought couple of new projects to the Chamber. 
During January 2017, we were pleased to host a new UK client - company producing innovative food packaging. Our Junior Trade Advisor Peter assisted the company during the Danubius Gastro trade show in Bratislava.

 
November 2016


Peter Ščasný, our Junior Trade Advisor, accompanied representatives from a UK Company specialising in stamping, welded assemblies and tubular products (primarily for the automotive industry) to meetings with Slovak businesses.


SPONSORSHIP
THE GREAT RETURN
A Book by Dr. Zuzana Palovic

University educated, ambitious and independent. These free movers are the ideal prototype of the European Union philosophy. This book tells the stories of Slovaks who have left, learned and returned.  The Author of the book, Dr. Zuzana Palovic*, is eager to get ‘The Great Return’ book off the ground and into the hands of Slovaks to inspire. To do so, please help support financing of the Great Return Project and see how it benefits all of us, through the emergence of more open, dynamic and global facing Slovakia.  
More information 
 
TechBikers CEE 2017
Charity Ride
06th - 08th April 2017
Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest





For more info please click here.
The  Christmas Party
Our overview in photos

 
Thank you for all your support so far and we are looking forward to our cooperation in 2017!
See the party photos.
Facebook post
Legal corner

Simplified Joint Stock Company

Starting on 1 January 2017 Slovak law implements an option to establish a simplified joint stock company (in Slovak jednoduchá spoločnosť na akcie). This new company type is considered a hybrid company combining elements of a limited liability company and a joint stock company. Despite the similarity in the name and the fact that many regulations relating to the joint stock company also apply to simplified joint stock company, it cannot be considered as a subtype of a joint stock company, since there are numerous differences and limitations compared to a standard joint stock company.
The simplified joint stock company has been added to the list of available company types as a response to the need for a more flexible company. It is expected that this change will increase the support for start-ups and help facilitate growth of technologically focused companies in Slovak Republic.
To read full article please click here.



This article is a brief overview of the currently available information on simplified joint stock company. Should any legal advice or assistance be needed in this matter, please do not hesitate to contact Bartosik Svaby s.r.o. law firm at office@bartosiksvaby.sk or +421 252 442 181.
 

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