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NBCC Newsletter, April 2015


Chairman's Column
With the new year three months underway, and the Dutch and British economies showing clear signs of recovery, I am pleased to report to our readers a further expansion of NBCC activities for its members and wider business communities. Read more here                                                                            

News and upcoming

Join us at the NBCC Anglo-Dutch Business Conference in London on 9 June
Tailored to the needs of UK SMEs looking to enter or expand their business in the Dutch market, the conference will help attendees create the insights and the connections needed to break in to and succeed in the Netherlands. Read more here.

Looking to employ staff in the UK?
Places are still available for our interactive workshop where we will be dealing with issues on employing staff in the UK.
14 April 2015, Nieuwegein, the Netherlands. Read more here.

Koning Willem Fonds and Dutch Centre Jubilee Event, London
To celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Koning Willem Fonds and the founding of the Dutch centre in London, a Fundraising Jubilee Event will take place in London on 24 April 2015. Read more here.

125th NBCC anniversary celebration drinks, London, UK
Join us in celebrating our 125th anniversary of Anglo-Dutch trade at a special networking reception on the 30th of April 2015 hosted by NBCC member company Howard Kennedy LLP at their prestigious office at One London Bridge. Read more here.

Interested in getting involved in the UK's vast and growing offshore wind sector?

Then register your company for our annual trade mission for Dutch suppliers to the UK offshore wind sector from 23 to 25 June 2015. Read more (in Dutch) here.


New publications on opportunities in UK medical technology sector
A recent report published by the Royal Netherlands Embassy and the NBSO, the governmental support office in Manchester gives up to date insights in the UK market opportunities in the medical technology market. Download the Executive Summary of "Kansenrapport: Medische Technologie in het Verenigd Koninkrijk" here

Events review

NBCC concludes successful food products trade mission to the UK
The bi-annual leading sector event International Food Exhibition (IFE) in London was the backdrop of a recent three day trade mission for Dutch food suppliers. Read more here.

What entrepreneurs can learn from the Beatles
Attendees didn’t have to be Beatles fans…but it helped.  “Something about the Beatles” was an interactive session by ‘serial entrepreneur’ Mike Southon that used the iconic band, one of the UKs biggest exports, to illustrate entrepreneurship. Read more here.

Going beyond with Philips
With a target to ‘improve the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025’, Philips’ heads of Innovation provided NBCC Premier Members with insights into the fundamental role its Cambridge research centre plays in shaping one of the worlds best known and most innovative brands. Read more here.

UK Elections 2015 – NBCC Premier Member Meeting
With the elections looming in the UK, 15 NBCC Premier Members gathered in mid-February at the British Ambassador’s residence in the Hague to discuss what different outcomes might mean in the UK and Europe. Read more here.

NBCC Meets Voerman International, HGC and ADO Den Haag
More than 40 guests were in attendance at the recent networking/information event organised by NBCC member company Voerman International in The Hague, The Netherlands including a Dutch Eredivisie football match. Read more here.


Welcoming New Members

The NBCC is delighted to introduce you to the following new members

AAme Accountants en Belastingadviseurs

Provides services and advice in the fields of accounting, administration, payroll and national and international tax.
Visit website here ->

Accon AVM

Auditing, Tax advisors & (HR) consultants. Employer services.
Visit website here ->  

Bird & Bird LLP

Bird & Bird is an international leading law firm in business sectors where technology plays a key role.
Visit website here ->

Corporate Housing Factory

Corporate Housing.
Visit website here ->

Banketbakkerij Wouter de Graaf BV

Wouter de Graaf Bakeries is a specialist in sweet
and savoury pastry snacks.
Visit website here ->

Dual Inventive Holding BV

Dual Inventive develops and produces technology
products that serve to make the railway infrastructure
safer and more efficient.
Visit website here ->

Howden IT BV

Delivering powerful technology solutions.
Visit website here ->

Kent Foods Ltd.

Kent Foods is a well established independent company
supplying food ingredients to the manufacturing and
foodservice industries.
Visit website here ->


Technische Handelsonderneming

Representation 6 Chinese foundries + 2 forging companies.

Van der Valk Systemen

Van der Valk Systemen develops and produces ventilation mechanisms and screen systems.
Visit website here ->


An international moving company.
Visit website here ->

About the NBCC

The Netherlands British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) is a non profit organisation serving its members needs and promoting Anglo-Dutch trade & investment since 1889.

Events in the Netherlands

Workshop on employing staff in the UK, Nieuwegein, NL
Tue 14 Apr 2015

Masterclass "Successful selling in the UK", Bunnik, The Netherlands
Wed 17 Jun 2015

NBCC Anglo-Dutch conference, The Netherlands
Tue 22 Sep 2015

 Events in the UK

First Tuesday Drinks with BLCC, London UK
Tue 7 Apr 2015

Koning Willem Fonds and Dutch Centre Jubilee Event, London
Fri 24 Apr 2015

125th NBCC anniversary celebration drinks, London, UK
Thu 30 Apr 2015

NBCC Anglo-Dutch Business Conference, London UK
Tue 9 Jun 2015

NBCC trade mission to Global Offshore Wind 2015, London UK
Wen 24 Jun 2015 - Thu 25 Jun 2015

NBCC/KLM Golf Day, Wentworth UK
Tue 15 Sep 2015


Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

38 Hyde Park Gate
London SW7 5DP
United Kingdom

Tel: +44-(0)3333 440799

NBCC Netherlands:

Benoordenhoutseweg 21-23
2596 BA Den Haag

Tel: +31-(0)70-205 5656


Not yet a member but interested in our activities and services?

Contact us or download our digital membership information brochure here

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