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NBCC Newsletter, December 2014


Chairman's Column
''As I look back at 2014, I am able to see how the NBCC’s new Strategic Plan has started to come to fruition and is revitalising the Chamber. We’ve seen a continued growth in new members – around six times more than just 10 years ago – and we’ve increased what we have been able to offer too. In 2015, we look to build on this momentum and continue to increase on both fronts.'' Read more


News and upcoming

NBCC 2015 year plan published
Get your diaries out!
The NBCC 2015 year plan has now been released, full of networking, information and trade promotional events for members and clients in both the UK and the Netherlands. We will continue to add activities through the year but you can start planning 2015 now by by downloading the year plan here.

NBCC at Ecobuild 2015
Join the NBCC at Ecobuild 2015
- London (3-5 March). The NBCC will again take its place on the Dutch pavilion, showcasing Dutch products and services, and co-ordinate a Dutch trade delegation. Interested in participating? Read more (in Dutch) here.

NBCC Dutch food retail trade mission 2015
Register now! The NBCC is pleased to announce it's forthcoming bi-annual trade mission to London for Dutch food suppliers, coinciding with the leading industry event IFE 2015 from 23-25 March 2015. Read more (in Dutch) here.




2014 autumn statement: at-a-glance
In chancellor George Osborne's autumn statement, he addressed public borrowing/deficit, energy and fuel, savings and pensions, personal and business taxation and wellfare. Read more about the main points of the chancellor's speech here.

New publications on opportunities in UK
infrastructure/construction sector

A report (in Dutch) was recently published on the opportunities in UK infrastructure. The document, called "Kansendossier Infrastructuur Verenigd Koninkrijk" can be downloaded here and was compiled by the Royal Netherlands Embassy and the NBSO, the governmental support office in Manchester.

Download here the latest update of the Ecobuild Market Report detailing trends and output in UK construction.

Events review

Annual Dinner 25 November, Amsterdam
Once again, the annual PAiE/UKTI/NBCC dinner in Amsterdam was well attended. Guest of honour British Ambassador Sir Geoffrey Adams, Patrick Burrows, the CFO of London City Airport and Finn Raben, Director General of the European Society for Opinion and Market Research, delivered enlightening and inspirational talks.

NBCC concludes successful two day trade mission to Aberdeen
The NBCC recently organised a two-day trade mission to Aberdeen, introducing Dutch companies to the latest UK oil and gas business development opportunities and facilitating numerous meetings with leading UK oil and gas operators and contractors. Read more here.

The inside story of DAF Trucks Limited
On 6 November, DAF Trucks Ltd. CEO Mr Ray Ashworth gave a large audience of NBCC members and industry representatives an opportunity to be ''transported'' to the world of truck manufacturing. Read more here.

Training to boost sales in the UK
In conjunction with trade association Fenedex, The NBCC delivered a sales training workshop to attendees of Dutch companies to support them in converting leads to sales in the UK. Read more here.


Welcoming New Members

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

Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce

Business support organisation, helping our 1400 members export, market their product and services, train their staff and lobbying on their behalf.

Visit website here ->


                         ORIC Limited

                                Consumer goods company with clients in China.

Design By Nico

Design By Nico products are handmade by British craftsmen, and combine traditional techniques and materials with new technologies and forms, responding to our modern age and housing needs.

Visit website ->


   Welsh Government EU Office

     Government, Trade and Invest.

     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

'Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style' RBBC event
Wed 17 Dec 2014

Events in the UK

Something about the Beatles: what they taught us on trade
Wed 28 Jan 2015

NBCC and Dutch entrepreneurs at Ecobuild 2015
Tue 3 Mar 2015 -
Thu 5 Mar 2015

NBCC Food Trade mission to IFE 2015
Mon 23 Mar 2015 -
Wed 25 Mar 2015

NBCC Dutch Trade mission to Global Offshore Wind 2015
Wed 24 Jun 2015 -
Thu 25 Jun 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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