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NBCC Newsletter, October 2015



Chairman's Column                               

Immigration, social reform and the economy were major issues at the recent Conservative Party Conference which I attended, overshadowed by the refugee crisis at the continent and the awful pictures we all receive daily from Syria. I used the conference to better understand the prime ministers agenda for Europe. Read more here.



Dutch exports to the UK: re-exports grow faster than exports of Dutch origin.

In the period 2006-2014 Dutch exports to the United Kingdom grew by 2,5% annually. This includes the sharp decline of 2009. Read the full article (in Dutch) here

Netherlands takes fifth place in global competitiveness report

The Netherlands has climbed back from eighth to fifth place in the latest edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report. Read more here

The Holland Handbook. 16th print: since 2000 more than 125,000 copies sold!

This richly illustrated handbook offers expatriates essential information on all aspects of living and working in the Netherlands, and includes advice on such areas as: registration, employment and your rights, housing, education, fiscal and legal issues, health care and more. Read more here

News and upcoming

Secure your place at our networking event with Jaguar Land Rover on 20 October 2015

Book now here and hear about Jaguar Land Rover's path to success and meet over 50 NBCC/PaiE Members






Introducing Erik Vonk: new UK manager for NBCC

London based Erik Vonk has recently joined the NBCC as the new UK Manager.

Read more about Erik's role and background here



Have your say about the position of the UK in the EU. Take our survey!

Following the recent elections in the UK, it is expected that the current government will announce a Referendum on the UK’s position in Europe to take place in 2017 latest. The NBCC has the ambition to be closely involved in the debate. Take our survey here.

London City Airport (LCA) - Request for support

NBCC Premier Member LCA has been a vital gateway into London since 1987, and by the end of 2015, is set to welcome 4.2 million passengers. In order to meet demand, connect to new destinations and add vital aviation capacity in the South East, it needs to grow. Show your support for growth at London City Airport here.

‘The Netherlands has wrestled itself out of the crisis,’ Dutch finance minister Dijsselbloem said as he handed the government’s 2016 spending plans to MPs.

Read more about the Dutch Budget here


Booming Business Networking Event

Boom Chicago.  27th Oct 6:30-8:30pm.

The British Society in the Netherlands has partnered with Anglo Info and several other business clubs to bring you a new business networking event. Find more information here.

Anglo-Dutch news in the press

Looking to read news on the Netherlands in English.

NBCC Premier Member news: BAM wins Thames Tunnel western section contract

Oil and Gas UK publish Economic Report 2015


Events review

London City Airport Means Business

More than 30 NBCC members participated in the recent visit to London City Airport, the ONLY airport actually located in London and one of the new NBCC Premier Members. London City Airport (LCY), just 22 minutes from Bank station in the City, is the ideal airport for those who need to fly in and out of London. Read more here


Great Golf at 54th NBCC / KLM UK Golf Event, Wentworth

The 54th edition of the Annual NBCC/KLM UK Golf event showed to be popular again this year and attracted a large number of NBCC members and their guests as well as key clients from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and other NBCC (Premier) members. Read more here

NBCC 124th Annual General Meeting

The NBCC 124th Annual General Meeting was held in Amsterdam on 22 September 2015. More than 30 members attended the AGM and special information events organised in conjunction with PAiE. Read more here

Welcoming New Members

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

New Premier Members

DLA Piper UK Ltd.

DLA Piper is a global law firm with over 4,200 lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs anywhere in the world.
See full profile here

ForFarmers UK Ltd.

ForFarmers is an internationally operating company active in the area of conventional and organic feed solutions for livestock. With sales of approximately 8.9 million tons of feed annually, ForFarmers is a market leader in Europe.
Visit website here ->

New Corporate Members

Hugh J Boswell

Supplier of commercial insurance and risk management solutions to East Anglian and national businesses.
Visit website here ->

Conservatorium Hotel

The Conservatorium Hotel is Amsterdam’s leading luxury lifestyle palace, evoking glamour and elegance for sophisticated, design-literate travellers.
Visit website here ->

Global Connect Admin BV

Forward-looking management company with international focus, that provides company administration, financial management and accounting & bookkeeping services.
Visit website here ->

About the NBCC

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

Events in the Netherlands

Networking event at Residence of the British Ambassador with presentation of Jaguar/Landrover
Tue 20 Oct 2015

NBCC/PAiE Annual Dinner, Amsterdam, NL
Thu 1 Dec 2015

Events in the UK

NBCC Trade Mission to the UK for Dutch suppliers to the oil and gas industry, Aberdeen
Tue 3 Nov - Thu 5 Nov 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

Contact: Michiel van Deursen, CEO

Not yet an NBCC member but interested in our activities and services?

Contact us or download our digital membership information brochure here



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