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More evolution than revolution

Michael Dembinski talks to Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Poland, Jonathan Knott, who this month took over the post from Robin Barnett.


You have come from Hungary, where you were the British Ambassador from 2012, to Poland, so you know Central Europe well.

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Chairman's and CEO's note

with Antoni F. Reczek and Paweł Siwecki


The Annual General Meeting has just taken place at the British Embassy in Warsaw, traditionally the time to report on BPCC’s work. There was a good turnout, indicative of the interest in the Chamber and its affairs among our membership – or maybe an expression of members’ eagerness to meet the new British Ambassador to Warsaw, Jonathan Knott, who addressed the meeting.

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Dynamic development in Poland’s south-east corner

Michael Dembinski talks to Wladyslaw Ortyl, Marshal of the Podkarpackie region


Last December, the BPCC’s Krakow office hosted representatives of Podkarpackie Marshal's Office at a gala dinner attended by Her Majesty’s Ambassador. 


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Investors’ confidence in Poland is well grounded

by Sławomir Majman, president of the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ)


All is well with foreign investment in Poland. That’s the picture emerging from a survey conducted by foreign chambers of commerce, as well as from the list of inward investment projects PAIiIZ is currently working on.

British Investment

The UK can help Poland go global

by Michał H. Mrożek, CEO, HSBC Bank Polska


2016 marks the 25th anniversary of a revival of Polish-UK close cooperation after the political and economic transformation in Poland, which laid the foundations for a new era of our bilateral relations.

British Investment

The local roots of international success

by Piotr Ciski, country manager, Sage Poland


The UK is one of the most thriving business incubators in the world.

British Investment

An exemplar of British manufacturing

by Dariusz Podgórski, vice president, AGI Eastern Europe (North), Bodycote Polska Sp. z o.o.


Bodycote is the world’s largest and most respected provider of thermal processing services which form a vital link in the manufacturing supply chain.

British Investment

How the BP brand played a part in the history of Polish transformation

by Piotr Pyrich, general director of BP Europa SE, Polish Branch


Twenty-five years ago BP became involved in the process of setting standards for premium fuel stations in Poland. Today, retail sites have evolved into small hubs serving drivers.


An overview of UK-Polish trade

by Łukasz Lemke, business consultant, BPCC Trade


Over the past 25 years, international trade emerged as one of the main drivers of Poland’s economic growth. Between 1992 and 2015, the value of Poland’s imports rose by 1,500% and exports by 1,800%.

British Investment

21 years of innovation in Polish retail

by Daria Kulińska, head of communications, Tesco Poland


Tesco was founded in 1919 by Jack Cohen from a market stall in London’s East End. Over the years our business has grown and we now operate in 12 countries around the world, employ over 530,000 people and serve tens of millions of customers every week.

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Imperial Tobacco Polska – a modern tobacco company

by Agnieszka Świergiel – general manager, president of management board, Imperial Tobacco Polska S.A.


There are two companies from the Imperial  Brands which operate in Poland: Imperial Tobacco Polska SA, with its headquarters in Tarnowo Podgórne near to Poznań, and Imperial Tobacco Polska Manufacturing SA, with headquarters in Radom.


British investment in Poland

by The Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ)


The UK is one of Poland’s key political and economic partners. Our countries share many common values and goals.

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GKN – a global force in manufacturing, developing strongly in Poland

by Mariusz Karolewski – plant director, GKN Driveline Polska


Every day, GKN drives the wheels of hundreds of millions of cars, helps thousands of aircraft to fly, and delivers the power to move earth and harvest crops.

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How we revolutised Poland’s transport industry

by Piotr Pogonowski, director of marketing and communications, PolskiBus.com


The PolskiBus.com company debuted in the Polish market on 18 June 2011, and has been successfully operating for almost five years.

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BSI – past and future

by Joanna Bańkowska, managing director, BSI Group Polska


One of the ways in which human civilisation has advanced over the past few decades has been the introduction of standards into many business processes, starting with manufacturing industry, leading to far greater reliability built into the things we use.

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How Poland’s real estate market matured

by Paulina Krasnopolska, director of communications, JLL


1989 in Poland marked the beginning of the expansion of numerous international companies – including investors, manufacturers and other businesses from the UK.

Events coverage

Wrocław Agglomeration Real Estate Forum analyses city’s development directions

The BPCC’s fifth Wrocław Agglomeration Real Estate Forum took place on 19 April 2016 at the Ibis Silver Tower hotel in Wroclaw in cooperation with Wroclaw Agglomeration Development Agency, CBRE, Echo Investment, Kinnarps, Knight Frank, Reesco, Sotheby’s, Vantage Development and Vastint.

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Changes are coming - protection of personal data under the EU's planned regulatory regime

The BPCC's TMT policy group met on 15 March 2016 at the British Embassy in Warsaw to consider forthcoming changes to EU-wide Regulations affecting personal data protection.


Getting your freight to market – Poland and UK

Marta Smolarek talks to Jakub Pietrzyk, sales manager at Ipsen Logistics sp. z o.o.


Getting your freight to market – Poland and UK


BPCC showcases the Best of British at World Food Warsaw

From 19 to 21 April 2016, the BPCC along with AHDB (the UK’s Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board) took part the third World Food Warsaw International Food & Drinks Exhibition.