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Chairman Note

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Message from the chairman of the board, Antoni F. Reczek OBE


Dear members and friends,

You will all be aware of the results o the UK’s EU membership referendum.


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Sustainability through tradition

Michael Dembinski talks to shoemaker Andrew Loake


Andrew Loake is the fourth generation of Loakes to run the family firm.

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Water protection requirements versus development of the inland waterways in Poland

by Artur Rentfleisz, water and environment manager, and Marta Saracyn, water management team leader, Mott MacDonald


For decades, there’s been an ongoing discussion on the urgent need to develop the Polish inland waterways.


Join the Green side

by Justyna Chmielewska, Bartosz Dunin and Patryk Marciniszyn, Gleeds Polska


Sustainability is a diverse subject, too diverse for one article. I’m going to introduce you to sustainable engineering, the idea Gleeds believes in, and has been delivering for many years around the world.


New building certification scheme

by Bartosz Marcol, WELL AP energy efficiency and sustainability consultant, WSP Polska


Sustainability is based on three pillars: environment, economy and society. Until recently, the sustainable approach for buildings was mainly focused on the first two.


The joy of changing someone’s story

By Marta Marczuk-Komiszke, CSR manager and Katarzyna Bąk, community plan manager, Tesco Polska


On 7 June voting closed on local social initiatives in the You choose, we help programme organised by Tesco Poland and Tesco Charity Foundation.

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BPCC picks up awards at COBCOE gala

The British Polish Chamber of Commerce continued its winning streak at the annual gala dinner of COBCOE, the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe, which represents 36 British chambers across the continent.


Succeeding in major projects by learning from past experience

by Gavin Dobbing, deputy head, major procurements and contracts at Amec Foster Wheeler


Europe has been building transport networks, implementing communications systems, developing natural resources and revolutionising the way that essential services are delivered to the public for hundreds of years.


Switch on to savings on your electricity costs

by Matthew Nunn, director of SMEs for EDF in Poland


For a small business, electricity costs can be a significant part of your monthly expenditure, and therefore it’s important to shop around and look for an electricity supplier that offers an attractive price, and will provide you with the quality of service you expect.

Events coverage

Changing climate – changing Europe: an urgent need for adaptation

The BPCC’s Environment & CleanTech policy group met at the British Embassy on 1 June 2016 to raise awareness on the ongoing process of climate change and the need for adaptation measures.

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Good procurement practice and the new Polish public procurement law

The BPCC’s Public Procurement policy group met at the British Embassy on 31 May 2016 to discuss the current state of public procurement in Poland.


The all-new Jaguar F-PACE

The all-new Jaguar F-PACE is a performance crossover designed and engineered to offer the agility, responsiveness and refinement that all Jaguars are renowned for, together with unrivalled dynamics and everyday versatility.


Castorama Polska – changing the face of Polish home improvement retail

by Slawomir Rogowiec, communications director, Castorama Polska


Castorama Polska is the leading home improvement retailer in Poland. Part of Kingfisher plc, it has grown from humble beginnings with one store in 1997, to a thriving chain of 73 stores today.


New approach to R&D funding

by Michał Żukowski, legal counsel, head of legal department, National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR)


For Poland and, in particular, for the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR), the previous EU Financial Perspective (2007-2013) was a lesson of how to spend, invest and distribute a huge amount of money effectively.


AstraZeneca Pharma Poland – a company with a British background

by Sylwia Jaczyńska-Kolasza, public affairs manager, AstraZeneca Pharma Poland


AstraZeneca was formed in 1999 as the result of a merger between the Swedish firm Astra and the British firm Zeneca – which was a spin-off from the former chemical giant ICI.


British Lamb is taking Polish market by storm

Lamb consumption in Poland is currently extremely low, so the product is marketed as niche and premium.


Polish companies are willing and able to buy foreign companies

by Bartosz Marcinkowski, partner at Domański Zakrzewski Palinka Law Firm


Poland’s market economy has been developing rapidly over the last 30 years.


Creating a workplace for creative people

In a working life full of quick changes, our ability to be creative and innovative is the key to success.

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2nd Export Forum in Kraków

BPCC’s 2nd Export Forum in Kraków reveals how supply chain management works for hottest Polish products exported to UK.