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Chairman’s and CEO’s note

With Antoni F. Reczek OBE and Paweł Siwecki


After a 2016 full of momentous events, we welcomed in the New Year, which for us as a chamber has a special significance, as it is our Silver Jubilee.

Editorial note

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Editorial note

This is the first issue of Contact Magazine of this, the BPCC’s Silver Jubilee year.

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Raising awareness about Poland – my main priority


Michael Dembinski talks to Arkady Rzegocki, Poland’s ambassador to the UK


Effecting introductions and presenting market insights – the BPCC in Britain

Michael Dembinski talks to Michael Clay, the BPCC's vice-chairman UK, about the development of the British-Polish trading relationship since Poland's EU accession –  as seen from the UK.


Market needs, market niches

Michael Dembinski talks to one of the most successful of the new wave of Polish entrepreneurs in the UK, Paweł Mes, founder and owner of money transfer company OneMoneyMail, which trades as Sami Swoi.

Poles in the UK

How the Polish Embassy in London supports Polish business

By Jerzy Bartosik, minister counsellor, head of Trade and Investment Promotion Section Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London


The Trade and Investment Promotion Section of the Polish Embassy in London is one of 49 Trade and Investment Promotion Sections of Polish embassies and consulates around the world that have been created to help Polish businesses internationalise, particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Poles in the UK

Why Corporate Governance?

David Buckle of DMB Law, and a BPCC board member, is an expert in corporate governance.

Poles in the UK

Polish entrepreneurs in the conquest of the UK market

By Bartlomiej Kowalczyk, founder and director, Polish Business Link


Five years, ago in March 2012, Polish Business Link (PBLINK) and the BPCC held the first business mixer in Edinburgh, attracting over 100 local entrepreneurs.

Poles in the UK

2017 is the year to be brave with your meetings

By Tom Russell, director, and Adelajda Kolodziejska, inky thinker, at Inky Thinking


Making the complex simple to work with

Poles in the UK

Poles live on benefits? Myth busted! Poles contribute strongly to the British economy

By Agnieszka Moryc, Admiral Tax


British populists have gained political capital by fuelling hostility towards Poles and immigrants from other CEE countries.

Poles in the UK

Growing a business that grows businesses

With Piotr Kubalka, director, Capital Business Links who explains how he set up and grew a business which is now a leader in its field.

Poles in the UK

When it comes to marketing, it’s GottaBe!

With Tomasz Dyl, managing director of GottaBe!


Back in 2008, GottaBe! started as a PR agency servicing British’s companies who wanted to reach out to the Polish Community in the UK.

Poles in the UK

Case studies of BPCC’s UK-based members

With Sebastian Fuz, director of CCFS


City & Country Financial Services (CCFS)

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The UK remains attractive for Polish investors

By Karolina Szymanek, investment advisor, Department for International Trade, British Embassy, Warsaw


Britain is one of the top destinations for Polish investors, thanks to the size and sophistication of its market as well as attractive business conditions.

Poles in the UK

Not everything’s from China!

By Leszek Czabak, president, LC Elektronik


The Old Continent hasn’t given up yet!

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Helping companies go paperless

With Daniel Stachowiak, founder, MyDocSafe


MyDocSafe was born out of my frustration related to home filing.

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A new era for CSR and strategic value creation?

With Veronica Heaven founder and proprietor of The Heaven Company


The outcomes of the UK’s EU referendum and the US presidential election will bring great change.

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Building sustainability into the supply chain

By Veronica Heaven founder and proprietor of The Heaven Company


A sustainability partnership that is transforming the lives of 4,000 people.

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Our GREAT journey to Britain

With Jacek Ratajczak, business development manager, intive


In less than four years, intive’s business in the UK has grown tenfold, becoming one of our most strategic markets. Here’s what we have learned reaching there.

Poles in the UK

Get PLUGged in to the global technology sector community

With Maciej Halbryt, co-founder, PLUG Polish Tech Link and director, Innovation Lab by SESCOM


While trying to find your own ways in the London technology sector can be tempting, PLUGinLONDON community can open some doors for you.

Events & News

Burns Night Supper marks the opening of BPCC Silver Jubilee celebrations in Warsaw

The enduring Scottish tradition of celebrating its greatest poet, Robert Burns, was continued in Warsaw by the BPCC on 26 January 2017.

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Doing business in Poland book launch kicks off Jubilee year in London

The Institute of Export and International Trade (IoE) together with the BPCC have produced the Doing Business in Poland Guide, which was launched last month at the Polish Embassy in London.

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Exporting is GREAT programme is showcasing the Trade relations between Poland and UK

BPCC Trade contributes to UK Government’s 'Exporting is GREAT' programme by promoting 'Export Opportunities' from Poland.

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Cooperation without limits – cross culture seminar

A business breakfast & meeting entitled ,,Cooperation without limits – cross  culture seminar" was held in Wrocław Kinnarps Showroom on 18th January under the patronage of the British Polish Chamber of Commerce.

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