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Chairman and CEO Note

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Chairman and CEO’s note, from Antoni F. Reczek and Paweł Siwecki

Welcome back after a beautiful summer. We hope everyone had time to relax and recharge their batteries for the remaining quarter of 2018– the busiest time of year for many of us.

Editorial Note

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Making it in Poland!

Editorial note from Michael Dembinski and Dorota Kierbiedź


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GDPR four months on: How’s it going, Poland?

Maciej Kawecki, director of the data management department and coordinator of personal data protection reforms at the Ministry of Digitisation, talks to Michael Dembinski, the BPCC’s chief advisor.


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Common sense in the fight against the black market

Ales Struminsky, president of the board of Imperial Tobacco Polska S.A. and general manager of the Central Europe and Ukraine Cluster, which consists of nine markets - Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Moldova and Georgia, talks about the plans and challenges facing Imperial Tobacco in Poland.


A long and glorious industrial history extends into Poland’s future

Mariusz Karolewski, plant director, GKN Driveline Polska Sp. z o.o.


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.


Cutting-edge science in lithium-ion battery manufacturing

by Petr Grzegorz, marketing specialist, Johnson Matthey Battery Systems sp. z o.o.


Johnson Matthey Battery Systems is a lithium-ion battery pack manufacturer in Europe with over 20 years of presence on the market.


Cedo – 25 years of manufacturing in Poland

With its origins going back to Poly-Lina in 1965, Cedo is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of consumer household products.


Bodycote – in Poland and around the world

By Dariusz Podgórski, vice president AGI Eastern Europe (North)


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


Poeton Polska – Poland’s new surface treatment partner of choice

Poeton Polska is a brand-new surface treatment facility located in the centre of Poland’s Aviation Valley, centred on Rzeszow.


Production bets on SEGRO

Companies in the manufacturing sector are key players to the warehouse market; they are among the most demanding customers who know exactly what they expect from a developer.


Flowcrete Polska – the largest producer of antibacterial floors in the Flowcrete Group

By Piotr Jakóbczak, sales director, Flowcrete Polska Sp. z o.o.


Flowcrete, a manufacturer of resin flooring systems with a global reach, was founded in Great Britain in 1982.


Klöckner Pentaplast Food & Consumer Products (kp FCP) division in Poland

Combining decades of packaging expertise with a sound knowledge of the Central and Eastern European market, Klöckner Pentaplast Food & Consumer Products (kp FCP) delivers total pack solutions to the protein and food-service sectors across the region.


Driving the future

By Oksana Shcherbiuk, HR business partner, Aero Gearbox international


Aero Gearbox International is an aircraft accessory gearbox manufacturing company – a joint-venture between Rolls-Royce and Safran Transmission Systems, headquartered in Colombes, France.


Polaris Poland: off-road vehicles – and managers for special tasks

Poland is a country often chosen by investors from the automotive industry, right across the supply from the smallest of parts, through to sub-assemblies and assembly of entire vehicles.


Tools for the advanced manufacturing revolution

By Tomasz Rżysko, general manager Renishaw Sp. z o.o.


Renishaw is one of the world's leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare.


Resilience and the Internet of Things

by David Mudd, business development director for IoT, BSI Group, and Aneta Sawicka, Product Certification Sales Manager, BSI Group Polska


The Internet of Things (IoT) presents transformational opportunities for manufacturers.


ArcelorMittal Poland

ArcelorMittal Poland is the largest steel producer on the Polish market, concentrating about 70% of production capacity of the Polish steel industry.


Lack of skilled candidates in manufacturing sector calls for revised recruitment strategy

By Iwona Sączawa, team manager, Hays, recruitment experts in engineering, logistics & procurement


Poland has a developed market economy and a well-performing manufacturing sector.


Time for a Revolution. A Time Revolution!

By Łukasz Chodkowski, managing director, Dehora Polska


According to the latest research by GUS (June 2018), 5.1 million people in Poland are employed in the industrial sector.


The British European Education Partnership (B2EP) A new focus on Intrapreneurship

By Dr Allan Lawrence & Yvonne Farrand, directors of Projects Beyond Borders, Dr Chris Bamber, managing director and rector of the Organisational Learning Centre


The British European Education Partnership was created by SMEs that have come together to provide a source of expertise for companies and organisations wishing to increase productivity, efficiency and add value to their operations.


In-house leadership seeds: future leaders for UK Power Networks

by Paweł Czeszkiewicz, business development director, Sysco Polska and Laura Marinica, Communications Executive, ILM


It’s a busy Thursday morning at UK Power Networks, in Southwark, London.

Events Coverage

14 International Oktoberfest in Wrocław

Wrocław's 14th International Oktoberfest maintained its famed profile as one of the largest and most prestigious business events in Lower Silesia.

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CEO Breakfast in Warsaw looks at future needs of Poland’s labour force in light of workplace automation

Workplace issues surrounding the introduction of technology were discussed at a CEO Breakfast held in the Sheraton Hotel Warsaw on 21 September 2018.

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BPCC panel discussion in Kraków considers the future of the world of work

Algorithms and robots will be responsible for something between 30% and 45% of all existing jobs disappearing by 2030, according to reports by organisations like PwC and the Economist Intelligence Unit. At the same time, Poland (and most advanced economies around the world) faces a demographic dip. Will shortages in the workplace cancel out job losses created by technology? Or will one exacerbate the other?

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The modern office and Polish health and safety regs: How to square the realities of today's activity-based workplace with the legal requirements?

Poland's health and safety at work regulations date back to 1998 and offices full of old-style computers with boxy cathode-ray monitors.

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Has Poland’s construction boom reached its peak?

Members from across the construction and real estate sector met for breakfast at the BPCC’s offices on 18 July to discuss the state of trade, to share insights and consider future prospects.

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1st After Summer Business Cocktail in Gliwice

British-Polish Chamber of Commerce is becoming more and more active in the regions and organises activities at the sites of its members across south of Poland.