BRCC membership is a proven investment to grow and expand your business globally! Membership at BRCC offers a diverse range of business services to assist companies of all sectors and sizes. From our extensive events programme and great opportunities to connect with like-minded businespeople and business advice, there are plenty of reasons to join our network.
You get exclusive access to a greater breadth of business opportunities
Have you checked our job-platform? 🔍Talent Academy is a BRCC initiative aiming to connect high-performing Romanian students abroad who want to return to Romania (and not only) with jobs at the best sought-after companies in their country.
Join CONNECTS -an exclusive B2B matchmaking platform for international decision makers and take advantage of all business opportunities it provides! CONNECTS helps you find, create, and promote online business opportunities and communities through a global network of Chambers of Commerce.
Coalitia pentru Dezvoltarea Romaniei (CDR) aims to strengthen the relations between the private sector and the Government and other public institutions to increase cooperation on topics of great interest for the national business and economic climate, such as digitalization, debureaucratization, labor market, public investments and taxation .
British-Romanian Chamber of Commerce (BRCC) is an honored member of CDR with representatives in 13 task forces, who have shown great interest in the cause of CDR and as a result, proved to be reliable, dedicated and results-oriented members within the task forces.
The Global Business Network is a dynamic and comprehensive international network of British Chambers of Commerce and business groups located across the world that will drive two-way commerce and business between each location and the UK.
The network acts as an agile and reliable ecosystem for businesses wishing to widen their international horizons. Find out more detail about the BCC Global Business Network and how it can support your international trade goals!
We help businesses trading with the UK ! We’ve been helping British businesses grow through international trade since 1998. Whether you’re an individual exporter or new to the market, BRCC cam help you grow your business from targeted marketing lists to practical business support, expert guidance, market data reports, practical advice on international matters as well as lobby support.
BRCC in partnership with Banca Transilvania, is delighted to invite you once again to the conference “Macroeconomic updates for 2024 and beyond in Romania”, 2nd edition.
Discover the main macroeconomic forecasts from our top experts. The event will take place on the 6th of December at Novotel Hotel starting with 09.00.
In 2022 growth reached 4.7% driven by strong private consumption and robust investment. Growth is set to continue for the upcoming period at a slower pace than in 2022 due to persistent inflation, tight financing conditions and low growth in trading partners
Nevertheless, next year Romania will register above-average economic growth while Hungary and the Czech Republic will underperform. Overall, real GDP is projected to grow by 3.2% in 2023 and 3.5% in 2024, according to a recent OECD report.
Moreover, the fiscal policy should adapt to the economic developments in an agile way, while support measures should be redirected at the most affected sectors.
The event will focus on:
- Macroeconomic updates for 2024 and beyond
- The impact of the monetary policy
- Updates on tax and fiscal updates in various sectors
- Changes in the Fiscal code starting with 1 st of January
- 9.30-10.00 – Registration and welcome coffee
- 10.00-10.10 – Opening Remarks by BRCC Chairman Colin Lovering
- 10.10 -11.40 – Panel discussion moderated by Inga Ţîgai – Partner, KPMG Head of CEE Tax Technology; followed by Q&A session
- 11.40 – 12.40 – Coffee Break and Networking session
The event will be most relevant for top management representatives, senior executives, company representatives involved in business planning, management and investment decisions.
The event is free of charge and requires registration in advance.
Based in Romania for over 11 years now. Colin is International Business Partner for Brainovate Leadership Consultants as well as a well know Senior Advisor on Real Estate and Office design.
He is also a lecturer at the University of Bucharest plus a familiar face hosting and moderating major business events in Romania. As a Business performance Expert, Colin has trained CEO’s, Executives, Department Managers, Sales people and hundreds of professionals in North America, China, South Africa and right across Europe.
Inga Ţîgai – Partner, KPMG Head of CEE Tax Technology
In the ever-changing Romanian and international tax and regulatory environment, tax functions need to be effective today and prepared for tomorrow.
With 18 years of experience in tax advisory in the Big Four, Inga is the Head of Tax and Legal Technology in KPMG Romania and CEE Tax Technology.
Her expertise as a driver for tax function transformation and a Global Mobility Services (GMS) is highly regarded in the market. She also brings considerable experience in supporting Romanian Tax Authorities with the development of new technology and improving the tax landscape for better serving the taxpayers. Inga is an active member in tax and business taskforce groups, member of the tax and labor committees with American Chamber of Commerce, Romanian Business Leaders Association; and alumni of Aspen University. Qualified Fiscal Consultant since 2012.
She is working with Tax stakeholders across all industries in order to improve their tax operating models and to support organizations to ensure tax compliance with the right blend of knowledge, people and digital solutions. The latest tax technology credentials include the implementation of numerous SAF-T, Tax Data Verifier, e-invoicing, Corporate Tax Manager projects for large tax payers from various industries.
With a background in consulting for both individual clients and business organizations, she boasts a broad range of expertise. Her areas of specialization include personal income tax advisory and compliance, international social security, global mobility solutions, payroll and compensation strategies, due diligence projects, as well as labor and HR advice. She has served a diverse clientele, ranging from domestic firms to multinational corporations across various sectors.
Andrei Radulescu – Director of Macroeconomic Research, Banca Transilvania and Senior Researcher, Institute For World Economy & Macro-Modelling Centre, Romanian Academy
Andrei completed the Scientific Masters Degree in Economics at Porto University, a PH.D. in International Economics within Academy of Economic Studies and the post-doctoral degree at the Romanian Academy. He started the career at Banco Portugues de Investimento, and afterwards did macroeconomic research for the Portuguese Social Security Fund. Starting 2014 Andrei is the Chief Economist of Banca Transilvania (the largest lender in SEE) and a Senior Researcher at Romanian Academy (the highest scientific forum in Romania), being a constant presence at International Conferences.
Mihaela Rosu – Partner TGS Romania, Head of BPO, Payroll and Tax
Mihaela has over 25 years of experience within Big 4, with an extensive knowledge in the fields of business process outsourcing (BPO) and financial audit in both private and public sectors.
In TGS Romania, she is responsible for the combined service line BPO, Payroll and Tax.
Valentin Lazea – Chief economist, National Bank of Romania
An alumnus of the Sussex University in Brighton, Valentin Lazea has been with the National Bank of Romania for the last 30 years, with a short break in 1997-1998, when he served as a Secretary of State in the Ministry of Finance.
He is involved in the formulation of the monetary policy of the NBR, within the Monetary Policy Committee.
Representative Ministry of Finance (TBC)
More speakers to be confirmed soon!
We would like to thank Banca Transilvania for being our Event Partner!
The British Romanian Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the 2nd edition of the BRCC AWARDS GALA, recognising the champions of 2023 in Business, NGO’s and Education. We are glad to organize this event after the success of the first edition when we celebrated Excellence in Business among BRCC members. You can find information about the previous edition here.
The awards gala dinner will take place on the 22nd of February at the Bragadiru Palace, Bucharest where we will be celebrating those BRCC members who have truly excelled in 2023.
Purchase your tickets online via the following links:
For those who prefer issuing a fiscal invoice, please let us know, and we’ll be happy to assist.
Tickets are non-refundable after 1st of February 2024, but at the discretion of the organizer, you can change the name of the person(s) attending.
Join us in celebrating business success stories from every corner around the UK and Romania!
About the Categories:
- Start-up of the year
- Colleague of the Year
- Excellence in Business
- Community Impact Award (CSR)
- Innovation in Business
- Sustainability and Environment Award
- NGO Initiative of the year
- BRCC Champion (AWARDED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS)
Submit your application by 5th of February!
Applying to the BRCC Business Awards is the perfect opportunity to:
- Have your achievements recognized through the year
- Boost your reputation and be considered a Champion in your field
- Increase your visibility in front of the British Business community and obtain recognition of your success
- Benefit from media exposure and make your success story visible from other members of the community
- Share the knowledge and expertise with other peers in your field
- Get access to C-level executives
All the applicants will be mentioned on our social media and website and all the application forms will be seen by our jury of C-level representative.
The winners will enjoy extensive visibility through our PR and communications announcement through the event and after the awards ceremony.
Can all members apply?
- The awards are open to BRCC members active in the UK and Romania, and we encourage businesses from all sectors to apply, regardless of their size or current resources.
- New members joining in January 2024 will also be considered, pasted members won’t be considered
- The initiative(s) put forward in the application must have taken place in Romania and/or in the UK to be considered applicable
- Membership of BRCC is a mandatory to apply to different categories, applications are not limited to only one category if it fits company’s profile and current projects.
Can I apply to several categories?
Each initiative can only be entered for one award category. If an organization wishes to apply for more than one category, they can do so up to 3 different categories, if they submit different projects.
What happens after you submitted your application?
- We will notify you once the application and/or project is submitted.
- Afterwards, the applications will be reviewed by our jury who will shortlist 3 companies per category depending on the importance and impact of the project.
- The winners will be announced during a black-tie dinner and awards ceremony on 22nd of February.
Head of Jury
Mihai Marinescu – Business Transformation Director at EY Romania
Mihai is a director on BRCC’s board since 2019, where he helps promote commercial connections between Romania and the UK. After completing his bachelor degree in Business Administration at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, his life journey took him to New York, where he spent 7 years in Management Consulting, helping large organizations better execute their strategy. After that, he moved to London where he spent 8 years working on major transformation projects in the investment banking industry, before returning to Bucharest in 2018 and joining EY Romania. Since then, Mihai is EY Romania’s Business Transformation Director, where he oversees the successful execution of strategic internal changes.
Besides EY, Mihai is an associate teacher at FABIZ / Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, teaching Digital Transformation for the Masters programme, and is also involved in a local startup activating in the craft beer industry. Other interests are football (he is an Arsenal supporter), travelling and scuba diving.
Ciprian Sandu – Sustainability & Public Affairs Manager at Provident Financial Romania
Ciprian has an experience of over 16 years, serving for governamental bodies, strategic communication consultancy and the Association of the Romanian brewing industry. In present, he is Sustainability & Public Affairs Manager at Provident Financial Romania and certified coach, member of European Mentoring and Coaching Council. His educational background includes a bachelor degree in public administration, a master degree in European integration and he is currently PhD student in international business at Bucharest University of Economics.
Andreea Minuta – Executive Director of the Subscriptions Division at Regina Maria – The Private Healthcare Network
Andreea is a high-impact senior executive currently serving as the Executive Director of the Subscriptions Division at Regina Maria – The Private Healthcare Network, the leader of private medical services in Romania with a portfolio of over 800,000 subscriptions.
Licensed in Finance & Banking at the Academy of Economic Studies (Bucharest) and the University of Reading (UK), Andreea has over 20 years of professional experience in healthcare and banking industries, during which time she developed her expertise in strategic market planning, business process, negotiation, team leadership, and product design & development.
Her leadership is characterized by a relentless commitment to customer satisfaction, innovation and operational excellence. In her role, she manages over 500 professionals, sales teams, operational teams and medical teams and oversees a network of occupational health clinics and partners throughout the country. Under her guidance, Regina Maria’s Subscriptions Division has witnessed unprecedented growth, with tripled subscriber numbers and a sevenfold increase in revenues since her tenure began in 2012.
Kendall Peet – Head of the International British School of Bucharest
Kendall has more than 20 years’ experience in the educational sector, including 15 years in school leadership. He is currently head of one of the top British international schools in Romania, leading his school successfully through the rigorous UK Department for Education British School Overseas Inspection and being awarded the highest outcome, with Excellent across all areas of provision. He is a High Performance Learning School Accreditor and an NPQH Facilitator for University College London, with a double degree in Marketing and Management and Economic History from Victoria University, and postgraduate qualifications from the University of Canterbury and Harvard. Personal interests include travel, triathlon, scuba diving, and spending time with his wife and three children.
More members of the jury to be announced soon!
Click here for the interview with our Chairman Colin Lovering about the previous edition of our BRCC Awards Gala 2023.
Please see below the winners of our BRCC Awards Gala 2023 – first edition: