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: