COBCOE have sent out the following invitation to two major London events that could be of interest to users of this service.
Dear friends and colleagues,
You are cordially invited to the following two events supported by COBCOE taking place in April in London.
London – 3rd April 2013
IBDE: Global Economic Forum – Best Practices in Trade and Investment Promotion
Held at the heart of the UK’s Financial an Trade Centre in the City of London this high level, targeted event, will bring together a wide range of senior policy-makers, executives from international Trade and Investment Agencies, diplomats, business leaders, economists as well as experts from participating sectors and institutions.
Further information, programme and registration available on the link below.
IBDE: Global Economic Forum
London – 8th April 2013
British Chamber of Commerce in Germany: London conference “The future of the European Union“
BCCG invite you to its London EU Conference to be held at the Commerzbank London branch in the City of London. Further information, programme and registration available on the link below.
Please also don’t forget to book your place at
COBCOE’s 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony on 10th April 2013 at the Guildhall
Full information in the flyer and on the link below
COBCOE Gala Dinner
We look forward to seeing you soon.
- Boris defends bankers on French radio (bbc.co.uk)
- London must capitalise on its many advantages as global city of choice (telegraph.co.uk)
- Low-life tourism: London sights it would be a crime to miss (independent.co.uk)
- A Guide to London’s Most Beautiful Gothic Interiors (epicatravel.com)
- London, City of the ‘Built’ from Thousand Bones? (bestbulletin.wordpress.com)
- VIDEO: Rail project finds ‘Black Death pit’ (bbc.co.uk)
The following press-release by Ferenc Kölber, a partner in Baker Tilly Hungária, underscores our observation made recently in these columns that finally the profession is growing again in Central Europe. He writes:
Baker Tilly Hungária is pleased to announce recent successful collaboration with member firms. These included a number of payroll, accounting outsourcing, tax advisory and compliance services assignments.
As a result of these tenders, Baker Tilly Hungária reached a milestone of 1,000 people on outsourced payroll. A new payroll outsourcing service for a manufacturing entity of a large international client helped these figures. This client employs 300 staff in Hungary, generating approximately €28,000 in annual revenue for the firm. However, the firm is hoping to soon exceed this milestone with tenders for payroll of 140 and 1,400 staff also underway, the latter is for a client currently being served by Baker Tilly Czech Republic.
Ferenc Kolber of Baker Tilly Hungária also recently led a successful tender for the tax advisory and compliance service for Olajterv, an international oil and gas company, across 24 countries. The development of a strong offering resulted in this substantial win with Poland already transitioned with full scope accounting and payroll services together with tax advisory and work in Libya and Kazakhstan commencing.
Baker Tilly Hungária believes the success of these tenders resulted from the close working relationships and the quality of service delivered by member firms. This has created opportunities for referrals in other countries as well as the ability to participate in larger tenders for international clients.
- Tax change hits holiday homeowners (telegraph.co.uk)
- Baker Tilly: a brave new world of services (dealarchitect.typepad.com)
- Baker Tilly International Reports Revenue Growth of 3% to US$3.3bn (quoracy.com)
- Baker Tilly Slovakia Tax Alert February 2013 (quoracy.com)
- Fiscal cliff won’t stop businesses from hiring, Baker Tilly survey finds (bizjournals.com)
In the light of the Baker Tilly’s participation in the International Conference “Evaluating for 2014-2020: Evidences and Experiences”, held in Bucharest, on April 26th – 27th, we are sending you attached the presentation held by Mr. Mamas Koutsoyiannis during this event, which we are confident that you will find beneficial.
We are always at your disposal.
52 Splaiul Independentei, 050085 Bucharest, Romania
Tel: +40-213156100 |Fax: +40-213195120 / +40-213156102 |E-mail: mona.neagu
- The Arrival of Birds (likebloodlikehoney.wordpress.com)
- Greek Business Forum (quoracy.com)
- Romanian Police: Truck, Ditch, Tree (ibelieveinadv.com)
The above link’s content should provide most people with food for thought.
Compare the minimum wage in Holland or Luxembourg, just shy of 20 thousand dollars a year, with Burundi at less than 100 dollars per year – I don’t know why they even bother with minimum wage legislation, but presumably they need it which is harrowing even to dwell on.
Can it be that an unskilled person in Holland is really worth over 200 unskilled people in Burundi? Regardless of where they are, they are both unskilled.
There’s no easy answer to this one – if you increase the minimum wage then the investment in labour intensive jobs for lowly-skilled people just goes to a more competitive country, and more people starve.
Also of course, one dollar in Burundi will buy you a lot more than a dollar in Holland (especially in terms of unskilled services, should you require them, but also in terms of food, clothing and shelter).
In and of itself it’s not the most useful index of human development, but it certainly makes you think.
- Lowering the Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees: Yes or No? (slog.thestranger.com)
- Raising The Minimum Wage: Who Does It Help? (npr.org)
Martin Oxley sent this out for the Foreign and Commonwealth office and we are pleased to assist in its propagation.
Dear Quoracy.com subscribers,
Poland presents an attractive nearshore growth opportunity for Britain Plc. In line with the new UKTI strategy presented to government recently by Lord Green, Minister of State for Trade and Investment we are introducing a step change in the way UKTI supports British business growth.
We are taking a very proactive approach on behalf of government to provide a range of bespoke services to enable British SME’s to significantly enhance exports and also work with large corporations to win major overseas contracts and expedite their growth in market.
With our new Ambassador HMA Robin Barnett and the Embassy team we are engaging to support strong growth oriented business agenda in Poland.
With this in mind I am pleased to attach a brief outline of the services which UKTI has developed to support British business in Poland. I very much look forward to meeting you over the course of the coming weeks to discuss with you how we can assist you with your specific company needs.
I am very happy to visit you or alternatively you would be most welcome to visit us and I will provide you a tour of our excellent event facilities at the Embassy.
Quoracy.com would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate our dear friend Martin Oxley on his recent new appointment to the FCO in Warsaw, and to wish him every success working with Her Majesty’s new Ambassador to Poland, His Excellency Robin Barnett. We wish you and your team many successes and a lot of fun.
The Financial Institute of Corporate Treasurers in Poland or Finansowy Instytut Skarbnikow Korporacyjnych, a public interest organisation promoting education and best practice in the use by businesses of banking products and financial instruments, has now relaunched its website here – and some of the content on this website will be shared over there and vice versa. Subcribers to FISK can access the password protected content on this website, for example, such as the recent article on the use of factoring to achieve the unlocking of otherwise disallowable tax cash flow benefits.
The new FISK website is crammed with information about best Treasury Management practice and on it also you can register for the seminars and courses, a new virtual treasury college leading to FISK’s certification as a Corporate Treasurer, on the way learning techniques which will both save and earn money for your organisation.