It was a great pleasure meeting you last night and thank you for hosting an excellent dinner. It was a rare combination of great guests, a superb venue and interesting conversations – it was the highlight of my visit.
CBE, Chairman, Innovate | Finance-
I highly commend any UK business seeking to export to Turkey (or actively exporting there) to use the invaluable resources of the British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey (BCCT). My business involves training Turkish corporates (individually and in groups) to use the best English for business. The team... [see more] at BCCT under Chris Gaunt provides huge resources, including a highly trained and motivated staff.In October 2014 they organised the marketing and administration of my Best Business English workshop in the British Consulate, where the ballroom was packed with 40 participants. BCCT works very closely with UKTI at the Consulate. Whether your business is in manufacturing or provides services, the BCCT will make your exporting effort so much easier and more rewarding through their excellent network of contacts in all sectors. They can make introductions, help you find partners, and facilitate your business life in Turkey. I urge you to contact BCCT.
Founder, Nicholas Keith Associates-
A well organized, friendly celebration that gave the opportunity to meet new friends and exchange ideas. This was our first St. Andrew's Ball and it definitely won't be our last!
I have joined the Back 2 Business - Joint International Trade Networking Event of BCCT on 22.October.2014 in Istanbul. The event was very successful in all aspects. Very select successful or promising guests, a very kind but very helpful and careful aproch for futur business possibilities. A very professional... [see more] presentation of the UK business for all business.
Geçen hafta gerçekleştirilen "Back 2 Business" etkinliği Türkiye, İngiltere, ABD ve diğer ülke şirketleri açısından faydalı ve yararlı olduğu kanaatindeyim. Böyle faydalı etkinlikler, karşılıklı ticaret ve yatırımların artmasına ve ilişkilerin geliştirilmesine olanak sağlayacaktır.... [see more] Etkinlik, biz ve diğer 450 katılımcının sayesinde keyifli olduğu kadar, iş bağlantıları kurma açısından da zengin olanaklar sunan başarılı bir akşam olmuştur.
I'd like to show my sincere gratitude for the meeting we had last week. Thank you very much. It was such an informative and encouraging meeting for me where I got to learn how the trade relationship between the UK and Turkey is viewed by the BCCT and the UK in general. These views are very encouraging... [see more] for entrepreneurs like me who moved here from Turkey and want to take a role in International Trade for as long as possible.
Managing Director, Uberplas Ltd.-
We had a wonderful evening with the perfect ambience, food and music. It was a good opportunity to network too. BCCT is a great way to connect with professionals in any industry.
Avukat, Firma Sahibi - Lawyer, Owner, Avukat Nurdeniz Tunçer-
Sunum içerik itibariyle detaylı olarak hazırlanmış ve Konuk Konuşmacı konusuna çok hakim bir şekilde, ilgili konularda güncel örnek ve referanslar vererek bütünlük sağladı. Farklı alanlarda Danışmanlık Hizmeti veren bir firmanın sahibi olarak, çok detaylı bilgim olmayan bir konuyu... [see more] rahatlıkla anlayabildiğimi söylemeliyim. Teşekkürler
Firstly, on behalf of WHAT_architecture and WHAT_developments, I personally must give thanks to you, the BCCT and the UKTI for your warm hospitality in Istanbul: it was a purposeful and charming week.Your team made us feel very very welcome.
Thanks for the event on 21th january on up a company in the UK. I was really impressed with your welcoming from the entrance to the event room. Was a good experience to be in such a helpfull event, for me who wonders all about the UK.
I would like to thank the BCCT for this organisation and hosting this event. It is such an honor to be part of the BCCT, thank you so much for your warm welcome. As Mr. Gürkaynak has mentioned in the speech, he has been teaching for more than 10 years. And I'm one of the luckiest student that had a... [see more] chance to study with him six years ago at Bilkent University in Ankara. I am grateful for the time and effort he took to share his thoughts and experiences with the Antitrust and Anticorruption Policy Compliance Issues in Business. Please accept my thanks for your brilliant speech. It was a memorable speech and evening as a whole, and I look forward to the next opportunity I have to hear you speak. And hope to be a part of this organisations soon.
BCCT's Back2Business was a great networking event! I both re-connected with associates whom I have not seen for a long time due to our busy work schedules and had the chance to make new very valuable contacts. Roger Harrop's very inspiring and informative presentation at the end was priceless.
On behalf of REED I want to thank BCCT who made the REED 5th year Anniversary celebration event a grand success. During the reception night I heard many great things, behind of this your professionalism, support & effort made our night great. It has been a pleasure and I look forward to work with... [see more] BCCT for our future events.
General Manager, Reed Global-
Yet another successful organization by BCCT, Back 2 Business was a GREAT opportunity to catch up and a time to come together for networking, to share and discuss potential in the region with the professionals of various countries. Enjoyed, and looking forward to the next one...
The BCCT organise excellent events with the chance to meet and network with high quality guests at 5-star venues. Their events provide a good channel for communication and doing business.
I have found the services and personnel of the BCCT very professional and friendly in their communications and advices to my company and myself.
The BRD Works Ltd strategy is to expand our UK-based consultancy and marketing business into Turkey. Utilising the new Business Centre located at Suzer Plaza has allowed us to work effectively from Istanbul prior to our new office location being available. We are also able to use their first class meeting... [see more] facilities. The team are friendly, have exceptional local knowledge and go beyond the call of duty to help support us – they act as a true partner, thank you!
Great surroundings at İşbank Towers. Choice of venue excellent. Met many young, upcoming executives and people from liberal professions. Quite a few were looking new avenues for their careers, some abroad. Established contacts which will be pursued in the coming weeks. Will gladly participate to the... [see more] next occasion. The presentation by Mr. Harrup got a bit lost due lack of focus however the tone of the speech gave us lessons on public speechmaking. Thanks for bringing us together.
The BCCT was highly instrumental in allowing us to do business in Turkey, over a number of meetings we were able to connect with an excellent manufacturer who has helped our business to start and scale. Stand4 went on to win Great British Social Enterprise of 2015 - this wouldn’t have been possible... [see more] without the early help of the BCCT to advise and connect into Turkey.
Social Entrepreneur, Stand-
Working with the BCC has always been a real pleasure. Their perseverance and professionalism is a real asset when looking to enter the Turkish market. They have provided great connections for us and helped create business opportunities for Eight Inc. in Istanbul with a warm welcome. It has been a pleasure... [see more] and we look forward to a long lasting relationship.
Global Director, Eight Inc-
The BCCT produced a comprehensive report which helped identify and approach high calibre prospects for a market which we may have not found a partner for through our traditional routes of entry. The report proved to be very helpful in understanding the market environment and the project action points... [see more] were concise from beginning to close. The staff were a pleasure to work with and we look forward to a long lasting relationship.
Marketing Executive, Linguaphone Group-
I would highly recommend BCCT advisory services in making the right contacts and arranging the necessary meetings to develop or further a business opportunity. Willerby Holiday Homes have just spent a highly productive few days in Turkey thanks to the support and efforts of the BCCT team.
Chief of Staff Office of the CEO, Willerby Holiday Homes Ltd-
I am writing to thank you for your work in organising my schedule during my Turkey visit 12th to 16th October. I had five very good meetings with current customers, potential customers and a competitor. All of the meetings were positive and I am confident business opportunities will come out of the... [see more] week. The logistics worked extremely well and the drivers were helpful and put in long days to accommodate all the travelling. Thanks again for your organisation and input and I will let you know if I return to Turkey on business in the near future.
I would be happy to recommend BCCT to any company looking for a distribution partner in Turkey. Their willingness to understand the product area and identify the correct partner with their combination of enthusiasm and professionalism was a pleasure to work with.
Corporate Development Director, Kimal Plc-
All UK businesses are invited to join to the Eastern Europe and Central Asian Network (EECAN) Roadshow in the UK. The roadshow will provide UK businesses with insight, information and guidance on exporting to or investing in the EECAN. The event will highlight the EECAN as the first-choice partner for international trade and investment for the UK businesses.
A celebration of Scottish Heritage and BCCT's now traditional year-end event, the BCCT & St. Andrew's Ball took place at the Ritz Carlton Istanbul Ballroom on November 30th, 2019. Guests from Istanbul's business and diplomatic circles as well as many BCCT Members participated to the Ball where a raffle was organised for the benefit of the Breast Foundation of Turkey (Meme Vakfı (MEVA)).
Representatives of International Chambers of Commerce in Turkey met at a luncheon on November 28th, 2019 at the British Consulate General in Istanbul, with the participation of Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu. The conversation focused on Istanbul's strengths and challenges as an international center for trade, as well as on the potential for cooperation in the context of trade & investment.
BCCT Chairman Chris Gaunt and CEO Emrah Öz accompanied DIT's Northern Powerhouse Future Manufacturing Trade Mission to Turkey on November 5th-9th, 2019 during its visits to Kocaeli and Bursa. On Friday, BCCT and the Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a Memorandum of Understanding, underlining their determination to cooperate further in developing stronger trade relations between companies in the UK and those in the Bursa region.
BCCT CEO Emrah Öz was in İzmir and Denizli on September 5th and 6th, 2019 where he contributed as speaker at a seminar titled "The UK Market, How to Invest in the UK, and Turkish Trade Center Incentives for Exporters" organised in both cities, in partnership with Department for International Trade (DIT) Turkey Team, Turkish Trade Centers (TTM), Aegean Exporters' Association (EİB) and the Denizli Exporters' Association (DENİB).
The ‘Doing Business in Turkey Guide’ is now available online as well as as a mobile app. Produced by International Market Advisor in partnership with the Institute of Export & International Trade - and with support from BCCT as well as the British Embassy Ankara and the British Consulate General Istanbul, it will provide you with basic knowledge about the Turkish market as an exporter.
Are you a UK-based company interested in the Turkish market? If so, then chances are you have numerous questions! Book a videochat appointment now to talk with a BCCT Business Services Team member and find answers to your questions on doing business in Turkey!
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