Past News October 2015

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SMEs in the Emirates struggle to cope as oil ...

Sun, 25 October, 2015

According to a survey by Gulf Finance, SME in the UAE felt the heat from the plunge in the price of oil in the third quarter amid belt tightening as payment collection and raising finance became more difficult. The survey, which polled mostly Dubai-based SMEs, also found for the first time that SME orders weakened. Seven per cent of respon...

UAE ranked top emerging market destination fo...

Sun, 25 October, 2015

The Global Shapers Annual Survey 2015 named UAE as the number one emerging market destination for professional fulfilment. The respondents to the survey are all members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community, a network of over 450 city-based hubs of young, civically engaged leaders aged between 20 and 30. Source GulfNew...

Motivate Renews Platinum Sponsorship with BBG

Tue, 20 October, 2015

The British Business Group Dubai and Northern Emirates has renewed its long-standing partnership with Motivate as one of its Platinum sponsors. The contract signing was held on 19th October at the Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah by Ian Fairservice, Motivate Managing Partner & Group Editor, and Clair Hattle, BBG Deputy Chairman.  ...

Business Select – New service from UK Visas...

Tue, 20 October, 2015

UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) in the UAE is pleased to announce the launch of the Business Select service. The service offers businesses in the UAE a streamlined application process for employees visiting the UK for business. Some of these benefits include simplified documentary requirements and guidance and support from a dedicated Account...

Congratulations to the winners of the Joint A...

Wed, 14 October, 2015

Overall Winner - BBG Dubai ( Neil Isaacson, BBG Chairman and CEO accepting the cup.) ...

The BBG Ambassador Group

Wed, 14 October, 2015

Engagement is the focus for BBG Dubai and Northern Emirate and to enable it to continue to improve the work it does for the membership, the BBG Office has selected a BBG Ambassador group.The group is tasked with:Identifying ways that will increase member engagement on all levels and not just at events. Sharing a member perspective and feedba...

Out and About

Mon, 12 October, 2015

The British University in Dubai (BUiD)Rachel Johnson joined the British University in Dubai (BUiD) as its Registrar and COO in August and was keen to investigate its longstanding relationship with the British Business Group. Rachel invited Linda Rudkin, BBG Membership Relations Officer and the two talked about the role of the BBG in providing a...

Dubai FDI seeks UK investments in key sectors

Sun, 04 October, 2015

Potential investors and businessmen as well as government officials in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh were briefed by the delegation led by Fahad Al Gergawi, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai FDI, on the opportunities arising from Dubai’s strategic growth plan as well as the best means to set up a business in Dubai.Source Emirat...

Parting thoughts from Edward Hobart, former B...

Sun, 04 October, 2015

Gulf Business Exclusive: Edward Hobart on why he will miss the UAE'Ambitious leadership has been fundamental to the success of the last 50 years. Targets are stretching – with an element of ‘aim for the stars and we will hit the moon’ – but because they are public and followed up they are meaningful.''As a Brit, it has been fantastic to see...

UAE’s GDP to grow 3.5% in 2015

Sun, 04 October, 2015

The United Arab Emirates’ gross domestic product is expected to grow more than 3.5 per cent to reach Dhs 1.6 trillion this year according to Sultan Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy. In a statement to news agency WAM,  Al Mansouri said that the country’s ability to maintain a high growth rate indicates its economic efficien...

Jumeirah Renews Platinum Sponsorship with BBG

Thu, 01 October, 2015

The British Business Group Dubai and Northern Emirates is delighted to announce that Jumeirah has again renewed their platinum sponsorship of the BBG. The contract signing was held on 30th September at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel. Alison Broadhead, Jumeirah Group Chief Commercial Officer and Neil Isaacson, BBG Chairman and CEO signed th...