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The View from the Chair - What’s the point?

Wed, 21 February, 2018

“Time is short, bandwidth is filling up quickly and relevance has to be obvious” That was the overwhelming feedback from members contacted by your operations team over the past month. The 80+ of you who responded have made your views pretty clear. Your Committee have listened and are evaluating a number of new initiatives for launch -...

Career Development of Marketing Professionals...

Mon, 19 February, 2018

I read a lot of things on LinkedIn. The other day, I read something that really got me thinking: “When we care less about our people, our people become careless.” Simon Sinek Given the ‘origin’ of that quotation, it’s probably no surprise that it got me thinking. And what it got my wheels turning about is what, in a marketing ...

The View from the Chair - Focus on Iraq

Wed, 14 February, 2018

UAE 4 - Iraq 0 Well, that was the score in last month's semi final of the Gulf Cup, but the scores are much more even when it comes to reciprocal trade. UAE-based companies and funds are the largest investors in Iraq, representing 50% of all investments in value terms. Many of these inve...

An Eye on Events

Sun, 11 February, 2018

Now more than ever we are spoilt for choice in Dubai with a plethora of world class events happening across all sectors whether it be sport, music, culture or technology.  So how to stand out, how to remain innovative, how to offer something unique to consumers?  I co-founded Custard 8 years ago, primarily a B2B event management...

The View from the Chair - Looking back, movin...

Wed, 07 February, 2018

I was honoured to accept the Chair position for the British Business Group Dubai & Northern Emirates in May of last year on a clear mandate from our voting members to make significant changes to our group. These changes - needing immediate investment for the future - were to be undertaken by the excellent Committee I had inherited to lead/g...

Renewing your passport

Mon, 05 February, 2018

Many of us are fortunate to lead wonderful lives as an ex-pat, with extensive travel and exotic holiday destinations within easy reach; however, that is only possible with a valid passport, but how do you renew it so that you can continue to enjoy these advantages?There are countless forums, resources available and not forgetting your mate at t...

The View from the Chair - Sharing Scotland’...

Thu, 01 February, 2018

For the first time in BBG history, on Friday 26th January 2018, we hosted our first Burns Night event.  We were delighted to welcome over 260 guests, including fellow members, collaegues and friends. Scots and non-Scots alike came together in the gardens of Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Hotel to celebrate a true institution...