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Fri, 24 Jun, 2022

BBG Members Share "New" UAE Working Week Insights

In January 2022, on the afternoon of the first "working Friday" of the new UAE working week, we polled the membership to gauge the adoption rate of the Monday to Friday, 4.5 day working week. This week we polled again, and these are the results:

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Thu, 09 Jun, 2022

John Martin St. Valery OBE – A look back on the last five years at the end of his Chairmanship

At today's AGM, John Martin St. Valery OBE ends his tenure of Chairmanship for the British Business Group Dubai and Northern Emirates. Here John shares his thoughts on the last five years and thanks the members, sponsors, Board and Business Team for their support and continued enthusiasm for the BBG.

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Fri, 03 Jun, 2022

Contracting and Outsourcing in the UAE

According to Chloe Deery, Business Manager at Hays: An organisation may decide to hire initially on a contract basis if they are unsure about hiring a permanent resource for a specific role. This enables them to evaluate if there is a permanent requirement for this resource and the value of this individual’s capabilities. Many businesses exercise outsourcing as a common risk averse option for hiring before onboarding on a permanent basis, when the individual will then be included on their payroll. Additionally, organisations may use contracting to get around headcount freezes. For example, if an organisation has reached their visa headcount capacity but requires more employees, this can be achieved by hiring contractors because they are not included in the business headcount. Finally, contracting has become a popular method of entry to a new market as it allows an organisation to evaluate a market without committing to a legal entity

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Fri, 27 May, 2022

British Business Group membership rise reflects growing interest in the UAE

The growth of the networking association is linked to the UAE's handling of the pandemic, and a post-Brexit drive to expand beyond Europe. General Manager Katy Holmes shared her thoughts with Arab Gulf Business Insights (AGBI).

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Fri, 27 May, 2022

British Chambers Of Commerce Finalists

The British Business Group Dubai and Northern Emirates (BBG) came third in the world in the British Chambers of Commerce Business Awards 2021 in recognition of the support we give to British business in Dubai!!

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Fri, 20 May, 2022

Why Gulf Based Investors Are Buying UK Property

There are many reasons why investors should be looking at the UK property market for their next purchase. But why are Gulf based investors particularly interested in spending their money in the United Kingdom?

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Fri, 13 May, 2022

Fiona Brenninkmeijer, Performance Coach and Integrated Sports Nutritionist at Optimal Fitness on the links between mental health, fitness and nutrition.

Optimal Fitness has produced a short video for the BBG during Mental Health Awareness Week - reminding us that nutrition, movement and sleep are all important factors in "optimal" functioning and wellbeing!

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Fri, 13 May, 2022

International Nurses Day With Kings College Hospital London

To our modern day Florence Nightingales, we thank you for the dedication, care, compassion, and comfort you dispense each and every day. Happy Nurses’ Day!

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Fri, 29 Apr, 2022

Making Your Clients and Customers Feel Special

Newest member Tenzin Chokay (joined yesterday) founder of Bespoke Branding attended Dariush’s event this week and had also been on the full Gladiator Mastery Programme. In both trainings, Dariush shared that “67% of clients won’t return if you don’t make them feel special” (source: Harvard Business School). Tenzin has applied this to create a successful business in promotional items for companies to reach their customers and build that connection or gratitude. Her clients include Meta.

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Fri, 22 Apr, 2022

The Post-Covid Recovery for Businesses in the UAE

It’s an exciting time for businesses in the UAE. The post-Covid recovery is well underway and the country is working hard to cement its position as a stable, business-friendly regional hub.

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