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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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Thu, 21 Apr, 2022

BBG Member Spotlight - Planters Group (in the UAE since 1978!!)

Back in 1978, David McBryde launched Planters Horticulture LLC in the UAE with a drive from London to the UAE in a lorry full of materials and plants and one hotel client that needed help and just couldn’t find the quality required in the region at that time.

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Thu, 21 Apr, 2022

BBG Chairman and General Manager Met with Senior Business Relations Representatives of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a major stakeholder of the British Business Group and other international business groups and councils. Chairman John Martin St. Valery OBE and General Manager Katy Holmes initiated a meeting to discuss greater collaborations and increased joint activity in the interest of the BBG membership and British business interests in the region.

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Thu, 21 Apr, 2022

What Does This Year's AGM Mean for Members?

The British Business Group, Dubai and Northern Emirates (BBG) announced this week that it is holding its annual general meeting (AGM) on June 10th and that there are seven roles on the Board open for nominations, but what does this mean for its members? Helen Barrett, BBG Board Director for Legal and Compliance explains the importance of an AGM and why this year has so many open roles.  

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