British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce (BSCC) is a non-governmental, bi-lateral British-Slovenian chamber, established to build trade between the two countries, while also including all members from all countries and focusing helping our members increase their business in Europe.
Our mission is to increase trade and cooperation between UK and Slovenian businesses through innovative projects, cooperation and member events. We connected more than 1.500 British and Slovenian companies since 2015, which has resulted in the trade of goods over 1 billion Euros in 2018.
Our chamber was awarded Best Chamber of the Year in 2018 by the Council of the British Chambers of Commerce in Europe. The award was based on our excellence and innovation in events, organisation of member related activities and overachievement of our goals in trade.
HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York visited Slovenia in mid 2007 in his role as the UK’s Special Representative for International Trade & Investment. Prince Andrew travels extensively promoting Britain and British business.
His Royal Highness recommended that it would be good to have a British Chamber of Commerce in Slovenia, and with the British Ambassador’s agreement and the assistance and energy of the President of COBCOE, Mr. Howard Rosen . Mr. Rosen again visited us in Slovenia in November 2007 to attend a ‘development’ meeting with possible representatives of a British Chamber of Commerce. Attending the lunch at the British Ambassador’s residence were other British business people based in Slovenia, Slovenian citizens representing British companies in Slovenia, and Slovenian companies in the UK.
Based on this inaugural meeting, a further meeting was held at the British Embassy in Ljubljana in late November 2007. At this meeting, the representatives present appointed Kevin Morrison, Stephen Fish and David Smith to start the establishment process.
With the dedicated assistance of our embassy, our appointed representatiave and one of our founder members, the legal and tax consulting company Taxgroup d.o.o. in Ljubljana (www.taxgroup.si), the intensive legal work to establish the BSCC began.