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.
COBCOE – Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe
BSCC was accepted as the 25th member of the COBCOE organisation, which represents more than 10,000 member companies in 42 countries. This means that we can help you do business internationally and not just between the UK and Slovenia, increasing the opportunities for all our members.
For more information on COBCOE, please visit www.cobcoe.eu.
History of the BSCC
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.