Testimonials

British Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V.

We are a privately financed corporate network with around 600 members and more than 5,000 personal contacts that are active in business and bilateral trade.

A strong and collaborative network

Since our beginnings in 1919, our mission has always been consistent: to reciprocal promote business and commercial interests of Germany and the UK and to develop and strengthen links between the two countries.

Today, we are one of the most powerful international business networks in Germany, and the largest British-German business associations in Europe. It is comprised of representatives and leaders from businesses in Germany and the UK. For more than 100 years, we have coordinated activities to foster business development – to build bridges for a prosperous partnership between Germany and the UK.

Chenchao Liu

SILREAL GmbH, Geschäftsführer

“Die BCCG bietet eine gute Plattform, um neue Kontakte zu knüpfen und einen branchenübergreifenden Erfahrungsaustausch zu generieren. Ich freue mich besonders, meine Erfahrung im Bereich der Digitalisierung des Gesundheitswesens einzubringen und den Austausch beider Länder zu fördern.”

Oliver Friedrichs

take-e-way GmbH, Geschäftsführer

“take-e-way ist ein international agierendes Beratungsunternehmen rund um die Themen EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) und Product Compliance im EWR und UK. Um interaktiv Synergien zu nutzen und Strategien vorausschauend umzusetzen, ist BCCG ein bereichernder Partner innerhalb der globalen und komplexen Wirtschaft.”

Torsten Richter

The Ritz-Carlton, General Manager, Berlin

“Die britische Handelskammer Berlin ist ein Mehrwert in jeder Hinsicht. Verbindungen zu wertvollen Partnern auf nationaler und internationaler Ebene versprechen vielfältige Möglichkeiten für einen spannenden Austausch. Als neues Mitglied freue ich mich auf weitere Impulse, richtungsweisende Diskussionen und hochkarätige Veranstaltungen.”

Dr. med. Anne Latz

HELLO INSIDE, Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Köln

“Ich freue mich bei der BCCG starke Bande, Brücken und Netzwerke zu knüpfen – über Branchen-, Länder- und Gendergrenzen hinweg. Nur so kann uns ein innovatives, lernendes Gesundheitssystem gelingen!”

Kai Hasenpusch

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Germany GmbH & Co. KG, Chief Commercial Officer Germany, Bremen

“Hellmann ist als global Player seit 1871 Solution Designer für seine Kunden. Die logistischen Herausforderungen unserer Kunden zu verstehen, ist uns dabei besonders wichtig. Wir wollen Partnerschaften und unsere Kunden nachhaltig erfolgreicher machen. Unser Engagement in der BCCG hilft dabei, Meinungen, Marktentwicklungen und politische Rahmenbedingungen gemeinsam mit den anderen Mitgliedern zu diskutieren und auch zu gestalten.”

Martin Hook

Managing Director, Ayming UK Limited, London

“Ayming is delighted to partner with BCCG to support innovation funding for companies in Germany, the UK and across Europe.”

Patrick Rode

Rechtsanwalt, Windorfer Rode Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB, Düsseldorf

“Als doppelter Staatsbürger habe ich mich schon immer für den Austausch zwischen meinen beiden Heimatländern Deutschland und England interessiert und engagiert. Spätestens seit dem Brexit ist klar, dass auch wir als Berufsträger und Individuen zum Aufrechterhalten der guten Beziehungen zwischen diesen Ländern beitragen müssen. Die BCCG bietet hierfür einen perfekten Rahmen und wir schätzen das Netzwerk, die Veranstaltungen und den regen Austausch sehr.“

Markus Fellmann

Managing Director, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Limited, London Heathrow Operations Centre, Berkshire, UK

„Als Logistikdienstleister sind wir grenzüberschreitend tätig und insbesondere die Beziehungen zwischen Deutschland und UK sind für uns von besonderer strategischer Bedeutung. Das BCCG ist für uns eine hervorragende Plattform, um Kontakte zu knüpfen und branchenübergreifend Erfahrungen auszutauschen.“

Andreas Schneider

Managing Director | Vimcar GmbH, Berlin

“Building a strong partner network in Germany has been key to Vimcar’s success as a leading fleet management solutions provider. To strengthen our expansion in the UK, the BCCG is a great place to find partners, service providers, and like-minded professionals.”

Oliver Obitayo

Chief Sales Officer | IDnow GmbH, Munich

“As a fast-growing company that is currently expanding internationally, we especially value the exchange with others. The BCCG is an inspiring networking platform that connects us with exciting business partners and experts.”

Joanne Hunger

Director Central Europe & Ireland | Western Union International Bank GmbH

“As a member of the BCCG, we have access to an exceptional network of international companies and contacts.The BCCG’s quality events and networking programs enable us to connect with other professionals to both gain and share know-how in our field of global business and payments.”

Oliver Röseler

Vice President | Deutsche Post AG, Berlin

“For DPDHL as the world’s leading logistics company with more than 50.000 UK employees, BCCG is a valuable strategic partner in bilateral and global economic politics.”

Claudia Oeking

Management Board | Philip Morris GmbH, Gräfelfing

“The BCCG provides a very valuable bridge between politicians as well as representatives of the economy, society and culture in the UK, Germany and beyond and with this constitutes an important pillar of collaboration and friendship across the English Channel. Thanks a million for this to Ilka Hartmann and team.”

Andreas Schneider

Managing Director | Vimcar GmbH, Berlin

“Building a strong partner network in Germany has been key to Vimcar’s success as a leading fleet management solutions provider. To strengthen our expansion in the UK, the BCCG is a great place to find partners, service providers, and like-minded professionals.”

Anita Gödiker

Owner, CEO | SATELLITE OFFICE GmbH, Berlin

“Setting up a company headquarters, subsidiary or representative office in Germany is more interesting than ever for British companies after Brexit. At Satellite Office, we have been planning and executing successful company formations for over 20 years. We bring this expertise to the BCCG through our membership and are happy to pass it on.”

Anja Tabarelli

Director Sales & Marketing | CUNARD LINE, Hamburg

“As a traditional British cruise company founded back in 1840, it was a very important decision for us to join the BCCG. It provides all members with an ideal platform for exchange with other British companies. The opportunities to make interesting, cross-sector contacts are extremely diverse.”

Annette Tunn, World Champion

Owner | Pfeilflug.com, Panketal

“For eight years, I have accompanied BCCG events with the archery events offered by my company, Pfeilflug.com. I am impressed by the professional networking and how people come together here to support each other and generate added value. So, I greatly appreciate now being officially a member of this welcoming community.”

Axel Ziegler

General Manager | Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf

“As one of the hotels in an internationally renowned hotel chain, it was a sensible and valuable step for us to join the BCCG as a member. The interesting exchange in this diverse network offers us the best opportunities to establish cross-industry contacts and to strengthen our know-how in the British market.”

Bernhard Müller

CEO | TRUST Versicherungsmakler AG, Berlin

“As Insurance Brokers we are permanently servicing corporate and internationally acting clients providing Global Insurance Programmes in all relevant Countries in the world comprising Liability, Property, D&O, Cyber, and similar exposures. We are pleased to take advantage of the platform of BCCG for the exchange of information and contacts with UK related Companies.”

Birgit Gemmer

Director Satellite Office Munich | SATELLITE OFFICE Ludwigpalais Munich, Munich

“Especially now, when the impact of Brexit on trade relations and future business locations in Europe still raises many questions, there is great added value to being in the network of BCCG members. Surrounded by proven experts from all sectors, I look forward to a lively exchange of ideas, mutual support and interesting discussions.”

Britta Posner

Founder & Director | The Collaboration Practice, Berlin

“In times when so much seems to divide us, collaboration is especially important. This is why, as a member of the BCCG, I am looking forward to providing a platform for constructive discussions and establishing collaboration above and beyond familiar boundaries.”

Christian Kiock

Managing Director | better decisions Ltd., Peterborough

“Having worked and lived in both countries for many years, the link between Germany and the UK has become part of the “story of my life” – both professionally and privately. Supporting the BCCG here in the UK and helping UK companies enter the German market (and vice versa) with my own experience is a great way to give back some of the support I have enjoyed over the years.”

Christopher Sieler

Head of Government & Public Affairs | Syngenta Agro GmbH, Maintal

“Still being a common European family, we at Syngenta are thankful for the excellent network and high-quality events the BCCG provides to its members. Keeping ties between the United Kingdom and Germany is essential – now and in the future.”

Danuta Florczyk

Managing Directir | tectumedia GmbH, Berlin

“tectumedia is a leading performance marketing solution provider, with a global vision. The BCCG is the right place for us to approach our international clients. It’s a launching platform for business exchanges and alliances among its members to combine strengths and reach for new goals.”

Dietmar von Polenz

Interim Manager | INTERIM[4]AUTOMOTIVE, Stuttgart

“Brexit will bring rapid and fundamental changes to economic relations, supply chains, legal issues and licensing conditions in so many market-defining circumstances that no single manager or expert can know and master all aspects. The BCCG offers good opportunities to meet requirements and schedules through networking and assistance, both in future and also today, when preparing activities.”

Dominik Bornewasser

Director | SATELLITE OFFICE Giradet Haus Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf

“The number of companies with equity investments from the UK has risen since 2018 by around 25% in the Duesseldorf area. I look forward to increasing this impressive number further at Satellite Office in Duesseldorf with virtual and real office services. We believe that our cooperation with the BCCG will bring exciting contacts, lively exchange and a long-term collaboration!”

Doris Keller

Director | SATELLITE OFFICE Neuer Wall Hamburg, Hamburg

“Many say Hamburg is the most British of all German metropolises. Economic relations between Hamburg and Great Britain in particular have a long history. I look forward to continuing this tradition successfully with the members of the BCCG and to a constructive and valuable exchange – especially in view of current developments such as Brexit and digitalisation.”

Dr. Jan Tibor Lelley, LL.M.

Lawyer, Specialist Lawyer for Labour Law | Buse Heberer Fromm, Essen

“As a leading full-service law firm Buse Heberer Fromm believe adapting and responding is imperative to being successful in this new disruptive era. The prerequisite for this is creating a positive culture of communication; the listening, meeting and the exchanging of ideas and experiences. What better place to do this than as a member of the British Chamber of Commerce and sharing the strategic partnerships it can offer.”

Dr. Jörn-Christian Schulze

Partner, Specialist Lawyer for International Business Law | ARQIS Rechtsanwälte, Düsseldorf

“ARQIS lawyers not only think globally, we also always advise our clients with an eye to international contexts. So it’s natural for our firm to be a member of the BCCG and to keep our know-how relevant through interaction in the network.”

Dr. Martina Brämswig Timmermann

Advisor | TIMA International GmbH, Krefeld-Uerdingen

“We at TIMA International appreciate the British Chamber of Commerce as a most valuable platform for intra-European exchange on international matters of current concern with eminent stakeholders from business and politics.”

Dr. phil. Katharina von Knop

Founder & CEO | Digital Trust Analytics, Berlin

“In 2018, we emerged from a scientic research project on “Building Digital Trust“ funded by the European Commission. We are a startup that develops and optimizes products, business models, applied technology and digital transformation with implemented digital trust. We realize and support entrepreneurial and scientic cooperation between Germany and the UK, among others in the fields of ML and AI. For this purpose BCCG provides a substantial network.”

Dr. Rainer M. Giersch

Partner | Accordo Partners Ltd., Hamburg

“I have been engaged with the Chamber and been a member for over 20 years, seeing it grow to its current stature. The BCCG is a great networking platform and I am happy to say, we have generated some considerable business from that base.”

Dr. Ruprecht Brandis

Director External Affairs Germany | BP Europa SE, Berlin

“We support the BCCG Foundation as BP views itself as a corporate citizen in all countries in which it conducts its business, and because we find the aim of the Foundation worthy of support. The issue of education and the mentoring of students play a central role in the support mechanisms that BP undertakes as a Corporate Citizen.”

Dr. Wolfgang Dobler

Owner | Dobler Communications, Frankfurt

“I am a member of the BCCG because I meet interesting people and I get information about fascinating themes in this business network. If the BCCG did not exist already it ought to be invented immediately.”

Elizabeth Lehnich

Managing Director | Discover Legal GmbH, Hamburg

“Discover Legal GmbH provides professional financial and legal translations. With our main focus being on translations in German and English, becoming a member of the BCCG was a logical step. The BCCG was also our first port of call for intensifying personal and economic relations between British and German nationals, especially in our current challenging times and in view of Brexit.”

Frank Eich

Director | Economicsense Ltd, Surbiton

“By becoming a member of BCCG, we want to help businesses navigate the complex political and business landscapes in Germany and the UK by offering bespoke economic insights, analysis and training.”

Gary Jenkins

Managing Director | Conversa Solutions, Celle

“Providing regulatory compliance and fulfilment service solutions to SMEs in the EU and UK, our goal is to provide a degree of business certainty in an uncertain business landscape. Recognising the importance of supportive business partners, the BCCG gives us the platform not only to expand our business network, but also inform our business decisions.”

Gerald Moor

Managing Director | DEUTSCHE INKERMAN GmbH, Meerbusch

“As an international security and information services provider based in both Duesseldorf and London, Deutsche Inkerman’s membership of the BCCG is essential for us as it allows us to deepen our partnerships with other organizations oriented towards Anglo-German and international business, share our expertise in security issues and launch new cross-border projects.”

Harald Löffler

Partner / Solicitor Advocate | DAC Beachcroft LLP, Manchester

“Our law firm has over 10 offices in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and our own German-language department, and we regularly advise clients from German-speaking countries on all aspects of their business activities in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In this context, our membership of the BCCG provides an ideal platform to discuss current developments and trends and meet new clients.”

Heiko Kretschmer

Founder and Managing Partner | Johanssen + Kretschmer, Berlin

“Johanssen + Kretschmer (JK) is a communications consultancy with around 40 employees in Berlin, Frankfurt and Hamburg that has been focusing specifically on stakeholders and their perspectives since its foundation in 2001. Following Brexit, strategic business alliances are the order of the day. By becoming a member of the BCCG, we want to enable even more companies to make the best possible use of their political and regulatory environment and build up resilient networks.”

Jan Blumenthal

Country Manager Germany and Austria | Lloyd’s Insurance Company S.A. German Branch, Frankfurt

“As the worldwide leading insurance company, for Lloyd’s cross-border education for young people is indispensable. A long-term member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany, we therefore welcome the many activities of the BCCG Foundation and warmly congratulate the 30th Anniversary.”

Jan Peter van der Ree

General Manager | Grand Hyatt Berlin, Berlin

“Grand Hyatt Berlin is one of the leading hotels in Berlin, known for creating experiences beyond expectation for Conference participants and their senior leadership as well as for Luxury travelers from all around the world. Therefore, we are especially pleased to have found a partner in BCCG with whom we can further expand our international relations and network with other companies.”

Joanne Hunger

Director Central Europe & Ireland | Western Union International Bank GmbH

“As a member of the BCCG, we have access to an exceptional network of international companies and contacts.The BCCG’s quality events and networking programs enable us to connect with other professionals to both gain and share know-how in our field of global business and payments.”

Johannes Augustin

Head of Central European Region | Scottish Development International, Dusseldorf

“Scottish Development International (SDI) is the Scottish Government’s business development agency, providing a comprehensive range of services to companies interested in setting up in Scotland and willing to invest. Our core objectives are to initiate and acquire job-creating direct investment into Scotland, and to promote Scottish company exports to Central Europe. The BCCG is an important partner for us in this. The now legendary Burns Supper in Frankfurt (organised by the BCCG) is an annual highlight for us to stay in touch with our business partners and celebrate Scottish culture and lifestyle.”

Jörg J. Sykora

Managing Director | SCLS Sykora Chauffeur & Limousine Services, Berlin

“As a long-standing member of the BCCG with British reference, SCLS offers a top-class chauffeur and limousine service. We highly appreciate the international network of the British Chamber, whose members we reliably support in their exclusive logistics requirements within Berlin and surrounding areas.”

Kathrin Hanisch

Director Satellite Office Frankfurt | SATELLITE OFFICE Opernplatz XIV Frankfurt, Frankfurt

“In the heart of Europe’s financial metropolis, we offer company headquarters, elegant offices and virtual offices. Since Brexit, these are now even more in demand. I look forward to a lively exchange and am sure that as a new member of the BCCG I will be able to strengthen relations with British companies and build bridges.”

Kristina Karg

Owner | IVENT-SAILING, Kleinmachnow

“For us at IVENT-SAILING, as a global tour operator for sailing holidays and corporate events as well as our brand FACIL BLU Yachting for luxury yacht charter and sales, the BCCG offers great opportunities to complete our international network, meet interesting business partners and enjoy the community of open-minded, global thinkers.”

Marcus A. Wassenberg

CFO | Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Wiesloch

“Increasingly volatile markets and rapid digitalisation are changing our society and the economy. Political factors such as Brexit challenge us in unfamiliar ways. Exchanging ideas with recognised experts, learning from each other’s experience and developing solutions together is essential – and the BCCG is the right network for this! The improvement of German-British economic relations, as well as the support of the necessary framework conditions for a flourishing economy, is very close to my heart. With my seat on the BCCG Council, I want to make an important contribution to this, which will ultimately also benefit Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.”

Marcus Broix

Director | Trade with Europe Ltd, Bristol

“We are your one-stop solutions partner for trading goods and services for cross-border UK-EU trade. Via our networks in the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands we provide a wide range of services from company formation to marketing and logistics. For us, the BCCG is both a platform to promote our business and a matchmaker for potential collaboration with fellow members.”

Marko Könönen

Senior Partner | Finding Heads International GmbH, Hamburg

“For us, as an executive search boutique, a good network is essential. We believe that the membership offers us brilliant access to Anglo-German business society. It is our pleasure to be in active dialogue with the BCCG and its members in Germany as well as in the UK.”

Martin Noack

Board of Directors | TLC AG, Berlin

“As an internationally-oriented tax consulting and auditing firm with 220 partner offices worldwide, we especially appreciate the numerous interesting business and personal contacts that have been – and will continue to be – established through membership in the BCCG. Our German and British clients with cross-border activities naturally also benefit from these contacts.”

Michael Sting

Partner | DS-Immotrade GmbH, Minden

“In times of social tension and unpredictability of events, the BCCG provides a strong and reliable foundation for UK-German trade relations.”

Peter Brock

Managing Partner | BeeWyzer GmbH, Berlin

“It is my particular personal desire to support not only the BCCG (as a member of the regional NRW Committee), but also the BCCG Foundation as a member of the Board of Trustees in its efforts to foster a vivid exchange of German-British students. Despite a very close relationship between our countries, I believe that it is vital to continuously support younger generations in the multicultural exchange.”

Petra Lienhop

P e t r a L i e n h o p, Burgdorf

“I was bitten by the GB bug early on, because at the age of 9, I attended a Stanford & Ackel summer school for the first time, followed by four more years. At 19, I served an apéritif to Princess Diana and Prince Charles during a state visit to Hanover. After 30 years in the hotel industry with many international guests, I am now an executive coach and sparring partner, supporting people with significant social and corporate responsibility, and look forward to inspiring encounters in the BCCG network.”

Professor Dr. Anabel Ternès von Hattburg

“At the BCCG, I am especially looking forward to contributing my expertise in the areas of digitalisation, education and health, around which I have been consulting, researching, writing and speaking for many years.”

Ralf Krüger

Head EMEA Region – LANXESS Group, CEO LANXESS Central Eastern Europe | LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, Köln

“As one of the leading specialty chemicals groups, it is important to analyse continuously all relevant issues in our core markets so that we can take appropriate action wherever necessary. The BCCG provides an effective communication platform for our company and supports us with its extensive expertise on current political, economic and regulatory issues in the bilateral relationship with the UK.”

Ralf Lange

motionfinity, Geesthacht

“My industrial background comes with former ITT Industries over to Xylem Let’s solve Water in UK for the EMEA region. This provides me with strong expertise in UK-EU business relations. My agency motionfinity came into being because of the passion for the UK and the wish to approach the Brexit agenda as a reality for SMEs. This is why I am glad to join the BCCG network and to support it with my background. My passions include my 3 grown up kids, sailing, boating and light social media.”

Rasha Oudeh

CEO | CEDEM AG, Frankfurt

“CEDEM AG, is focused on promoting improved health and wellness through premium quality, high value and legacy healthcare products that range from innovative, groundbreaking food supplements to medical devices and personal care products. Our modus operandi is to remain connected to people, listen to their needs and create what they really want: healthier, happier and longer lives. We are proud to be a member of the BCCG Network which supports B2B possibilities as well as female entrepreneurship with the SHeconomy format and promotes solidarity between members with its #Members4Members initiative.”

Sigrid Bauschert

Board of Directors | Management Circle AG, Eschborn/Ts.

“The BCCG provides first-hand relevant information on Brexit; this is ensured not only by the top-class presidium. The fruitful exchange between members and the large number of excellent events are also an ideal platform for British-German business life. The BCCG – a strong network!”

Stefan Hienzsch

Assistant General Counsel | BMW Group, Munich

“The BMW Group, with numerous locations in the UK, views itself as a good Corporate Citizen in German-British trade relations. Involvement in the organisation of the British Chambers of Commerce is a matter of course. The BCCG has become a great idea accelerator in challenging times.”

Stefan Peikert

Managing Director | AHP International GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin

“The BCCG relies on the commitment of the members in their regional committees. This means their work is authentic and especially valuable for those of us active in the German-British business field.”

Ulla-Martina Bauer

Senior Manager, Wirtschaftsprüfer, Steuerberater, ACCA, CPA | BDO AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Frankfurt

“We have been a member of the BCCG for many years, and regard it as a platform for cross-sector contacts and discussions with branches and subsidiaries of British concerns.”

Adrian Robinson

Consultant, Owner | Adrian Robinson Consulting, Freystadt

“British by birth, European by choice and German by residence, it’s clear that now more than ever we need to encourage and engage across borders. Being a start-up Businesses Consultancy here in Germany and being British, it makes perfect sense to support and be a part of the BCCG. Having worked across the globe, the Chamber has always been an anchor and shining light for British/Local interactions and business facilitation and I look forward to being an active part of this.”

Alexander Altmann LLM (Tax) FCCA

Director | Blick Rothenberg, London

“As German-speaking tax advisors in London, we have been helping individuals and companies successfully and legally enter the UK market for over 70 years. As a sponsoring member of the BCCG, we benefit enormously from the excellent network and member services.”