27 March 2009

The British - How to do Business with them

Our March networking meeting 'The British- How to do Business with them was another success.
With more than 90 people attending our 'standing only' meeting was a bit more social than usual and our members and guests told me they liked it.

Our speakers were: Derek Mansfield - President of Bold Endeavours, who gave a super presentation on the ENGLISH. I think this was one of the best short presentations I have seen from one of our members.
Alex Frishberg - Managing Partner, Frishberg & Partners shared some of his experiences of working with British expats in Kyiv from the early days.
Olga Revina - Management Consultant described her experiences of the different understandings between British and Ukrainian people. (Sometimes we Brits are not serious enough)
Jim Hydzik - Editor & Writer, talked about his work with London based media owners and how it pays off to be 'polite' when dealing with the British.
Our own Tony Wood, then gaves us his personal opinion on the future of how the British are going to do business in the UK. He tolds us about his THREE P's -Purpose, People, Partnership approach to doing business.

This month we had a few more members join the BBCU but we still need many more and a lot more effort is being placed on this. I am sure the Radisson Hotel were happy to get our business again, but its getting more expensive. I just hope the new web site is ready for launching early next month.

Our next meeting will be very soon - Tuesday 7th April and will be a joint meeting with the British Ukrainian Society.

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