The Belgian embassy to host specialist seminars on European business development


Deyton Bell are delighted to announce that they will be working with the Belgian Embassy to organise an important initiative supporting European Business Development.

 The Embassy will be hosting a series of breakfast seminars across the East of England taking place in October with a focus on Belgium as Gateway to Europe and are keen to attract organisations from across the region to attend. These specialist events will elaborate on how businesses can profit from tackling the continental European market.

Reflecting on the announcement, Chris Parkhouse, Managing Director of Deyton Bell said “I am delighted that Deyton Bell will be working with The Belgian Embassy to coordinate this exciting initiative for them. Belgium represents a great platform for organisations seeking European expansion and the seminars offer an excellent opportunity for businesses to learn more about what’s possible and more importantly how they can make it happen.”

The seminars, which are open to all businesses, will take place on 3 consecutive days, in different locations between 8am-10.30am as follows:
• Tuesday October 20th The National Skills Academy, Norwich
• Wednesday October 21st Wyboston Lakes Conference Centre, Cambridgeshire
• Thursday October 22nd Stansted Airport, Essex

Ben De Smit, Economic and Commercial Councellor at The Belgian Embassy, will be they key note speaker at the events. He commented “It is a great time for UK businesses to explore trade and investment opportunities in Europe. The European continent offers some very attractive markets, which are easy to access in terms of both geography and trade. Belgium boasts a uniquely central location at the hub of the wealthiest area of Europe at the crossroads of European trade and offers businesses a stable market-driven economy.”

Other expert speakers will cover important issues such as how to finance operations, tax, incentives and other practicalities. There will also be an opportunity to have one to one meetings with the speakers and other embassy officials, following the seminar.

The seminars will also be supported by East of England International, as well as Business Link, The IoD, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce and the Global Trade Network. For further information or to make a booking, please contact Jessica Heavey, at Deyton Bell on 01223 873033 or , alternatively visit our website

About Belgium

The Belgians are renowned for their cross-border flexibility and understanding of what today’s business world demands. Businesses wishing to expand into Belgium are actively encouraged by both federal and regional governments and are offered a variety of cash grants and other incentives. Belgium offers a first rate transport and communications infrastructure, an excellent quality of life and has one of the world’s most productive workforces. Belgian executives tend to be fluent in all three of their official languages: Dutch, French and German, as well as English. The Belgian embassy can provide free confidential advice and guidance for any company wishing to expand into Belgium.

About Deyton Bell

Deyton Bell are specialists in business development, working with clients from all sectors and of all sizes. Based in Cambridge, England, the business was founded by Chris Parkhouse in 2005 and has grown rapidly since, providing specialist advice, support and services on both domestic and international challenges. Chris Parkhouse holds a number of business roles including: Chairman of Business Link East and Chairman of The Institute of Directors in The East of England.


For more details please contact Chris Parkhouse on + 44 (0) 1223 873033 or + 44 (0) 7730 718218.


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