The British Chamber offers professional advice and services for international companies in, or entering, the Belgian market. With the assistance of our vastly experienced partners, we help your business to grow and succeed.
Our accredited service providers are trusted partners with many years of experience working in Belgium. They are all experts in their field, offering specialised advice; including answers to questions that you may not know to ask. The service providers have all gone through an accreditation process based on ISO 9001 standards.
The British Chamber works with a broad range of providers to ensure that we can provide expert advice across most business sectors.
The British Chamber offers one hour of free advice from any or all of our Accredited Service Providers.
BDO specializes in: Audit & Assurance, Financial Reporting in broad sense, Tax and Legal advice, Corporate Finance, Management Advisory and Interim Management.
BDO offers managers a wide range of modern tools and resources which enable them to compose objective figures in a fast and efficient way, and to interpret them in detail. To this end, BDO relies on a wide generalist know-how and an extensive experience of experts in several market segments and sectors, and on specialists in several domains, when needed. BDO is vigorous in offering the necessary flexibility and a personal & pragmatic approach. BDO offers quality and the proximity you expect, and is the listening ear that will continuously render tailor made advice - even international where needed - and will guide you for a fair price.
Start-up and company law
Corporate tax and VAT
Mergers & acquisitions
Employment and legal compliance
BNP Paribas Fortis offers the Belgian market a comprehensive package of financial services for private individuals, the self-employed, professionals and SMEs. The bank also provides wealthy individuals, corporations and public and financial institutions with custom solutions for which it can draw on BNP Paribas’ know-how and international network. In the insurance sector, BNP Paribas Fortis works closely with Belgian market leader AG Insurance. BNP Paribas Fortis is part of BNP Paribas, a leading bank in Europe with an international reach with a presence in 75 countries, with more than 189,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe.
Corporate & Investment
Brussels Invest & Export is the strategic partner in Brussels for exporters and foreign investors in the Brussels-Capital Region. Brussels Invest & Export is a centralised information bureau, which provides free advice and consultation services to businesses that want to set up in the Brussels-Capital Region. Brussels Invest & Export allows companies that are considering Brussels as a possible new location to evaluate all the assets of the Region. We offer a free service for a three-month trial period during which time we will provide you with support and advice so that you can make an informed decision about your company’s prospects in Brussels.
Temporary office space
Advice on subsidies and incentives
Tax planning and advice
FairWorks is a business consultancy focusing on SMEs and NGOs operating in Belgium, Greece and Cyprus.
Our philosophy is simple: Focus your energy on the core activities of your organisation; outsource the rest. Smaller organisations have limited resources and should use them wisely.
These activities are vital for your organisation to flourish, but they are frequently unloved or overlooked.
Working with FairWorks, one can expect professional services, social responsibility, personal contact flexibility, speed and quality, fair and affordable pricing.
Business or strategic planning
Budgeting and financial management
Credit risk management
Process analysis and improvement
Bank relationship management
As the Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) agency, we promote sustainable international business, in the interest of both Flanders-based companies and overseas enterprises.
Whatever sector you are involved in, we will help you establish contact with the Flemish companies you are looking for. This includes not only products or services you may be sourcing, but also various types of business relationships, from joint ventures to technology transfers.
Setting up an office
Advice on getting subsidies in Belgium
Based in Brussels for over 20 years, The Fry Group Belgium (formerly Fulcra) is the leading provider of financial solutions to the international English-speaking community in the Benelux region.
We combine our local knowledge with an international perspective. Our team of experienced advisers provides tailor-made straightforward, sensible and honest advice on investments, retirement planning, pensions and tax planning.
Pensions solutions for companies & individuals
Life insurance, disability and keyman cover
Strategies to build up capital
Investing with maximum tax efficiency
Investing for income
Group S was founded in 1939 as a non-profit association and was the first social secretariat to be accredited. Group S has 80,000 clients and produces more than 500,000 pay slips per month. Group S has 33 offices in Belgium and is also present in France. Group S has more than 900 staff members.
Regardless of the nature of your commercial activity in Belgium, Group S offers a fully-integrated service through a single point of contact.
External Payroll Office
Child Benefit Fund
McGuireWoods LLP has more than 1000 lawyers in 23 strategically located offices, including Brussels and London. Our lawyers speak more than 35 languages and provide seamless global advice through our network of firms in more than 128 countries. McGuireWoods Brussels has been serving clients in Belgium and internationally for more than 25 years.
EU Public Advocacy
Established in 2000, Orega have expanded the brand of serviced offices into 13 prime, city centre locations both in the UK and Brussels. We are committed to providing the highest quality of customer service and professional environments and this is evident within each Business Centre. Orega is the base for a variety of businesses and industries who have all experienced the support, convenience and flexibility our business centres offer.
Orega are the operator of choice if you’re looking for fully transparent contract, contemporary office space and highly desirable business environments with a fully managed move-in process that makes transition to your new office space frictionless.
Office & meeting room rental
Virtual office services
IT & Telecoms packages
With a well-honed dexterity to think globally and act locally, the Porter Novelli Brussels team drives significant business results for the international brands and global companies that are located in Belgium—while executing client work on national, regional and global levels for companies outside the country as well. The result is strategic and highly aligned communications that advance the broader message of global clients while translating, articulating and integrating that vision into the context of smaller markets.
More than 60,000 large and small organisations rely on SD Worx and its 2,700 employees. During the company’s 70 year history we have acquired an extraordinary amount of expertise in Payroll, HR and Tax & Legal matters providing our clients with a wide range of services including payroll and HR, legal support, training, automation, consulting and outsourcing, across Europe, the US and Canada.
In Belgium, we offer specific packages for SMEs, large enterprises, the public sector and international organisations. As an international HR service provider we operate in the Benelux, France and Germany. The other European countries, the US and Canada are covered by the Payroll Services Alliance, a strategic network of leading payroll companies.
Optimisation & Consulting
International Tax & Legal Planning
HR: Workforce Management
HR: International Training & Support
We are an independent partnership of experienced professionals bringing together complementary sets of knowledge, skills and expertise required for your digital transformation. We do this by enabling membership organisations and SME's to transform the way they work, collaborate and engage utilising the latest digital solutions at a cost that is affordable to them.
Digital Transformation Strategy
Digital Cultural Change
Online engagement & collaboration
Integrating digital tools & website development
Digital skills & recruitment
Wallonia Export & Investment Agency (AWEX) is the Wallonia Region of Belgium’s governmental agency in charge of promoting foreign trade and attracting foreign investments. This includes seeking out and providing information to potential foreign investors: helping on different aspects including the search of real estate, information on the cash grants available in the Region, availability and costs of personnel, etc. In short, investment and R&D grants, attractive fiscal measures, employment incentives are all available. The Agency also offers a pro-active follow-up service to investors already established in Wallonia.
Setting up an office
General Financial Advice
How to get involved
If you are a business based in Belgium and offer services that could help fellow chamber members as well as new entrants to the market, then becoming an Accredited Service Provider is a great opportunity. By becoming an Accredited Service Provider you will be better connected to business development and trade & investment opportunities, and you will receive extended visibility via the British Chamber’s communication channels and events.
Any Full Member of the British Chamber that is able to provide high-quality business advice in English can apply to be accredited.