British-Swiss Chamber says “no” to salary caps vote

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – The British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce (BSCC) has come out against the Minder Initiative to cap top management salaries, in an unusual move into the political arena, with a letter to members Wednesday 30 January. The 3 March vote calls for a federal constitutional amendment that would make shareholder approval mandatory for board […]

Skyworks named British-Swiss company of the year

Skyworks' team

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Skywork Airlines won the second annual award for company of the year from the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, Thursday evening 1 November in Geneva. The company was commended by BSCC managing director Carolyn Helbling for “its role in linking both the capitals and the regions of Switzerland and the UK. They connect […]

Videos for your organization: free help is here!

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – YouTube has helped us all fall in love with videos and it’s made it easy and cheap to make them and add them to web sites. One result is that there is a lot of rubbish out there, and a lot of people in small businesses in particular wondering how they can […]

Tooting our own horn: GenevaLunch editor wins “Unsung hero” award

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – GenevaLunch editor Ellen Wallace was named “Unsung hero” by the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce at its first Business Awards Wednesday 30 November in Geneva for her work in developing an online news source in English for the Lake Geneva region and Switzerland. GenevaLunch, staffed by volunteers, will soon hit the 3 million […]

Video about GenevaLunch, smaller version

A couple people with slow Internet connections, one in Cambodia and another on an island in Scotland, have had trouble loading the BSCC video about me and GenevaLunch, so I’m posting a smaller file version here, which should help. Enjoy it and let us know you like it, please!

GenevaLunch finalist for BSCC awards: you be the judge!

Ed. note: I’ve posted a smaller version on Editor’s Notepad to accommodate those who have slower Internet connections, so if it doesn’t load quickly and smoothly, please view it here. GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – GenevaLunch is one of 15 finalists for 5 categories of business awards given by the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce. The winners will […]

Lecture: Great British Breakfast, Ingrid Deltenre

Ingrid Deltenre, director-general, European Broadcasting Union (EBU), brief talk and questions over breakfast, part of the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce breakfast series.

Lecture: Future Directions of the Commonwealth

With Kamalesh Sharma, Commonwealth Secretary-General.

Simon de Pury, an expert view of the art market from the man with the gavel, BSCC

Title: Simon de Pury, an expert view of the art market from the man with the gavel, BSCC Location: Hotel Beau Rivage, quai du Mont-Blanc 13 1201 Genève Link out: Click here Description: Simon de Pury on the international art market. 11:45 for drinks, 12:15 for lunch CHF85 for members, CHF105 for non-members. Start Time: […]

Rocco Forte brings views on hotels, economy to Geneva


Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – British hotel chain owner Sir Rocco Forte was in town Thursday to share his thoughts on the state of the economy with the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce and to officially open the terrace of hotel Le Richemond, which he closed for nearly two years for major renovations. Photo: Jonell Galloway