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The BBG 22nd Annual Christmas Party

The British Business Group held its 22nd Annual Christmas Party Saturday, 8 December at the Hyatt Kishmish Hall with more than 400 members and guests. Guests were treated to Christmas carols sung by the Caspian Choir. Our favourite Georgian band, Vakis Parki entertained the crowd until the early morning hours with a special appearance from Nick Nicotre.

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BP – surviving in a USD50 oil barrel world

Addressing the plummet in oil prices in recent months at the BBG monthly meeting, BP’s Chief Procurement Officer Wilbert Long said there is no one single projection that people are aligning to about the future.“Are we in a v-cycle or a u-cycle? I can even ask if we are in an up-and-down cycle. People are divided on this,” he addressed attendees […]

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PwC celebrates 20 years in Azerbaijan

Speaking at the JW Marriott Absheron Hotel on Wednesday 1 April, PricewaterhouseCoopers Country Managing Partner Movlan Pashayev announced the firm’s latest milestone: 20 successful years in Baku. He touched on the challenges during the course of that time, which the firm has overcome to comprise the strong, 100+ workforce it is today. As Azerbaijan weathers two interrelated crises – the […]

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BP to bring Azerbaijan’s energy to Europe

Back in September, celebrations at the Heydar Aliyev Center marked the groundbreaking for the Southern Corridor, BP’s Shah Deniz 2 project that will deliver gas from Azerbaijan to Italy. As the sponsor’s representative at the November meeting at the Hyatt’s Baku room on Thursday 6 November, BP Vice President of Shah Deniz 2 Ewan Drummond took the podium, and expressed the […]

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Two luxury pads open at Shahdag

Dressed in full pink ski gear, on 1 October Pik Palace and Park Chalet Sales and Marketing Director Shebnem Ferman took the sponsor’s podium at the BBG monthly meeting. She advised members on what they had to look forward to this coming December with the two new five star luxury properties in Shahdag. The two premiere properties are situated in Shahdag mountain […]

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Rapid Solutions glams up

On Wednesday 9 July 2014 BBG members gathered in modern lounge-diner Movida, Port Baku, where Rapid Solutions exhibited their new logo and explained what the company, after 20 years in business, stands for today. By Elliot Meredew This year Rapid Solutions celebrates two decades of achievement. Since launching in Baku in 1994 the company opened an office in Georgia in […]

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EY presents first Robin Bennett award

On Tuesday 27 May 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel, BBG sponsors EY introduced their first annual Robin Bennett ‘smoking pipe’ award for contribution to Azerbaijan-UK business relations, in recognition of Robin’s work in Baku. And the award goes to… EY Country Managing Partner Ilgar Veliyev presented the award to John Patterson, current BBG Chairman since 2009 saying, “You are […]

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