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Twenty cheers for the BCC

Snapshots 28.06.2012 Aaron Grunwald
Photo: Jessica Theis

Networking: The British Chamber of Commerce for Luxembourg celebrated its 20th anniversary with a members’ garden party at the British ambassador’s official residence on Wednesday.

The British Chamber celebrated its 20th anniversary at the British ambassador's residence
The British Chamber celebrated its 20th anniversary at the British ambassador's residence
Britain's ambassador to Luxembourg, Alice Walpole
Britain's ambassador to Luxembourg, Alice Walpole
Robert Deed, chair of the British Chamber
Robert Deed, chair of the British Chamber
Daniel Eischen
Daniel Eischen
Sophie Kerschen and Liz Main
Sophie Kerschen and Liz Main
Henry Kelly (centre)
Henry Kelly (centre)
The garden at the British embassy residence
The garden at the British embassy residence
Alice Walpole and Laurent Mosar, president of the Chamber of Deputies
Alice Walpole and Laurent Mosar, president of the Chamber of Deputies
Artur Sosna and Sebastian Eberwein
Artur Sosna and Sebastian Eberwein
From left: Christopher Jenner, Leonie Jenner and La Vigar
From left: Christopher Jenner, Leonie Jenner and La Vigar
Andrew Knight
Andrew Knight
Stefan Chorus and Chris Vigar
Stefan Chorus and Chris Vigar
Lino Arcone and Gill Adams
Lino Arcone and Gill Adams
Michael Stone
Michael Stone
Russell Proffitt-Perchard and Hannah Proffitt-Perchard
Russell Proffitt-Perchard and Hannah Proffitt-Perchard
Andrew Knight and Bernard Moreau
Andrew Knight and Bernard Moreau
Diane Longden
Diane Longden
Mark Flawn
Mark Flawn
Steve Giddings
Steve Giddings
Jacques Loesch
Jacques Loesch
Pierre Gramegna (centre) speaking with Nigel Fielding (left) and Francis Carpenter (right)
Pierre Gramegna (centre) speaking with Nigel Fielding (left) and Francis Carpenter (right)
Sophie Kerschen and Stefan Chorus
Sophie Kerschen and Stefan Chorus
Wim Geleyn (centre) and Marc Vereecken (second from right)
Wim Geleyn (centre) and Marc Vereecken (second from right)
Luciana Restivo and Dave Evans
Luciana Restivo and Dave Evans
Jan Koenighaus and David Clark
Jan Koenighaus and David Clark
Enjoying the view from the British ambassador's official residence
Enjoying the view from the British ambassador's official residence
Gast Waltzing’s Quartet
Gast Waltzing’s Quartet
From left: Gill Adams, Luciana Restivo, Julie Hornsby
From left: Gill Adams, Luciana Restivo, Julie Hornsby
From left: Emmanual Begat, Jill Saville, Mark Vereecken, Wim Geleyn & Clare Hargreaves
From left: Emmanual Begat, Jill Saville, Mark Vereecken, Wim Geleyn & Clare Hargreaves
Pimm's and G&Ts were served at the gazebo
Pimm's and G&Ts were served at the gazebo
Photo: Jessica Theis

The BCC was founded in 1992 when a group of English-speaking business leaders in Luxembourg decided to convert what was then a local chapter of a Brussels-based organisation into a fully-fledged chamber of commerce.

It began life with 75 founding members, and today counts more than 300 internationally-oriented organisations and individuals among its ranks, including most of the original participants, current chair Robert Deed recounted during his brief remarks.

The highlight of Wednesday evening’s garden party was “the fact that the weather held for us, and it was a lovely social occasion to see so many of our members who could get together to celebrate the anniversary,” Sophie Kerschen, the chamber’s manager, told Delano following the event. “It was just a very enjoyable night.”

The soiree also featured a performance by Gast Waltzing’s Quartet, one of the Grand Duchy’s best known jazz ensembles, as well as British specialties such as mini fish & chip cones and curries.

Down at the gazebo, Pimm’s and gin & tonics were served along with Luxembourg crémant, whose appellation, Kerschen noted, is also celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.