The roll call of new year’s receptions continued on Tuesday night as the British Chamber of Commerce welcomed members for a cocktail hosted at UK ambassador Fleur Thomas’ residence.

The BCC, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, hosted members to ring in the new year for a closed-door event.

More than 110 guests crowded into the British ambassador’s residence for the event, which returned after a pandemic break.

“Looking back at 2022, I want to say we got lucky,” said BCC chairman Daniel Eischen, who will be stepping down at the chamber’s AGM in June after four years in the post. “The pandemic hasn’t weakened us, but made us stronger, more focused.” 

The pandemic taught everyone to move closer together, he said, but also forced the chamber to look for new ways to connect with members and provide value to them and their businesses.

Eischen gave an overview of upcoming events and what the year ahead has in store for the chamber, which connects UK businesses to Luxembourg but also provides a forum for the English-speaking business community in Luxembourg to exchange.