On 8 October, BBBA elected Stefan Bumov, HeleCloud COO and Martyn Smith, Brightive Managing Director as Board Members during its Annual General Meeting.
Тhe guests were warmly welcomed by H.E. Dr. Rob Dixon, British Ambassador to Bulgaria and H.E. Mr. Marin Raykov, Bulgarian Ambassador to the UK. They highlighted the excellent cooperation between their embassies and BBBA, and the appreciation of the progress made by the association in supporting bilateral trade between Bulgaria and the UK.
The event was opened by BBBA Chairman Garry Levesley, who highlighted the key milestones in the development of BBBA during the last 12 months and expressed his gratitude to the members for their community engagement. The General Meeting proceeded with Desislava Miteva, BBBA Executive Director presenting BBBA business results and the plans for BBBA strategic development.
The culmination of the evening was the election for two new Board Members among six candidates. During his speech, HeleCloud COO, Stefan Bumov confirmed his strategic priorities to focus his work including raising awareness of investing opportunities in Bulgaria in the field of IT and outsourcing among the UK businesses.
“I appreciate the opportunity to apply my experience in the NGO and Enterprise interface to enhance industry collaboration and dialogue, strengthen the positive image of the sector and drive cooperation with authorities. Setting joint business objectives in front of BBBA and AIBEST in the field of IT and Business Services collaboration between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Bulgaria in the context of Brexit, would help both organisations successfully drive programs, policies and implementation strategies”, said Stefan Bumov.
BBBA is a non-profit organisation on a mission to stimulate and support mutually beneficial business between the UK and the Republic of Bulgaria and represent the interests of its members in relations between the business, Bulgarian authorities, economic agencies, public institutions and NGOs. HeleCloud is a member of BBBA since 2017.