New TAP CEO calls on common sense and unity

The new interim CEO of Portuguese airline TAP, Ramiro Sequeira has called on “unity and common sense” to enable decisions to be taken for the good of the airline within the context of a “very slow recovery” in the industry in the coming years. “It is vital to show common sense and calm” in order […]

House sales plummeted 35.25% in April

Uncertainty during Portugal’s lockdown over jobs and the ability to pay mortgages long-term despite the Government’s moratorium meant house sales fell 35.25% in April. And the number of overseas property buyers also fell in Portugal in 2019 as property prices increased that year. Although the two factors are clearly unrelated, it does add weight to […]

High probability of hard Brexit says Moedas

The former Portuguese European Commissioner Carlos Moedas has warned that there is a high possibility that the UK will leave the EU at the end of the year without an agreement. Moedas argues that the “Brussels machine knows what to do on the day after” as well as what will be affected. “Everything is prepared, […]

Montepio to make 800 redundant

Portugal’s mutual bank Montepio is planning to make 800 staff redundant as part of a major restructuring process. The bank is to ask the Government to issue the statute of a company under restructuring. Under such an exceptional measure it can, under Portuguese labour laws, make a significant part of its workforce redundant either through […]

Altice Empresas
Spotlight on our new members!

Portugal’s largest telco and SI/TI provider, Altice Portugal is also the country’s biggest provider of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Shared Service Centres (SSC).

Altice’s fast-growing BPO/SSC division is now offering these services to the rest of Europe, and their first target market is the UK. To pursue this aim, Altice has joined the Chamber as Corporate members under our Starting in the UK programme, in order to develop its partnerships in the BPO and SSC space in this huge UK market. We are looking forward to working with the Altice team. Watch this space!
“I’m very happy with how it went, particularly given the short lead-in time and the sustained interest throughout the webinar, - it actually exceeded my expectations.” - 4th August 2020 Moving to Portugal Webinars
Geoffrey Graham
Senior Partner at Edge International
“The call with (a potential client) went really well, from my perspective. I am happy to learn that he felt the same. Many thanks for your efforts in arranging this. At a time when travel is restricted, this type of contact is much appreciated.” - August 2020
Hugo Rosa Ferreira
Partner, PLMJ
“I hope to do other events with the Chamber as you are very professional and the result is always highly positive” - Moving to Portugal Webinars 2020
Pedro Pereira
Marketing Director, UCI
I'll be back soon, given the good feedback I got from all the meetings and visits I made. No doubt the UK is a market that Mindol wants to bet on. - Starting in the UK 2019
Miguel Cunha
International Sales Manager, Mindol