Ota Kulhánek the president of the ABSL Association and Karel Kučera the Managing Director of the CzechInvest Agency ceremonially signed a Memorandum of Cooperation between both organisations. This partnership is based on promotion of the Czech Republic as the ideal location for business services and support of investors who are establishing a business services centre in the Czech Republic. The most important joint future projects include presentation of the Czech Republic at the important Bloomberg Conference “Europe after Brexit” in London, where over 200 companies from Great Britain will consider the Czech Republic as an alternative location for their business services centres after Brexit over the oncoming week. Another important project is a major recruitment strategy and campaign, the goal of which will be to attract more university graduates from Germany and Great Britain to the Czech Republic.
“The Czech Republic is a location of interest for many foreign companies considering realisation of their investments in this country. Our joint task is to convince them that the Czech Republic really is the right choice and help them realise their goals,“ said Ota Kulhánek, president of the ABSL, and he added: “Not only will we assure highly qualified jobs with an interesting future for the Czech people, but this will also mean a major contribution to the economy of the Czech Republic.
The faster the business services segment grows, the greater the support required by investors coming to the Czech Republic. This is not just about consultancy on potential government subsidies, but also about support during actual establishment of a company – from consultations, through selection of a suitable location and real property, to human resources. The segment is expected to grow by 20% in 2017, which means more than 15,000 new jobs. Assurance of sufficient human resources will consequently be a strategic project for both partner organisations. As well as extensive recruitment campaigns, the purpose of which is to bring new talents from Germany and Great Britain to the Czech Republic, this will also mean expansion of activities within the regions. “Our joint strategy counts on attracting new investors to regional cities, mainly to Olomouc, Liberec, Hradec Králové or Pilsen, which offer a sufficient number of university educated employees, a good infrastructure and lower costs than in Prague and Brno,“ Ota Kulhánek explained.