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Chambers Associates

Principal: Tim Chambers



contact details:
  Chambers Associates
Avenida Sacadura Cabral, 89
Arcozelo VNG
tel: +351 964 385 177
skype: timchambers
mobile: +351 918 935 284
email: tim.chambers@sapo.pt


Key Services Offered:
Business Support & Development.

Core Experience of Principal:
Over 20 years experience as an MDO in a family agency business importing, stocking and reselling raw materials to the ceramic and metallurgical sectors. Dealt with suppliers from all over the world including Taiwan, Thailand, North Africa and most European countries. Subsequently was responsible for the start-up and running as General Manager of the Portuguese operations of a multinational raw materials group involved in both importing and manufacturing ceramic materials. The purchase of businesses, restructuring them, as well as starting companies from scratch and dealing with local bureaucracy were the main tasks successfully completed. Very experienced in European and cross-border business and therefore conversant with all multinational tasks, particularly of a commercial nature.

Speak fluently four languages (English, Portuguese, Spanish, French), and write fluently three of them.


Qualifications & Accreditations:
A Director of the British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce for 20 years, Chairman of the Board for 6 years, and currently Vice-President of this organisation. An Executive Director of COBCOE (Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Continental Europe) and an immediate past President. Awarded the OBE this year in recognition of services to UK business interests and the British community in Portugal. During 1990s was a Director of the Associação Comercial Portuense (Commercial Association of Porto). All these organisations give good networking/lobbying opportunities. Accredited Associate, Institute for Independent Business (AInstIB).

Industry Sectors worked in:
Long term (25 years) experience in the Ceramic Industry means an in depth knowledge of all aspects of this area of business in both commercial and production activities. Excellent local knowledge of the Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning industry as a supplier to the building industry. A sound working knowledge of the Foundry and Steelworks (metallurgical) sector having worked as a supplier to the industry for over 15 years. As a natural consequence of being an MDO, have worked and had experience in many different fields apart from those mentioned, and applied general management skills to different situations.

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