Corporate Social Responsibility
We support local business
The core values of GLC are implemented through our involvement in local and regional activities to support the development of entrepreneurship, and through our work with higher education institutions: University of Silesia, University of Economics in Katowice and University School of Business in Dąbrowa Górnicza. We also work with professional bodies: National Chamber of Tax Advisors, Foundation for Accounting Development and Regional Chamber of Commerce in Katowice.
GLC has partnered Warsaw School of Economics in running the Let’s Start Up! Project, aiming to support young people in setting up, financing and running their own business.
The project has four core elements: workshops run by experts on raising capital for business development, on business models and promoting a company at the start, a series of meetings for students with business people under the banner: TeSLa-Trends, Start-up, Leadership and a conference dedicated to the first steps in business. The highlight of the project is the Dragons’ Den session licensed by a well-known television show. Anna Hejka, Adam Kruszewski, Andrzej Głowacki, Joanna Kuzdak and Maciej Kaczmarski, business angels known from the third Polish edition of the program, select who they want to co-finance from among the top 10 business projects submitted by students.
GLC’s mission is to support business development through legal, fiscal and accounting optimization, which is why we have got involwed in and have become a partner of the Let’s Start Up! Project. Zbigniew Maciej Szymik, general director of GLC and tax advisor, was a speaker, workshop leader and panellist at the conference.
More about the project: www://letsstartup.pl
Young Entrepreneur in the Modern City
GLC supports Young Entrepreneur in the Modern City, a program implemented by the Youth Forum at the Regional Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Katowice Town Hall. One of our experts who got involved is our general Maciej Szymik, who covered the subject of taxes and insurance.
The program is addressed to young entrepreneurs from the area of Katowice and the Silesian Metropolis. The main goal is to promote the development of competences in young entrepreneurs and help them form an integrated group, able to provide support which is vital in the first five years of running their own business.
A Young Entrepreneur is a person not older than 35 year of age, who has been running a business or has been an owner or co-owner of a capital company for no longer than 3 years. Each person who meets these criteria can join the program and take part in a series of six business meetings under the common banner Small Business-All Inclusive. Experts in the field of HR, marketing, law, finance, insurance, management and sales were invited to conduct the workshops.
More information about the project can be found at: http://mlodyprzedsiebiorca.org/
Young Entrepreneurs Manifesto
GLC is one of the creators of the Young Entrepreneurs Manifesto: a set of 25 proposals demanding changes in the Polish legislation to support the development of young entrepreneurs and companies, including start-ups. In 2014 Maciej Szymik was representing GLC in the Train to Entrepreneurship, in which 100 young businessmen took the Manifesto to the Polish Parliament and Presidential Palace, and passed this document on to the representatives of the Sejm and the President of the Republic of Poland. The document was also sent to the Council of Ministers and the European Commission in Brussels. The leader of this undertaking was the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Katowice, GLC acted as a partner providing factual professional support.
We protect the taxpayer’s rights by involvement in the professional self-government body
Maciej Szymik, general director of GLC, was one of the co-founders of the Polish tax advisors’ self-governing body.
Since 1997, he has been a member of the Tax Advisors Association in Katowice, and since 2002 – a member of the National Chamber of Tax Advisors.
In 2001, on the recommendation of the Association, he was appointed by the Minister of Finance to the Organizing Committee of the 1st National Congress of Tax Advisors. Its goal was to create the National Chamber of Tax Advisors.
In the years 2002-2006, Maciej Szymik was Treasurer of the Silesian department of the National Chamber of Tax Advisors. For the next 4 years he was a member of the 2nd term National Council of Tax Advisors. At that time, he was the Chairman of the Professional Ethics Committee, the Secretary of the National Council of Tax Advisors, and then the Chairman of the National Council of Tax Advisors.
From 2010 to 2014 he was a member of the 3rd Council of Tax Advisors as Chairman of the Committee for Professional Development and Promotion, and in 2014 – 2018 he served as a Judge of the Higher Disciplinary Court at the National Chamber of Tax Advisors.
Since 2018 Maciej Szymik has been a member of the 5th National Council of Tax Advisors.
In 2014-2018 he was a member of the National Examination Commission for Tax Advisors at the Ministry of Finance.
He actively works to raise the professional standards of tax advisors, develop their qualifications and competences, as well as protect professional ethics. He is an advocate of creating the image of the tax advisor as a protector of the taxpayer’s rights.
Bartosz Kubista, partner at GLC, advocate and tax advisor, has been a member of the 5th term of National Council of Tax Advisors.
Artur Oleś PhD, managing partner at GLC, advocate, tax advisor, along with Bartosz Kubista since 2017 has been a member of the Forensic Accounting Expert Team at the National Council of Tax Advisors.
More information on the website of the National Chamber of Tax Advisors: www.kidp.pl
We help the kids to discover their talents
It is not only business that we support. Recently, we have got involved in discovering and developing talents and abilities of young children in the Talent Show organized in the Pre-School Complex No. 1 in Zabrze.
Pre-School Complex No. 1 in Zabrze more.
We support charity campaigns
GLC is involved in helping those in need, for example by collecting funds for little Zosia Olszówka.