Wirepas to partner with Fujitsu

Our Corporate Member, the IoT connectivity company Wirepas has just released exciting news about a partnership with the Japanese ICT company Fujitsu. Fujitsu and Wirepas partner to enable secure, scalable and flexible IoT solutions.

The high-quality Fujitsu sensor beacons with Wirepas Connectivity offer an easy-to-use, connected module for various IoT application areas, such as healthcare, industrial automation and smart building. With the Wirepas Connectivity protocol, Fujitsu is now able to offer ready-to-go solutions for various IoT applications – for example a connected sensor beacon with an embedded high-accuracy accelerometer/temperature sensor.

Find out more about the partnership on Wirepas’ press release!

We warmly welcome our new Corporate Member Frosmo

 

 

FROSMO software and services enable you to achieve unprecedented freedom, speed and cost-efficiency in developing unique experiences for your online customers. Thanks to FROSMO’s Single Tag based UI improvement methodology the potential of your website will be released to the fullest, bringing competitive advantage and increased ROI.

Intrigued? Find more information here: frosmo.com

Goodwille Strengthens Its Management

 

The untimely loss of its founder inevitably presents any company with a challenging period of reflection regarding matters strategic and managerial. Goodwille Ltd has been no exception, but when they wrote to their clients and other friends of the company in July 2016 to impart their sad news, they made it clear that there would be no immediate change in the strategic direction of the company.

With regard to the future management of the business, it was always the founder Annika’s wish that her family continue her work by further developing Goodwille Ltd.

Goodwille are therefore pleased to announce that Alexander Goodwille, Annika’s eldest son, who has been providing IT consultancy services to the company for the last two years, will become CEO as of 1st March 2017.

Svend Littauer, who has played a major role in the company over many years, most recently as Annika’s COO, has decided to seek new challenges elsewhere. He has agreed to delay his departure to ensure a smooth transition, while he hands over his day-to-day management responsibilities. Kevin Rutter, who for the last year and a half has been head of Financial Administration, will join the management team as CFO, supporting Alexander in the general management of the company.

Alexander Goodwille, CEO, comments:
“Goodwille has been built on the foundation stone of delivering outstanding service to its clients. I very much look forward to expanding and developing the business, together with Kevin and the rest of the dedicated team at Goodwille. I am very grateful that Svend will be assisting us to ensure a smooth handover of his responsibilities. The company and the family extend their sincere thanks to Svend for his dedicated service to the company over many years.”

 

Read the full press release:
Goodwille Strengthens Its Management – Goodwille News

HundrED bringing Finnish education innovation to the world

 

An official part of Finland’s centennial celebrations, HundrED is a Finnish-born project researching global innovations in education, and helping to disseminate this best practice. HundrED has offices in both Helsinki and London, where the teams are working to find 100 innovations in Finland locally and 100 innovations from around the world.

In London, the HundrED global team have just announced the first ten global innovations, whilst in Helsinki the Finnish team have just announced the final twenty-five Finnish innovations. HundrED will be trailing the Finnish innovations in schools across the country and their project pages will be updated as the experiments are put into practice.

The remaining ninety global innovations are currently being researched and will be announced in the Fall of 2017. All the global innovations will be assessed by expert advisory boards, as well as student advisory boards too, before being selected.

The themes of the innovations span the whole spectrum of K12 education, tacking the diverse multitude of problems and aspects of education that need innovating. All of the HundrED innovations must adhere to the same criteria, they must be innovative, scalable and high-impact.

Come the Fall of 2017, the 100 Global innovations and 100 Finnish innovations will be packaged and shared with the world for free, so that anyone anywhere in the world has access to HundrED’s work and can improve education where they are.

For more information go to hundred.org.

FBCC is recruiting Marketing and Events Coordinator Trainees for Autumn 2017

 

The Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce in London is recruiting two new Marketing and Events Coordinator Trainees. Positions are due to start in August 2017. Each term is an internship of circa 5-6 months.

For more details on the job description, skills needed and how to contact us, please see our job advertisement.

Startup Guide London

Filled with case-studies, expert advice, interviews and local tips, the Startup Guide is essential reading for anyone interested in starting up a business in London, whether they are new to the city, new to the startup scene or seasoned business people starting again.

Our Patron Member, professional service provider Goodwille are also included in the guide, sharing valuable information on how to successfully expand business into the UK. With vast experiences in helping companies launch in the UK, Goodwille offer readers their best tips and tricks and share mistakes they often see companies slip up on.

Find out more about the Startup Guide here:
http://goodwille.com/our-latest/goodwille-partner-startup-guide-london/.

Newmedia2.0 are delighted to offer 15% discount on the Startup Guide to all FBCC members. If you are a member and wish to use the offer, please contact us at events@fbcc.co.uk.

The offer is valid until the 14th of May 2017. 

We warmly welcome our new Corporate Member Leadin

 

Leadin are an international service design and production agency. The company creates value from user insight for the benefit of its clients. Leadin production crew has the skills to capitalise digitalisation – user researchers, business consultants, service and UI/UX designers, system and software architects, software developers and quality assurance experts.

Leadin is at its best when designing and simplifying complex systems that are run in challenging environments and targeted to various user groups. Company’s enthusiastic production team works in close co-operation with clients to overcome their challenges and achieve shared goals. Leadin clientele includes well recognised companies and organisations like Jaguar Land Rover, DVLA, Airbus, ABB and Voith.

Leadin teams are based in the UK, Finland and Germany. Projects are carried out globally. More info: www.leadin.co.uk

We warmly welcome our new Corporate Member EventCart

 

 

 

EventCart is an innovative Finnish company offering all in one event management and ticket selling solutions for businesses across Europe. Whether you want to organise a local event or manage a gig with thousands of people, go live with your event in minutes with EventCart’s flexible platform. And best of all, if your event is free, you pay nothing. Discover all of EventCart’s unique features today at www.eventcart.co.uk.

New trainees at the FBCC office

With New Year come two new Marketing and Events Coordinator trainees to the Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce – Milka Heilä and Jonne Mäkikyrö.

Milka is a Master’s student of Communications at the University of Helsinki, with business and politics -related minor studies from University College London and previous communications and marketing experience from an adult education company. Jonne originates from Rovaniemi and currently studies International Business at Umeå University in Sweden, with additional digital marketing studies from University of Groningen. Milka and Jonne are excited for the opportunity to work in the international business hub of London.

Dedicated to improving Finnish-British business relations, Milka and Jonne are looking forward to meeting you at our various business and social events. The trainees are situated in the Hammersmith office, and can be contacted via milka@fbcc.co.uk and jonne@fbcc.co.uk.

We warmly welcome our new Corporate Member Small + Blunt Consulting

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Small + Blunt Consulting Ltd, a boutique business consultancy based in the UK, is helping Finnish companies to the UK market. Their personable directors, Rita (Mrs Smalley) and Pikke (Mrs Kontio-Blunt) are known to be very hands-on and straightforward doers and shakers with a long experience of the UK business. They do live up to their name, they are friendly yet sometimes also rather direct in their approach. You can expect an honest, fully bilingual service with absolutely no consulting jargon. You can spy the company at www.smallandblunt.com.

Small + Blunt Consulting are happy to have a chat with anyone about their business ideas and problems. Just call them!

Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce

The FBCC is an independent, non-profit organisation, recognized throughout the Finnish, British and international business communities. The Chamber offers four different membership categories: Patron, Corporate, Professional and Junior.