We warmly welcome our new Corporate Member Office Blueprint

 

Office Blueprint supplies the complete furniture package for the modern workplace, including height-adjustable desks and acoustic phone booths. They are always on the lookout for the latest innovations, design trends and technology which help improve productivity and wellbeing in the office.

They are the UK importer of the Finnish brand, Framery. Framery has developed a market-leading range of acoustic phone booths and meeting spaces. According to a study by the University of Sydney, about half of employees in open-plan offices quote noise as the most frustrating aspect of their work environment. The O and Q booths solve this modern day problem.

Find out more here: officeblueprint.co.uk/about-us

MeetingPackage.com puts pedal to the metal

Our corporate member MeetingPackage.com, an online platform for booking meeting rooms and related service packages, has set its goal to becoming one of the top three players in the field by 2020, according to the CEO and Founder Joonas Ahola. The startup has already had massive 500-700 attendee conferences booked through the platform, and recently Carslon Wagonlit Travel, the largest global travel organiser, became a client.

To achieve the growth goals, MeetingPackage.com has strengthened its team. The former CEO of Varusteleka, Henri Nyström has joined the team as the COO, and a highly skilled software developer, Himanshu Mittal, has joined as the Head of R&D. The startup has also decided to hire 10+ sales managers at once – because now it is time for sales!

Read the full press release here: MeetingPackage.com – Accelerating Growth

Containerships Goes Green

The Finnish cargo company and FBCC Patron Member Containerships has received funding for the implementation of their new green strategy. Containerships is aiming to be the first European business using a logistic chain based on the eco-friendly liquefied natural gas. European Union and the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation NEFCO have funded a total of nearly 22 million euros to support Containerships’ new strategy.

Read more at containershipsgroup.com/news

Goodio Brings Good Chocolate to London

Goodio is a Helsinki-based company that makes chocolate that does not only taste good,
but is also good for you – and now they are coming to the UK.

The founder Jukka Peltola, previously a game developer at Rovio, grew tired of the lack of healthy snack choices, especially in the chocolate department. A huge fan of cocoa and raw chocolate, Peltola knew he would have to take action, and decided to start his own healthy raw chocolate company.

The goodness of Goodio does not stop in the taste and health benefits – the company also sources the cacao from independent producers, and uses factories in Helsinki that take part in programs hiring long-term unemployed.

Find out more at Goodio’s website: goodiochocolate.com

We warmly welcome our new Corporate Member Hausfeld

 

 

Hausfeld is a leading global law firm with offices in Berlin, Boston, Brussels, London, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. The firm has a broad range of complex litigation expertise, particularly in antitrust/competition, financial services, sports and entertainment, environmental, mass torts, consumer protection, and human rights matters, often with an international dimension.

Hausfeld aims to achieve the best possible results for clients through its practical and commercial approach, avoiding litigation where feasible, yet litigating robustly when necessary. Their extensive experience with alternative and innovative fee models offers clients a diverse menu of engagement options and maximum flexibility in terms of managing their cost exposure. Hausfeld is the only claimants’ firm to be ranked by the Legal 500 as a top tier firm in private enforcement of antitrust/competition law in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

For more information about the firm, including recent trial victories and landmark settlements, please visit: www.hausfeld.com. To get in touch with Hausfeld, contact Andrew Bullion at abullion@hausfeld.com . To read more about Andrew Bullion and his work, click here.

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.

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.