We warmly welcome our new Corporate Member Villa Wolax

Villa Wolax, located on the island of Kuusisto, offers a marine setup and functional location for meetings as well as various celebrations and events.

Villa Wolax was built in 1899 in Kuusisto. The villa walls are decorated with Axel Hartman’s paintings lit by crystal chandeliers.

The large grass covered grounds reach to the shoreline and make it possible to organise outdoor activities. The main buildings facilities and two seaside villas (of different sizes) offer premises for a multitude of events, meetings and team building activities, family celebrations, sauna evenings and many more. The saunas each have Jacuzzis with the larger seaside villa sauna seating 25 people. Visitors can swim in the sea all year round, during a winter a hole is drilled in the ice for those brave enough.

A variety of activities are organised throughout the year, the range of additional services include Soling boat sailing, shooting and throwing, hikes to Ryövarin Luola – cave and many more.

Villa Wolax is located 20 minutes from Turku with large piers for larger boats to dock at the villa.

Find out more about Villa Wolax on the company’s website!


New Trainee at FBCC

The summer is coming to an end with fall fast approaching, and it’s time to introduce our new Marketing and Events Coordinator trainee – Riina Jalonen.

Riina is a Master’s student of International Marketing at Birkbeck University of London – with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Management from Oxford Brookes University. Riina has previous marketing and event organizing experience from travel- and IT sector.

Riina is excited for the season ahead and hopes to see many of you at our events!

FBCC office closed for July

FBCC office is closing its doors for summer holidays today, the 30th of June. The office is closed for July and will re-open on the 1st of August. In urgent matters, please contact our Marketing & Events Coordinator Milka at milka@fbcc.co.uk by the 5th of July, as she will still check e-mails that day. Otherwise, we will get back to you at earliest convenience after holidays.

We want to thank all our members and friends for cooperation and active participation in our events this spring/summer season and look forward to seeing you again in August. We wish you all a relaxing and sunny summer!

We warmly welcome our new Corporate Member Georg Jensen


Georg Jensen is a Danish design house renowned for artistic boldness, superior craftsmanship and creative collaborations with some of the foremost designers of the past century – and today. Founded in 1904 by master silversmith Georg Jensen, its collections include silverware and flatware, fine jewellery, watches, accessories and a home collection.

Find out more about Georg Jensen and their collections on the company’s website!

International Chamber of Commerce publishes G20 Magazine

G20 Magazine; The Voice for UK Business – ‘Building Bridges Post-Brexit’

Our Partner, The International Chamber of Commerce UK, are delighted to present the 2017 edition of their UK G20 publication, a platform for UK business to shape the G20 agenda.

Inside this edition they explore key issues affecting UK business and what’s driving anti-globalisation, as well tips and insights into how to engage effectively. The magazine also provides a factsheet on UK engagement at B20 Germany and a directory of useful G20 contacts.

Leading business figures featured include:
– The Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor, Dr Andrew Charles Parmley, City of London
– Liz Cameron OBE, CEO, Scottish Chambers of Commerce
– James Bacchus, Chair, Global Practice, GT Law Chair, ICC Trade and Investment Commission
– Anny Tubbs, Chief Business Integrity Officer, Unilever; Co-Chair, B20 Cross-Thematic Group on Responsible Business Conduct and Anti-Corruption

“The G20 is a unique forum bringing together the major developed and emerging nations to set global economic and trade policy priorities. These priorities shape the mandates for international institutions that influence the trading environment in which UK businesses operate, particularly outside the EU. It will be essential that we contribute and help shape this environment if we are to be successful in the future” –Sir Michael Rake, Chairman, ICC United Kingdom

You can access the magazine via this link!

For more information on how to contribute to this magazine or co-brand/partner with ICC, please contact advocacy@iccwbo.uk

Surrey Translation Bureau receives prestigious award



Our Corporate Member Surrey Translation Bureau has received the prestigious Corporate Member Award from the Institute of Translation and Interpreting.

The company was named winner at the Institute’s international conference and gala dinner in Cardiff, Wales, on 19 May.

It was recognised for its high-quality, personalised service to clients and freelancers; tailored internship and university programme preparing students for industry requirements; rigorous company evaluation process and positive feedback from suppliers – 97% said they would recommend the company to their peers; and its commitment to industry groups and continuing professional development for staff.

Surrey Translation Bureau is the first winner of this award since the introduction of the Institute’s new, expanded awards programme which ITI has launched to recognise the best in translation and interpreting and to set a benchmark for what quality and professionalism should look like in the sector.

Awards Chair Catherine Park commented: ‘Many congratulations to Surrey Translation Bureau for its achievements. With such a high proportion of those working in the sector doing so on a freelance basis, it’s very important that companies communicate effectively with their suppliers, support them and make them feel part of the team. This is one of the areas of activity that made this entry really stand out.’

Allison Spangler, Resource Manager at Surrey Translation Bureau said: ‘We are incredibly honoured to be the first translation company to receive this award from the ITI and grateful to have been recognised at such a prestigious industry event. A massive thank you to the entire STB team, past and present, as well as to our freelancers, who make up our extended STB family. I know it sounds cheesy, but it’s absolutely true — we could not deliver our personalised, high quality service without the amazing work of these linguists.’


Surrey Translation Bureau was established in 1984 and remains an independent, family-owned business. Its in-house team includes 16 experienced language professionals.

We warmly welcome our new Corporate Member Foxprint


Foxprint provides print, packaging and direct mail solutions to companies throughout the UK.

With a complete understanding of the needs of their corporate customers, Foxprint pride themselves on their attention to detail, exceptional customer service and the ability to guarantee deadlines.  They operate as an extension to your existing print requirements or as a total outsourced solution.

In essence, Foxprint can handle your design, print (both off and online), storage and mail out operations, act as your outsourced print room and offer a total print management solution. Your print materials are printed, stored and delivered where you need them, exactly when you need them.

Foxprint team operates from their base in the Midlands, which is overseen by Anne-Mari Niemela, Foxprint’s Managing Director. Their team’s commitment and ability to deliver high quality services, coupled with attention to detail, is key to Foxprint’s success.  This is why their customers rely on their expertise to advise and deliver year after year. Foxprint brings your print alive and extends your brand into your world!

Find out more about Foxprint on their website: http://www.foxprint.co.uk/

We warmly welcome our new Corporate Member Firstbeat

Firstbeat is the leading provider of physiological analytics for sports and well-being. They transform heartbeat data into personalized information on exercise, stress and recovery. Hundreds of elite sports teams, wellness professionals, and millions of consumers worldwide trust Firstbeat to enhance performance and well-being.

Firstbeat has developed revolutionary analytics technology that creates a digital model of user’s physiology through advanced modelling of heart function and heart rate variability (HRV).

Find out more about Firstbeat at their website: www.firstbeat.com

We warmly welcome our new Corporate Member Arcusys



Arcusys is an internationally growing IT company specialized in the digitalization of learning. The company was listed in Gartner’s 2016 Market Guide for Corporate Learning Suites as a Representative Vendor of the product Valamis. Valamis – Learning Experience Platform helps customers convert the benefits of the digital transformation into a competitive advantage.

Arcusys’ customers are large organizations in both private and public sectors. With its headquarters in Joensuu, Finland, Arcusys has a total of seven offices in Finland, the US and Russia. Arcusys is strongly lead by its values of responsibility, openness, development, and customer-orientation.

Learn more about Arcusys at: www.arcusys.com

Goodwille is recruiting a Financial Controller

Position: Financial Controller
Location: Kensington, London

Goodwille is a forward-thinking, ambitious company dedicated to providing foreign businesses with the kind of professional services required to establish themselves and flourish in the UK. These include Corporate Legal, Financial Administration, People Management, Payroll & Virtual Offices.

They are currently looking for an aspiring finance professional, preferably fluent in Swedish, to join their talented Financial Administration (FinAd) team as a Financial Controller.

• your own portfolio of international clients
• day-to-day financial controller support to your clients
• producing a number of weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly reports on behalf of your clients
• control over cash flow, preparation of accounts for audits, assist accountants with year-end work, and compile VAT returns and EC Sales Lists
• some task supervision but this is a hands on role with you being responsible for maintaining quality standards

Having, or working towards, an accountancy qualification is a prerequisite, as well as the kind of excellent communication and customer focus skills that will allow you to explain financial information to the team and, more importantly, your clients at all levels.
An excellent working knowledge of accounting software and Microsoft office (particularly excel) are essential. International or cross border experience would be an advantage.

In joining Goodwille, you will become part of a modern, forward-thinking and inclusive organisation, capable of offering a stimulating environment in which to accelerate your career in finance and accounting.

Find out more about the Financial Controller position: goodwille.com/financial-controller
Find out more about Goodwille: goodwille.com/about-us

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.