Containerships

Containerships Group is a door-to-door short sea carrier providing key industrial and retail customers with regular connections between Finland, Russia, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, the Baltic States, Western Europe and East Mediterranean.The Containerships concept also includes Cargo terminal and warehousing services. Located within the port area the terminals provide an integrated solution for reloading or short-term storage of your Door to Door shipment. www.containerships.fi.


Danske Bank

Danske Bank is the largest bank in Denmark and a major player in North European market with more than 4.8 million retail clients and a significant number of corporate and institutional clients. Danske Bank has offices throughout Scandinavia, in Finland, Baltic States, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Furthermore, the bank has branches in London, St. Petersburg and Warsaw. Additionally, Danske Bank has a subsidiary in Luxembourg, catering for private banking services. In January 2007 Danske Bank acquired the banking activities of Sampo Bank in Finland and the Baltic countries. Danske Bank is now a full service bank in Finland. Danske Bank London Branch was established back in 1983 for the primary reason of supporting Nordic corporates in the UK. Since then London Branch has grown significantly both in size and in the range of services offered. Nordic Corporates are able to use London Branch for a full retail banking set-up, with access to Danske Bank’s award winning Cash Management services. www.danskebank.com.


EuroCredit Exchange

EuroCredit Exchange is a fully independent arranger of private-debt funding solutions on behalf of medium-sized European corporate borrowers. The company is Europe’s true corporate funding alternative to the traditional bank-lending model, bridging the gap between corporate borrowers and a wide range of institutional lenders. By using their knowledge of, and strong relationships with a wide range of over 40 institutional direct-lenders with more than 100bn (€ equivalent) of long-term committed capital, EuroCredit Exchange can appropriately match the right potential lenders to any transaction.

The company’s services are available to corporate borrowers across most European jurisdictions, sectors and industries. EuroCredit Exchange originates, structures and distributes new private-debt funding solutions of a value between 10-200m (€ equivalent) in most major currencies. www.eurocreditexchange.com.


Finnlines

Finnlines is one of the largest European shipping companies specialising in liner cargo services. The Finnlines network covers all major Finnish ports as well as some 30 ports abroad. Finnlines’ main business area are: shipping and sea transport service (Hansalink, FinnLink, and Nordö-Link) and port operations (Finnsteve). Finnlines operates regular liner services (Hansalink) between ports in the Baltic Sea, North Sea, Scandinavia, Bay of Biscay areas and Finland. The Port of St Petersburg is served directly from Germany (TransRussiaExpress). FinnLink offers several daily departures between Naantali, Finland and Kapellskar, Sweden. Nordö-Link operates freight ferries in the Southern Baltic connecting several times daily Malmo, Sweden with Travemunde, Germany. www.finnlines.co.uk.


Goodwille

Goodwille helps head offices minimise uncertainty and reduce the strain on management and resources when entering foreign markets. We specialise in offering operational advice and service support to high growth new market entries and businesses expanding internationally. We have a pragmatic and holistic approach to looking after your company’s Corporate Legal, Company Secretarial, HR and Financial Accounting needs – allowing you to keep focused on your core functions and primary objectives. www.goodwille.com.


IK Investment Partners

IK Investment Partners is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, Germany/CEE, Benelux and France. Since 1989, IK Funds has invested approximately €5.6 billion in over 80 European companies. IK Funds invests with the management of mid-sized companies that have strong improvement potential, operating in the business services, care, industrial goods and consumer goods sectors. www.ikinvest.com.


J-M Capital Limited

J-M Capital is a leading corporate finance advisory firm, serving many types of clients across a wide range of transactions. Specialising in equity and debt fund raising, mergers and acquisitions advice, arranging structured debt finance (including emerging markets and project finance) and institutional funds management, our particular geographic specialty is advising clients in the Nordic/Baltic/Russia/former CIS regions on their activities in international financial markets. Our industry expertise includes logistics, transportation, distribution, media, financial services and natural resources. www.j-mcapital.co.uk.


Kone

KONE provides innovative and eco-efficient solutions for lifts, escalators, doors, loading bays and access. We support our customers every step of the way; from design, manufacturing and installation and modernisation. We employ over 30,000 dedicated experts to serve you globally and locally in 49 countries

KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. The company has been committed to understanding the needs of its customers for the past century, providing industry-leading elevators, escalators and automatic building doors as well as innovative solutions for modernization and maintenance. The company’s objective is to offer the best People Flow experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanizing environment. In 2009, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 4.7 billion and approximately 34,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland. Founded in 1910, KONE celebrated its centennial anniversary in 2010. www.kone.com.


McGuireWoods

McGuireWoods LLP is a full-service cross-border law firm with over 900 lawyers located in 18 offices in the United States, Europe and Central Asia, providing legal counsel to clients around the world. McGuireWoods London LLP is based in Central London and distinguishes itself by offering a partner-led service and strong international relationships, particularly with the Nordic countries, Russia and the former Soviet Union, as well as the United States. Much of the firm’s practice involves cross-border mergers and acquisitions, UK and international tax planning, litigation and dispute resolution, international and domestic corporate and commercial law, employment law, residential and commercial property, and private client work. www.mcguirewoods.com.


Metsä Group

Metsä Group is a responsible forest industry group whose products’ main raw material is renewable and sustainably grown Nordic wood. Metsä Group focuses on tissue and cooking papers, consumer packaging paperboards, pulp, wood products, and wood supply and forest services. Its high-quality products combine renewable raw materials, customer-orientation, sustainable development and innovation. Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.0 billion in 2012, and it employs approximately 11,500 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 125,000 Finnish forest owners. www.metsagroup.com.


Mynewsdesk

Mynewsdesk is an online platform for brands wishing to boost their digital PR, communication and marketing efforts. The company was founded by journalists and web innovators from Sweden in 2003 and now serves over 25,000 companies throughout Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, England and Singapore.

Companies use Mynewsdesk to present their news, videos, images and other content in a search-engine optimised newsroom with real-time ROI analytics, simultaneously updating their content in your social media channels and website. Mynewsdesk is proud to have maintained a 97% customer satisfaction rate.

Some of their Finnish clients include AstraZeneca, Arla, Bosch, Deloitte, Findus and Chevrolet. But even small brands and startup businesses are using Mynewsdesk to maximise their online outreach.

What Skype has done to telecoms, Spotify to music, Mynewsdesk is equally aiming to digitise the PR industry.

To find out more about this pioneering company, take the tour via get.mynewsdesk.com.


Nordea

Nordea Bank is the leading financial service group in the Nordic and Baltic Sea Region with approximately EUR 390 billion in total assets. The Nordea Group has the largest customer base of any financial service group in the region, including 10 million personal customers, almost 1 million corporate customers and more than 1000 large corporate customers. Nordeais the world leader in Internet banking, with 4.8 million e-customers. It is also the leading asset manager in the Nordic financial market with EUR 165 billion assets under management. The most comprehensive distribution network in the region includes more 1,200 branch offices and leading telephone banking and Internet services.Nordea London branch provides corporate banking services primarily to Nordic and multinational corporates with business interests in Northern Europe. We offer a range of corporate finance, cash management and treasury services as well as trade and project finance products. Nordea is also a leading provider of shipping finance. High quality cash management systems and nation-wide agency arrangements make us a local bank over the whole of the United Kingdom. www.nordea.com; www.nordeaprivatebanking.com.


Outokumpu Stainless Ltd

Outokumpu is a global leader in stainless steel with the vision to be the undisputed number one. Customers in a wide range of industries – from catering and appliances to building and construction, transportation and chemical, petrochemical and energy industries, as well as the process and resources industries – use our stainless steel and services worldwide. Being fully recyclable, maintenance-free, as well as very strong and durable material, stainless steel is one of the key building blocks for sustainable future.

What makes Outokumpu special is total customer focus – all the way, from R&D to delivery. You have the idea. We offer world-class stainless steel, technical know-how and support. We activate your ideas. Outokumpu employs some 7 500 people in more than 30 countries. The Group’s head office is located in Espoo, Finland. Outokumpu is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.outokumpu.com.


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Riversdown House

Riversdown House – an historic 14th century manor house, one hour from London – is Richard Lewis Communications’ premier location for intensive learning in England.Founded in 1971, Riversdown has received over 15,000 clients from around the world. Their experienced instructors design and deliver tailored, multi-objective programmes to improve your overall effectiveness in an international environment. Areas of focus include:- English language ability- Essential business skills, e.g. meetings, negotiations, presentations- Cross-cultural expertise To complement the intensive training, they have extensive on-site leisure facilities including a 9-hole PGA approved golf course, three tennis courts (two all-weather, one grass), a gym, sauna, and bicycles.Riversdown House is open throughout the year, with arrivals on any Sunday. Programmes typically last from 1-4 weeks. If you would like to speak to a former participant from your business sector and/or country – to hear their impressions about Riversdown House – please let us know. www.riversdown.com.


SEB

SEB is a North-European financial group for corporate customers, institutions and private individuals. Its activities comprise mainly banking services, but SEB also carries out significant life insurance operations. SEB serves more than 400,000 corporate customers and institutions and more than five million customers in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Germany, Poland, Russia and the Ukraine and strategic presence through its international network in another ten countries. More than half of SEB’s approximately 20,000 employees are located outside Sweden. On 31 December 2006, total assets amounted to SEK 1,934bn, while the Group’s assets under management totalled SEK 1,262bn. SEB’s business concept is to provide financial services and to handle financial risks and transactions for companies and private individuals in such a way that customers are satisfied, shareholders get a competitive return and that SEB is considered a good citizen of society. www.sebgroup.com/en.


Tamares Real Estate Investment (UK) Ltd

Tamares Group is a global privately held investment business, led by London-based Finnish entrepreneur, Poju Zabludowicz. The Group focuses on Real Estate, Private Equity and Venture Capital throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East. www.tamares.com.


Valve – Branding Technology United

Valve Group combines creative branding, technology and corporate communication in a way that makes it possible for us to serve our customers from strategic planning to production, both digitally and in traditional channels.

Valve Group employs over 130 technology, branding and communications professionals making it the biggest company of its kind in Finland operating under one roof. Valve Group is exceptionally strong on the technology front. Over 50 Valve employees represent cutting edge technology expertise. We serve our clients in strategy, planning, execution, delivery, publishing and in all ongoing support cases.

Valve Group is a part of dialogue*international. The network is an alliance of independent communications agencies that integrate local successes to deliver international success. www.valve.fi.

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.