Marks & Clerk released a podcast: Covid-19: How to manage your intellectual property rights

Tune in to our member Marks & Clerk‘s podcast Covid-19: How to manage your intellectual property rights.

Coronavirus poses an unprecedented challenge to governments and businesses around the world. How can businesses meet these challenges, continue to protect their intellectual property and contribute to efforts to beat the virus?

In this podcast Philip Cupitt, Esther Gottschalk, Simon Portman and Sheila Wallace discuss these and other issues.

Key questions covered on the podcast include:

  • What concerns are being raised by businesses across a variety of sectors?
  • What should you consider while managing your IP portfolio in a crisis?
  • What tactics can be used in the current climate while maintaining the long term value of your IP?
  • What IP strategies were successful during the financial crisis of 2008/9 and how can they be applied now?
  • What are the challenges faced by companies switching to different product lines – contractual, legal and technical?

Find out more and listen to the podcast here.

Member to Member Offer: How to Navigate through Corona to New Reality?

 FBCC is happy to bring you an exclusive member to member offer from Coach Chi!

Coach Chi is an agile boutique coaching practise specialising in career transformation and business performance. Their coaching approach is tailored to each client, always impartial and confidential. Clients include businesswomen who are looking for a new direction in their career path or better work-life balance. Coach Chi also facilitates business organisations to improve their performance through employee engagement using tools like DISC – personality profiling.

Coaching is a process that takes clients to a better place from where they were in the beginning of coaching. Clients gain better understanding of themselves, their values and drivers and hence are able to set more effective goals. Journey to the final destination may take various routes but leads always to renewed sense of self – awareness and confidence which in turn leads to improved decision making, feeling more empowered and in control.

Anne Anttonen at Coach Chi is a solution-oriented career and business coach with 25 years of international business experience and an internationally recognised coaching diploma (the Coaching Academy). Her practical knowledge of working with and developing people in in different cultures and in different languages combined with both corporate and entrepreneurial experience provides her with powerful platform for coaching. Her passion is to help others to succeed by rediscovering their drive and focusing on things that matters with a renewed clarity.

Learn more about Coach Chi’s on their website.


FBCC Spring 2020 Trainee Anna’s Halfway Greetings

Greetings from Tampere, Finland! I’m Anna, one of the Marketing and Event coordinators for Spring 2020. Time has passed by so quickly and it’s time for my halfway post already.

Due to the situation with Covid-19 I had to return back to Finland and now continue working remotely from home. It was a difficult decision to leave London, since I had grown fond of the city and the international working environment. Despite that, I’m glad to be closer to my loved ones and friends.

My internship kicked off with the Nordic M&A Forum organised by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, that the FBCC and other Nordic Chambers supported. I was glad to get right to it and to meet new people and other trainees during first days of my internship. In addition, as part of the FBCC team, I got to organise great events like the Linkedin – How to Reach the Business Decision Maker Online, Taking Your Communications to the Next Level Workshop and March Nordic Drinks. All the live events gave me a great opportunity to develop myself in all aspects of event organising. I am happy to have had a chance to network and create new connections at these events.

For me, the most interesting event we organised was the Focus on Sustainability: Building Sustainable Solutions- Working Towards a World That Lasts Forever event with Outokumpu at the Finnish Residence. The event focused on sustainability and using sustainable solutions in building process, and how stainless steel can solve many current issues in water distribution, architecture and infrastructure. 

The current global situation has made us change our daily working routines and adapt to the new ways of doing things. We had to evolve quickly in this fast-moving environment. I have learned a lot during this time, especially how to work as a team while practicing social distancing. We are moving forward, innovating our activities and adapting to this new situation. We have already organised fantastic webinars and hopefully soon we can get back to live events too.

I am thankful for all of my experiences at the Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce so far and for all the people I got to meet and work with during my short stay in London. I look forward for the rest of my internship, meeting new people virtually and organising more excellent events.

Stay safe and healthy, see you soon at our upcoming events!

Anna | FBCC




Finnair Cargo is the freighter arm of Finnair, the Finnish flagship carrier. It normally operates belly cargo only but during the corona time it has started cargo only operations as well. The FBCC member Finnair is famous for its reliable and fast connections between Europe and Asia.

During COVID-19 Finnair has been operating from Asia several flights to ensure critical deliveries needed because of COVID 19, such as protective gear, COVID-19 blood samples and medical equipment across Europe. Finnair Cargo is well equipped to scale upwards and to provide  similar services to both public and private partners across Europe. Finnair is an expert in handling medical equipment and pharmaceuticals, and was the first airline to receive the IATA CEIV pharma certificate in 2015.

  • Finnair has the fastest cargo connection from Asia to most of Europe – the company can serve most of European capitals in less than 12 hours from Asian airports. Allowing its services to become highly cost efficient. For example, we can deliver 4+ million protective masks with just one A350 aircraft.
  • Finnair has an extensive network in Asia, e.g. Finnair is able to provide daily cargo services to and from Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, Hong Kong and several other Asian cities.
  • Through the highly sophisticated Finnair Cargo COOL terminal, combining latest automatization technology, supported by cutting edge IT infrastructure and a modern fleet Finnair Cargo is well equipped to provide high-quality on-time performance in a safe and secure manner. Our references include Finnish National Security of Supply, Estonian National Security of Supply, Red Cross, several European health care companies both public and private.

Finnair is committed to assist different organizations in their efforts to fight against COVID-19 by flying critical cargo to and from Asia to meet its customers’ demands.

Read more here!

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Using cloud technology to keep critical sites operational in a time of crisis

Doctors, nurses, assistants and volunteers continue to work tirelessly every day as the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic spread to increasing numbers of people and communities.

FBCC Member Kone writes about how technology such as KONE 24/7 Connected Services can ease the burden, for example by keeping elevators running smoothly in hospitals and care homes.

People around the world are experiencing unprecedented restrictions on movement as governments and health authorities try to find ways to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus. But there are buildings – like hospitals and care homes – where people, supplies and services must keep moving, throughout the pandemic.

Elevators are essential for enabling movement around any multi-story building, especially at medical facilities. Regular equipment maintenance – and intelligent, preventive maintenance in particular – can help minimize and even eliminate equipment downtime.

We have a responsibility to help keep society running and critical services operational. Nowhere is this more important than in the area of patient care.” said Hugues Delval, Executive Vice President, Service Business at Kone.

It is at times like these when we need to do everything we can to help and our thoughts are with anyone personally affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. By working together, we can at least bring peace of mind to some of those people who need it most,” says Delval.

Read the whole article here.

Home Office: EU Settlement Scheme


The Home Office has shared information in their blog on the EU Settlement Scheme. The EU Settlement Scheme has been open since 30 March 2019. More than 3 million have already been granted status and EU, other EEA and Swiss citizens, and their family members still have 15 months before the deadline of 30 June 2021 to apply.

  Impact of Coronavirus

While applications continue to be processed, during this challenging time they will take longer than usual. A range of support continues to be available online, by email and telephone for those who have questions or need help applying.

The Home Office is keeping this situation under constant review and will endeavour to reinstate support services and application routes to their original capacity in line with public health guidance.

Read more about postal routes, available support and deadlines in Home Offices blog post.

Breathe. Focus. recover. Give our NHS staff a break

FBCC Member Welltek launched Breathe. Focus. Recover. Give our NHS staff a break fundraising campaign.  To support them during their on working days, Welltek would like to provide NHS workers technology-based wellbeing furniture to rest and recover in hospitals and significantly help them on the front line. Welltek is providing some of the products below:

  • N.A.P. from Loook Industries
  • Wave Neurosonic mattress
  • GoSleep pod

So far, Welltek has brought a N.A.P. and a Wave mattress to hospitals in London and Birmingham and had great feedback. The plan is to reach many more hospitals in the future.

The Wave mattress and N.A.P from Lo0ok Industries, a ground-breaking Finnish technology company work via sensory tissue stimulation; to help the mind and body relax and recover on a 10-minute programme. The mattress and pod use Neurosonic technology to increase the user’s wellbeing by helping to improve sleep quality, reduce migraine problems, relieve stress and many more ailments both physical and mental.

Dr Jessica Best Opthalomy Education Fellow, Education Academy Whipps Cross said:

Thank you so much for coming all the way to Whipps Cross, you made the staff very happy today. Many thanks for the Neurosonic products – we are so excited to have them in the department”.

Dr Eoin Dore, ACCS CT2 Anaesthetics Wellbeing Council Co-Chair:

“Thanks for providing this. This allows for a quick power rest which is essential for recharging on a long night shift. The sensory stimulation helps people who are unable to nap as well. The mattresses are great for power breaks. Good to switch off for 10/20 minutes to allow recharging between shifts. They will be very welcome for the wellbeing of the intensive care clinic teams in the coming months.”

Read more about the campaign here!

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FBCC Spring 2020 Trainee Lotta’s Halfway Greetings

Greetings from Finland. Due to the situation with coronavirus, I have traveled back home and continued working remotely from Helsinki. Although leaving London was a hard decision to make, it’s good to be close to my family and friends during these times. However, I look forward to returning to London sooner or later.

The first three months have gone past incredibly fast. The year kicked off with the Economic Update with Nordea. In addition, we organised some interesting workshops, such as the Linkedin – How to Reach the Business Decision Maker Online and the Taking Your Communications to the Next Level Workshops. We also organised the Focus on Sustainability: Building Sustainable Solutions- Working towards a World That Lasts Forever event with Outokumpu that brought together more than 80 people from the industry including key decision makers in infrastructure, architecture and politicsNot to mention the Nordic Drinks at Maggie’s Club and at the Finnish Institute.

As live events are not possible currently, we are in a unique situation. Although these times are hard, in my point of view, they also bring us possibilities to develop ourselves. For instance, at the FBCC, we have already organised our first ever webinars and are constantly planning new kinds of events that we can organise online.

I am very grateful for the events I got to experience and the great people I got to meet before I left London, such as FBCC members, other trainees in London and of course my colleagues Emma and Anna. In addition, I have already developed my professional skills. For instance, I have learnt about social media marketing and event management. I have also developed my networking skills. I look forward to developing my skills even further and meeting new people and building my network online.

I look forward to seeing what the second half of my internship holds for me. Stay safe and healthy!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support

If your business is affected by the coronavirus crisis, below are outlined some ways that FBCC member Efficio can help.

The Coronavirus crisis has delivered global disruption on an unprecedented scale and with startling speed. Countries, businesses, families and individuals are waking up to a world where the systems, networks and dynamics, previously taken for granted, no longer function as expected. Supply Chains are struggling to react, being hit threefold by demand swings, supply constraints and personnel restrictions.

As we collectively regroup, and before we build our supply chains, economies and social structures to come back stronger, we need to take action. Efficio’s clients are working tirelessly to understand, plan and act, and Efficio is helping them to get their businesses back on track through targeted and practical support, expertise and knowledge exchange:

  • Demand planning and rebalancing
  • Inventory management and cash release
  • Supplier management and collaborative problem solving
  • Contract management, termination or renegotiation/expansion
  • Rapid alternative supply sourcing
  • On-shoring or redefining supply chains
  • BAU category management and support
  • Procurement and supply chain crisis PMO

If you need help you can contact Efficio through their website!

Domestic limitations connecting to operating airports from Helsinki


The FBCC member Finnair has released information concerning passengers traveling to Finland.

Domestic connecting flights will be made by ground transport (they will no longer be flown).

Passengers who want to continue flying from an international flight within Finland are transported to their destination by ground transport within Finland.
For example: (CDG-HEL-OUL).
All passengers from Paris are led through a “health checkpoint” at Helsinki Airport and then taken to ground transportation to be brought to their final destination (Oulu).

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 Young Professional.