FBCC June Newsletter 2021

 

The June newsletter is here, including an introduction to a new FBCC Patron Tamares Group, upcoming events for the summer, exciting news from several Corporate members, and many open positions at our member companies.

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FBCC welcomes a new Patron: Tamares Group!

FBCC is proud to announce a new Patron Tamares Group.

Tamares Group is a global private investment group based in London. Tamares has international interests in real estate, finance, technology, communications, manufacturing, leisure, and media. The group invests in a number of different private and public companies, and in real estate properties. Today, Tamares Group holds a $3 billion portfolio. Its real estate holdings encompass 2.3 million square feet of office space.

Sauna from Finland name FBCC Corporate Member Finnmark Ltd Managing Director Jake Newport as their new Sauna Ambassador

County Durham based FBCC Corporate Member Finnmark Ltd is celebrating the news

that Managing Director Jake Newport has been named as the new sauna ambassador by Sauna from Finland. The Finland-based sauna business and innovation association works to champion the authentic Finnish sauna experience across the globe and has chosen Jake because of his work in educating Brits about how to build and use saunas properly. Jake’s passion and desire to help people get the most from their Finnish sauna experience and his active promotion of the authentic Finnish sauna experience concept has hugely impressed the team at Sauna from Finland.

Satu Freyberg, Head of International Marketing at Sauna from Finland enthused, “Together with his brother Max and their team they’ve built a very successful Finnish sauna business. It’s only the second time Sauna from Finland has awarded the Sauna Ambassador honorary title to a non-Finn. Jake has successfully promoted the authentic Finnish sauna experience concept, as well as its benefits, to the people of the UK and he’s also been a great guest speaker at the international World Sauna Forum. He works closely with numerous Finnish SMEs by helping them to enter the UK market-creating business opportunities.” Finnmark Sauna was born out of frustration that very few UK saunas offered a credible Finnish sauna experience.

 

 

Speaking after being awarded the title, Jake said, “It was super unexpected. The sad thing is that I couldn’t be in Finland to receive the award but I’m excited to be able to hopefully travel to see some friends there soon. The title is great recognition for the whole team here who work tirelessly to promote the values of doing sauna the right way in the UK.”

Read more about Jake and their authentic Finnish saunas from Finnmarksauna.com!

Goodbye from FBCC 2021 Spring Trainee Jonna

As spring has come to an end and summer is here, it’s also time for me to bid farewell to FBCC after a few lovely months together. Since January, I’ve interned as the Marketing and Content Coordinator at FBCC, which entails creating content and the visual materials for all social media channels, crafting the monthly newsletter, helping to organise events (online, until now) and helping Jade out with any and everything related to the chamber’s activities. As most of you know, in normal circumstances, trainees travel to London and spend their time organising live events and meeting members face-to-face, which is why it’s safe to say that this internship was quite different as I spent the entire time working from my home first in Helsinki and now Espoo. However, I’m happy to say that this internship has been wonderful, and I’ve been able to develop my professional skills and get a better grip of what I’d like to work with in the future.

I scrolled down a few months to refresh my memory of the goals I set for the internship in the beginning, which included learning more about online event management and digital marketing. I’m happy to say that this internship has brought along essential skills related to these goals as I got to see many online events come to life and had the chance to dive into marketing. One of the highlights for me has been creating the visual materials for the events!

I’d like to express my warmest thanks to Jade for giving me the chance to do this internship; it has been a pleasure to work with her during her first year as General Manager at FBCC. Although the circumstances have been exceptional, we were lucky to get to meet each other in Helsinki in January and have been able to co-operate actively via online platforms. I’d also like to thank all of the lovely members I’ve met during the online events and meetings! I especially enjoyed all Member Series interviews to find out more about FBCC’s Member Companies and the people behind the successful businesses.

I’m eagerly anticipating when it’s responsible to travel, which is when I’ll definitely fly to London to participate in a Nordic Drinks or other event to see the chamber in full action and get the opportunity to meet some members face-to-face! However, until then, I’ll continue to new challenges and start my second and last year of master’s studies at Aalto-University in the autumn.

I wish the members and friends of FBCC a relaxed and sunny summer and can’t wait to see what the upcoming trainees will accomplish when they begin their journeys.

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FBCC Corporate Members Light Cognitive and the Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland are supporting Empathy Echo Chamber at London Design Biennale

Please marks your calendars for London Design Biennale that takes place from 1-27 June 2021 at Somerset House.

FBCC Corporate Member, Light Cognitive, has designed the light panels of Finnish artist Enni-Kukka Tuomala’s installation Empathy Echo Chamber presented at the design event. The bespoke light installations were made by hand for the Finnish pavilion. Light Cognitive reproduces human-centric natural light, with an award-winning innovation that follows nature’s circadian rhythm.

Empathy Echo Chamber challenges contemporary ideas of echo chambers as emblematic of polarisation and isolation in the information age. In the Empathy Echo Chamber, brought to life both as a physical inflatable installation and a virtual space online, visitors are encouraged to reflect on their experiences and perspectives together and respond to each other through empathy.

“The themes of the Finnish pavilion and the Biennale seemed important and topical to us, especially in the post-pandemic period. It is an honor to participate in the pavilion with our light works that match the natural light and the cycle of the day, handcrafted in Helsinki for this event, ”says Anne Salomaa, Marketing Director of Light Cognitive.

The installation is also supported by FBCC Corporate Member the Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland and the The Finnish Embassy in London. 

London Design Biennale brings together forward-thinking designers, artists and cultural actors from across the globe. The 2021 edition, curated by Es Devlin, takes “Resonance” as its theme. #LDB21

The Finnish Embassy in London is recruiting trainees!

The Finnish Embassy in London is looking for 3 interns for 3- 5 months starting in the summer/early autumn. Only people who have a valid residence permit in the UK (settled or pre-settled status) can apply for the internships.  

The Finnish Embassy in London is looking to fill three roles in their:

1. Consulate

2. Country Image / Communications Team

3. Political and economic policy team

If necessary, interns also assist officials in other tasks and participate in events at the embassy.

A suitable applicant must have good written and oral proficiency in Finnish and English as well as the ability to use general computer programs. Internships are aimed at university students or recent graduates. Finnish citizenship is a requirement for a consular trainee.

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.