FBCC September Newsletter 2021

Summer may be over, but FBCC is just getting started with this autumn’s events!

In September’s newsletter, we are proud to a new Corporate Member: Give Opportunity Global, our next upcoming events,  and some interesting job opportunities from the FBCC  member companies.

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FBCC warmly welcomes a new Corporate member: Give Opportunity Global!

FBCC is proud to announce a new Corporate member: Give Opportunity Global (GOG).

GOG is a volunteer-led NGO based here in London, Charity No. 1156367. We support children to access education in Africa through building schools, classrooms, and education sponsorship. In addition, we support women’s economic empowerment to alleviate poverty through micro-finance schemes.

So far, we have helped to build 5 schools, educated over 11,000 children to access education and some of the children have gone on to graduate as doctors, teachers, nurses, lawyers, administrators to mention but a few.

Also, we have uplifted over 3,050 women and youth out of poverty, through our economic empowerment projects. Entrepreneurship and innovation are at the heart of our mission to empower women as one of the main actors in addressing the inequalities and achieve UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to end poverty.

We invite you to get involved in our charity and together make a difference.

For more information please visit their website or get in touch at info@gog.org.uk

First ever Finnish sauna at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 21-26.09.2021

The first ever Finnish sauna for RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be presented at Taina Suonio’s design, ‘The Finnish Soul Garden’. The design showcases a variety of Finnish coastal plants and a genuine Finnish wood-heated sauna. The sauna has a vegetated roof with plants chosen specifically on the University of Helsinki’s Fifth Dimension Research Group’s work on studying which native plants survive on vegetated roofs in the harsh Finnish climate conditions.

“The garden by Taina Suonio is a demonstration of the clean and quiet environment of Finland and offers a unique window to the Finnish soul”, says Ms Jaana Husu-Kallio, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Finland.

The designer, Taina Suonio is a horticulturist, environmental biologist, researcher, and landscape designer in the Fifth Dimension – Green Roofs in Urban Areas research group at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

We are thrilled to be working together with Taina Suonio and cannot wait to see her design live!  More information and tickets from RHS Chelsea Flower Show!

 

In collaboration with Taina Suonio:

● Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Finland ● Kekkilä ● UPM Plywood● Ratia Design House ● Loimaan Kivi ● OmaSauna City of Vantaa ● Taimisto Huutokoski● Visit Finland ● Embassy of Finland in London  ● Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce

Source: Embassy of Finland, London

FBCC August Newsletter 2021

The FBCC has returned from the summer holidays and the August newsletter is here. We hope you have all enjoyed your summer so far and are recharged and ready for the autumn season filled with (hopefully) live events and more in-person meetings.

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FBCC is recruiting a Marketing and Content Coordinator trainee!

The Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce in London is recruiting a Marketing and Content Coordinator Trainee for autumn 2021. The position is due to start when the suitable candidate is found and will last circa 5-7 months.

If you are looking for a chance to gain valuable experience working in a dynamic environment as part of an energetic team, you may be just the person we are looking for.

For more details on the job description and skills needed please see our job advertisement. To read our previous trainees’ experiences, click here.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the position, please email our General Manager Jade Juvonen directly at jade(at)fbcc.co.uk.

FBCC Summer Greetings!

Before we leave for our summer holidays, we’d like to express our warmest thanks to all our members and friends for the past year. Thank you for supporting us and participating in our webinars and events!

The Chamber will be closed for the month of July and activities will resume in August. The General Manager Jade Juvonen will be back in the office from 2nd August. In the meantime, she will be intermittently available via email.

Remember to get your tickets for the upcoming Nordic Drinks at St. Ermin’s for 26th August and Save the date for our annual Crayfish Party on 16th September!

We wish you all a lovely summer full of warm and sunny days! We look forward to seeing you all at our virtual and live events soon!

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.

Whoever is reading this: Please connect with me on LinkedIn, and feel free to leave a message!

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.