Finnair Ramping Up their Network

FBCC Member Finnair is happy to inform that as travel restrictions are removed in different countries and air travel starts to recover, they have now started to ramp up their operations! The  frequencies and routes will be added back to their network month by month from July onwards as the demand recovers.

The new schedule has now been published for the coming months all the way until end of March 2021 and they will gradually increase the flights from the United Kingdom and Ireland to Helsinki.

In July, August and September, Finnair are also able to resume flights to many of their long-haul destinations so that the short northern route via Helsinki is again open.

Check the exact, up-to-date timetable in the reservation system or on Finnair.com. Always remember to check the current restrictions for the destination country when planning or booking flights.

You can read the latest travel updates from Finnair’s website.

What Happens After Recovering from COVID-19? One Individual’s Data Story

The FBCC member Firstbeat has provided a unique insight into life after COVID-19 for one individual.

This individual, a 47-year-old man from London, contracted coronavirus in March. He was never admitted to hospital but was wiped out for well over a week and endured difficulty breathing, aches and pains, fever, and exhaustion. Thankfully, he made a full recovery and had returned to his normal routine when he took part in a Firstbeat measurement roughly one month on from the illnessThis measurement involves recording physiological reactions over a three-day period using heart rate variability to provide insights into everything from sleep and recovery, to exercise and stress.

The individual’s typical routine included a return to physical activity and working life. A combination that would usually leave him feeling energized. However, the results from his three-day measurement revealed that, although he had recovered from COVID-19, the knock-on effects of the respiratory illness appeared to be impacting his ability to recover effectively from even the most moderate of exercise.

For a man of his age, the typical stress and recovery balance score seen in a Firstbeat measurement report is 53 out of 100.  And the average ‘restorative effect of sleep’ score comes in at 57. This individual’s scores were 9 and 22 out of 100, respectively.

On Day 1 of the Assessment, despite only 13 minutes of vigorous physical activityand racking up almost eight hours of sleep, the individual experienced no daytime recovery and only minimal recovery overnight.

Day 3 was a similar story. Even though the individual noted in their diary some specific periods of ‘relaxation’ their body once again was unable to react affectively to balance the physiological stress brought on by periods of work and moderate exercise.

Although these results are only one person’s experience of life after recovering from COVID-19, it is interesting to note the apparent extended impact the illness had on this individual’s ability to recover. At least suggesting that a patient and slow approach to ramping up a return to normal life – and specifically exercise – if you have suffered from coronavirus may be the best and most sensible approach.

Read full article here.

“Podinar” with Marks & Clerk: Protecting Your Brand during the Lockdown 

Are brands important during the time of COVID-19? How should you protect your brand during these times? Does the lockdown bring any opportunities?

In our first ever “podinar”, Simon Portman and Michael Barret of Marks & Clerk and the general manager of the FBCC, Emma Jalonen, will discuss the current situation and what kind of difficulties and opportunities the lockdown has brought. Simon and Michael, as intellectual property experts, will also tell you how you can protect your brand during these times.

Speakers:

Simon PortmanSimon Portman specialises as a commercial contract lawyer for technology companies. He works for clients in the electronics, bioscience,  defence, software, nanotech and creative industries, advising companies ranging from small start-ups to big multinationals as well as individuals, public bodies and charities. You can read more here.

 

 

Michael BarrettMichael Barrett is dual-qualified as a Chartered (UK) and European Trade Mark Attorney and as a solicitor. He advises brand owners on all aspects of trade mark protection and registration, including portfolio management, clearance searching, trade mark prosecution, opposition, cancellation, revocation, licensing, assignment, infringement and the law of unregistered trade marks/passing-off. You can read more here.

 

About Marks & Clerk:

FBCC member Marks & Clerk has long been recognised as one of the leading intellectual property firms across the globe, with eight offices across the UK and a further nine in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific. 

Ekte is open for Takeaway and Delivery

FBCC member Ekte. is open for Takeaway and Delivery!

          

Opening times 11.30am till 6pm Monday to Friday.

We’re pleased to announce that our member Ekte. is back in the kitchen.
Feeding the Sourdough, Baking and cooking.

You can order directly by calling them: 07846306514 or email welcome@ektelondon.co.uk for takeaway or Ekte delivery within a 200m radius of Ekte at Bloomberg Arcade.

Or you can order online for delivery from one of their partners Deliveroo or Uber Eats (coming soon).

Ekte is looking forward to serving you!

To find delivery and takeaway menu, click below:

Ekte takeaway

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.

 

FINNAIR CARGO DURING THE COVID-19 PERIOD

 

 

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!

Finnair Cargo contacts:

charter@finnair.com

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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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.