WE WARMLY WELCOME OUR NEW CORPORATE MEMBER JOISTO

We are happy to present the newest Corporate Member of the FBCC, Joisto!

Digital Content Delivery, Reimagined.

Optimise your business and streamline processes with digitally stored and managed documents that can be accessed instantaneously, from anywhere.

 

 

JOISTO AT A GLANCE

Dynamic. Flexible. Robust

IMPROVE PROCESSES: Remove lengthy, manual and costly document storage and management processes

CONTENT MANAGEMENT: Joisto supports all business communications, printed documents, emails, office documents, images, video and voice recordings, which can all be indexed and searched within the platform

SECURE & COMPLIANT: User tracking, versioning management, document management life cycle, automated processes and timestamp functions

We warmly welcome our new Corporate Member KPA Unicon

KPA Unicon has been tackling the world’s toughest energy problems for nearly three decades. From renewable, clean-energy solutions like our biomass, industrial waste and waste gas boiler plants to operational modifications that increase the efficiency of existing energy plants, KPA Unicon is inspiring and facilitating the world’s transition to clean energy.

They provide heat and steam production capacity as a service, which enables you to invest your capital on other business areas instead of energy production facilities. KPA Unicon will be responsible of the design, construction and operation and maintenance of the plant and guarantee the heating capacity you need to be available, while you can concentrate on your core business.

FBCC General Manager Emma met the first female President of Finland Tarja Halonen

On Friday 8th March, to mark International Women’s Day, our General Manager Emma Jalonen attended WOW – Women of the World Festival at London’s Southbank Centre. President Tarja Halonen – the first female President of Finland – was one of the speakers at the event, discussing global feminism with anti-FGM activist Nimco Ali, the festival’s founder Jude Kelly, Zainah Anwar, the founder of Malaysian organisation Sisters in Islam and Purna Sen, Director of Policy at UN Women, in a panel discussion led by legendary singer, activist and humanitarian Annie Lennox.

The event, in its 9th year, is part of a global movement celebrating women and girls and looking at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential. President Halonen’s visit was organised by the Embassy of Finland in London and the Finnish Institute in London.

 

 

FBCC Members Office Blueprint and Light Cognitive start collaboration

FBCC Member Office Blueprint has partnered up with other FBCC Member Light Cognitive. The office design and well being focused Office Blueprint will now carry Light Cognitive’s products. Light Cognitive focuses on creating health benefits from circadian lighting .
In addition, Office Blueprint launched a new Welltek brand covering Wellbeing in the office with other Finnish health tech brands Naava, LooOk Industries and Framery. Read Office Blueprint’s Neal’s LinkedIn post about it for more information.

WE PROUDLY WELCOME OUR NEW PATRON MEMBER BORENIUS

Borenius is one of the largest and most experienced law firms in Finland, with offices in Helsinki, Tampere, St. Petersburg and New York. They provide services in all areas of Finnish and Russian law for corporate clients, and advise Finnish clients mainly on corporate matters in the United States. Borenius is ranked as a top tier Finnish firm by all leading legal directories and in any given year, the firm is at the top of the deal tables in Finland in IPOs, M&A and financing transactions.

FULL-SERVICE LAW FIRM
Borenius was established in 1911. Since then they have handled some of the most challenging assignments for the most interesting clients. As businesses have become increasingly globalised, the demand for high-calibre legal advice has followed – they have grown to a firm that currently employs over 110 lawyers. Borenius’ key service areas are transactions, advisory and dispute resolution, in which it serves clients’ needs with leading practitioners in some 20 separate practice areas.

GLOBAL OPERATOR AND SERVICES IN THE UK
Borenius has always been committed to extending its global reach. Their global presence is built on their own Russian and US offices and  Chinese, Nordic and London desks supporting inbound and outbound clients together with a network of leading independent law firms in these and other jurisdictions. This offers a convenient gateway for international companies looking to invest and do business in the Finnish, Russian, Baltic and Nordic territories. In the United Kingdom, Borenius operate through an extensive network of local law firms to ensure effective and comprehensive legal coverage. In addition, they employ lawyers who have been educated in English universities and many of their lawyers have also lived and worked in England. www.borenius.com

Welcome to the FBCC!

New Trainee at the FBCC

The FBCC welcomes a new addition to the team for the Spring 2019 period. Please welcome Heli!

Heli is an international master student from the University of Helsinki. She studies European and Nordic Studies and has a bachelors degree in International Relations with Business specialisation. Heli enjoys an international environment and she has completed her studies in Spain, London and New York. In London she completed a part of her studies in the London School of Economics and Political Science and has also worked in London previously.

She is looking forward to learning more about marketing, Finnish businesses in the UK and networking skills.  She is looking forward to meeting new people and all the members and friends of the Chamber. Heli is very excited to be back to London and work for the FBCC!

 

Goodbye from Elina

Spring means new beginnings and for me it’s time for me to say goodbye to the FBCC and head towards new challenges. I have truly enjoyed my six months here at the Chamber. During the busy autumn season I have gained valuable experience while working as a part of our small but efficient team. And of course living in a city as inspiring as London.

At the beginning of my traineeship one of my main goals was to get to know more in-depth about the business culture here in the UK and I truly feel that I have learned a lot. It has also been encouraging to see how valued Finnish expertise and brands here are. Having been able to attend and host so many interesting events covering actual topics such as BIM and Smart Cities has been an enriching experience. Not to forget gaining broad perspectives on Brexit, which without doubt is affecting people and businesses in multiple levels. At the moment the only safe thing to say is that this year will bring many challenges but surely also opportunities.

Most valued part of my time here has certainly been meeting so many of our members and partners in and hearing your stories and ideas. I will cherish this experience of working together with such amazing and skilled people.

I want to warmly thank everyone whom I have met during my time at the Chamber and hope to see you again soon!

Best regards,

Elina

We warmly welcome our new Corporate Member Ritanen, Kormano & Co.

Ritanen, Kormano & Co is a progressive design studio from Helsinki and it is founded by experienced designers. They are specialized in creative direction, branding, customer experience and UI + UX design. Their purpose is to help their clients to find and define their own path in the increasingly digital future without losing their humanity, values or culture. And to deliver beautiful and engaging results that make their clients’ business thrive. Their clients vary from innovative start-ups to major multinational companies. 

 By making both digital and traditional design as lean and simple as possible, they are able to build clients’ full customer experience as engaging as possible. To reach their goals, they have built a fluid platform (Brand Management System) that enables them to unleash full creative freedom to create new and innovative solutions. It unites creative freedom with slow branding. 

Ritanen, Kormano & Co creates growth by awesome design for their clients. See more from their website.

DIY or NOT? Digital Marketing for SMEs and Business Leaders

Saari Ltd. produced a strategy and a wider international marketing campaign for Benjamin Clementine’s collaboration with Burberry.

How does YOUR company plan and execute digital marketing? Are you able to evaluate marketing performance and budget accordingly? Are you able to evaluate your in-house requirements, how to scale your team and what aspects of ‘digital’ are best left outsourced? How do you plan and execute influencer marketing for your brand with a firm international understanding and focus?

To tackle these questions and more, FBCC and our member Saari Ltd. are organising a crash course in all things digital marketing on Wednesday, 20 February. The workshop is led by Nikke Osterback, founder of Saari Ltd. who has held senior roles in digital marketing internationally alongside working with brands, enterprise, SMEs and tech such as Amazon, Red Bull, BBC, Zef, Kalevala Koru / Lapponia, Jukin Media, Novopayment, Warner Music and Burberry across a varity of industries in Fintech, FMCG, non profit, fashion and entertainment. The event is sponsored and hosted by Goodwille. Get your tickets now as the places are limited! Read more here.

Tickets: Free for FBCC Members, £20+VAT & Eventbrite fee for non/members.

New Trainee at the FBCC

The FBCC welcomes a new addition to the team for the Spring 2019 period. Please welcome Erika!

Erika just finished her Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from the University of Turku before flying off to London in January.  She wrote her Thesis on the internationalisation of Finnish design to China and spent last Spring as an exchange student in Hong Kong. Erika has always enjoyed an international environment and is very excited to attend all the events and meet our members. Her goal is to learn more about Finnish businesses networking in the UK and develop as a young professional. Interning here at FBCC will help Erika form a business network as well as tangible skills needed for her career in International Business.

See you all at the many upcoming events we are having this Spring!

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.