FBCC Corporate member Ekte Nordic Kitchen offers: From Tuesday 26th – Saturday 30th of October, enjoy a 3 Course Nordic Set Menu with a G&T for £25pp – served all-day from 11:30am.
Choose from a selection of freshly prepped Danish smørrebrød, mouth-watering mains, and soul-warming puddings that celebrate only the very best of seasonal produce. This week, kids 10 and under eat for free, so why not bring along the whole gang to Ekte, situated along the glossy Bloomberg Arcade in Bank.
We’re thrilled to announce: FBCC Patron Borenius becomes the first Finnish law firm to receive ISO 27001:2013 certification! Congratulations Borenius!
The ISO 27001 certification is a widely known international information security standard and the highest security-related accreditation a law firm can achieve. It is granted for Borenius as recognition that they follow the best information security management practices when handling their client assignments and data both now and in the future.
FBCC Corporate member Marks & Clerk has a long history of providing outstanding training, and we are looking forward to continuing this tradition later this month through their collaboration with The Management Forum.
To find out more, or secure your place, please check Marks & Clerk website by clicking here! Marks & Clerk has promised a 30% discount for FBCC members, to get your discount, please contact nbutson(a)marks-clerk.com
Marks & Clerk course: Avoiding Pitfalls in Patent/KnowHow Licences and R&D Collaborations October 11th, 2021FBCC
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.
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!
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.
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 is recruiting a Marketing and Content Coordinator trainee! August 12th, 2021FBCC
The Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce is excited and honoured to be working with designer Taina Suonio on her stunning garden designs that are coming back to London, as she will be presenting The Finnish Soul Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 – the most prestigious show in the world. The Chelsea Flower Show has a 108-year-long history and is exceptionally organised in September this year.
The story behind this year’s theme, The Finnish Soul Garden, is about Finns and their relationship to the beautiful nature of Finland while also reflecting the meaning of sauna culture. Get a glimpse into Taina’s inspiration behind The Finnish Soul Garden by watching the video.
Taina is a horticulturist, environmental biologist and landscape designer whom the chamber collaborated with first time in Spring 2019, when she presented at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show as the first ever Finnish designer and first ever Nordic female designer. She was awarded a Silver-gilt for her garden “The Roots in Finland Kyrö Garden” in the Space to Grow category.
Among the Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce, the project is supported by multiple organisations such as Finland’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, UPM Plywood, Visit Finland, and Embassy of Finland in London. We are thrilled to be working with Taina Suonio and this incredible group of Finnish companies on this project. We look forward to seeing how The Finnish Soul Garden comes alive and brings a small piece of Finland to the Chelsea Flower Show. This is an incredible collaboration and promotes Finland and Finnish expertise in a unique way.
Taina is a horticulturist, environmental biologist, landscape designer and researcher in the Fifth Dimension – Green Roofs in Urban Areas research group at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Her research concentrates particularly on the environmental change and policy with regard to green roofs in urban areas. She also lectures at various educational institutions on green roofs, gardening and design, and writes articles in gardening magazines on matters relating to horticulture, gardening, landscaping and the environment.
Please mark your calendars for The Chelsea Flower show that is taking place 21st-26th of September.
FBCC is supporting The Finnish Soul Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower show 2021 May 21st, 2021FBCC
The headline responsibilities in this role include:
Day to day management of incoming and outgoing logistics (from planning and managing the incoming goods to all outgoing flow, including deliveries with internal and external stakeholders – and manage logistic communication).
Manage all inventory and product data in our ERP software Netsuite
Manage supply chain relations with key accounts supply chain and logistics departments
Day to day management of purchasing and the supply chain
Forecasting and demand planning for seasonal and all-year ranges
Plan and place orders in a timely manner to meet forecasted sales levels
Manage and monitor product pricing and commercial details
Manage relationships with suppliers
Pre-empt supplier issues and plan contingencies to minimise disruption
Maintain and develop systems and forecast methods to optimise efficiency and aid business performance
Non-product stock management
The person we are looking for:
Solid experience in a similar role, ideally in FMCG short shelf-life goods.
Educated to degree level+, ideally in a related/relevant field.
Strong numeracy and analytical skills with a wizard like Excel mind.
Logic and problem solving skills but able to think outside the box, too.
A team player who brings the best to the table for the greater good of the team and the business.
A multi-tasker with excellent organisational and time management skills.
Strong entrepreneurial spirit and drive: we love to have people on our team who have big plans and see opportunities.