FBCC Member Kyrö Distillery Company to feature in the Chelsea Flower Show 2019

The Chelsea Flower Show 2019 will for the very first time in its long history feature a Finnish Garden: The Roots in Finland Kyrö Garden!

The creative force behind the Finnish garden in the Space to Grow –class is a Finnish landscape designer Taina Suonio. The main sponsor of the garden is FBCC member, Finnish rye distillery Kyrö Distillery Company. Kyrö sees the garden as exporting their raw materials and Finnishness in a homely manner. “Taina has done excellent work and actually, out of the raw materials presented in the garden, we could distil a gin”, says the MD Miika Lipiäinen. Embassy of Finland in London is obviously excited about the garden, too. “We are extremely pleased that Finnish Garden Design is represented in the most prestigious garden show of the world.”, says Special Advisor on public diplomacy and culture, Pirjo Pellinen from the Embassy.

Team FBCC is very excited for our member company Kyrö. Congratulations to the whole team, we can’t wait for next Spring! Keep following our website for more info closer to the event.

“Brexit is not worrying Finnish companies on the UK market”, says FBCC Chairman Juha-Matti Lampola


Source: Auli Valpola, Kauppalehti

“I haven’t heard any Finnish companies leaving the UK because of Brexit”, FBCC Chairman Juha-Matti Lampola comments in Kauppalehti on November 28th. Kauppalehti is a Finnish newspaper specialized in news and raports related to economy.

The FBCC favours the Brexit deal and is committed to support Finnish companies entering and already existing in the UK market. “The less we have barriers and the freer trade is, the better”, he states.

Introducing the FBCC, Mr. Lampola tells more about the operations of the Chamber in the full article in Finnish.

We warmly welcome our new Corporate Member Samson & Kobbernagel

 

The FBCC warmly welcomes our new Corporate Member, Samson & Kobbernagel! Read more about what they do below:

Samson & Kobbernagel Ltd provides multilingual Accounting, Tax and Business Advisory Services. Based in London, S&K offers services to both domestic and International clients and assist corporate clients looking to establish and develop a UK presence. Our private client team assists individuals and non-residential landlords with Tax Returns. Our Multilingual team in addition to English, can assist in Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Romanian, Italian and German.

Read more about their operations on their website.

FBCC is recruiting Marketing and Events Coordinator Trainees for Spring 2019

The Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce in London is recruiting two new Marketing and Events Coordinator Trainees. Positions are due to start in January 2019. Each term is an internship of circa 5-6 months.

For more details on the job description, skills needed and how to contact us, please see our job advertisement.

FBCC OFFICE HAS MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION

The FBCC office has moved to Mindspace Co-working office on the 4th Floor of the Relay Building located right next to Aldgate East station. You can now find us at:

114 Whitechapel High Street,
London E1 7PT 
 

 

We welcome you to visit us in the new office!

 

NEW TRAINEES FOR AUTUMN 2018

The FBCC welcomes two new additions to the team for the Autumn 2018 period. Please welcome Mirjam and Elina!

Mirjam is finishing her Bachelor Studies in International Relations at Tallinn University of Technology. She can’t wait to meet the Chamber’s members and introduce herself to the Finnish-British business environment.

Elina is a Master’s student of International Relations at the University of Turku. She’s excited to meet our members and learn more about marketing in the innovative atmosphere of London.

Autumn is the time for new beginnings and challenges and the FBCC is ready to kick off the season with a fresh team in the new office. The whole team is looking forward to meet you at Nordic Drinks on the 30th of August!

WE WARMLY WELCOME OUR NEW CORPORATE MEMBER KYRÖ DISTILLERY

 

Kyrö Distillery Company is a Finnish all-rye distillery founded by 5 friends in 2014. We’re known for making life difficult for ourselves: starting a distillery in a market with state owned spirits monopoly, learning distilling from scratch and exporting gin from Finland into the UK. Please get in touch if you want to experience our award winning products and hear great stories from the Finnish countryside.

WE WARMLY WELCOME OUR NEW CORPORATE MEMBER EKTE. NORDIC KITCHEN

 

 

Danish-born restauranter Soren Jessen, who has owned successful City stalwart 1 Lombard Street since 1998 launched Ekte Nordic Kitchen in the Bloomberg Arcade in the city of London on 30 April 2018. Ekte, meaning genuine or real in Norwegian, will offer a varied Nordic menu, overseen by Swedish-born Head Chef Robin Freeman. The Scandinavian-influenced restaurant and cafe/deli is open daily throughout the day for both eat-in or takeaway, with changing menus from breakfast through lunch and dinner. Ekte strives to be sensitive to the environment and to create minimal waste by acting responsibly with it’s carefully sourced recyclable, bio-degradable and reusable packaging for it’s takeaway food and drink service.

Ekte was designed by London-based Danish design studio JLKDS. The glass-fronted 60-seat space features central food bar and open kitchen, with 20 additional seats available outside. Design features oak and marble table tops, Werner chairs, XX lighthing, and aleather banquette curving along one long wall. The modern interior utilises raw materials of weathered oak, tanned leather, polished concrete, charred timber and pale stone.

About Bloomberg Arcade

Bloomberg Arcade is new culinary and cultural destination in the heart of the Square Mile. The covered pedestrian arcade runs through the site of Bloomberg’s European headquartes and brings together independent restaurants from some of the biggest names in food.

WE WARMLY WELCOME OUR NEW CORPORATE MEMBER TACTIC LTD.

Tactic Group is an international, growing and successful group of companies, based in Finland. Our story started in 1967 with the Kimble Board Game, which was first manufactured in a small garage. Year by year the success of Kimble grew and so did the company itself. Over the course of a half a century, Tactic Games has moved from those humble beginnings to become one of the largest game companies in Europe. In 2018 we will distribute our products to more than 80 countries, with the vast majority of our games manufactured in the EU. We use sustainable materials to produce our high-quality games.  We have our own product development department and in-house production facilities, guaranteeing a creative process which is both innovative and flexible. Each Year we add new exciting games to our product categories. However, our overall goal has remained the same throughout the company’s 50-year history, to bring people together!

Our Corporate Member Saari Ltd has launched its new website

Our corporate member Saari Ltd., a London-based digital strategy, marketing, brand and business development consultancy, has recently launched its new website. Gongratulations Saari!

Delivering increased market awareness and growth for their clients through marketing, social media, advertising, digital transformation, strategic consultation, Saari Ltd. aims to help its clients innovate, develop and grow their businesses by achieving a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

Visit their new website https://www.saari.co.uk/ to read more!

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.