Ekte Nordic Kitchen’s special offer for the week!

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.

To book, simply head over to www.ektelondon.co.uk or call the team on 0203 814 8330 🍂

Nordic Set Menu with G&T for £25pp

3 Course Nordic Set Menu with G&T upon arrival for £25pp – served all-day this week from 11:30am Tuesday-Saturday

Kids eat for free

Kids eat for free at Ekte from Tuesday 26th until Saturday 30th of November
T&Cs: Must be under 10 years old, maximum 2 children per adult.

To read more about Ekte’s special offers, please see their website!

FBCC Patron Borenius Granted ISO 27001 Certification

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.

To read the full article, click here!

Marks & Clerk course: Avoiding Pitfalls in Patent/KnowHow Licences and R&D Collaborations

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.

The course – Avoiding Pitfalls in Patent/KnowHow Licences and R&D Collaborations – will take place on 20th October and has been specially designed for patent attorneys, in-house lawyers, contracts managers, technology transfer managers, and any other professions involved in patent/know-how licences and R&D collaborations.

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

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.

Click here to read the full newsletter!

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.

Click here to read more!

You can also sign up for our mailing list to be the first one to receive our newsletters, announcements of new events, and other offers directly to your email! Sign up here. 

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 is supporting The Finnish Soul Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower show 2021

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 Suonio

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 Corporate Member ScandiKitchen is recruiting!

FBCC Corporate Member ScandiKitchen has recently published two exciting vacancies! Find the information down below.

Account Manager (Wholesale and Key Accounts)

The main responsibilities in this role:

  • Develop and maintain existing relationships with accounts.
  • Build new accounts and drive sales.
  • Implement effective sales campaigns in line with strategy.
  • Financial management of all wholesale accounts
  • Work with Marketing to ensure all relevant Trade Marketing opportunities are maximised, including trade shows.

What you look like: 

  • Experience in a sales role a must, preferably FMCG.
  • Educated to degree level.
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills and a strategic head on your shoulders.
  • You are 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 and who want to grow fast in their roles.
  • Strong in-person sales skills
  • A team player who gets on with everyone.

Read more about the vacancy here.


Logistics and Purchasing Manager

The headline responsibilities in this role include:

Logistics

  • 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

Purchasing

  • 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.

Read more about the vacancy here.

 

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.