KONE, Finnair, Nordea and Nokia listed in the Top 50 Most Attractive Employers for Young Professionals in Finland!

The annual Young Professional Attraction Index, YPAI, conducted by Academic Work examines the most important factors for Finnish young professionals when choosing an employer and for what reasons some employers are perceived as more attractive than others.

This year their YPAI study consists of three parts. The first part lists the Top 50 Most Attractive Employers for Young Professionals in Finland in 2020, Top 10 in three different categories and includes stories from the fastest growing companies of the year.

We are happy to announce that our Corporate Member KONE has been listed 2nd in their Top 10 Most Attractive Employers for Technology Professionals, 3rd in their Top 10 for Commercial & Business Professionals, and 4th in their Top 50 Most Attractive Employers for Young Professionals in Finland.

We’re also delighted to tell you that our Corporate Member Finnair and two of our Patron Members, Nordea and Nokia were also listed in their Top 50 Most Attractive Employers for Young Professionals in Finland.

At FBCC we’d like to express our warmest congratulations to our Corporate Members KONE and Finnair and to our Patrons Nordea and Nokia!

To read more about the most attractive employers for young professionals in Finland, check our source Young Professional Attraction Index (in Finnish)

FBCC Patron F-Secure is recruiting!

FBCC Patron Member F-secure is recruiting for several open positions for their London office. The roles they are looking to fill are:

Nobody knows cyber security like F-secure. For three decades, F-secure has driven innovations in cyber security, defending tens of thousands of companies and millions of people.

With unsurpassed experience in endpoint protection as well as detection and response, F-secure shields enterprises and consumers against everything from advanced cyber-attacks and data breaches to widespread ransomware infections.

Find out more about the open positions on their website.

 

FBCC Patron Goodwille is recruiting!

 

FBCC patron Goodwille is looking for an ambitious Marketing Executive, fluent in a Nordic language (preferably Swedish or Norwegian), to join their Marketing and Business Development team in London. Within your role you will be responsible for;

  • Managing, developing & growing our social media presence
  • Writing stories & articles in English for online distribution
  • Owning internal communication across the two sites
  • Managing the CSR initiative
  • Managing & organising webinars, events & seminars, in the UK & internationally
  • Proactively growing our network across the UK & Nordic countries
  • Promoting Goodwille to fast-growing Nordic businesses looking at entering the UK
  • Representing Goodwille at networking events

Although not a prerequisite, anyone that can demonstrate experience working with Photoshop or inDesign, along with experience in graphic design would be advantageous. The applicant should be able to demonstrate experience working across social media channels, preferably within a B2B organisation.

In addition to your main role as a Marketing Executive you will also be expected to support the close-knit marketing department with varied day-to-day tasks across the marketing mix. Reporting to the Marketing Manager but working day-to-day alongside another Marketing Executive you will be expected to confidently work independently, to manage your time and proactively develop your projects. As you grow in the role there is the opportunity to mould and develop the role into a position you find stimulating.

Goodwille a modern, forward-thinking and inclusive organisation, capable of offering an environment in which to accelerate your career in marketing & communications.

Read more about the position here.

FBCC Patron Goodwille is recruiting!

FBCC patron Goodwille is looking for an Office Assistant who thrives on providing great customer service to join our Front of House team in Warwick. Within your role you will be responsible for:

  • Meeting & Greeting visitors
  • Telephone answering
  • Post handling
  • Meeting room bookings
  • Order handling & Sales support
  • Supporting both internal and external clients with administrative tasks
  • Working with onboarding new clients
  • Liaising with suppliers
  • Supporting other departments & building tenants with ad hoc requests

The applicant must be computer literate, have a strong understanding of the Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word & Excel) and experience working within a busy administration/reception role. We work with clients from all over the world, so experience working in an international environment would be a bonus.

Handling incoming calls will be an important part of your job and you should be passionate about providing great customer service, both on & off the phone, as well as being able to work independently to ensure the smooth running of the reception area. In joining us, you will become part of a modern, forward-thinking and inclusive organisation, capable of offering a stimulating environment for you to work in.

Goodwille is a forward-thinking, ambitious company dedicated to providing foreign businesses with the kind of professional services required to establish themselves and flourish in the UK. These include Corporate Legal, Finance, People Management, Payroll & Virtual Office services.

Read more about the position here!

Member offer from F-Secure

Our Patron member F-Secure has an offer for all our members:

In recent years, remote working has become a regular treat for millions of employees, and a means to redress work / life balance. Over the last few weeks and months, this switch to remote work has accelerated at breakneck pace and across vast swathes of the workforce. The difference, however, is that the impetus has been a worldwide societal crisis, not cultural change.

F-Secure’s users and customers are doing things differently, often under duress and with all kinds of resource challenges, and we can’t do a good job if we don’t adapt to conform to their changes, too. One result of this is that a plan we’ve been working on for a while, has just been accelerated into production.

F-Secure has introduced Countercept Rapid, an essential version of their award winning 24/7 Managed Detection and Response service.

Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Quick deployment – up and running within a week.
  • Billed after the third month, pay (and renew) monthly after that.

F-Secures existing MDR service is usually provided via contracts of a year or more; it’s comprehensive and exhaustive, tailored to your organisational needs and it works exceptionally well. But not every organization wants to make a long-term financial commitment, nor do they need every single capability we provide over the short term.

Over the last few years we’ve seen the practice of business change dramatically; we’re seeing another seismic shift now. We must – and have – moved with the times. Countercept MDR isn’t going anywhere, but if you need to quickly build a relationship with F-Secure with something more flexible, a simpler service with the same quality and expertise you’d expect from them, then Countercept Rapid it is. Given more time, you can also move to a more tailored, long term contract if you want to commit to a longer term relationship – and if you need access to extra capabilities.

Click here for further information.

 

Goodwille and Nordic Startup Awards strengthening their partnership in 2020

Following two successful years of working together, our Patron member Goodwille and Nordic Startup Awards are have renewed their strategic partnership for the 8th season of Nordic Startup Awards.

This year, the two will deepen their partnership, with Goodwille taking ownership of the “Best Founder of the Year” category as well as hosting webinars for startups around themes of expansion to the UK, scaling a UK team and fundraising in the UK.

The Nordic edition of the Global Startup Awards, the world’s largest independent startup ecosystem competition, is a series of events in the Nordic countries with the mission to recognise and celebrate the startup talent in the region.
Goodwille, whose roots are firmly tied to the Nordic countries have helped hundreds of tech businesses, including regional and national finalists of the Nordic Startup Awards, enter the UK market.

James Service, Marketing Manager of Goodwille said: “We’ve been working with startups for over two decades, so this partnership is a great opportunity for us to celebrate and recognise the top talent in the Nordic startup ecosystem. We are excited to take the next step in our long-standing partnership with new activities and category ownership this year.”

Read full blog post here.

DEMYSTIFYING THREAT HUNTING

 

FBCC Patron member F-Secure has published this F-Secure Countercept whitepaper “Demystifying Threat Hunting” – Your threat hunting handbook.

‘Threat hunting’ has become something of a buzzword in the cyber security industry, and like any other buzzword the term is often misused.

Proactive threat hunting is very different from manually searching through raw data to find an attacker, and threat hunting as a service is complementary to detection & response operations rather than a replacement for them.

F-Secure’s whitepaper will clear up the confusion, explaining:

  • What threat hunting is – and what it isn’t.
  • Continuous Response – what it is and why you need it.
  • Why Continuous Response and threat hunting are both required to successfully defend against targeted attacks.
  • Good threat hunting unpacked.
  • The future of threat hunting.

Find out more about the whitepaper here.

 

We proudly welcome our new Patron Member F-Secure

We are excited to welcome F-Secure as our newest Patron Member.

Nobody knows cyber security like FSecure. For three decades, FSecure has driven innovations in cyber security, defending tens of thousands of companies and millions of people. 

With unsurpassed experience in endpoint protection as well as detection and response, FSecure shields enterprises and consumers against everything from advanced cyber-attacks and data breaches to widespread ransomware infections. 

Find out more about F-Secure and their services on their website.

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FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY: Building Sustainable Solutions- Working Towards a World That Lasts Forever

On Thursday 5th March the FBCC partnered with our Patron member Outokumpu to organise Focus on Sustainability: Building Sustainable Solutions- Working Towards a World That Lasts Forever event held at the Residence of the Ambassador of Finland 

Outokumpu is a global leader in stainless steel with the vision to be the undisputed number one. The company serves customers in a wide range of industries – from catering and appliances to building and construction, transportation and chemical, petrochemical and energy industries, as well as the process and resources industries – use our stainless steel and services worldwide. Being fully recyclable, maintenance-free, as well as very strong and durable material, stainless steel is one of the key building blocks for sustainable future. 

The successful event brought together more than 80 people from the industry including key decision makers in infrastructure, architecture and politics 

The event focused on sustainability and using sustainable solutions in building process, and how stainless steel can solve many current issues in water distribution, architecture and infrastructure. After Ambassador Markku Keinänen’s opening speech, Mr Maciej Gwozdz gave a presentation on stainless steel and why it is a sustainable choice. The attendees then heard from Mr Peter Bamforth about water distribution and the benefits of using stainless steel in water piping. Next up Mr Jörn Teipel talked about stainless steel in architecture, followed by Mr Andy Backhouse discussing the use of stainless in infrastructure. The event finished with a Q&A with the panellists and Camilla KaplinOutokumpu’s Senior Environment Manager 

The guests were left with a deep understanding of the importance of a long-term outlook when it comes to sustainability in building and infrastructure. While carbon steel may seem like a cost effective choice, when you consider the cost of maintenance over the next decades, the cost becomes unsustainable. Whereas stainless steel will last at least a 100 years without any maintenance (the only reason to say only a 100 years is because stainless steel has not been around longer). 

The FBCC were proud to work with Outokumpu on this event More photos on the FBCC Facebook page!

FBCC Patron Nokia named as one of the world’s most ethical companies by Ethisphere

FBCC Patron Nokia named as one of the world’s most ethical companies by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

 

 

  • Recognition honours those companies that take the long view with a purpose-based strategy and strive to create positive change throughout their global communities.
  • Nokia is one of just three telecommunications companies to be included, and the only Finnish honouree.
  • Marks the fourth time Nokia is included on the list.

 

This recognition reflects the work undertaken at Nokia to reinforce ethical behaviour at all levels of the business, and promote high standards of corporate governance.

“It is a great honour to be recognised once again as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Our reputation is built on more than 150 years of trustworthiness and ethical business practices. This award is due to the hard work and commitment of the entire Nokia team, who ensure we put our values of trust, integrity, and social and environmental responsibility into everything we do,” said Rajeev Suri, President and CEO, Nokia.

Nokia has been recognised four times overall, with three consecutive wins since 2018. It is one of only three honourees in the telecommunications industry and the only company in Finland to be included in 2020. In total, 132 honourees were recognised, spanning 21 countries and 51 industries.

“Nokia is one of just three telecom companies to make the list, highlighting how much the company is doing to enhance ethical business practices in the sector”, said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “Congratulations to everyone at Nokia for earning this recognition.”

Nokia is committed to being an industry leader on governance, corporate responsibility and compliance. Key elements of its compliance program include a focus on early identification and proactive mitigation of regulatory and corruption risks associated with products, services, and go-to-market strategy; continual assessments and enhancements of programs and processes to reduce inefficiencies and strengthen compliance oversight, and multiple avenues open to employees to voice and report concerns in an open-reporting environment with a strict non-retaliation policy.

The FBCC congratulates Nokia!

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.