Chairman Juha-Matti Lampola receives Knights First Class of the Order of the Lion of Finland decoration

Juha-Matti Lampola is the Chairman of the Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce. Ambassador Jukka Siukosaari presented the decoration in a ceremony at the Ambassador’s residence on June 7th, 2022. Over the course of his decades-long international career in banking, Juha-Matti has made significant contributions to the development of Finnish businesses. Juha-Matti founded J-M Capital Ltd. in 2000, through which he has given advice to numerous Finnish businesses on internationalisation as well as facilitated the interests of foreign companies in Finland. At the FBCC, Juha-Matti has been a driving force for nearly a decade and significantly contributed to the Chamber’s growth.

The decorations of the Order of the Lion of Finland are conferred upon citizens and foreign nationals who have distinguished themselves in the service of Finland.

Many congratulations to Juha-Matti!

Borenius is seeking a lawyer for their IP & Technology Team

Borenius is hiring an Associate for their highly recognised and skilled team IP & Technology Team. The suitable candidate will need 1 – 4 years of experience in intellectual property and/or technology to join.

Borenius offers the opportunity to work on some of the most demanding intellectual property and technology-related matters on the market.

Fluency in written and spoken Finnish and English is essential.

Apply to this role by 22 May.

Find out more here.

The Finnish Embassy in London is hiring!

The Embassy of Finland in London is hiring an Adviser of Communications and Political Affairs for a fixed-term contract of around 10 months from 20.6.2022 onwards.

Requirements for the role:

  • Relevant degree and work experience
  • Excellent knowledge of both oral and written Finnish and English
  • IT and organisational abilities
  • Diligence and cooperation skills

Employment is governed by UK law. Kindly send your applications via email to sanomat.LON(at)formin.fi by 15.5.2022. Please attach your CV and your salary expectation.

Find out more about the position here.

FBCC WELCOMES NEW CORPORATE MEMBER: Nordic Star Nurseries

FBCC is proud to announce a new Corporate member! Nordic Star Islington is the first authentic Nordic-style nursery in the UK, bringing Finland’s world-leading early education method and philosophy to London. We are part of the FinlandWay® International Preschools network, currently operating on four continents.

Our detailed daily learning curriculum is designed by education scientists and early childhood specialists from the University of Helsinki. Comprehensive child well-being is paramount to us and we are fully EYFS compliant without subjecting children to stressful testing and assessments.  

Delivered through the play-based method by our highly trained teachers, children’s learning experience is joyful and natural, building a solid foundation for cognitive, socio-emotional and life skills. Each child has an individual learning plan and portfolio documenting their development, reviewed six times a year. Parents are kept up to date with the latest mobile application.

We are currently taking registrations for children between 3 months and 5 years of age and spaces are filling up quickly.

For more information see www.nordicstarnurseries.co.uk

The Embassy of Finland to London is hiring!

The Embassy of Finland to London is hiring for several positions. All the roles require fluency in Finnish and English.

For more information (in Finnish) by clicking the links above!

Letter from the Chairman

Despite the Covid-19 restrictions, the Chamber has remained active in assisting and supporting its members. Understandably there have been few live events, with the focus instead on the use of online tools and webinars for communication. These webinars have covered topical subjects such as New HR Legislations, Employee Wellbeing, Cyber Security, Advice for Start-ups, and Economic Updates to name a few. Overall, the participation in these webinars has been very active and within the FBCC social media channels, the following has seen a significant increase. The Chamber’s network today extends to more than 1300 business contacts with a very stable membership base.
The cooperation with the Chamber’s Partners, including the Finnish Embassy has remained strong. As a member of Team Finland, the Chamber has been provided with an excellent platform to contribute towards the common Finnish-British good. In addition, the cooperation with the other Nordic Chambers of Commerce has worked very well and will continue in the future. The Chamber’s financial basis remains solid and working with a capable team headed by General Manager Jade Juvonen, supported by an active Board, we are in good shape to enter 2022.
The United Kingdom, particularly London,  continues to be one of the world’s fastest growing ICT/Digitalisation hubs which offers great opportunities for Finnish companies operating in this sector. Finland is also well known for its skills and expertise in areas including Green Energy, Wellbeing, Sustainability, Digitalisation and Education which all are included in one way or another in the UK Government’s sizeable Covid-recovery funding plans.

When all of this is combined with the knowledge that many commercial relationships between Finnish and British entities have lasted for centuries, I believe that we have all the reasons to think optimistically about the future.

I look forward to seeing you at FBCC’s events.
Chairman
Juha-Matti Lampola

 

Ekte Nordic Kitchen presents: Danish Christmas Set Menu

 

In case you missed out on tickets for FBCC Christmas Lunch this year, why not try a Danish menu for a change?

FBCC Corporate member Ekte Nordic Kitchen is offering a Danish Christmas Set Menu for £37.50 per person.

To book 2-10 guests please email welcome@ektelondon.co.uk        or for larger groups events@jessen.co.uk.

 

 

 

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!

Recording of Reignite Your Business After Lockdown

As businesses prepare to re-emerge from the pandemic, how can they adapt to a new working world?

Together with FBCC Patron Member Goodwille and the Danish-UK Association, we participated in a webinar where the speakers looked at the burning questions around how to return from the pandemic to a business world that has changed.

Thank you to everyone that participated in the webinar! We would also like to express our warmest thanks to the speakers Jacqui Brown from Goodwille and Jan Bowen-Nielsen from Quiver Management for the great discussion and to our moderator Sofie Annikki Dralle.

The participants discussed the following questions, among others: 

  • How has the world around businesses changed today?
  • As business coaches and consultants, your team and yourself work with a number of businesses. What are you seeing happening as businesses prepare to re-emerge from the pandemic?
  • How can business leaders reignite and reposition the business to a changing world?
  • After a year of ‘hibernation’ with many or all staff working from home or being furloughed, what are some other challenges leaders need to be aware of or adapt to?
  • What can leaders do to energise and motivate staff to successfully and thus remerge?
  • What are some practical steps business leaders can do in order to make sure they also have the support they need?

You can also find recordings to all our past webinars here.

Recording of Boost your Employee Wellbeing

Keeping employees happy is more important and challenging than ever. Whether it’s engaging a workforce remotely, keeping the culture alive, or acting on the threats to employees’ happiness, it is crucial for the HR department to adapt to keep employees healthy, happy and productive.

Watch the webinar recording down below to boost your employee wellbeing!

Together with FBCC Patron Member Goodwille, Breaks Finland, and the Danish-UK Association, we participated in a webinar to learn more about improving the wellbeing of employees.

Jacqui Brown, HR Manager at Goodwille, and Jaana Komscha-Härkönen, the CEO and Co-Founder of Breaks Finland discussed topics such as “The biggest changes to workplace wellbeing for employees and how to adapt”, “Who in the business should be responsible for the wellbeing KPI’S?”, and “How to spot, improve and prevent mental illness in the workplace”. Watch the recording for more!

You can also find recordings to all our past webinars 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.