Dear FBCC members, partners, friends, and extended network,
We hope you are all enjoying an amazing summer full of long, warm sunny days and some well-deserved time off. For us at the Chamber, this summer has been different in more ways than one – in addition to the lockdown, remote working and business unusual, we also have a big announcement to make. Our General Manager Emma Jalonen will be stepping down from her position on 31st July and starting 1st August her successor Jade Juvonen will be taking on the role. Many of you may remember Jade from her previous time at the Chamber in Autumn 2019.
I, Emma, would like to sincerely thank all of you for your support, for attending our events and for engaging with us. These past three years at the Chamber have given me so much, both professionally and personally, and I have had the enormous privilege of meeting so many of you. It truly has been my pleasure meeting so many inspiring and interesting people from different industries and backgrounds and hosting you at our events. Working for the FBCC has been an amazing experience and I consider myself very lucky to have been given the opportunity to leave my mark on our operations. I also want to give a special thanks to our Board of Directors for giving me this opportunity, for believing in me and for all your support. I know I will be leaving the chamber in capable hands and I look forward to seeing what Jade and her team will accomplish over the next years.
As for me, Jade, when I left London this March, I knew I was coming back, but what I did not know was how and when it would happen. It is probably the most unique time to take on this role, with upcoming changes caused by Brexit and especially the pandemic. However, I am beyond excited to be back on the team! The past spring has been challenging for everyone, but it has also given room for innovation and new opportunities. I’d like to thank Emma and her Spring 2020 team for taking good care of the chamber and for proving us that the FBCC is able to adapt to extreme changes.
The FBCC Team will be joined by two wonderful new trainees on 3rd August and they will be introduced to the network in the August Newsletter. We cannot wait to see all our members and friends at upcoming virtual and (hopefully) live events in the Autumn. There are lots of exciting things planned, so keep an eye out for updated on our website and newsletter.
Please join us in wishing Emma all the best in her future endeavours (you can stay in touch with her via LinkedIn) and welcoming Jade back to the Chamber and congratulating her for her new role.
Wishing the entire network health and happiness and I hope you enjoy the rest of the Summer!
Emma & Jade