FBCC WELCOMES NEW CORPORATE MEMBER: INCAP!

FBCC is proud to welcome yet another Corporate member: Incap.

Full Turn-Key Product Supply Close To The European Market

Incap’s factory in UK, based in Newcastle-under-Lyme, provides full turn-key product supply including PCBAs, electro-mechanical assembly, cable and wire harness assembly alongside a dedicated standalone rapid prototyping facility (Fast Track) and maintain, repair and overhaul services (MRO).

Incap’s factory in the UK has experience in manufacturing since 1974. The factory has 4,400 square meters of total floor space. Its customers include global companies with operations in Europe, Asia and North America. The facility also has over 20 years of experience in the defence, security and aerospace markets.

June Newsletter is out!

We can’t believe it is already June! 

Before we head for our summer holidays, there’s time for the last newsletter of the season. The June newsletter letter includes upcoming events, exciting news, and job opportunities from our member companies and us!

Read the full newsletter here and subscribe.

FBCC is looking for a part-time Marketing and Events Coordinator

If you are looking for a chance to gain valuable experience working in a dynamic environment, you may be just the person we are looking for.

JOB DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Delivery of all the Chamber’s marketing and communication activities
• Creating content for monthly newsletter and website
• Updating and maintaining Chamber’s website and social media pages (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram)
• Representing the Chamber at a variety of functions, including outside normal office hours.
• Taking part in event planning with the GM – from initial idea generation, venue sourcing, creation, and design of invitations and advertisements, to coordinating on and after the day.
• Other daily office management functions.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
• Fluent English, both written and spoken, is essential, Finnish or any other language appreciated;
• Good written and oral communication skills;
• Good social media knowledge
• Previous marketing or content creation experience is an advantage;
• Previous sales experience is an advantage;
• Experience with various software desirable (Microsoft Office, Canva, InDesign)
• Interest in Finland and advancing business relations between the UK and the Nordics
• Independent, proactive and innovative approach to work, with the ability to take initiative
and come up with new ideas;
• Good time-management skills, with the ability to multitask and effectively prioritise incoming
workload;
• Outgoing personality with the ability to work with people across all levels.

This is a part-time role, 2-3 days per week lasting a minimum of 4-6 months, with flexible working arrangements. Compensation for the role will be £10 per hour + travel expenses to events/meetings. The ideal start date would be between August-September onwards. The position is open to people with a valid residence permit in the UK (e.g. settled or pre-settled status).

Please apply by sending your CV and cover letter to jade(a)fbcc.co.uk

EKTE Midsummer Party

Ekte will have their own Midsummer party, which will be full of fun, drinks, music, and of course, a special menu for guests.

Join for a traditional Midsummer Party on Friday 24th June 2022! The evening will start with flower crowns and continue with eating, drinking, and singing along to your favourite music with DJ on the terrace.

Time: 6pm – 10pm Price: £40.00 per person

Bookings, please email ff@jessen.co.uk

If you are celebrating it outdoors, we also offer a Midsummer Picnic Box for £50 for 2 people. For more information, please contact info@goosebox.co.uk

Find out more on their website.

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!

Finnish designer Taina Suonio returns to RHS Chelsea Flower show with her stunning designs

The Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that the designer Taina Suonio is coming back to RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year held 24-28 May.

100% Green, Bio-diverse, recycled EXANTE garden by Taina Suonio improves the mind, body, and the environment. Connected, By EXANTE garden is made of entirely green and recycled materials, encouraging biodiversity and improving both mental and physical health.

In Chelsea, the garden will be visited by patients and their parents in the Cancer Ward of the University College London Hospital, where the garden will be located after the show to promote the well-being of the patients and the connection with their families.

The garden will feature a prominent Finnish multiple international prize-winning classical pianist Julia Wallin, will play the music that represents nature and the connection with it. EXANTE also prides itself in creating a healthier workplace for its employees. Therefore, the garden represents an outdoor working sanctuary amongst nature, representing the company’s encouragement for a healthier work/life balance.

The design is expertly realised by renowned Nicholsons Lockhart Garratt of Oxfordshire and Taina Suonio’s planting team.

You can find out more here.

FBCC WELCOMES NEW CORPORATE MEMBER: Townbase!

Welcome to the new world where building digital services are made easier than creating your own social media profile.

Townbase offers an enterprise-grade web publishing & content management solutions for enterprises, local authorities, and communities

Create a wide variety of web solutions in a matter of days with Townbase Platform. Townbase Platform is optimized to support businesses and diverse communities: from neighbourhoods to cities and regions. Townbase offers digital solutions from advanced websites to portals designed for resident engagement, business community support, leisure and tourism, event and conference management, accommodation marketing and much more.

Visit their website for more information!

FBCC WELCOMES NEW CORPORATE MEMBER: Lumon UK!

Lumon is a family-owned, international group focused on design, sales, production, and installation of frameless balcony façade and terrace products. “We want to help our customers with their living comfort, improve and extend the usage of their outdoor spaces. We create better homes with over 40 years of experience.” Their headquarters are located in Finland, with subsidiaries and partners in more than 20 countries.

Lumon products are suitable for apartment buildings, town houses, row houses and cottages, for both new and refurbished buildings. Lumon balcony glazing, railings and roofs, together with the blinds, form a modern and impressive balcony façade, pioneering European architecture. Aluminium and glass are durable but light materials, which can be used to create graceful and stylish complexes. This allows for impressive and modern balcony facades, which conform to demands of construction of the future.

To find out more visit Lumon’s website.

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.

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.