We warmly welcome our new corporate member, Rochester PR!

Rochester PR Group works exclusively with market entry clients from diverse sectors including tech, food and drink, lifestyle and service brands and companies.

Their clients come from all over the world (recent clients, for example, are from Finland, Czech Republic, USA, Romania, Canada) meaning that they see the UK as it really is; a truly global, competitive marketplace. Rochester PR’s advice, activity and campaigns, delivered only by a senior team, reflect this and are designed to achieve the right results to help businesses succeed, including (but not only!) connecting them with a network or running media and social campaigns to raise profile and open doors.

Rochester PR always starts on a project basis although many clients then commit to additional projects or ongoing programmes – their longest client is still with them 20 years after they first entered the UK proving that Rochester PR continues adding value long-term.

Explore more of what Rochester has to offer on their website!

Finnair and Kone voted into top three most attractive employers in Finland

In the last 30 years Universum has become the global leader in employer branding, they conduct research across all seven continents in 60 different markets. Their research results can be utilized for decision-making, for instance when choosing target groups, messages and channels for future employer branding campaigns. In other words, to answer the question of how to attract new recruits.

Every year, Universum conducts their Professional Survey on Finnish Employers. The survey aims to measure how the Finnish professionals perceive the employers. The research was carried out between October 2018 and August 2019 with over 6,000 professionals from 35 different industries, and 104 different positions. Biggest samples were from Business (1,617) and Engineering (1,017)

Every year the survey results indicate the situation of the world economy, thus, affecting the factors that employees value the most. Hence, this year’s results indicate the growing insecurity of the Finnish and the world economy.

Once again, our corporate member Finnair was the chosen the number one Most Attractive Employer by the business professionals in Finland. ranked high by several other industries’ professionals, such as IT (6), humanities (9) and technical professionals.It is no wonder Finnair ranks high year after year, as it is seen as an attractive employer. The variety of jobs they offer is massive; according to Finnair’s Talent Acquisition Manager Tanja Mattila ‘Your background could be in economics, physics, humanities or engineering and you could still land a job at Finnair.’

(Source: Finnair)

 

Our Patron member KONE, who also has a history of being ranked high in the Professional Survey by Universum year after year, was again voted the number one Most Attractive Employer by engineering professionals and third Most Attractive Employer by the business professionals.

Both companies were ranked high by professionals from several fields, such as engineering, IT and business.

At FBCC we’d like to express our warmest congratulations to our members Finnair and KONE.

To read more about the most attractive employers in different fields in Finland, check our source Universum Professional Survey 2019

We warmly welcome our new corporate member Efficio

 

Started in 2000, Efficio is a specialist management consultancy, focused on procurement and supply chain improvement programmes. There are currently circa 450 employees globally, with exciting plans to grow rapidly in the next 18 months. Efficio is a truly international organisation with over 30 different languages spoken. The firm places a high value on its employees and offers great training and development opportunities, to help with career progression. Efficio’s consultants return to their home office each Friday from their client engagement to spend time with their colleagues and attend training courses.

Learn more about Efficio on their web page.

We warmly welcome our new corporate member Beyond Business

Beyond Business is an expert network and content platform for individuals and organisations.  Founded by alumni of Columbia Business School, London Business School, The Wharton School, and similar others, their objective is to share access, knowledge and resources with their Members and Affiliate Groups like the FBCC.

Beyond Business serves a broad and diverse community by bringing together high calibre speakers, innovative thinking and unique experiences.  They apply the highest standards to a curated selection of live and digital content, content that is Practical, Educational and Inspirational.

Beyond Business aims to be a trusted source of insights, education and opportunity for its members.

If you want to know more of Beyond Business, click here!

 

We warmly welcome our new corporate member Gowling WLG

 

Gowling WLG is a new, sector-focused international law firm created in February 2016 by Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (WLG), a leading UK-based international law firm whose roots go back to 1730 and Gowlings, a leading Canadian law firm which dates from 1887.  Gowling WLG was built to provide clients with legal services at home and around the world, and to help them succeed no matter how challenging the circumstances.

With more than 1,400 legal professionals across offices in 19 cities worldwide (from Vancouver in the West to Singapore in the East), Gowling WLG is positioned to help their clients rise to the challenges they face – both today and tomorrow.

Find out more about Gowling WLG on their website.

 

 

FBCC is recruiting Marketing and Events Coordinator Trainees for Spring 2020

Recruiting Marketing and Events Coordinator Trainees (2)

The Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce in London is recruiting two Marketing and Events Coordinator Trainees. The positions are due to start in January or February 2020 and will last circa 5-6 months, until June 2020. 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.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the position, please email us at info@fbcc.co.uk.

 

 

FBCC Patron Nokia opens a 5G Future X Lab in Finland

Nokia has opened a brand new 5G Future X Lab at its global headquarters in Espoo, Finland on September 24th. The Future X Labs are built to explain, explore and evaluate new value creation made possible with Nokia’s full end-to-end portfolio of 5G equipment, software and services.

The Lab will enable communications service providers, enterprises and infrastructure providers to learn and understand the techno-economic power of a 5G end-to-end network to better serve their customers and unleash new value. Visitors get to experience i.a. an “Experience Zone” where they can see demonstrations of Nokia technologies and innovations.

Learn more about the 5G Future X Lab and its highlights here.

 

FBCC Member Goodwille is recruiting

Our Patron member, Goodwille, is looking for a new Financial Assistant and Office Assistant to join their team!

Goodwille is a forward-thinking, fast-growing 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, Financial Administration, People Management, Payroll & Virtual Offices.

If you find these vacancies interesting, read more about the positions

Job opportunity: BrandMe recruiting a Finnish Account Executive

BrandMe London looking for Finnish young talent in London for intern or contract opportunities

BrandMe London is packaging and branding design studio based in the heart of Covent Garden looking for a bright Account Executive to join their team.

The account executive supports the Client Services team. The position is a brilliant opportunity to learn everything about the design process, from strategy to delivery, to develop branding and commercial knowledge and to work on some great iconic Finnish FMCG food and drinks brands.

Read more about the position here. To apply, send your CV to celine.smith@brandme-uk.com.

New trainees at the FBCC

The FBCC is welcoming two new additions to the team for the Autumn 2019 period. Please welcome Maria and Jade!

Maria is studying a master’s degree at Tampere University, majoring in sustainable business management. Before that, she attained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Stockholm University. London is a completely new city for Maria, so she is excited to explore the dynamic, innovative city that London is!

Maria is interested in megatrends such as sustainable development and digitalization. As the Finnish-British business community is an innovator in these fields, Maria is excited to network with the Chamber’s members and other companies in the community. She is looking forward to the traineeship at FBCC, as its diverse work tasks will help develop her professionally.

Jade is a last year double-degree student of European Business Administration at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. She’s completed the first two years of her studies in Finland and the third-year specialization for international business and management at the University of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom. Originally, she chose her study program specifically for its international aspect and the opportunities to study and work abroad.

At Metropolia Jade worked as a tutor for the incoming exchange students which strengthened her resolve to leave Finland for her own year abroad. During her Erasmus year at the University of Wolverhampton, and several trips to London, Jade fell in love with the country and the idea of working in the UK was born.
Jade is looking forward to learning more about marketing and organizing events. She’s also very excited to meet new people at the networking events. For the future she wishes that the internship at FBCC will help her to form a business network and give a great kickstart for her career in international business!

Maria and Jade are looking forward to meeting all of you this Autumn in our upcoming events!

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 Junior.