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

FBCC WELCOMES A NEW CORPORATE MEMBER: BOB W.

FBCC is proud to announce a new Corporate member.

Bob’s exceptionally cool apartments cater to the 21st-century traveller who wants it all: the consistent quality of a hotel and the authentic flair and affordability of a short-stay rental. We combine the best of both worlds in our climate-neutral properties, which are currently available in Finland, Estonia, Spain, and the UK but are soon expanding across Europe and beyond. Backed by Europe’s top real estate investors and venture capitalists, we’re building the technology to give every guest a local, contactless five-star experience at scale.

Find out more here and virtually visit their rooms via the link.

EKTE. Valentine’s Day Menu

Valentine’s Menu
(Served Friday 11th of February, Saturday 12th of February, and Monday 14th of February)

3-course menu + Valentine’s cocktail | £41

 

‘Amor Martini’ upon arrival

Aquavit-based cocktail made with Aalborg Dild Aquavit

Did you know, ‘amore’ means love in Italian, however ‘amor’ means Cupid in Danish!

To start
Beetroot salad with whipped goats’ cheese & hazelnut salad
or
Skagen (Nordic prawn cocktail) on buttered toast

Mains
Kroppkakor (potato dumplings) filled with mushrooms & chestnuts in a sage butter
or
Guinea fowl braised with pearl barley, pumpkin & black cabbage

Dessert
Kladdkaka (gooey chocolate cake) with salted caramel & pistachio praline
or
Rhubarb mousse with Danish butter biscuit

For reservations visit Ekte’s website.

Allergens menu available on request. An optional gratuity of 12.5% will be added to your final bill on departure. VAT is included on food and beverage only at the current rate. (The Valentine’s Menu will be served from 5pm-9pm on Friday 11th of February and 11:30am-9pm on Saturday 12th and Monday 14th of February)

 

Goodwille is hiring!

FBCC Patron Goodwille is always looking for new talent to join their team.

Their open positions include HR Administrators and Advisors, Payroll Assistants & Officers, Corporate Governance Associates & Consultants, and Financial Assistants & Controllers. If you’re permanently living in the UK, fluent in a Nordic language, and possess a strong client service and team ethic, you may just be the person they are looking for.

Please visit Goodwille’s Career page for more information and how to apply by clicking here!

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.

 

 

 

FBCC welcomes a new Corporate member: Sigmaroc!

Once again FBCC is proud to announce a new Corporate member. SigmaRoc PLC is an AIM-listed buy-and-build group targeting construction materials assets in the UK and Northern Europe.

It seeks to create value by purchasing assets in fragmented construction materials markets and extracting efficiencies through active management and by forming the assets into larger groups. It seeks to derisk its investments via strong asset backing at its projects.

To read more about Sigmaroc and what they do, click here!

FBCC Corporate member Ekte is hiring!

FBCC Corporate member Ekte Nordic Kitchen is currently looking for Chefs and Front of House employees to join their team. The Scandinavian-influenced restaurant is located in the Bloomberg Arcade in the City of London.

This is a great opportunity to work for Jessen & Co Ltd, an established company with a 20-year history at the top end of London Restaurants, and to also further your career within the hospitality industry in one of the most competitive food capitals in the world.

Ekte, meaning genuine or real in Norwegian, offers a varied Nordic menu with each dish taking inspiration from the Northern hemisphere. Using only carefully sourced, sustainable ingredients, Ekte’s menus – which are overseen by Swedish-born Executive Chef Robin Freeman – celebrate everything each season has to offer. 

If you’d like to know more about the open positions, please click here!

To apply for the Chef positions, email your CV to simon(a)ektelondon.co.uk, or if you’d like to apply for a Front of House position, please email your CV to salvatore(a)ektelondon.co.uk.

 

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.