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!

ENFUCE AT PAYTECH AWARDS IN LONDON

PayTech Awards, held in London on 5th July 2019 for the second time, recognize excellence and innovation in the use of IT in the finance and payment industry worldwide. The awards are judged by independent payment experts from banks, payment schemes, consulting companies and media. For a software company a PayTech Award is a valuable recognition of the company’s products and services, and an endorsement by the paytech community.

FBCC member Enfuce has been recognised at the awards through its collaboration project with OpenWay. OpenWay won ‘Best Solution Provider for Payment Systems in the Cloud’ at the PayTech Awards ceremony. The company received acclaim for the success of its project with Enfuce, and for the overall excellence of the WAY4 platform in processing cloud payments.

“Collaboration is a core value of Enfuce. We believe that positive change within the payment industry can only be achieved through teamwork. We are happy about the recognition of our successful project with OpenWay and are looking forward to the many future projects that lie ahead of us,” states Monika Liikamaa, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board at Enfuce.

Read more about the award, WAY4 and OpenWay on Enfuce’s website.

FBCC Wishes you a lovely Summer!

The FBCC office will be closed from Thursday 11th July until Monday 5th August. During that time, our General Manager Emma will be intermittently available via email: emma@fbcc.co.uk.

We have also published our Summer Newsletter and you can read it here.

Goodbye from FBCC Spring 2019 Trainee Heli

Today is my last day with the Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce as a Marketing and Events Coordinator. It is time for new challenges.

The experience has been highly rewarding, on both a personal and professional level. At the beginning of my traineeship, I wanted to develop my business skills, enhance my knowledge of international business and marketing and to learn more about the Finnish companies in Britain. During this time, I can say I learnt a lot.

Organising the FBCC events and meetings have been fantastic opportunities to gain experience and improve my transferable skills. No two days were alike, there were fun tasks of taking photos, event planning from coordination to delivery, accounting and supporting Finnish companies as they begin to enter the British market.

I’ve enjoyed my time here in the international environment and learnt about the business culture in the UK and Finnish businesses here in London.

The highlights of my time here have been the opportunities to meet our all existing and new members and participating in all amazing events we organized throughout this Spring.

I’d like to warmly thank all the wonderful people I’ve had the opportunity to meet, extend my gratitude to our general manager Emma for being a supportive and inspiring manager and the FBCC team and all our members and partners.

See you all soon!

 

Goodbye from FBCC Spring 2019 Trainee Erika

I am Erika Sipilä, one of the Marketing and Events Coordinator Trainees for Spring 2019 at the Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce and this is my farewell blog post to FBCC Members and friends. You can read my introduction post here and my halfway greetings here.

First and foremost, I would like to thank all FBCC Members for the warm welcome I received when I arrived in London in January and everyone’s kindness throughout my six months here. Thank you also to my lovely colleagues Emma and Heli. FBCC has provided a platform for me to enhance my networking skills and really get to know the Finnish and British business communities here in London. In my introduction post I wrote that my goal was to learn more about Finnish businesses in the UK and develop as a young professional. I am happy to say that I feel like I have achieved both.

It has been a very interesting experience seeing how businesses internationalise, especially to a market like the UK, which is notoriously difficult and competitive. It has been rewarding being a part of the successes of our Members through organising events with them, networking and supporting operations here in the UK. FBCC has given me the opportunity to work very independently and take responsibility of long-term projects and divisions of FBCC operations, such as our social media. The internship has taught me more about long term project management from a directing point of view and got me well-versed in the world of InDesign. I have also gotten to meet interesting people and experience exciting things from events at the Finnish Residence and company launches to shooting a commercial.

Time has gone by so fast and I will look back to my days here in London fondly. I do not leave London with sadness but with a sense of accomplishment. I will continue to my master’s studies at Aalto University at the International Design Business Management department beginning in September. To follow my journey or to keep in touch, feel free to connect on LinkedIn and send me a message!

Patrons’ Dinner at the Finnish Residence in Kensington Palace Gardens

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.