Nokia and T-Mobile sign a 3.5 bn deal

 

 

Congratulations to our Patron member Nokia for signing its largest 5G agreement to date with T-Mobile, covering Nokia’s complete end-to-end 5G technology, software and services portfolio.

The multi-year agreement worth 3.5 billion dollars (approx. three billion euros) will help T-Mobile accelerate the deployment of its nationwide 5G network in the US.
Nokia and T-Mobile aim to be at the forefront of the progress by developing 5G services for a wide range of industries including transportation, health, manufacturing, retail and agriculture. Once set up, the wireless 5G technology will increase mobile data speeds and capacity.

Read more here.

WE WARMLY WELCOME OUR NEW CORPORATE MEMBER KYRÖ DISTILLERY

 

Kyrö Distillery Company is a Finnish all-rye distillery founded by 5 friends in 2014. We’re known for making life difficult for ourselves: starting a distillery in a market with state owned spirits monopoly, learning distilling from scratch and exporting gin from Finland into the UK. Please get in touch if you want to experience our award winning products and hear great stories from the Finnish countryside.

WE WARMLY WELCOME OUR NEW CORPORATE MEMBER EKTE. NORDIC KITCHEN

 

 

Danish-born restauranter Soren Jessen, who has owned successful City stalwart 1 Lombard Street since 1998 launched Ekte Nordic Kitchen in the Bloomberg Arcade in the city of London on 30 April 2018. Ekte, meaning genuine or real in Norwegian, will offer a varied Nordic menu, overseen by Swedish-born Head Chef Robin Freeman. The Scandinavian-influenced restaurant and cafe/deli is open daily throughout the day for both eat-in or takeaway, with changing menus from breakfast through lunch and dinner. Ekte strives to be sensitive to the environment and to create minimal waste by acting responsibly with it’s carefully sourced recyclable, bio-degradable and reusable packaging for it’s takeaway food and drink service.

Ekte was designed by London-based Danish design studio JLKDS. The glass-fronted 60-seat space features central food bar and open kitchen, with 20 additional seats available outside. Design features oak and marble table tops, Werner chairs, XX lighthing, and aleather banquette curving along one long wall. The modern interior utilises raw materials of weathered oak, tanned leather, polished concrete, charred timber and pale stone.

About Bloomberg Arcade

Bloomberg Arcade is new culinary and cultural destination in the heart of the Square Mile. The covered pedestrian arcade runs through the site of Bloomberg’s European headquartes and brings together independent restaurants from some of the biggest names in food.

WE WARMLY WELCOME OUR NEW CORPORATE MEMBER TACTIC LTD.

Tactic Group is an international, growing and successful group of companies, based in Finland. Our story started in 1967 with the Kimble Board Game, which was first manufactured in a small garage. Year by year the success of Kimble grew and so did the company itself. Over the course of a half a century, Tactic Games has moved from those humble beginnings to become one of the largest game companies in Europe. In 2018 we will distribute our products to more than 80 countries, with the vast majority of our games manufactured in the EU. We use sustainable materials to produce our high-quality games.  We have our own product development department and in-house production facilities, guaranteeing a creative process which is both innovative and flexible. Each Year we add new exciting games to our product categories. However, our overall goal has remained the same throughout the company’s 50-year history, to bring people together!

Our Corporate Member Saari Ltd has launched its new website

Our corporate member Saari Ltd., a London-based digital strategy, marketing, brand and business development consultancy, has recently launched its new website. Gongratulations Saari!

Delivering increased market awareness and growth for their clients through marketing, social media, advertising, digital transformation, strategic consultation, Saari Ltd. aims to help its clients innovate, develop and grow their businesses by achieving a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

Visit their new website https://www.saari.co.uk/ to read more!

WE WARMLY WELCOME OUR NEW CORPORATE MEMBER UPONOR

Our vision is to enrich customers way of life

Uponor UK are a leading provider of plumbing, underfloor heating, local heat distribution and infrastructure products. We work with developers, installers, architects and consultants to deliver adaptable solutions which can fit within projects ranging from single family homes to commercial offices or hotels.

Uponor UK are part of the Uponor group, which has over 4,000 employees based in 3,900 countries. The current headquarters is in Vantaa, Finland.

This year the organisation celebrates its 100 year anniversary, which is testament to the fact that key partners trust and build upon Uponor.

To find out more, visit: https://www.uponor.co.uk/

 

Containerships publishes annual report 2017

FBCC’s Patron member Containerships has published annual report both in English and Finnish. The report includes Groups’s Financial statements (published 12.3.2018) as well as the Corporate Covernance statement (published 30.4.2018). Additionally, the annual report describes Containership’s business, this year paying special attention to company’s LNG strategy.

Click for Containerships Annual Report 2017 in English > Containerships plc’s annual report 2017 including audit report 2017 and Corporate Covernance statement

Click for containerships Annual Report 2017 in Finnish > Containerships Oyj:n vuosikertomus 2017 ja selvitys hallinto- ja ohjausjärjestelmästä

For stock exchange release in English click here

For stock exchange release in Finnish click here

 

For further information please contact:

Kari-Pekka Laaksonen

Tel. +358505502555, kari-pekka.laaksonen@containerships.fi

 

 

FBCC is recruiting Marketing and Events Coordinator Trainees for fall 2018

The Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce in London is recruiting two new Marketing and Events Coordinator Trainees. Positions are due to start in August 2018. Each term is an internship of circa 5-6 months.

For more details on the job description, skills needed and how to contact us, please see our job advertisement.

We warmly welcome our new corporate member Deliberate PR

Deliberate helps make clever Nordic, US, and European startups and concepts make the news: showcasing to potential investors, strategic partners, staff and users just what makes these companies unique and scalable.  

Finnish clients include HappyOrNot, the Tampere-based maker of the iconic customer satisfaction smiley terminals, and Helsinki-headquartered game developers, Next Games, Futurefly, and PlayRaven. 

We know that 99% of traditional PR is pointless. Instead, we focus on delivering what startups actually need, deserve, and can leverage as part of their journey from early-stage and seed-funded to unicorn status. 

Therefore, you won’t find us staging silly stunts, lame photo opportunities, banal opinion polls and surveys, nor ever insulting the intelligence of journalists. 

We turn breaking news themes to the advantage of our clients, as well as devise creative strategies that make a startup’s functionality, founders, or existing user base become the news story. We then use this momentum to secure profiles of key staff, product reviews, and guarantee a presence at conferences and events.  

With a 20-strong team operating between the UK and US and securing high-impact exposure within international business, technology, and consumer media titles, Deliberate offers centralized news and media support for B2C and B2B startups with interesting stories to tell. 

Find out more: www.deliberate-pr.com

 

How to handle challenging conversations – Workshop

Wednesday, 28th March

FBCC is excited to announce that we will be arranging a workshop in cooperation with Goodwille and Christine Brown-Quinn on 28th of March.

You may remember Christine from last year’s highly popular Inspirational Women panel –  through her webinars and in-person workshops, Christine Brown-Quinn unveils what really matters in getting ahead in demanding corporate environments. In the upcoming workshop Christine will be focusing on challenging conversations. To discover how to tackle the ‘elephant in the room’ and approach challenging conversations whether that be about a pay rise, performance or a specific conflict situation, join this session to find out:

– How to prepare for tough talks the right way

– Why having that difficult conversation sooner rather than later yields better results in more ways than one

– The most common pitfalls to avoid in these tricky encounters

– The crucial link between relationships and feedback

– The 5 Top Tips for Tough Conversation

Christine Brown-Quinn is the founder of ‘The Female Capitalist®’ and aims to fast track careers of professional women. She is an accomplished international speaker and commentator on a range of issues relevant to the success of female professionals, through blogs, articles, radio and TV shows, including the BBC’s ‘The Big Questions’. Christine has a degree in Foreign Languages, an MBA in International Business and nearly 30 years’ experience in the corporate world. She is the author of ‘Step Aside Super Woman – Career & Family is for Any Woman’ which is available via Amazon.

For more information visit http://www.christinebrown-quinn.com/

Date: 28th March
Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Location: St James House
13 Kensington Square
London W8 5HD

Tickets: For members, free of charge.
Register to the event by emailing: events@fbcc.co.uk
Disclaimer: At first, the registration is open for members only. If at later date there is space left, we will open the registration for non-members (Ticket price for non-members 15£ + VAT 20%). If you wish to join as a patron or corporate member contact events@fbcc.co.uk or for individual membership, you can join here.

 

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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.