Halfway greetings from FBCC autumn 2020 trainees Ella & Alina

 

As the autumn goes further, the air starts to get crispy, and the last leaves are falling from the trees it is time to face the halfway mark of our internship here at the chamber. Even though this year has been very exceptional, and we have had to adjust to the new ways of working, we both are very grateful for the experience and the growth attained as young professionals.

We started our internship in early August at the office, from where we have since moved to work from home. We are thankful for having been able to meet so many of our wonderful members and partners via online meetings. We have also learned how to create visual materials for the chamber’s social media platforms and newsletter, as well as being part of the process of creating and delivering a webinar and planning events.

For Ella, one of the biggest benefits of this internship has been the growth of her own international network through webinars and online meetings. She has found it very interesting to learn how companies are navigating through the pandemic. Additionally, she finds learning how to work using a variety of online platforms, from social media to bookkeeping, very beneficial for her future career. Ella is looking forward to developing her digital marketing skills even more during the next few months.

Alina has been very thankful to e-meet so many of the FBCC members from a variety of industries. She has learned a lot more about the differences between the Finnish and UK market. Alina values the experience she has gained with different social media platforms, and in fact, she has taken a project of writing a more thorough social media marketing strategy for FBCC. Additionally, she has learned to use different tools, such as InDesign and QuickBooks, and cannot wait to use the skills gained in her future career.

We are both happy to have a few more months left here at the chamber, and we are excited to see what the rest of the year has to offer for us. Hopefully, we will be able to meet even more of our members and partners in the upcoming (online) events, such as the Nordic Chambers’ Business Forum!

Good news from FBCC Patron member Nokia!

 

In yesterday’s press release, FBCC Patron Member Nokia announced that they have extended their long-term strategic relationship with BT and signed a 5G deal to become their largest infrastructure partner and equipment provider. Congratulations Nokia!

The services and equipment Nokia provides will help to develop BT radio access network to 5G. Also, BT’s Nokia-powered network will be expanded to cover more towns and cities all over United Kingdom.

“I am delighted that BT has extended its partnership with Nokia on 5G RAN, making Nokia BT’s largest infrastructure partner. Our two companies have collaborated for over a quarter of a century in order to deliver best-in-class connectivity to people across the United Kingdom. We are proud to support BT’s 5G network evolution and look forward to working even more closely together in the years to come.”

– Pekka Lundmark, the President and CEO of Nokia

 

Read the full press release here.

 

 

We warmly welcome our new Corporate Member Tuuli Bell Ltd!

We are proud to introduce our new Corporate Member Tuuli Bell Ltd.

Tuuli Bell Ltd is a boutique management consultancy with a vision to bring joy to the world of software sales. The consultancy was founded in 2019 by Dr Tuuli Bell and serves global organisations to help mature their businesses in complex environments.  One of the top problems they help solve is when teams’ priorities are not aligned with the company’s revenue streams. They help you focus on what needs done, improve your maturity gradually and ensure that revenue streams prioritise how you manage partnerships, teams, and customers. The Reach Your Sales Target Programme (TM), developed by Dr Tuuli Bell, helps you understand, improve and identify your bottlenecks in your revenue streams.

Discover how your sales organisation could change: http://www.tuulibell.com/

KONE, Finnair, Nordea and Nokia listed in the Top 50 Most Attractive Employers for Young Professionals in Finland!

The annual Young Professional Attraction Index, YPAI, conducted by Academic Work examines the most important factors for Finnish young professionals when choosing an employer and for what reasons some employers are perceived as more attractive than others.

This year their YPAI study consists of three parts. The first part lists the Top 50 Most Attractive Employers for Young Professionals in Finland in 2020, Top 10 in three different categories and includes stories from the fastest growing companies of the year.

We are happy to announce that our Corporate Member KONE has been listed 2nd in their Top 10 Most Attractive Employers for Technology Professionals, 3rd in their Top 10 for Commercial & Business Professionals, and 4th in their Top 50 Most Attractive Employers for Young Professionals in Finland.

We’re also delighted to tell you that our Corporate Member Finnair and two of our Patron Members, Nordea and Nokia were also listed in their Top 50 Most Attractive Employers for Young Professionals in Finland.

At FBCC we’d like to express our warmest congratulations to our Corporate Members KONE and Finnair and to our Patrons Nordea and Nokia!

To read more about the most attractive employers for young professionals in Finland, check our source Young Professional Attraction Index (in Finnish)

Our September 2020 Newsletter

The summer days are coming to an end and the FBCC is ready for the autumn season. Hopefully, all of you have been able to enjoy this time of warm, sunny days and chilly nights.

We have now published our September newsletter. In the newsletter, you can find our member news and information about our upcoming webinars and events!

You can read the newsletter here

FBCC Corporate Member ScandiKitchen is recruiting!

FBCC Corporate Member ScandiKitchen is recruiting for several open positions. The roles they are looking to fill are:

ScandiKitchen is the UK’s biggest independent pan-Scandinavian food importer and distributor. They have an online retail operation delivering food to the UK and internationally along with a busy café and store in central London. Their wholesale arm distributes branded goods to independents and major retailers across the UK.

Find out more about the open positions on their website.

FBCC Patron F-Secure is recruiting!

FBCC Patron Member F-secure is recruiting for several open positions for their London office. The roles they are looking to fill are:

Nobody knows cyber security like F-secure. For three decades, F-secure has driven innovations in cyber security, defending tens of thousands of companies and millions of people.

With unsurpassed experience in endpoint protection as well as detection and response, F-secure shields enterprises and consumers against everything from advanced cyber-attacks and data breaches to widespread ransomware infections.

Find out more about the open positions on their website.

 

Congratulations our Corporate Member Light Cognitive!

Three of our Corporate Member Light Cognitive’s projects have been longlisted in the Dezeen Awards.

The Awards identifies the world’s best architecture, interiors and design, as well as the studios and the individual architects and designers producing the most outstanding work. Dezeen Awards are judged by an international panel comprised of 75 leading figures from the architecture and design world.

Longlisted Dezeen Awards projects have been selected from over 4,300 entries from 85 countries for the third edition of their awards programme, which celebrates the world’s best architecture, interiors and design as well as studios and individuals producing the most outstanding work.

First Light Cognitive project has been longlisted in the Lighting Design category of Dezeen Awards 2020. The studio recreates natural light in indoor spaces, using artificial windows and light panels. The company has designed horizon and sky luminaires that recreate a sense of openness and connection to nature, which are adaptable to any space.

You can check it out here.

Second Light Cognitive project has been longlisted in the Architectural Lighting Design category of Dezeen Awards 2020. Light Cognitive has created a lighting technology that recreates natural light in indoor spaces, using artificial windows and light panels. The studio has designed horizon and sky luminaires that recreate a sense of openness and connection to nature, which are adaptable to any space.

You can check it out here.

 

Third Light Cognitive project has been longlisted in the workplace design project category of Dezeen Awards 2020: an artificial light window that mimics natural light and supports wellbeing. Client: Paulig.

You can check it out here.

 

The FBCC is back from the holidays!

The FBCC is back from the holidays with a new team, energised and ready to work. Trainees Alina and Ella have finally arrived to London and joined our new General Manager Jade.

We hope you all had an amazing summer and you are ready for the upcoming autumn. We look forward to seeing you all at our virtual and live events soon!

We have also published our August newsletter and you can read it here

 

FBCC Corporate Member Scandikitchen is recruiting!

 

FBCC Corporate member ScandiKitchen is looking for a Management Accountant

ScandiKitchen is the UK’s biggest independent pan-Scandinavian food importer and distributor. They have an online retail operation delivering food to the UK and internationally along with a busy café and store in central London. Their wholesale arm distributes branded goods to independents and major retailers across the UK.

To support their ambitious growth plans, they are looking for an entrepreneurially minded Management Accountant to assist with strategy and manage our day-to-day accounting requirements. The role also looks after our HR processes and payroll.

This position would suit a newly qualified Management Account (ACCA, CIMA etc) or someone with equivalent solid working experience and knowledge. This role is full time and based in their office in Park Royal NW10.

To read more and apply for this position click 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.