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2023: A Year of Progress and Partnership

From engaging gatherings to strategic trade discussions, each activity has been a stepping stone towards strengthening our community and enhancing Trade and Investment relations between Finland, UK, and the Commonwealth. Here’s a glimpse of our year's highlights:

Celebrating Tradition and Achievement

The Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla

Our members joined the global celebration, extending congratulations and reaffirming our ties with the UK and the Commonwealth during this historic moment.

Honouring Common Values

Commonwealth Day 2023

B3CF Team and our Patron member, True Routa, were privileged to partake in the Commonwealth Day Service, embracing this year's theme of a "Sustainable and Peaceful Common Future," and witnessing HM The King's first Commonwealth Day Message.

Solidarity Through Cuisine

The Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch and International Sattelite Events

Our commitment to charity and camaraderie shone brightly as B3CF contributed to raise a record sum of £435,000 for the three UK national single service charities to support veterans into employment, with special thanks to 694th Lord Mayor of The City of London, Alderman Nicholas Lyons, Co-Chairman Michael Hockney MBE, and a member of the B3CF International Advisory Board, Alderman Prem Goyal OBE, for their trust in our global expansion of this heartfelt initiative. Read more.

Empowering Through Knowledge

Members Breakfast Series

Covering pivotal topics like UK market entry, Company Culture, and Best Negotiation Tactics, these sessions have not only informed but also inspired continued learning into 2024. See past events.

Fostering Camaraderie and Competition

6th Commonwealth Golf Day in Finland

Golfing prowess met with Finnish sauna relaxation, as we blended sport with networking, reinforcing the bonds between our members. Read more.

Celebrating Connections

Annual Party 2023

Our Annual Party was made unforgettable by Minister Pertti Salolainen CBE's harmonica performance, symbolising the harmony within our diverse community. Read more.

Strengthening Bilateral Ties

Alderman Alastair King's Visit to Finland

A series of events during Alderman Alastair King DL visit to Finland, including a breakfast with Mayor of Helsinki, Patrons Dinner, visits to our members, and discussions on trade and investment, furthered our mission to build bridges between Finnish and British businesses. Read more.

Advocating for Compassion

Visiting Espoo Kuusiniemi

We delved into Finland's innovative 'Housing First' model by our member, Y-Säätiö, and explored synergies with The Royal Foundation, reinforcing our commitment to societal well-being.

Seizing Global Opportunities

Commonwealth Trade and Investment Summit

We actively participated in discussions that shape the future of the Commonwealth market, ensuring our members are at the forefront of these developments.

Engaging in Global Dialogue

Anticipating the Commonwealth Business Forum 2024 in Samoa

We honored Samoa's upcoming Chair-in-Office role in the Commonwealth, underlining the importance of global cooperation in tackling climate change, which will be presented at the next year's Commonwealth Business Forum taking place in Samoa in October.

Leveraging City of London's Landscape

City of London Support

We leveraged the City's dynamic environment to provide member companies with unparalleled access to markets, innovation, and growth potential, encouraging Finnish companies to engage with The City of London's philanthropic initiatives, fostering local and global impact.

Championing Member Success

Visiting Member Businesses

From Bentley Suomi to Netjets, Aulis Lundel to DeliVerde, Snellman Sotheby’s to Tapiola Golf, we celebrated the diverse range of products and services our members offer, ensuring their growth and success within our network.

Nurturing Growth and Sustainability

Showcasing Member Innovations

We provided a dynamic platform for members to showcase their cutting-edge products and services. Innovative solutions from various sectors were highlighted at our events, reflecting our Chamber's commitment to supporting our members' growth and fostering collaborative success. Our ability to quickly turn ideas into action has not only benefited our members but also enriched our events, making them a hub for business innovation and networking.

Reaffirming Our Commitment to Service

Festive Gatherings

Our festive gatherings throughout the year were a testament to the strength of our community, highlighted by the presence of influential figures and finest dining experiences, embodying the spirit of enterprise we cherish.

Expanding Our Horizons

Joining The City of London Chamber of Commerce

This new affiliation promises to open doors for our members, offering them an even wider platform for growth and opportunity.

B3CF is more than a Chamber; it's a catalyst for business excellence. As we look back at these remarkable milestones, we are filled with gratitude for the participation and support of our members. Your engagement is the backbone of our success.

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