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Every year B3CF organises various events: Business Breakfasts and Ambassadors' Afternoon Tea, Conferences and Seminars, Training days, Parties and Dinners, Social gets together.

On this page we showcase some of our recent events.

B3CF Annual Party 2021

September 21, 2021

On Tuesday 21st September, The B3CF hosted our Annual "Garden" Party at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Helsinki. This year, our members and partners gathered indoors for this rescheduled occasion, owing to the horrendous storm on the original date in August!

B3CF Clay Target Shooting Competition 2021

September 9, 2021

On 9 September 2021, the British & Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland (B3CF), in cooperation with Pohjois-Hämeen Ampujat (PHA) shooting club invited all our members to an exhilarating clay target shooting competition. Despite the rainy weather, the third annual B3CF Shooting Competition was a wonderful and invigorating day of sport, thoroughly enjoyed by all our members and guests.

Feel the Success

June 22, 2021

On 22nd June, the B3CF Chairman, Garry Parker, and Executive Director, Vladislav Dobrokhotov, were giving a ride to our members in luxurious Bentley cars on beautiful streets of Helsinki. This was Feel The Success, the last event before the summer break, that we have organised in cooperation with our Patron member, Bentley Suomi. The event provided selected businesses with an opportunity to pitch to investors and business advisors while enjoying a ride in the back seat of a Bentley.

Commonwealth Golf Day 2021

June 16, 2021

On Wednesday 16 June 2021, the B3CF and The Royal Commonwealth Society Nordic-Baltic Hub were honoured to organise the Fourth Commonwealth Golf Day, Awards and Dinner.  This year, we were sponsored by Edrington, Rights & Brands, Westerback, Palkintotehdas, Business Shooting Club Kokkovuori, Taitokaari, and Mr Moore’s Motorcycles.

Introducing the CBF 2021 in Rwanda

April 14, 2021

On Wednesday 14 April 2021, the British & Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland (B3CF) hosted a virtual event to introduce the upcoming Commonwealth Business Forum 2021, which will be held in Kigali, Rwanda on 22-24 June.

Trade Mission to Scotland

February 25, 2021

On 25 February 2021, B3CF held a Virtual Trade Mission to Scotland, organised with the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce.

Commonwealth Club: Christmas Lunch

December 4, 2020

On Friday, 4 December 2020, B3CF celebrated the holiday season with a warm and festive Christmas Lunch event with our friends and members at the beautiful Svenska Klubben. Guests enjoyed delicious food, warming drinks, and good company during the festive afternoon. We also had a surprise whisky tasting for the guests with the Glenrothes Speyside single malt  whisky, courtesy of a B3CF Patron member, Edrington Finland.

B3CF Beyond Brexit Roadshow

October 21, 2020

In October 2020, the British & Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland (B3CF) team, in cooperation with EVLI Bank Plc, travelled to Tampere, Kuopio and Jyväskylä to give seminars on the effects of Brexit on Finnish businesses.

B3CF Clay Target Shooting Competition 2020

September 17, 2020

On17 September 2020, the British & Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce inFinland (B3CF), in cooperation with Pohjois-Hämeen Ampujat (PHA) shooting club invited all our members to an exhilarating clay target shooting competition.

B3CF Members' Breakfast

September 10, 2020

On 10 September 2020, the British & Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland, in cooperation with Hard Rock Cafe Helsinki and Harva Marketing, hosted a members breakfast event with the theme ‘Planning and Executing Successful Events’.

B3CF Garden Party 2020

August 26, 2020

On Wednesday 26th August, The B3CF hosted its Annual Garden Party at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Helsinki. Each year, our members and partners gather for this wonderful occasion for an end of summer celebration in one of the most beautiful gardens in Helsinki.


International Women's Day

March 6, 2020

On Friday 6th of March 2020, the British & Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland (B3CF) held its annual celebration of the International Women’s Day at Hotel St. Georges’ Winter Garden.

B3CF Experts' Breakfast February

February 25, 2020

On 25th February , The B3CF hosted its first Experts´ breakfast event of the year at The Swedish Club / Svenska Klubben in Helsinki.

B3CF Members' Breakfast

February 6, 2020

On 6th February 2020, the British and Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland in co-operation with its Patron member, Eco Key LTD, hosted a members breakfast event with the theme  “Sustainability as a competitive advantage”.

Clay Target Shooting Competition

October 24, 2019

On 24th October 2019, British and Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland (B3CF) in co-operation with Pohjois-Hämeen Ampujat (PHA) shooting club organised a clay target shooting competition for their members.

Brexit and GDPR Business Breakfast

October 3, 2019

The B3CF Brexit and GDPR Breakfast was held on 3rd October 2019, casting a spotlight on the effects of Brexit, potentially not too far around the corner, on organisations with GDPR compliance obligations.

B3CF EXPERTS Breakfast September

September 25, 2019

The B3CF Experts group meets seven times per year at business breakfast events with Commonwealth resident and non-resident ambassadors to Finland. This month the event was kindly sponsored by and held at Hard Rock Cafe Helsinki.

B3CF Garden Party 2019

August 28, 2019

On 28th August, The B3CF hosted its Annual Garden Party at the British Ambassador’s Residence inHelsinki. Each year, our members and partners gather for this wonderful occasion for an end of summer celebration in one of the most beautiful gardens in Helsinki.

Bentley Private Viewing and Test Drive for B3Cf Patrons

June 19, 2019

Exhilarating open-air grand touring for patrons of the British & Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland took place in the surroundings of the oldest and best known park inSouth Helsinki, Kaivopuisto.

Commonwealth Golf Day 2019

May 29, 2019

The B3CF and The Royal Commonwealth Society Nordic-Baltic Hub were honoured to organise the 3rdCommonwealth Golf Day, Awards and Dinner.

B3CF EXPERTS Breakfast April

April 24, 2019

The Brexit-focused meeting held at the beautiful setting of Pilarisali, at Mandatum Life in Helsinki, made for an especially pertinent and beneficial Experts Breakfast, with guest of honour HMA Tom Dodd, Ambassador of the UK to Finland.

Spring Cocktails @Westerback

April 11, 2019

Westerback exclusively opened its Keskuskatu doors for a charming and thoroughly enjoyable evening on Thursday 11th April 2019. Westerback in partnership with Edrington, Dayton and Hard Rock Cafe threw an elegant event, as guests enjoyed a range of cocktails and delicious canapés.

B3CF International Advisory Board meeting 2019

April 11, 2019

On 11th April 2019 the B3CF International Advisory Board meeting was hosted by HE Carmen Smidt, Ambassador of South Africa, at the Official Residence in Finland.

Skilled Internationals Meet-up

March 28, 2019

The Skilled Internationals Meet-Up March focused on how to make the most of networking opportunities, a key skill for the modern day job search. The event, held at Hard Rock Cafe Helsinki, was attended by a varied group from different professional fields, all looking to find work in Finland.

B3CF EXPERTS Breakfast March

March 27, 2019

B3CF Experts group is formed of reliable service providers in different fields, such as Accounting, Audit, Legal, HR, Banking, Insurance, Marketing, Events management, Retail, Hospitality, Transportation, Logistics and so on.

International Women's Day

March 8, 2019

In charming B3CF-style, members, guests and speakers joined together to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March 2019, at an event kindly sponsored by HCP, Helsinki Capital Partners.

Presentation of the B3CF Skilled Internationals

February 28, 2019

The B3CF Skilled Internationals Programme is a modern innovative platform which provides companies with an untapped resources of prepared international qualified talent available in Finland.

B3CF EXPERTS Breakfast February

February 27, 2019

B3CF Experts group is formed of reliable service providers in different fields, such as Accounting, Audit, Legal, HR, Banking, Insurance, Marketing, Events management, Retail, Hospitality, Transportation, Logistics and so on.

Burns Night Supper 2019

January 25, 2019

For the third time, the birthday supper and programme in honour of the Scottish national poet Robert Burns was held at Haikko Manor, near Porvoo, on 25th January 2019.

Inside Rolls-Royce

September 21, 2018

The British & Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland in cooperation with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Stockholm organised an “Inside Rolls-Royce” event, which took place in Helsinki on 21st to 22nd September 2018

Commonwealth Golf Day 2018

September 7, 2018

The second Commonwealth Golf Day took place on Friday 7th September 2018 at Tapiola Golf, an 18 holes inland links course located only 15 minutes from Helsinki City centre. 

B3CF Garden Party 2018

August 29, 2018

This year's Garden Party We celebrated the milestone together with many members, partners and friends at the British Ambassador's Residence in Helsinki on Wednesday 29th

CHOGM 2018

April 16, 2018

A very intensive and productive week in London for the B3CF Executive Team. We participated in many events during the recent Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and Commonwealth Business Forum 2018.

BREXIT, Education and Culture

February 6, 2018

On Tuesday, 6th February 2018, the B3CF Members and invited guests enjoyed a fireside chat on Brexit, Education and Culture at the British Ambassador's Residence in Helsinki. The event, featuring Sir David Green and the British Ambassador Mr Tom Dodd, was organised by British Embassy Helsinki in collaboration with Finnish Institute in London and British & Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland.

HRH Prince Michael of Kent Visit to Finland

September 25, 2017

At the invitation of the British & Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland, HRH Prince Michael of Kent visited Finland from 25 to 28.09.2017 along with the Genesis Initiative business delegation from the UK, COBCOE and The Royal Commonwealth Society.

Land Rover Experience Day

September 14, 2017

On 14th September 2017, members of the B3CF enjoyed a day full of off-road experience and fun.

Garden Party 2017

August 31, 2017

Our traditional Garden Party took place on the last day of Summer 2017 at Villa Haikko.

Ambassadors' Afternoon Tea

May 10, 2017

The drinking of tea not only became a social event for the B3CF members, it is also an opportunity to meet the  Commonwealth Resident Ambassadors to Finland to discuss various business opportunities in countries they represent. In May 2017, our traditional Ambassadors' Afternoon Tea took a place at the British Ambassador's Residence in Helsinki.

India Seminars 2017

April 21, 2017

In April 2017, during the India-Finland Joint Commission meetings in Helsinki, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, the Embassy of Finland in India, the Embassy of India in Finland, Finpro and the B3CF organised a series of India-themed events.

Commonwealth Week 2017

March 13, 2017

The second week of March 2017 was full of activities for the B3CF Executive Team, travelled to celebrate Commonwealth Day and attend various events during Commonwealth week in London, UK.

B3CF Pitching Session

February 28, 2017

On 28th February 2017 new and long-standing B3CF members met at our traditional monthly get-together at the Hard Rock Cafe in Helsinki. During our networking event B3CF Members presented their companies to our network. 

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