Every year B3CF organises various events: Business Breakfasts, Conferences and Seminars, Training days, Parties and Dinners, Social gets together. On this page, we showcase some recent events organised by the Chamber or our stakeholders when chamber reps and members were in attendance.
The Lord Mayor's Show is one of the oldest traditions in London, dating back to 1215 when King John granted a charter allowing for a procession through the streets. The Show, held yearly on the second Saturday in November, is organised by The City of London Corporation, with support from many other organisations and businesses across the City and beyond.
On 11th October, B3CF "Expert" members and invited guests joined us for a UK Government and Policy update hosted by our patron member, Eversheds Sutherland Finland. The event was a part of the re-launched Experts programme, which was temporarily put on hold due to the pandemic.
A big thank you to everyone who attended the 5th Commonwealth Golf Day on the 2nd of June, 2022. Once again taking place at the brilliant Tapiola Golf, the wet weather and lower-than-usual turnout didn’t faze our participants, who were able to appreciate a more intimate event in addition to the usual golf, sauna, and delicious food provided.
Our British Week reached its pinnacle on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, when the Platinum Jubilee 2022 Banquet saw a melting pot of chamber members, British business delegates, celebrities, and politicians all congregate in the presence of HRH Prince Michael of Kent to celebrate the Queen’s record-breaking 70-years on the throne.
Created in 2007 and first taking place in 2008, The Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch is the City of London's hottest annual event that raise money to help those who have served in Her Majesty's Armed Forces, worldwide from WWII to the present.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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