48. Weekly Newsletter

Northern Ireland Economy The smallest country within the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (NI), represents just 1.9m people in an area around 3% the size of Sweden: however, NI has almost fully recovered economically from the effects of COVID. Output in Q3 of 2021 is just 0.3% below the same period in 2019 according to ONS data. Comparatively, the West Midlands is down 10% for the same period (partly due to manufacturing ...

Read More

Whisky Tasting ‘The Macallan’

The British Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Edrington is pleased to invite you to experience ‘the liquid gold from Scotland’, better known as Single Malt Scotch Whisky, during our whisky tasting on 17 February. We will highlight some of the classic whisky producers from Speyside and experience the unique whisky from the Macallan. Date: 17 February 2021 Time: TBC Venue: TBA

Read More

Surviving a Cyber Attack

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to welcome you to an exciting evening at Norra Latin. During the evening Michael Bahar, litigation partner at Eversheds Sutherland’s Washington DC office will guide participants through a simulated cyberattack.  The simulated cyberattack runs through an all-too-realistic scenario against a multinational organization headquartered in Sweden. This highly engaging and interactive simulation covers the roles, best practices and steps that you and ...

Read More

150 Years of Handelsbanken

Handelsbanken, a BSCC Patron Member, on the 25th of November celebrated 150 years since their founding at Kornhalmstorg in the Old Town district of Stockholm. That year, in 1871, delivered the company with its first banking charter by royal decree and established Handelsbanken as a leading bank in the capital. By 1912 the firm had six branches in the city but now sought to expand across Sweden and so acquired ...

Read More

47. Weekly Newsletter

Rising Inflation The month of October experienced a ‘bigger than expected’ 4.2% jump in inflation amid fresh calls for the Bank of England to raise interest rates. This outpaced the previous months 3.1% increase and marks the highest rate of inflation in 10 years for the UK. Two of the main causes of this are the surging fuel and energy bills faced by the British public over recent weeks. The RAC, ...

Read More

COP26 What happens now?

On Wednesday 17 November the BSCC and Centigo had the pleasure of co-hosting, HM Ambassador to Sweden Ms. Judith Gough for a breakfast seminar on the British Governments take-aways from COP26. Ms. Gough began by using the glass half full analogy to describe the Government’s viewpoint on COP26 as a whole. Whilst she iterated that the climate conference did not fulfil all of the Government’s aims, significant gains were made in ...

Read More

46. Weekly Newsletter

COP26 Summary The new global “Glasgow Climate Pact” has emerged from the COP26 Summit and was welcomed by many but also faces expectations for increased contributions going forward. The document is not legally binding but sets an international agenda on climate change, it focuses upon: Emissions – meeting next year to pledge further CO2 cuts and keep temperature increase within 1.5C Coal – first COP conference with explicit plan to reduce ...

Read More

Breakfast Seminar with Minister of State Amanda Milling

Minister of State in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Amanda Milling would welcome the opportunity to engage with businesses from the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce during her visit to Norway and Sweden. The minister’s responsibilities within the FCDO include trade, science & technology, the Arctic and Asia – all areas on which the UK and Sweden should work closely together. The minister will share her reflections on COP 26, in particular what it means ...

Read More

Cyber Risk Through Integrated Supply Chains in Today’s Tech Driven World

On 10 November the BSCC had the pleasure of co-hosting an event on cyber security with PA Consulting at their Stockholm offices. The main speakers were PA Consulting’s Carl Nightingale, partner and cyber security specialist, and Anders Herrström, management consultant. Mr. Herrström began the event by discussing examples of cyber security vulnerability and attacks within the retail and commercial sector and financial services, namely COOP and SolarWinds, highlighting the expensive nature ...

Read More

45. Weekly Newsletter

COP26 First Week The first week of COP26 in Glasgow has been completed, with proceedings set to conclude this Friday (12th November, having featured 25,000 delegates from 200 countries. Around 120 heads of state made appearances at the summit which was opened by HRH Prince Charles. However, China’s Jinping and Russia’s Putin were not in attendance and the BBC has reported that other countries have been lobbying to protect fossil fuel ...

Read More