The World Ahead 2023 | Tom Standage | Deputy Editor | The Economist

On Tuesday we were very happy to welcome members to the first BSCC event of the year. No better start than looking at The World Ahead with Tom Standage, Editor of The World Ahead Economist publication and Deputy Editor of The Economist.  In The World Ahead 2023 correspondents and outside experts consider the interlocking challenges facing the world: the war in Ukraine, high food and fuel prices, the fight against inflation, the transition to renewable energy, and China’s uncertain post-pandemic path. During ...

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Britishvolt Collapse Britishvolt was Britain’s first major homegrown battery producer but collapsed last week after failing to raise enough cash following multiple emergency funding rounds. The business, founded by two Swedes, was branded as Britain’s best chance of producing a domestic champion for the current electric car market expansion. More than a dozen businesses are believed to have expressed interest in purchasing the northern factory site including Tata Motors and Glencore. Administrators ...

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New Members: Baker & Associates, Futur Pension, Novare Human Capital and Scandicorp

We are delighted to present our newest members Baker & Associates, Futur Pension, Novare Human Capital, and Scandicorp. Baker & Associates offer corporate advice and services related to governance and diversity. They have in-depth experience of sustainability, regulatory compliance, marketing, communications, talent management, sales and manufacturing. Futur Pension is a digitalised Swedish insurance company. They offer private individuals and corporations comprehensive solutions within occupational pensions, endowment insurance, private pensions, and life insurance. Novare ...

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UK Economy Rebounds Data published on Friday (13th January) revealed that the UK economy unexpectedly grew in November. Overall, the economy expanded by 0.1% due to a rise in demand for services in the tech sector (telecoms and computer programming) and the increased footfall for hospitality from the World Cup. This is despite economists predicting a 0.2% contraction. The month of October also delivered growth (0.5%) which means that the UK ...

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UK Space Launch On Monday (9th January) the UK began it’s first ever orbital space launch. A repurposed Virgin Atlantic 747 jet released a rocket over the Atlantic to launch nine satellites into Space. The company leading this is Virgin Orbit, founded by Sir Richard Branson, and began at Newquay Airport in Cornwall. Following the 747 take-off, with a rocket underneath its left wing, the jet headed west to a designated ...

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Trends with: James Savage

James moved to Sweden from the UK at the start of the millennium and was a co-founder of The Local in 2004. The Local provides local news and advice for international professionals and expats in nine European countries. James is currently CEO & Publisher at The Local and is also a panelist and regular commentator for Swedish, British and US media, talking about issues affecting international professionals and Swedish current ...

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The UK in 2022 The UK had an unusual year filled with historic moments and substantial developments in 2022. The nation had three PMs over the course of the year with political stability now restored but polling pushing strongly towards the opposition. The UK and Commonwealth also celebrated HM The Queen’s 70 years on the throne which was then followed by her death in September at the age of 96. This ...

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Industry Focus with Saab, Mr. Micael Johansson, President & CEO

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is delighted to welcome you to this industry focused event with Mr. Micael Johansson, President & Chief Executive Officer of Saab. With increased geopolitical tensions, accelerating digitalisation of all parts of our society, we are seeing new opportunities and also threats and vulnerabilities emerging. Micael Johansson, Saab CEO, will present emerging trends and what Saab is doing to create the future defence and security capabilities for ...

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Trends with: Philip Sheppard

Philip  has worked for Handelsbanken for almost 35 years, with much time spent in the UK. Philip held the position of Head of Private Banking – among other positions – in Handelsbanken’s London office. Philip is currently Senior Relationship Manager at Handelsbanken in Stockholm.2022 has been a year of uncertainty in financial markets in a variety of ways with rising inflation, interest rates and energy costs along with domestic and ...

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UK Strikes Current data from the Financial Times indicates that over one million working days will be lost due to strike action in 2022. This is due to the final three weeks of the year featuring disruption from nurses, transport workers, baggage handlers, postal workers and other sectors going on scheduled strikes. Inevitably, this will also limit other businesses with the CEO of Fuller’s, a major pub chain, warning that rail ...

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