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The Future of Customs and Trade, vol. 2

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is delighted to welcome you to the second event in our series, The Future of Trade and Customs Vol.2 At this webinar and Q&A, we are joined by Ian Hampton, Chief People, Communications and Fleet Operations Officer at Stena Line, Peter Jacobsson, Chairman of the Board, ECUS and Rickard Ydrenäs, [...]

Financial Forecast – Property Markets

Market overview Stockholm houses up 21.6% Stockholm apartments up 11.7% Stockholm city centre 104,000 kr/m² London average house cost: £500,000 London private property up 3.7% Vacancies on Objetkvision up by 10% 44% in Stockholm wish to reduce their m² per worker Commercial vacancies up by one percentage point in the UK Vacancies double what they [...]

37. Weekly Newsletter

UK Tax Increases Last week PM Johnson outlined a new 1.25% health and social care tax to help contribute towards reforms in the named sectors. The policy is anticipated to raise an extra £12bn per year for the Government and has a specific focus upon reducing the backlog of NHS appointments pent up during the [...]

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Supply Chain Delays Freight delays are hampering the global economic recovery and the UK has the additional hurdle of Brexit changes to mitigate. The logistical challenges faced are further exasperated by the rise in demand which has widened the gap between output and orders to a 24-year high. Iconic Swedish brand IKEA revealed supply struggles [...]

Sweden’s New Ambassador to the UK

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is delighted to share that Mikaela Kumlin Granit arrived this week in London in her new role, having been appointed in April, as the Ambassador of Sweden to the United Kingdom. This comes as Torbjörn Sohlström steps down from the role following five successful years in the position and will [...]

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Afghanistan: Withdrawal This week, the US announced that they had now withdrawn from Afghanistan following a 20-year long alliance with Britain in the region. The successful evacuation of over 15,000 people to the UK, since the 14th of August, under the time constraints is considered an achievement for the Ministry of Defence; however, there remains [...]

Real Estate webinar, featuring Mr. José Pellicer, the Head of Investment Strategy of M&G Real Estate

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is delighted to welcome you to this Virtual Afternoon Webinar and Q&A, on 22 September, featuring Mr. José Pellicer, the Head of Investment Strategy of M&G Real Estate. Mr. Pellicer, will discuss the real estate market outlook, providing insights from M&G Real Estate, one of the world’s leading property investors with [...]

Handelsbanken: UK Economy Likely Recovered by Q1 2022

Handelsbanken, a BSCC Patron member, has analysed the UK’s performance in Q2 of 2021 with their UK Chief Economist, James Sproule, identifying the strong 87.8% increase in the ‘accommodation and food service’ sector. This was partially attributed to the success of England in Euro 2020 but also mainly due to the re-opening of indoor hospitality [...]

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UK Stock Shortages Some analysts have now started to point to a slower recovery in the UK economy due to a variety of causations. The HIS/CIPS Composite Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) hit a sixth month low for August (scoring 55.3)- scoring below the Eurozone average and USA. The group attributed this to the “worst shortages [...]

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UK Q2 Forecast The first quarterly estimate for UK GDP growth in Q2 has been released and suggests a rise of 4.8% following the easing of COVID restrictions. Interestingly, the largest contributors to growth were the wholesale/retail trade, accommodation and food service activities, and education.  Each month in Q2 is expected to have achieved moderate [...]

Centigo: EU food exports to the UK are about to go vegan

Centigo, a BSCC member, has identified key methods to comply with stricter new controls on food products crossing the British borders with EU, in particular for products of animal origin. Since the 1st of January 2021, Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) controls have impacted almost all sales of animal products. The current guidance has led to [...]

Summer Drinks Reception at the British Ambassador’s Residence

This event has been contingent on recommendations from the Swedish Public Health Authority. We look forward to welcoming you at a later date.

UK – Sweden Travel Regulations

The Swedish Government has imposed an entry ban on UK travellers to Sweden which now only provides exemptions to citizens of other EEA states, those with family ties, workers in selected industries, UK citizens who are holding or have applied for residence status, and a few rarer circumstances. Most arrivals will also require a valid [...]

Société Générale signs Gender Diversity Charter

Société Générale, a BSCC Patron Member, has pushed further ahead with its commitment towards promoting gender diversity through its support of the #JamaisSansElles association. The “Never without her” charter now permanently commits the company’s top management into ensuring there is always female representation at public events. This would include any media event, debates and panels [...]

AIG achieves strong Q1

American International Group (AIG), a BSCC Patron member, last month reported improved net investment income in each of its segments as the total net investment income delivered 46% YoY growth to a value of $3.7bn. Figures from the Quarter also revealed cash levels of $2.8bn (down 1.1% YoY) with the value of assets remaining consistent [...]

Hotel Diplomat’s sibling Hotel ranked Top Destination

Hotel Diplomat, a BSCC Patron member, in Stockholm is famous as one of Sweden’s best hotels and this success has been shared alongside their new boutique hotel called Villa Dagmar. The 70-room hotel opened just three months ago and is part of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts property portfolio. After a considered review, one of [...]

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UK-Australia Trade Deal Last week, the UK agreed upon an historic trade deal with one it’s closest allies: Australia. The FTA was agreed during a meeting with PM Johnson and PM Morrison last Tuesday (15th June) in London which is believed to protect 3.5m British jobs. Over the next 15 years the deal will slowly [...]

The Future of Trade and Customs, vol. 2

The Future of Trade and Customs With Rickard Ydrenäs, the CEO and Founder of Ydrenas Communications, Flavia Munteanu, the EU engagement lead at HMRC, Anneli Wengelin, a Special Adviser at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Peter Jacobsson, the Sales and Consulting Managing Director at ECUS, and Michiel van Veen, the Managing Director for UPS [...]

Breakfast Seminar featuring Henric Andersson, the President & CEO of Husqvarna Group

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is delighted to welcome you to this Breakfast Webinar on 29 September featuring Mr. Henric Andersson, the President & Chief Executive Officer of Husqvarna Group since 2020. At this event, Henric Andersson, will discuss how robotics and electrification transform the way we care for outdoor environments. Henric Andersson holds a [...]

British-American Chambers’ Golf Tournament 2021

Welcome to the British-American Chambers’ Annual Golf Tournament at Djursholms Golf Club on September 13th. The first group will tee off at 14:00 and we will be at golf club to greet you from 12:00 on. Should you wish to have lunch prior to the tournament, the excellent golf club restaurant Mulligan’s will be open. [...]

EY Report: London ‘most attractive’ city for FDI in Europe

The UK has been described as having “robust FDI project flows” and strengthening “investor confidence” in EY’s annual ‘Attractiveness Survey’ for 2021. Additionally, Britain’s successful vaccine roll-out has helped label the nation as having ‘Europe’s best pandemic recovery plan’ alongside being identified as the “most attractive place in Europe” for future investment. Despite the country [...]

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English Lockdown Extended On Monday, 14th June, PM Johnson confirmed that the anticipated 21st June ‘almost’ full re-opening of England would be delayed by up to 4 weeks in order to manage the rapid rise in the COVID Indian variant. A major reason for this delay was due to the fresh Government target of offering [...]

Centigo advises on UK Import Declarations

Centigo, a BSCC member, has offered a warning to businesses not to delay in import declarations as some companies may now need to take immediate action in order to maintain customs compliance. From the 25th of June: businesses that selected to defer UK import declarations will need to adapt to tightened border controls. For firms [...]

BSCC Member Survey 2021

We kindly ask you to participate in our Annual Member Survey, it only takes about 45 seconds to complete, and greatly helps us improve our membership offering. The British Swedish Chamber of Commerce has around 150 members with a total turnover equal to almost half of Sweden's GDP. The chamber aims to promote trade between Sweden and [...]

Northern Trust appointed by major UK Pension Fund

Northern Trust, a BSCC Patron member, has been appointed to provide a range of asset servicing solutions to the UK’s Coal Pension Trustees Services (CPT) which controls around £18.4bn. This places the pension fund amongst Britain’s 10 largest- although, comparatively, Northern Trust hold under custody/administration approximately £10.4tn and a further £990bn AUM. The company, founded [...]

We are looking for a new Communications Manager

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new Communications Manager, with an interest in international business, entrepreneurship and British-Swedish relations, to join the Secretariat in Stockholm, after the Summer. We bring British and Swedish companies together by providing excellent opportunities to network in inspiring environments, creating possibilities for each member to learn, develop, [...]

TePe release annual Sustainability Report

TePe, a BSCC Patron member, has recently published their Sustainability Report 2020 to make progress towards a healthier future for Sweden and the rest of the planet. Last year, the company began spreading awareness of oral health and its connection to general health through 250 webinars (reaching 13,000 participants); furthermore, TePe has set the ambitious [...]

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Minimum Global Tax of 15% The G-7 countries, which includes the UK, has agreed to back a minimum global tax of 15% for corporations. It has been indicated that this landmark move has been approved in order to raise funds for pandemic-hit governments from, in particular, tech giants who have mainly financially benefited from global [...]

How Covid-19 has impacted the European payment landscape

Countries across Europe are planning for life after the pandemic – but how can businesses best optimise their credit management with the challenges ahead? Intrum’s annual European Payment Report 2021 paints a mixed picture of the economy after Covid. The crisis has had a major impact on business, but many are looking to the future [...]

Handelsbanken release their Property Report: Insights and Prospects

Handelsbanken, a BSCC Patron member, has released its report into the current Swedish property market which revealed that the last year experienced substantial nationwide changes. For home owners there was good news: the average detached house increased by approximately SEK 1 million compared to the previous year. However, those aspiring for larger homes, or planning [...]

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UK Consumer Trends Britain’s second-largest supermarket, Sainsbury’s, has released it’s data on UK consumer spending insights. The data showed that optimism around the UK economy has risen sharply to a peak of 49% of the public believing that the general economic situation will “get better” in the next six months. As expected, this coincides with [...]

New Foreign Direct Investment Regulation in Sweden: ‘Have we gone too far?’

Featured speakers: The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with AmCham Sweden and Cirio Advokatbyrå, hosted this virtual seminar about Foreign Direct Investments (FDI), from a Swedish and International Perspective on 14 June 2021. At this seminar, we talked about the FDI Rules in the Nordics, the UK, and the U.S., the policymakers' approach to [...]

82% of Customers give Accountor a High Rating

A firm majority of customers, 82%, give Accountor a ‘high rating’ after the company has focused upon developing the contact people have with them. The business has the objective of creating and fostering a good relationship between consultants and customers which is first, and foremost, achieved through proactive communication. Accountor is experiencing a continued trend [...]

Rothschilds & Co set Revenue Records for Q1

Rothschild & Co, a BSCC member, have delivered their highest quarterly revenue for their Global Advisory department in Q1 of 2021. Turnover was up 47% to €394.9m for the first three months of the year which highlighted a significant improvement from the €269.1m generated in the same period last year. Assets under Management were also [...]

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Green Economy The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has said that the UK must put divisions over Brexit behind them and focus upon building a fairer, greener economy. The CBI are now launching their own “landmark” plan, called ‘Seize the Moment’, for the next decade which they believe will drive a further £700bn of economic [...]

Centigo looks to Post-Brexit inefficiencies of Supply Chains

Ragnar Agnell at Centigo, a BSCC Patron Member, has written a recent commentary on the challenges of post-Brexit supply chains. His piece discusses some of the immediate costs which may come as a result of the UK leaving the EU due brokerage fees, increases in transport rates and/or higher raw material prices. All of these [...]

RiskPoint Sweden establishes a new Business area

RiskPoint, a BSCC Patron Member, has established a new Business area this month to facilitate more financial requirements. The ambitious move has started in Sweden but will eventually expand to the greater Nordics before entering into other territories. RiskPoint is a European based Insurance Managing General Underwriting (MGU) agency with a focus upon quality, compliance [...]

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UK’s 17th May Reopening On Monday, 17th May, the restrictions on businesses and venues in England were reduced as part of ‘Step 3’ in the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown plan. All restaurants, pubs, social clubs, cafes, hotels, group exercises, casinos, cinemas, museums, stately/historic homes, theatres and many others were able to resume to almost [...]

Stena Line and Irish Ferries Call for Restoration of the Common Travel Area into Ireland

Ireland’s two largest ferry operators, Irish Ferries and Stena Line, a BSCC Patron Member, this month called for the reopening of the Common Travel Area (CTA) at the earliest opportunity. They also welcomed the proposal by Ireland’s deputy head of government, Varadkar, discussing the possibility of restoring the Common Travel Area (CTA) between Ireland and [...]

Making Sense of Global Trade

Making Sense of Global Trade With Anna Sellinger, of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, and Sebastian Remøy, of Kreab Introduction Anna Stellinger has two decades of experience in International Affairs, global trade and EU Affairs which include heading up two government agencies. Furthermore, Stellinger has served three years as the Vice Chairman of Lund University [...]

Recovering from Contagion: An Economic Outlook for 2021

The pandemic deeply disrupted economies around the world, prompting a massive policy response from governments and central banks. The COVID-19 vaccine provides hope for a return to normalcy, but there may be some difficult months ahead. How long will it be before normal patterns of commerce are restored, and what lasting impact will the pandemic [...]

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Jersey Fishing Disputes The island of Jersey, a British Crown Dependency, sits in the English Channel and lies just 22km from the French coast. However, on Thursday, the port of Jersey was blockaded by 60 French boats due to disputes over access to fishing waters around the island. Under the new post-Brexit rules: 41 licenses/permits [...]

Enabling Organisational Agility and Strategic Transformation through EdTech

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is delighted to welcome you to this Webinar and Q&A on 25 May at 08.00 CEST. Today, as businesses strive to stay abreast of an unprecedented rate of change, they’re faced with significant challenges. Identifying opportunities and threats presented by market disruption is, of course, critical - but it is [...]

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UK Elections On Thursday (6th May), the UK will be holding ‘bumper elections’ as all local elections from 2020 and 2021 will be merged into the one day democratic event now that COVID appears to be under control. An estimated 48m people are eligible to vote and the election will provide most regions with their [...]

Vattenfall CEO attends White House Leaders summit on Climate

Last week Vattenfall’s CEO and President, Anna Borg, spoke at the White House Leaders Summit on Climate at the invitation of President Biden. The main point of discussion, by Borg, focused on how Vattenfall is combating climate change through innovations including hydrogen produced using fossil-free electricity; furthermore, the firm’s strategy to enable fossil-fuel free living [...]

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Older Workers in Unemployment The UK’s ‘older workers’, defined as 50+ years old, have experienced the largest annual fall in employment since the 1980s in the current challenging COVID economy. Research, from Close Brothers, has suggested that 1 in 5 older workers have delayed their retirement due to the pandemic; meanwhile, unemployment has risen to [...]

Volvo Cars UK Sales Surge for Q1

Volvo Cars, a patron member of the BSCC, saw new UK car sales rise 15% for Q1 in comparison to the same period last year. This resulted in a total of 13,964 units being sold in the first 3 months of 2021 despite the overall market contracting 12% year-on-year. The Swedish icon now holds 3.28% [...]

Baker McKenzie Stockholm operations are Climate Neutral 

BSCC Patron member Baker McKenzie has collectively worked to successfully reduce their environmental impact, achieve net-zero for carbon dioxide emissions and became climate neutral in 2020. Baker McKenzie’s office in Stockholm has been environmentally certified in accordance with ISO 14001 since 2013. Not only was their office, in Vasagatan 7, the first LEED-certified building in Sweden but [...]

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UK Economic Rebound UK exports to the EU surged by 46.6% (up £3.7bn) to a total of £11.6bn for the month of February following a disappointing 42% (down £5.7bn) slump in the month previous. However, imports from the EU into the UK only increased by 7.3% (up £1.2bn) for the month but had fallen by [...]

67th Annual General Meeting

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to the 67th Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 4 May 2021, at 17.00 CEST. Please note that, due to current circumstances, this event will be hosted digitally. The AGM will elect Executive Board members and auditors, and more. Please register to receive the complete agenda. Date: 4 [...]

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HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh On the morning of the 9th of April the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was announced by Buckingham Palace. HRH was the longest-serving royal consort in British history and had been married to HM The Queen for over 73 years. The Prime Minister described the Duke [...]

Cyber Security webinar, with Kevin Brown, Managing Director of BT Security

Kevin Brown was appointed as managing director of BT Security in November 2018, with responsibility for all elements of their global security activity. He reports to BT’s CEO. In his role, he makes sure that BT Security have the right policies and systems in place to keep the company’s assets – whether physical, logical or [...]

Schroders go “Beyond Profit”

BSCC member Schroders are committing to looking beyond profit in their investments. The firm believes that the way we direct capital can not only shape financial returns but also can change the world. Sustainable companies are now some of the most resilient and best placed for future growth - thus further justifying the mutual benefits [...]

TMF Group awarded ‘Best Fund Administrator’

BSCC Patron member TMF Group has been championed as the ‘Best Fund Administrator’ at the Private Equity Wire European Awards 2021 in partnership with Bloomberg. The Awards recognise leadership and excellence among some of the continent’s best private equity fund managers and service providers. TMF specifically won in the ‘GPs with assets <$30bn‘ category and [...]

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PM Confirms Reopening Following a scheduled review into the upcoming reopening of the UK economy: PM Johnson has concluded that further easing of COVID restrictions will commence on the 12th of April. This signals the return of ‘non-essential’ retail and outdoor hospitality which will come as welcome news to the nations pub-goers. The public can [...]

Financial Forecast by Christian Keller, the Head of Economics Research at Barclays

Global Economic Outlook With Christian Keller, Head of Economics Research at Barclays Bank Introduction There will be a global recovery, stimulated by the U.S.A., with expansion of around 6.4% y/y this year. Importantly, this represents a faster economic rebound than that seen following the 2008-09 recession. The unprecedented US fiscal stimulus and continued Chinese growth [...]

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Tech Tax In the April, of 2020, the UK Government introduced a new 2% ‘tech tax’ on the revenues of search engines, social media platforms and online marketplaces which “derive value from UK users”. However, on Monday (29th March 2021) the US warned of tariffs being introduced to counter this impact with some British-made products [...]

Barclays expand Private Banking Division across Europe

BSCC Patron member Barclays has established a new European hub in Dublin as the almost 350 year-old British bank looks to capture a larger share of the EU’s desirable wealth business. The target for this expansion will be the continent’s ultra-high-net-worth which focuses on clients with investable assets of circa $100m. Barclays has already achieved [...]

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Economic Outlook The Bank of England (BoE) has warned that the UK’s economic outlook is “unusually uncertain” even with the rapid vaccine rollout. A focus on how the pandemic evolves in the coming months will be a top priority and the maintained interest rates at 0.1% for March has highlighted this lack of clarity. Some [...]

3 months with the Brexit Agreement: Insights to a new economic relationship

3 months with the Brexit Agreement: Insights to a new economic relationship With Erik Lagerlöf, of Vinge Advokatbyrå, and Henrik von Sydow, of Carnegie Investment Bank Introduction Erik Lagerlöf is a lawyer at Vinge Advokatbyrå with expertise in EU Competition and Regulatory law, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Brexit. Erik is also an Adjunct Professor [...]

A Look into Essity’s 2020 Annual and Sustainability Report

BSCC Patron member Essity have published their ‘Annual and Sustainability Report 2020’ which follows on from the company’s mission statement: to sustainably develop, produce, market and sell value-added products and services within hygiene and health. This is being achieved by striving for 100% recyclability of all brand packaging (including TORK, TENA and Lotus) and sourcing [...]

UPS Healthcare and UPS Foundation facilitate equitable Vaccine Deliveries

The UPS Foundation and UPS Healthcare are working to quickly deliver an equitable delivery program of COVID-19 vaccines. The multinational (in collaboration with COVAX, Gavi and CARE) has made a commitment to supply 20 million doses to countries across four continents. Africa, Asia, Europe and South America are set to benefit from this effort through [...]

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UK Exports to the EU British exports to the EU fell 40.7%, according to the ONS, in the month of January and imports declined 28.8% - representing the largest fall since records began in 1997. However, the net trade deficit with the EU was actually cut as the value of goods exported was reduced by [...]

Grand Hôtel Looks to the Future with New Rooms and Suites

The Grand Hôtel in Stockholm recently completed an extensive renovation of hotel rooms and suites, encompassing a total of 19 rooms and suites in the Bolinder Palace part of the hotel. While exuding a Grand Hôtel ambiance, the new rooms and suites bring to mind the continent and international residences, with bold wallpaper, light woods, [...]

Virtual Roundtable Discussion with Mr. Mattias Hedwall, Partner, International Commercial & Trade at Baker McKenzie

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce hosted this Virtual Roundtable Discussion on 25 March at 15.00 CET. At this roundtable event, Mr. Mattias Hedwall, Partner, International Commercial & Trade at Baker McKenzie, lead a discussion on the current state of international trade and presented key macro-trends affecting international firms. Mattias Hedwall heads Baker McKenzie’s Global International [...]

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UK Budget 2021 On Wednesday, the 3rd of March, the Chancellor unveiled the Budget for the year to widespread approval from the public. The pressures of the Budget were to work on a swift economic rebound following an almost 10% contraction in GDP during 2020. Furthermore, 700,000 people have lost their jobs since the beginning [...]

Checklist for businesses: Data Protection and Intellectual Property in light of Brexit

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is delighted to welcome you to this Webinar and Q&A on 19 March at 12.30 CET, with James Marriott and Ana-Maria Barbu of Bonde Barzey Advokatbyrå AB. This webinar will provide an overview of the main issues that companies should take into consideration in the field of data protection and [...]

Volvo Trucks step up Fossil Free Future

Volvo Trucks have set their eyes on the introduction of heavy-duty electric trucks to be used for regional transport across the continent in the near future. The use of electric trucks so far has mainly focused upon short-haul distances between major settlements but the current pilot tests, using the Volvo FH truck (weighing up to [...]

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UK Budget 2021 On Wednesday, the 3rd of March, the Chancellor of the Exchequer will publish the UK Budget for 2021 which will come alongside the most current forecasts from the OBR. The upcoming budget is facing the challenge of cutting back from the around £400bn deficit this year whilst facing pressures to increase public [...]

SAAB contracted for British Royal Navy Digital Tower Solution

The development of digital air traffic control solutions is transforming the aviation sector and SAAB, the Swedish defence giant and Patron of the BSCC, has been at the forefront of this technology. Örnsköldsvik Airport was the first airport in the world to operate with a remote air traffic control system but this Swedish export has [...]

The New Relationship between the EU and the UK: what has changed? Hosted by Eversheds Sutherland

The New UK-EU Relationship: What has changed? With Ros Kellaway, a Partner at Eversheds Sutherland Introduction Ros Kellaway is a Partner at Eversheds Sutherland and is the Global Co-Chair of Competition, EU and Trade at the company. Overview of the Trade Deal It was an ambitious, last minute, trade deal: Fisheries: the UK compromised to [...]

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Vaccine Roll-out and Lockdown End Date Total confirmed COVID cases stand at over 4,126,100 and around 120,000 have now died. However, daily figures are almost halving each fortnight with just 9,834 confirmed cases yesterday which marks a sharp decline from the peaks of almost 70,000 during January. Also, the number of people in the UK [...]

Global Goes Local certified by the Swedish Migration Agency

Global Goes Local, a BSCC member since last year, acts as one point of contact for Swedish companies employing international talents that need a working permit as well as for foreign companies wanting to establish a business and incorporate a company in Sweden. Global Goes Local is certified by the Swedish Migration Agency and has [...]

Knowledge from our Network: Ragnar Agnell

What is your company's expertise, what can your company assist other members with? "Centigo is your modern partner for business critical and cross-functional innovation and change. We work closely with our clients through all phases of transformation – from strategy and innovation to implementation and achieved results in a range of industries and areas of [...]

Knowledge from our Network: Alexander Goodwille

What is your company's expertise, what can your company assist other members with?  "Goodwille offers professional business services for Swedish businesses looking to enter, grow or scale into the UK. That includes help with Corporate Governance, Finance, HR, Payroll & Virtual Offices to ensure the clients UK operation is properly administered, managed and monitored – all seamlessly [...]

Knowledge from our Network: Global Goes Local

What is your company’s expertise, what can your company assist other members with? "Global Goes Local acts as one point of contact to smoothen the process for Swedish companies wanting to employ international talents that need a working permit as well as foreign companies wanting to establish a business and incorporate a company in Sweden. [...]

Knowledge from our Network: NatWest Stockholm

What is your company's expertise, what can your company assist other members with? "We support UK and Swedish Corporates and Institutions’ globally with different types of financing solutions as well as with financial risk management services." Being a member of the BSCC, how does that contribute to your and your business’ operations? "Our BSCC membership [...]

Knowledge from our Network: Maria Lindbom

What is your company’s expertise, what can your company assist other members with? "Lager & Partners is a leading executive search firm focusing on the financial sector in Sweden. We work with recruitment to management positions, qualified specialists and offer advisory services and support to owners and management in relation to human resources. Our clients [...]

Knowledge from our Network: Jonny Boström

What is your company's expertise, what can your company assist other members with?   "Experts and long expertise in how to work smarter and true digital with communication, administration and accounting. We can create better experience and better structure in work flows and internal communication." How are you and your industry handling the ongoing pandemic?  "No [...]

Knowledge from our Network: Anna Fall

What do you see as the main advantages of your membership and the BSCC network? “The BSCC offers a great network of well-regarded companies and organisations representing a broad range of sectors, all with some Swedish-British links. The activities and events are insightful, topical and come in perfect formats as they are easy to fit [...]

Turner & Townsend to Lead Two Delivery Partnerships for the UK Ministry of Defence

The UK Ministry of Defence’s ‘Defence Equipment & Support’ (DE&S) organisation exists to progress extensive projects for purchasing and supporting equipment/services for the operation of Europe’s largest military budget. Turner & Townsend, members of the BSCC, are to lead two delivery partnerships with DE&S to support the Ministry of Defence in its plans. This represents [...]

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Vaccine Roll-out and Lockdown End Date On the 11th of January the UK’s Health Secretary, Hancock, stated that the country was “on track” to vaccinate 15m people by the 15th of February. On Sunday this target was beaten after 10 weeks since vaccinations first began with PM Johnson declaring this “a significant milestone in the [...]

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UK-EU Exports In 2019, the UK exported £294bn (43% of all exports) to the EU and imported an even larger £374bn (52% of all imports) back from the EU. This represents a £79bn trade deficit with the bloc but does feature a surplus of £18bn in services. However, the UK had a trade surplus of [...]

Handelsbanken’s 2020 Annual Results beat Forecasts

During what has been a challenging year, one of our BSCC Patrons, Handelsbanken have achieved steady year-on-year growth with operating profits of SEK 20,135m. This came alongside the positive news that individual customer satisfaction was now at 81% for 2020 too. The company have said they are now looking to work on “enhancing our relationship [...]

Latest on the Vaccine with AstraZeneca

At this webinar and Q&A, Jacob Lund, Corporate Affairs Director at AstraZeneca, gave an update on their COVID-19 vaccine and answered questions following the rollout of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. The results from AstraZeneca’s global vaccine distribution will help bring normality to everyday life, save countless lives and reopen entire sectors of the economy. With the [...]

Brunswick Group top League Table for PR Advisory

Europe’s competitive league table for the largest PR advisory firms was released last week and revealed that the Brunswick Group, a BSCC Patron member, had now risen to first place by value of deals to a total of $237,106m worth. This represents a 52.6% growth YoY and was one of Europe’s fastest growing businesses in [...]

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UK COVID Updates Across the UK there have now been over 3.8 million COVID cases and deaths are now well beyond 100,000. The 100 year old national hero from the pandemic, Captain Sir Tom Moore, has also now been admitted to hospital and even PM Johnson has personally called him to wish a speedy recovery. [...]

Baker McKenzie appointed to Support UK Government on WTO Disputes

Baker McKenzie, a BSCC Patron, has been appointed to the inaugural panel of the UK Government to provide support through WTO disputes. The leading global law firm has been chosen to join the first Post-Brexit trade panel following the deal signed with the EU at the end of last year. The UK Government Trade Law [...]

4. Weekly Newsletter

UK Economy & US Special Relationship The Bank of England has stated that 2020 will have been the biggest economic slump for the nation in over 300 years. The central bank even cancelled its annual stress test, with new COVID-related additions set for the future tests, of banks to allow for attention to be diverted [...]

3. Weekly Newsletter

UK Economy New data shows the UK economy contracted by 2.6% in November as England was placed into a second lockdown. This was the first monthly fall since April and meant that GDP was 8.5% below the pre-pandemic peak. The ONS has attributed the decline to the widespread damage experienced in services which was led [...]

The Future of Trade and Customs

The Future of Trade and Customs With Rickard Ydrenäs, the CEO and Founder of Ydrenas Communications, Flavia Munteanu, the EU engagement lead at HMRC, Anneli Wengelin, a Special Adviser at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Peter Jacobsson, the Sales and Consulting Managing Director at ECUS, and Michiel van Veen, the Managing Director for UPS [...]

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Brexit Agreement On Christmas Eve, the United Kingdom successfully reached an agreement with the European Union on its future cooperation. The details of this agreement between Europe’s two largest economies cover a wide range of topics but offers little to the UK’s most valuable export: financial services. In the over 1,200 pages of the UK-EU [...]

Christmas Greeting from Tom Johnstone CBE, Chair of BSCC

Dear Members, As we approach the end of 2020 we look back on what has been an extremely challenging and a very difficult year. The pandemic which we have faced all year and which continues to impact all of us has been much greater than I think any of us would have imagined at the [...]

The UK is leaving the European Union – What will be the consequences for bilateral trade?

Even if the EU and the UK conclude an ambitious partnership covering all aspects agreed in the Political Declaration by the end of 2020, the UK leaving the European Union, the internal market and the Customs Union, at the end of the transition period will automatically create barriers to trade and cross-border exchanges that are [...]

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Brexit Talks Over the weekend, PM Johnson and EC President von der Leyen said it was “responsible at this point to go the extra mile” during Brexit trade talks. Disagreements continue over the EU’s insistence to hold onto their £600m of fish, caught in British waters each year, due to President Macron wanting to gain [...]

Financial Forecast hosted by Handelsbanken and Schroders

To access a recording of this webinar, click here. A Financial Forecast With Azad Zangana, a Senior European Economist & Strategist at Schroders, and Christina Nyman, a Chief Economist at Handelsbanken To access a recording of this webinar, click here. Christina Nyman Christina Nyman works with Handelsbanken to regulate and produce global macro forecasts for [...]

Post-Pandemic Priorities: What governments and business need to focus on as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic

Post-Pandemic Priorities: What governments and business need to focus on as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic To watch a recording of this webinar, click here. Bill Emmot is a writer and consultant with experience ranging from being the former Editor-In-Chief at The Economist, Chairman of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Chairman of the [...]

50. Weekly Newsletter

EU Exit Talks On Monday (7th December) it was revealed that PM Johnson would be travelling to Brussels to meet von der Leyen in person. This comes after the two leaders spoke on the phone for over an hour but were unable to come to an agreement. Britain has also offered to drop key clauses [...]

BSCC Annual Award 2020

The BSCC Annual Award 2020 Elsa Bernadotte, co-founder of Karma One-third of all food produced is thrown away annually, resulting in 1.3 billion tonnes of waste worldwide. Karma enables rescuing unsold meals. Since it’s founding, Karma, in part spearheaded by Elsa Bernadotte, has taken on a role of educating and re-evaluating the food industry. With [...]

49. Weekly Newsletter

Brexit Talks The 15th of October deadline for Brexit talks to be completed, set by PM Johnson, has been completely missed due to numerous negotiation sticking points remaining. If a trade deal is not reached then trade between the UK and EU will not cease once we enter 2021. However, the Johnson Government would come [...]

Supply Chains Reimagined – A discussion in light of Covid-19 and other disruptive events in the world

Supply chain diversification has been an issue of interest for some time due to the movement around the world. Many of the changes we are seeing today started some time ago. Now, companies are becoming more cognisant of weaknesses in their supply chain. As businesses assess their operational capacity for recovery in order to recalibrate [...]

47. Weekly Newsletter

British Advertising The UK’s popular commercialised Christmas season has already begun with a forecasted £6.2bn advertising extravaganza expected during this quarter. However, this represents a 10.5% fall in expenditure compared to last year and depicts dramatic changes in the way businesses have been looking to spend. Unsurprisingly, the cinema advertising market is expected to see [...]

Digitalisation: ‘A Business Imperative’ with Mats Agervi, CEO of Combient

Digitalisation: A Business Imperative With Mats Agervi of Combient Mats Agervi is the CEO of Combient: a business specialist in AI and open innovation. Combient works to tackle automation changes, help make better use of data AI and develop machine learning. Today, Combient is a network featuring 29 large enterprises, generating over £120bn in revenue [...]

On Innovation, as a necessity to survive through and thrive beyond the pandemic

On Innovation, as a necessity to survive through and thrive beyond the pandemic With Ragnar Agnell, of Centigo, and Peter Nilsson, of SAAB Ragnar Agnell is a Senior Adviser, Founder and Director of Centigo UK which is a pioneer in network based leadership. Ragnar has a consultancy background with Accenture but has also experience with [...]

Financial Forecast by Annika Winsth, Chief Economist at Nordea

To access a recording of this event, click here. Annika Winsth has been with Nordea since 1995, and has been Chief Economist since December 2008. She is also a member of the board at the Institute for Futures Studies. In 2012 she was awarded Swedish banking personality of the year by the Swedish business magazine [...]

EU exit Readiness check for SMEs

To access a recording of this webinar, please click here. EU Exit Readiness check for SMEs With Jonny Boström, of Structure Finder, and Johan Aurén, of Accountum Structure Finder are a business enabler who support international businesses with their compliance in Sweden. Accountum help Swedish businesses set-up in the UK providing end-to-end accounting and tax [...]

The EU Exit Endgame

To watch a recording of this event, click here. The EU Exit Endgame With Henrik von Sydow, of Carnegie Private Banking, and Erik Lagerlöf, of Advokatfirman Vinge & Stockholm School of Economics Henrik von Sydow: Every day we ask ourselves 3 questions: What happens in the world? What kind of future can we believe in? [...]

A UK Political update

To access a recording of this webinar, click here. A UK Political Update With Alex Deane, Senior Managing Director FTI Consulting, and Ian Richardson, Director of Executive Education Stockholm Business School Alex Deane: We should acknowledge that Brexit has never been the central focus for European/Global attentions- often outpaced by US Elections or COVID. We [...]

Repatriation – What to think about when it comes to your savings hosted by Quilter International

To rewatch this webinar, click here. Repatriation – What to think About when it comes to your savings by Jan Wiberg of Quilter International Quilter International was formerly known as Old Mutual International from South Africa A long-established reputation for expertise for over 35 years in over 40 countries Listed on the FTSE 250 with [...]

46. Weekly Newsletter

UK COVID Outlook From the 7thof November travelling to and from Sweden will now require self-isolation upon your entry into the UK. This comes as UK COVID case stop 1.2m with the official death toll just days away from 50,000- however, cases now appear to be levelling out for the moment. The major headline across [...]

41. Weekly Newsletter

Weekly Newsletter on UK Developments: Week 41 UK’s Pandemic Economy The UK economy is 21.8% smaller than it was at the end of 2019 and unemployment has risen to 4.1% (highest level in 2 years). In comparison, Sweden saw a much larger rise in unemployment (8.8%) and was already at almost twice the rate. However, [...]

Who will be the winners: Fintechs or banks? We asked the customers!

To rewatch this webinar, please click here. Who will be the Winners: FinTechs or Banks? Sweden is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world- boasting prominent unicorns and will likely be one of the first to go cashless. The nation also has 4 large banks which have held around 70% of the [...]

40. Weekly Newsletter

Weekly Newsletter on UK Developments: Week 40 UK Position The UK Government is heavily focused upon trying to contain the spread of the virus and is widely believed to be heading further towards a second national lockdown. These latest pushes for a lockdown are increasingly unpopular and saw over 15,000 protestors in the capital over [...]

Leadership in Times of Crisis – Hosted by Eversheds Sutherland

Please join us for a discussion with Michael Bahar, co-lead of Eversheds Sutherland’s Global Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice, who recently returned from a military deployment to Afghanistan and Doha where he served as the lead lawyer for the US team negotiating the peace deal with the Taliban. Michael will discuss strategies and tactics and [...]

Countdown to Exit: UK’s new trading relationship with the EU

This event is hosted by the: Britain officially left the European Union at the beginning of this year, and the transition period is drawing to a close on 31 December 2020. But what now? The European Union and the UK are in ongoing negotiations on the important future trading relationship, scarred by the outbreak of [...]

Navigating the Covid-19 Workplace – A Swedish and British Perspective

As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic becomes apparent, employers are facing unprecedented challenges in protecting their staff and responding to employee concerns while maintaining operations. Questions arise such as: Can you force an employee to return to work? What are the obligations as an employer when employees are working remotely? How do we ensure [...]

Trading between Europe North and the UK after the Transition Period

This event is hosted by the: On behalf of the Department for International Trade (DIT) Sweden, the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to this webinar, on 23 September at 13.30. Ready your business for the changing terms of trade between the UK and EU! The Department for International Trade (DIT) invites [...]

Erik Penser Bank hit the market low and forecasted a V-shaped recovery, what has happened since?

It has certainly been a very interesting year. You could easily say that it has been the worst year of overthinking and the best year for following data. Erik Penser Bank (EPB) called an equity trough on the 24th of March- which was a great trading opportunity as the first movers experienced the surge. Erik [...]

The New Normal for Business with Hélène Barnekow and Tom Johnstone CBE

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to this Webinar, hosted in cooperation with AmCham, on 15 September at 10.00. At this webinar, Hélène Barnekow, CEO of Microsoft Sweden and Tom Johnstone CBE, Chairman of the Board, Husqvarna, will share their thoughts on restarting the economy, rethinking leadership and new ways of [...]

An Update on Current Issues with the Deputy Head of Mission

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to this Webinar and Q&A on 10 September at 10.00 CET. At this webinar, the Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Stockholm, Mr. Peter Ruskin, will share an update on current issues, including the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union and the [...]

Emerging stronger on the other side: Vol.2

This event is hosted by the: Society and businesses are approaching a new normal in the wake of the pandemic and the ensuing financial crisis. With it comes new consumers, new behaviours, new conditions for and new ways of doing business. What will it mean for us all, and how do we make sure to [...]

Tech Forum 2020

This event is hosted by the: Technology can be transformational. But how is tech tackling the fundamental challenges facing us within environmental and social impact? Join us at Tech Forum 2020 – a virtual and collaborative gathering – as we discuss the technologies of the future, and tech as an enabler for good. How can [...]

The Future of AI – Legal and Ethical ISO Standards

Welcome to this Webinar, hosted by Bonde Barzey Advokatbyrå, on the future of artificial intelligence. At this event, experts will discuss how data is to be handled in regards to AI and what will Brexit mean for the AI in the European Union. More information will follow. Date: 10 September 2020 Time: 11.00 - 12.00 [...]

British-American Chambers’ Golf Tournament

Sponsored by: The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to our Annual Golf Tournament, hosted in cooperation with AmCham Sweden. The first group will tee off at 14.00 and we will be at Djursholms GK to greet you from 12.00. Should you like to have lunch prior to the tournament, the excellent Golf Club [...]

Current trends in the Defence and Security Industry

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to this webinar and Q&A hosted by SAAB, on 2 September at 11.00. At this Webinar, Christian Hedelin, Chief Strategy Officer at SAAB, will share an update on current trends in the defence and security industry. More information will follow. Date: 2 September 2020 Time: [...]

A conversation on current issues with HM Ambassador Judith Gough CMG

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to this Webinar and Q&A with the British Ambassador to Sweden Ms. Judith Gough CMG. The Ambassador will lead a conversation on current issues, including the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union and Covid-19. Date: 25 June 2020 Time: 13.00 - 13.45 CEST Venue: Zoom [...]

How has Covid-19 impacted European consumers’ financial wellbeing?

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Webinar: Expanding to the UK

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Coronavirus, markets and behavioural finance

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, global markets continue to face several uncertainties. Markets seem to have been comforted by massive stimulus programmes; which have been larger than we’ve ever seen before. Despite strong responses from governments, this is one of the fastest recessions that appears to be coming. With a recession upon us, [...]

Macroeconomic Update by Robert Bergqvist

Welcome to this webinar and Q&A providing a macroeconomic update by Robert Bergqvist, Chief Economist at SEB. Robert joined SEB in 1997 and was appointed Chief Economist in 2007. Between 1988 and 1997 he was responsible for the Riksbank's monetary and currency policy analysis, among other positions. Alongside Robert, the new head of SEB in [...]

Crisis Management in the Wake of Corona

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Safe-Guarding your Social and Mental Well-Being

We cordially invite you to a webinar and Q&A on how to safe-guard and maintain your well-being in the midst of the corona crisis. Hosted in cooperation with Endbright at Hotel DUXIANA. Together with accredited crisis coach and relationship expert Michael Larsen and Charlotte Ljung, founder of ‘Endbright’, we will explore and cover how to [...]

Brexit: What will the future UK-EU relationship cover?

Welcome to this Webinar and Q&A with Ros Kellaway, Partner at Eversheds Sutherland. Ros Kellaway will consider the possible options for the future relationship between the UK and the EU. Ms. Kellaway will discuss what each side is seeking from the agreement and what the agreement is likely to include. Date: 13 May 2020 Time: [...]

Coronavirus: Cyber Aware

Many of us are spending more time online, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Keep yourself and your family secure by following advice made available by the UK government. 'Cyber Aware' is the National Cyber Security Centre's advice on how to stay secure online during coronavirus pandemic.   The Top 6 recommendations from the NCSC are; [...]

Coronavirus, markets and behavioural finance

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to this Webinar and Q&A on 29 April, at 11.00. At this Webinar and Q&A, Jonas Thulin, Head of Asset Management at Erik Penser Bank, will discuss how financial markets have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Erik Penser Bank is an independent and privately [...]

Summary from the Macroeconomic Update on 15 April

The trend in daily reports of deaths seem to have peaked in Europe, and markets seem to have followed these developments. Nick Mannion believes that the lack of bad news have probably helped the public sentiment, but that markets are getting ahead of themselves. Almost no countries are unaffected and Europe is expected to take [...]

Webinar and Q&A providing a macroeconomic update by Robert Bergqvist at SEB

Welcome to this webinar and Q&A, hosted by the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, providing a macroeconomic update by Robert Bergqvist, Chief Economist at SEB. Robert joined SEB in 1997 and was appointed Chief Economist in 2007. Between 1988 and 1997 he was responsible for Swedish Riksbanken's monetary and currency policies analysis, among other positions. There [...]

Webinar and Q&A on how to lead a remote team

Date: 23 April 2020 Time: 11.00 - 12.00 Venue: Zoom Event Hosted by: Goodwille {{ vc_btn: title=JOIN+WEBINAR+IN+PROGRESS&align=center&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fus02web.zoom.us%252Fj%252F82377454141%7Ctitle%3AClick%2520here%2520to%2520register%7C%7C }} COVID-19 has led to significant change in most people’s personal and working life. Due to social distancing and office closures encouraged by both the UK and the Swedish government, teams who are used to working together in [...]

How to adapt your cultural style and language for virtual working

We are pleased to invite you to this Webinar and Q&A, hosted by the London School of English, which will explore both the cultural and linguistic aspects of our new professional virtual life. How does online presence differ from personal presence? It affects not only the way we speak but the way we listen, how we [...]

Webinar and Q&A on applying government support packages for enterprises in practice

Welcome to this webinar and Q&A with Jonny Boström, Senior Executive Consultant at StructureFinder. Jonny will provide an overview of the support packages made available by the Swedish government in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Apart from sharing his update, Jonny will also clarify the methods for accessing the available support schemes. Date: 21 April [...]

Summary from the Macroeconomic Update on 6 April

The outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to a service sector shock with a severe and immediate shakeout of the labor market. The policy response has been fast and aggressive, with a significant fiscal response in Europe and the US. Countries are still at different stages of the outbreak and the question remains if [...]

Macroeconomic Update Part 2 by Nick Mannion at NatWest Group

Welcome to the second webinar and Q&A in our series, providing macroeconomic updates in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring Nick Mannion, Head of Scandinavian Desk Strategy at NatWest Group. Apart from sharing a macroeconomic update, Nick will also be discussing the future global economic outlook. Date: 15 April 2020 Time: 11.00 - 11.45 Venue: [...]

A conversation on current issues with HM Ambassador Judith Gough CMG

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to a Webinar and Q&A on 17 April, providing a conversation, with HM Ambassador to Sweden Ms. Judith Gough CMG, on current issues, including COVID-19. Date: 17 April 2020 Time: 14.00 - 15.00 CEST Venue: Zoom Event {{ vc_btn: title=CLICK+HERE+TO+REGISTER&align=center&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.eventbrite.co.uk%252Fe%252Fa-conversation-on-current-issues-with-hm-ambassador-judith-gough-cmg-tickets-102333361840%7Ctitle%3AClick%2520here%2520to%2520register%7C%7C }}

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Swedish and British government have issued a set of policy measures to support businesses

The virus outbreak has had a serious impact on economic growth, with consequences both for the British and Swedish economy. The outbreak has caused an unprecedented situation of a simultaneous supply and demand shock with disruptions in global supply chains and lower household spending. The global economy is expected to enter a recession with negative [...]

Webinar and Q&A on contracting issues arising out of COVID-19

Welcome to this webinar and Q&A on contracting issues arising out of COVID-19, featuring Andrew Nugent Smith, Commercial Litigation Partner at the international law firm, Gowling WLG. Andrew will be discussing what COVID-19 might mean for your supplier and customer contracts – looking at the concepts of force majeure, impossibility and frustration and their practical [...]

Webinar and Q&A on contracting issues arising out of COVID-19

Welcome to this webinar and Q&A on contracting issues arising out of COVID-19, featuring Andrew Nugent Smith, Commercial Litigation Partner at the international law firm, Gowling WLG. Andrew will be discussing what COVID-19 might mean for your supplier and customer contracts – looking at the concepts of force majeure, impossibility and frustration and their practical [...]

Webinar and Q&A on leading with hope and steering your team through the unexpected

In this webinar and Q&A, Elisabet Vinberg Hearn, CEO of Katapult Partners and multi-award-winning author on leadership, creates food for thought and a practical strategy for leading with hope while steering your team through the unexpected. Smooth sailing is rare – we are always surrounded by some degree of change. But at times it’s more [...]

Coronavirus outbreak may delay UK’s withdrawal from the EU

UK-EU negotiations have been put on hold due to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The UK government spokesman said “Both sides remain fully committed to the negotiations and we remain in regular contact with the European Commission to consider alternative ways to continue discussions, including looking at the possibility of video conferencing or conference [...]

Macroeconomic Update by Nick Mannion at NatWest Group

Welcome to this webinar and Q&A providing a macroeconomic update in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring Nick Mannion, Head of Scandinavian Desk Strategy at NatWest Group. Apart from sharing a macroeconomic update in light of current circumstances, Nick will be discussing the NatWest Group perspective on the future economic outlook. This event is hosted [...]

How is the Coronavirus affecting the global economy?

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is a major adverse shock to both the supply side and the demand side of the economy. The supply side and demand side shock will cause a downward shift of the supply and demand curve, implying that employment levels will decrease significantly. Several economists have argued that much of [...]

Central Banks respond to the economic risks caused by the spread of the Coronavirus

Following the spread of the Coronavirus, Covid-19, risky asset and commodity prices have fallen sharply, and government bond yields reached all-time lows. The Bank of England voted unanimously to reduce the Bank Rate by 50 basis points to 0.25% on 10 March 2020 in order to help UK businesses and households manage through the economic [...]

Economic implications of the Coronavirus

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world, major economies are experiencing mounting pressure as consumer spending, production and investment are drastically cut. Subsequently many companies and governments are therefore facing urgent economic challenges. While the situation is unprecedented, the global investment community is bracing for the impact. Sweden’s minister of finance, Magdalena [...]

Beyond 2020: Business Priorities for the next decade

The focus of the BCC Annual Conference on the 5 March 2020 in London was placed on the key issues facing Britain’s community. Adam Marshall, Director General for the British Chambers of Commerce, states that the key priorities of our Chamber business communities for 2020 and beyond is to seize new opportunities and help the [...]

Towards a modest economic recovery in 2020 as uncertainties go down

Financial Forecast with Christian Keller, Managing Director and Head of Economics Research, at Barclays. The global economy is in a slowdown. Barclays global growth forecast projects real GDP will rise from an estimated 3.1 percent in 2019 to 3.2 percent in 2020 and 3.5 percent in 2021 – which is a slight downward revision of [...]

Essentials when Downsizing at Verto Konsult

{{ vc_btn: title=CLICK+HERE+TO+REGISTER&align=center&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.eventbrite.co.uk%252Fe%252Fessentials-when-down-sizing-tickets-90758797005%7Ctitle%3AClick%2520here%2520to%2520register%7C%7C }} The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to a Seminar on the 'Essentials when Down-Sizing' at Verto Konsult on 18 February. A well-executed down-sizing process makes it easier for companies to recruit when it is time for it, to maintain productivity and to increase the likelihood of past employees [...]

Beyond green bonds : Developing a Sustainable Treasury strategy

NB. This event has been postponed until further notice.

Financial Forecast with Christian Keller and Peter Ruskin

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce invites members to a Breakfast Seminar on 14 February with Christian Keller, Head of Economics Research at Barclays and Peter Ruskin, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Stockholm. Christian will discuss the outlook for global growth, key drivers, risks to monitor and expected central bank behaviour in light of [...]

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s vision for a new partnership with the EU

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out his vision for a trade deal with the EU, stating that he wants a comprehensive trade agreement. The PM has suggested that he wishes to see a trade deal similar to that of Canada or Australia. Boris Johnson says in his speech that there is no need for [...]

A moment of opportunity

2020 marks the beginning of a new decade and an important moment in time where many elements will remain uncertain. Europe now has a “moment of opportunity” to tackle global challenges, as Chrisitne Lagarde expressed it in her first speech as the new president of the European Central Bank (ECB). The year ahead will likely [...]

Essity x Fotografiska

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to an exclusive guided tour of 'The Power of Hands' exhibition at Fotografiska on 3 February at 17.00 hosted by Essity. The leading hygiene and health care company Essity is committed to promote the global dialogue on how health standards can be increased and how we all can contribute to [...]

Behind the Scenes at Grand Hôtel Stockholm

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you 'Behind the Scenes' at Grand Hôtel Stockholm on 27 January 2020. The Grand Hôtel in Stockholm has been home to celebrities, high-profile events and everyday bon-vivants since 1874. We are happy to invite you to an exclusive guided tour “Behind the Scenes” at Grand Hôtel. The tour [...]

Boris Johnson and the Conservatives wins a decisive majority

The Conservatives, led by Boris Johnson won a resounding mandate to 'get Brexit done' in the British general election 2019. As Labour strongholds fell to the Conservatives Boris Johnson now holds a large majority in the parliament. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that this was a mandate to take the UK out of the [...]

Executive Forum with Hélène Barnekow

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with AmCham Sweden, cordially invite you to our exclusive Executive Forum 2019. This Executive Forum will be held in English. At this executive forum, Hélène Barnekow, CEO at Microsoft Sweden, will speak about her new book: Re:start – Det värdebaserade ledarskapet i en föränderlig värld. She will share her experience on how to [...]

Brexit uncertainty persists

The uncertainties around Brexit persist, after the parliament rejected Boris Johnson's accelerated timeline for Brexit, he has now pushed for an early general election in December. In order to avoid chaos and an atmosphere of conflict between the EU27 and UK, the European Council agreed to extend the Brexit deadline until 31 January 2020. Boris [...]

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 9 December at Edrington. We will highlight some of the classic whisky producers from Speyside and experience the unique whisky from the Orkney [...]

Annual Christmas Drink

Her Majesty's Ambassador to Sweden, H.E. Ms. Judith Gough CMG, and the British Swedish Chamber of Commerce cordially invite all members to a Christmas Celebration at the British Ambassador's Residence on 25 November. During the evening, the BSCC Annual Award 2019 will be presented. Hosted by: British Embassy Stockholm

Swedish EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström gives a speech on the ‘Truths about Trade’

In a world of constant and instant communication it can be difficult to hold on to truths and facts. In her speech Cecilia Malmström highlights the many ways in which free trade can have a positive effect on the global economy and be a part of the solution to contemporary issues such as climate change [...]

After work: Cost out – a proven way to optimise costs and reap-off benefits

Many industries are facing the perfect storm of disruption in markets, operations, technologies and regulations. As a result, the early 2020s will see that the impact of new technology, shifting customer expectations and new market entrants means that prevailing business models and the companies competing in the market will look very different from today. These [...]

Breakfast Seminar with Nick Mannion

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce invited members to a Breakfast Seminar on 21 October at NatWest Markets, with Nicholas Mannion, Head of Scandinavian Macro & Research at NatWest Markets. Nick provided an 'Outside in perspective' to the Scandinavian macro economic environment and also shared an overview of NatWest Market's current view on the global economic [...]

Breakfast Seminar with Kristen Bennie

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite all our members to a Breakfast Seminar at NatWest Markets with Kristen Bennie, Head of Open Experience at RBS Group. Twenty linear steps may take you to the door, yet twenty exponential steps will take you to the moon. That principle applies when disruptive technologies converge and [...]

BSCC Focus: AI and Responsibility with Viveka Bonde

AI and Responsibility As advances in AI occur at a high speed, many questions arise – not only of technical character but also economic, legal, ethical and societal issues arise, to mention a few. Because of this, as AI develops perhaps the most important need of AI advances is the need to think responsibility. The [...]

Evening Seminar with Jon Wakefield

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite all our members to an autumn after-work event with Jon Wakefield, Managing Director at Volvo Cars Sweden, at Volvo Studio. For over 90 years Volvo Cars has been a premium car maker. Volvo Cars is now setting a new direction with the ambition to position itself as a [...]

After-Work Seminar at Volvo Studio

Breakfast Seminar with Andrew Mitchell

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce invites you to an informative Breakfast Seminar with Andrew Mitchell, HM Trade Commissioner (HMTC) for Europe. After completing his time as British Ambassador to Sweden (2007-2011) Andrew returned to the UK to head up the Foreign & Commonwealth Offices (FCO) efforts at the London Olympics. He was then appointed as [...]

Implications of Brexit

Following the EU referendum on 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU. The impact of UK leaving the EU is likely to have large potential economic impacts, both in the short and long run. The EU is UK’s largest trading partner and the British service sector is the largest sector in the [...]

BSCC Focus: Report on Brexit with Peter Ruskin

Report on Brexit with Peter Ruskin, Acting Ambassador, at the British Embassy in Sweden Three years after the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, also known as Brexit referendum, was held, the UK is preparing for October 31st, and departing the EU. New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is determined to lead the country out [...]

The Government of the United Kingdom Brexit website now live

The Government's Get Ready for Brexit website is now live. On the webpage you can find all the information on what you need to know to prepare for Brexit. Follow the link below to visit the webpage: > Get Ready For Brexit The UK is leaving the EU and to find out more about how [...]

Breakfast Seminar with Mattias Hedwall

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite all members to a Breakfast Seminar with Mattias Hedwall, Head of Global International Commercial & Trade Group, at Baker McKenzie. Mattias heads Baker McKenzie’s Global International Commercial & Trade Group and supervises the International Commercial & Trade Group in Stockholm. He joined Baker McKenzie in 1996 [...]

BSCC Focus: Sir Alan Parker

Sir Alan Parker on Business in the age of Connectivity “It’s enormously valuable to get people together, in particular business leaders, to share ideas and discuss pressing issues.” – Sir Alan Parker Sir Alan Parker, Founder and Chairman of BSCC Patron Brunswick Group shared his ideas about what connectivity and the evolving digitisation mean for [...]

Evening Seminar with Magnus Hall

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite all our members to an Evening Seminar with Magnus Hall, President and CEO of Vattenfall. Vattenfall is a leading European energy company, committed to driving the transition to a more sustainable energy system through growth in renewable production and climate smart energy solutions. At this BSCC [...]

After-Work Seminar at Volvo Studio

For over 90 years Volvo Cars has been a premium car maker. Volvo Cars is now setting a new direction with the ambition to position itself as a leading player in the automotive industry focusing on Volvo as a service provider. At this event Jon Wakefield will speak about the past and the future of the [...]

BCC International Trade Summit 2019 – London

Trading in a time of uncertainty 17 October 2019, Hilton Bankside, London The British Chambers of Commerce sits at the heart of a unique network of Chamers of Commerce and businesses across the UK. The BCC help businesses to connect, succeed and grow both nationally and internationally. The Annual International Trade Summit is designed to [...]

Evening Seminar on AI – How to create responsible business decisions

The British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite all our members to a seminar about Artificial Intelligence and How to Create Responsible Business Decisions. AI is rapidly changing our lives more and at a faster rate than we might think. Today AI is making decisions for us and is hidden behind the surfaces of many interfaces in our [...]

Brexit Update from the British Embassy in Stockholm August 2019

https://www.facebook.com/Britishembassystockholm/videos/355498348716336/   Brexit Update August 2019 from Peter Ruskin, Acting Ambassador at the British Embassy in Stockholm "The new British government, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is committed to the UK leaving the EU on 31st October, with or without a deal.  We would prefer to leave with a deal and we will work [...]

Boris Johnson becomes the UK’s new Prime Minister and promises to deliver Brexit by the 31 October

  The fear of a no-deal Brexit has risen since Boris Johnson has entered 10 Downing Street. His conservative party holds only a slim working majority in Parliament. But he has nonetheless promised to carry out Britain’s exit from the European Union by the 31. A challenge that Britain’s previous PM Theresa May admits ‘underestimating’. [...]

Latest on Brexit with Peter Ruskin

At this Breakfast Seminar, Peter Ruskin, Acting Ambassador at the British Embassy in Stockholm, will give an update on the current events concerning Brexit. Date: 4 September 2019 Time: 7.30 - 9.00 Venue: Cirio Law Firm, Mäster Samuelsgatan 20, Stockholm Hosted by: Cirio

British-American Chambers’ Golf Tournament

We thank all our sponsors and participants for this years annual Golf Tournament in cooperation with AmCham in Sweden. The tournament took place at Djursholms Golf Club’s 18 hole course of traditional parkland character, situated in Danderyd.

Breakfast Event: Sir Alan Parker

Sir Alan Parker has established a number of group companies to Brunswick, including MerchantCantos, an integrated creative communications agency, and Brunswick Arts, the leading public relations agency for arts and cultural institutions. He was knighted in 2014 for services to business, charitable giving and philanthropy. In a world where ideas and information are traveling further and [...]

Gov.uk: “Exporting to Sweden after EU Exit if there’s no deal”

Gov.uk: “Exporting to Sweden after EU Exit if there’s no deal”  

Gov.uk: “Importing, exporting and transporting products or goods after Brexit”

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/importing-exporting-and-transporting-products-or-goods-after-brexit

Gov.uk: “Continue to live in the UK after it leaves the EU”

https://www.gov.uk/staying-uk-eu-citizen

Gov.uk: “UK nationals living in the EU: essential information”

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/advice-for-british-nationals-travelling-and-living-in-europe

Update on Brexit votes

Gov.uk: “Implications for business and trade of a no deal exit on 29 March 2019”

Notice Implications for business and trade of a no deal exit on 29 March 2019

Policy Paper : Industrial Strategy: building a Britain fit for the future

gov.uk Industrial Strategy: building a Britain fit for the future

BSCC event “Social entrepreneurship”, 20 November 2018

Breakfast with Angus Canvin, Director of International Affairs from UK Finance, 13 November 2018

New episode of Brexitpodden with Rickard Ydrenäs, H.E. Ambassador David Cairns and Erik Lagerlöf from Vinge (in Swedish)

Brexitpodden – #39 Intervju med David Cairns – Storbritanniens ambassadör i Sverige

Gov.uk: “Data Protection and Brexit – Is your organisation prepared?”

Gov.uk: “Data Protection and Brexit – Is your organisation prepared?”

Gov.uk: “Prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit”

Gov.uk: “Prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit – What private and commercial drivers from the UK may need to do to drive abroad when the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019”

BSCC Monthly Breakfast Discussion – “Brexitpodden” – Event summary

On Tuesday morning, 22 January, we were very grateful and pleased to arrange a breakfast discussion with Rickard Ydrenäs, founder of Ydrenäs Communications, ’Brexitpodden’ and ‘Tullpodden’. The breakfast was generously hosted by Erik Penser Bank. Rickard Ydrenäs shed some light on the ongoing events of Brexit, the uncertainty and his analysis. During the presentation Rickard Ydrenäs pointed out […]

BBC News: “Brexit: Your simple guide to the UK leaving the EU”

BBC News: “Brexit: Your simple guide to the UK leaving the EU”

Dagens Nyheter: “Brexit: Fem saker du bör veta inför omröstningen” (in Swedish)

Dagens Nyheter: “Fem saker du bör veta inför omröstningen” (in Swedish)

New episode of Brexitpodden with Rickard Ydrenäs: “Så ser små och växande företag på Brexit” (in Swedish)

New episode of Brexitpodden with Rickard Ydrenäs: “Så ser små och växande företag på Brexit” (in Swedish)

The Guardian: “Brexit vote: Gove tells Tories they can ‘improve’ outcome if May’s deal passed – Politics live”

The Guardian: “Brexit vote: Gove tells Tories they can ‘improve’ outcome if May’s deal passed – Politics live”

BBC News: “Brexit: Irish cabinet to discuss ‘no deal plans'”

BBC News: “Brexit: Irish cabinet to discuss ‘no deal plans’”

TV4 Nyhetsmorgon: “Brexit voting today – Our reporter in London” (in Swedish)

TV4 Nyhetsmorgon: “Brexit voting today – Our reporter in London” (in Swedish)

The Local: “Brits in Sweden ‘could stay for one year’ in event of no-deal Brexit”

The Local: “Brits in Sweden ‘could stay for one year’ in event of no-deal Brexit”

Realtid – “Klockan klämtar för Brexit” (in Swedish)

Realtid – “Klockan klämtar för Brexit” (in Swedish)

“Ashes to Ashes” – Harold Pinter

Ashes to Ashes PDF To book your tickets, please visit their website: www.polareclipsetheatre.com 

The Guardian: “Theresa May postpones Brexit deal vote”

The Guardian: “Theresa May postpones Brexit deal vote”

Stockholm Meeting Selection – Christmas Weekend

    Stockholm Meeting Selection offer our members a generous Christmas Weekend deal this Saturday, 8 December – 995 SEK/per person at Hesselby Slott.  

BSCC 2018 Annual Award Winner

BSCC 2018 Annual Award Winner Sophie Dow Author and Founder  The Salvesen Mindroom Centre: http://www.mindroom.org  Swedish talk show ”Malou efter 10”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJsny9vqfJw TEDx Talks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GVkRDoTtbw  Sommarprat P1: https://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/371365?programid=2071   To buy her book, please visit the bookstores Akademibokhandeln, Hedengrens, Söderbokhandeln or online: https://www.bokus.com/bok/9789188659668/nar-livet-inte-foljer-manus/  https://www.adlibris.com/se/bok/nar-livet-inte-foljer-manus-9789188659668

The British-American Chambers’ Golf Tournament 2018

“Cryptocurrencies -what’s the status and where do we go from here?”, 6 November 2018

“Cryptocurrencies -what’s the status and where do we go from here?” hosted by:

“The latest on Brexit” with H.E. Ambassador David Cairns, 23 October 2018

The Guardian: “Labour open to PM no-confidence vote if Brexit deal voted down”

The Guardian: “Labour open to PM no-confidence vote if Brexit deal voted down”

The Telegraph: “Brexit deal latest news: Spain threatens to veto agreement over Gibraltar clause”

The Telegraph: “Brexit deal latest news: Spain threatens to veto agreement over Gibraltar clause”

Gov.uk: “Secretary of State’s speech to Northern Ireland Business Leaders”

Gov.uk: “Secretary of State’s speech to Northern Ireland Business Leaders”

Gov.uk: “How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal”

Gov.uk: “How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal”

Gov.uk: “How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal”

“How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal”

Gov.uk: “UK government’s preparations for a no deal scenario”

Guidance: “UK government’s preparations for a no deal scenario”

Gov.uk: “How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal”

“Collection How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal”

Gov.uk: “Secretary of State Dominic Raab’s speech on no deal planning”

“News story Secretary of State Dominic Raab’s speech on no deal planning“

Gov.uk: “Guidance Status of EU citizens in the UK: what you need to know”

Guidance: “Status of EU citizens in the UK: what you need to know”

Gov.uk: “Programme: EU-UK Article 50 negotiations Brussels, 5-8 June 2018”

Gov.uk “News Story: Programme: EU-UK Article 50 negotiations Brussels, 5-8 June 2018”  

Gov.uk: “Programme: EU-UK Article 50 negotiations Brussels, 22-24 May 2018”

Gov.uk: News Story: “Programme: EU-UK Article 50 negotiations Brussels, 22-24 May 2018”

Gov.uk: “Status of EU citizens in the UK: what you need to know”

Gov.uk: Guidance: “Status of EU citizens in the UK: what you need to know”

“Blockchain – what it is and why it may change everything”

This Wednesday, 2 May, we had the great pleasure to invite Mr David Frydlinger, Partner and Head of ICT group at Advokatfirman Lindahl to talk about Blockchain technology. They started to talk a lot about this topic 2 to 3 years ago. However, the impression was that Blockchain still remained quite abstract to most of […]

BBC: “Theresa May requests ‘revised’ customs proposals”

BBC: Brexit: “Theresa May requests ‘revised’ customs proposals”

“Preparing Global Leaders in a Modern World – Building Bridges Between Cultures and Generations”

This Tuesday, 24 April, the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce together with AFS, the French Chamber of Commerce, the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and AmCham, organised an event about intercultural understanding and leadership in the workplace. The event was generously sponsored by Grant Thornton. We had the great opportunity to listen to key note speaker Meg […]

Gov.uk: “Status of EU citizens in the UK: what you need to know”

Gov.uk: Guidance: “Status of EU citizens in the UK: what you need to know”

BBC: “Brexit: Theresa May vows to keep UK ‘strong and united'”

BBC: “Brexit: Theresa May vows to keep UK ‘strong and united’”

“Why sustainability is key to Volvo Cars’ future success”

This Tuesday, the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce organised an event in Gothenburg on sustainability in cooperation with Volvo Cars. After a fun test driving session at the Demo track, our guests were invited to the Brand Experience Centre to listen to Stuart Templar, Director Sustainability, Volvo Cars, on the topic “Why sustainability is key to […]

Independent: “UK to review visas for wealthy foreign nationals amid concern over Russian involvement in Salisbury poisoning”

Independent: Europe: “UK to review visas for wealthy foreign nationals amid concern over Russian involvement in Salisbury poisoning”

Brexit event by Vinge and Stockholm School of Economics

On behalf of Vinge law firm and The Stockholm School of Economics, we are delighted to invite you to the fifth seminar in the series Britain and Europe – a constructive way forward The United Kingdom and the European Union – a new framework 12 April 2018 Formal invitation Date: 12 April 2018 Time: 16.00-18.00 Venue: Advokatfirman Vinge, Norrlandsgatan […]

BBC: Brexit: “EU adopts guidelines for negotiations on future relations”

BBC: “EU adopts guidelines for negotiations on future relations”

“The Latest on Brexit”

This Thursday, 22 March, we had the opportunity to listen to H.E. Mr Ambassador David Cairns about the latest news on Brexit at SEB. Mr David Cairns took each question from the audience into account and gave us an insight of what is going to happen between the EU and UK before 2020. What are […]

BBC: “What the EU really wants from its deal with the UK”

BBC: Brexit: “What the EU really wants from its deal with the UK”

BBC: “A quick guide: What is the Brexit transition phase?”

BBC: Brexit: “A quick guide: What is the Brexit transition phase?”

BBC: “The UK and EU agree terms for Brexit transition period”

BBC: Brexit: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-43456502

Gov.uk: “David Davis’ statement: EU-UK Article 50 negotiations Brussels, Monday 19 March 2018”

Gov.uk: Press Release: “David Davis’ statement: EU-UK Article 50 negotiations Brussels, Monday 19 March 2018”

Gov.uk: “Draft Withdrawal Agreement – 19 March 2018”

Gov.uk: Policy Paper: “Draft Withdrawal Agreement – 19 March 2018”

Gov.uk: “Programme: EU-UK Article 50 negotiations Brussels, 16 to 19 March 2018”

Gov.uk: News Story: “Programme: EU-UK Article 50 negotiations Brussels, 16 to 19 March 2018”

Gov.uk: “Article 50 and negotiations with the EU”

Gov.uk: Collection: “Article 50 and negotiations with the EU”

Gov.uk: “Programme: EU-UK Article 50 negotiations Brussels, 13 to 15 March 2018”

Gov.uk: News Story: “Programme: EU-UK Article 50 negotiations Brussels, 13 to 15 March 2018”

Gov.uk: “Information about the Withdrawal Bill”

Gov.uk: Policy Paper: “Information about the Withdrawal Bill”

Gov.uk: “Technical note: other separation issues – phase 2”

Gov.uk: Policy Paper: “Technical note: other separation issues – phase 2”

Gov.uk: “Minister gives Brexit update to the Channel Islands and Isle of Man”

Gov.uk: Press Release: “Minister gives Brexit update to the Channel Islands and Isle of Man”

BBC World: “The Swedish Ambassador’s Guide to Britain”

BBC World, The Documentary: “The Swedish Ambassador’s Guide to Britain”

Gov.uk: “Programme: EU-UK Article 50 Negotiations, Brussels, 5-7 March 2018”

Gov.uk: News Story: “Programme: EU-UK Article 50 Negotiations, Brussels, 5-7 March 2018”

BBC: “May gets down to business on Brexit”

Article from BBC: “May gets down to business on Brexit”

Forbes: “Here’s Why Data Is Not The New Oil”

Article from Forbes: “Here’s Why Data Is Not The New Oil” 

Gov.uk: “UK leaving the EU: what you need to know”

Collection: “UK leaving the EU: what you need to know”

Gov.uk: “Status of EU citizens in the UK: what you need to know”

Guidance: “Status of EU citizens in the UK: what you need to know”

Gov.uk: “EU citizens arriving in the UK during the implementation period”

Policy Paper: “EU citizens arriving in the UK during the implementation period”

Gov.uk: “Plans outlined to extend ‘settled status’ deal to citizens from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway”

News story: Plans outlined to extend ‘settled status’ deal to citizens from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway“

Gov.uk: “Status of EU citizens in the UK: what you need to know”

“Guidance: Status of EU citizens in the UK: what you need to know“

Gov.uk: “Article 50 and negotiations with the EU”

Collection: “Article 50 and negotiations with the EU”  

Gov.uk: News Story: “Open letter to business on Implementation Period”

Gov.uk: News Story: “Open letter to business on Implementation Period”

BSCC 2017 Annual Award Winner

Hedvig Lindahl, BSCC 2017 Annual Award Winner BSCC 2017 Annual Award Winner

Gov.uk: “Information about the Withdrawal Bill”

Policy paper Information about the Withdrawal Bill

Gov.uk: “Guidance UK nationals in the EU: what you need to know”

Guidance UK nationals in the EU: what you need to know

Gov.uk: “Collection UK leaving the EU: what you need to know”

Collection UK leaving the EU: what you need to know

Speech PM statement on EU negotiations: 11 December 2017

Speech PM statement on EU negotiations: 11 December 2017

Brexitpodden with Rickard Ydrenäs and H.E. Ambassador David Cairns

Brexitpodden with Rickard Ydrenäs and H.E. Ambassador David Cairns To listen, please press HERE. www.ydrenas.se

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Brexit Survey 2017

Pessimism over Brexit negotiations from UK-based foreign businesses

Invitation to “The United Kingdom and the European Union – a new framework (part IV)”

On behalf of the Stockholm School of Economics and Vinge law firm, we are delighted to invite you their event “The United Kingdom and the European Union – a new framework (part IV)” on 30 November 2017. Invitation – “The United Kingdom and the European Union – a new framework (part IV)”

Brexit Town Hall update meeting

On behalf of the Anglo-Swedish Society of Gothenburg and the Utrikespolitiska föreningen in Gothenburg, we are delighted to invite you to their event Brexit Town Hall update meeting on 16 November in Gothenburg. Brexit Town Hall Update Meeting  

St. Andrew’s Ball

On behalf of The Swedish-British Society, we have the pleasure to invite you to St. Andrew’s Ball. For more information please follow the link below. http://www.swbr.se/programme/173-st-andrews-ball  

News Story: Joint statement by the Department for Exiting the European Union and the European Commission

News Story: Joint statement by the Department for Exiting the European Union and the European Commission

News story: “Davis: Every region must flourish after Brexit”

Davis: Every region must flourish after Brexit

DN – ”Theresa May har lyssnat på näringslivet”

DN – ”Theresa May har lyssnat på näringslivet”

“David Davis’ closing remarks at the end of the fourth round of EU exit negotiations in Brussels”

David Davis’ closing remarks at the end of the fourth round of EU exit negotiations in Brussels

Advokatfirman Lindahl has changed to a new logotype and website

Advokatfirman Lindahl has changed to a new logotype. Read more about it and why they did that here on their new website.  

“PM’s Florence speech: a new era of cooperation and partnership between the UK and the EU”

PMs Speech Florence

COBCOE Brexit Report

A new perspective on Brexit Businesses in continental Europe need to be heard on Brexit. Our new report: Brexit – the Voices of European Business has just been published.  It’s the result of a unique pan-European research project to identify the key areas of common interest. We’re publishing this report to help negotiators and government […]

PRESSMEDDELANDE: Brittiske Honorärkonsul Lars Wiklund utnämnd till hedersmedlem i Brittiska imperiorden

PRESSMEDDELANDE Brittiske Honorärkonsul Lars Wiklund utnämnd till hedersmedlem i Brittiska imperiorden Hennes Majestät Drottning Elizabeth II har med glädje godkänt Lars Wiklund utnämning till hedersmedlem i Brittiska imperiorden (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, MBE) i erkännande av hans tjänster för brittisk-svenska relationer. Lars Wiklund utsågs till brittisk honorärkonsul i Göteborg i maj 2007. […]

Pressrelease Hotel Diplomat opens Butiken

Hotel Diplomat butiken pressmeddelande

Pressrelease NatWest (formerly RBS)

NatWest WE rebrand press release SWEDEN 30 June 2017

BSCC Tuesday Breakfast with Elisabet Lundgren, Linklaters

BSCC Tuesday Breakfast with… Our first Patrons’ Breakfast guest was Board member Elisabet Lundgren. Elisabet is Partner at Linklaters and based in the Stockholm office. She specialises in M&A within a range of sectors including life science, technology, automotive, energy and industrials. Linklaters is a fully integrated global law firm – and an active Patron […]

BSCC Tuesday Breakfast with Marianne Dott, Stockholm’s Chamber of Commerce

BSCC Tuesday Breakfast with…   This Tuesday Breakfast guest was Marianne Dott, Senior Director International Trade and Affairs at Stockholm’s Chamber of Commerce. Marianne focuses on international trade; organises events and receives international delegations visiting Stockholm. “We are happy to do events together with foreign chambers of commerce in Sweden in order to broaden our […]

BSCC Tuesday Breakfast with Pia Djupmark, Grand Hotel

BSCC Tuesday Breakfast with… Our next Patrons’ Breakfast guest was Board Member Pia Djupmark. Pia is CEO at Grand Hotel. She has lead the hotel fort the last three years with the clear strategy to drive the business forward, streamline and develop the brand. Pia has continued to build on the exclusive brand that the […]

BSCC Tuesday Breakfast with Claes Berglund, Stena AB

BSCC Tuesday Breakfast with… This week’s breakfast guest was Board member and Patron Claes Berglund. Claes Berglund is Director Public Affairs & Sustainability at Stena AB and based in Gothenburg. Stena AB has activities within Ferries, Tankers, Ports, Offshore drilling, Ship Management, Real estate and Other investments. The group has a 4 billion€ turnover and […]

BSCC Tuesday Breakfast with Philip Sheppard, Handelsbanken

BSCC Tuesday Breakfast with…   It is always interesting to talk to our members. If I could give just one member an award from the BSCC for attending our events the most, contributing to the network by introducing new members, and being generous with time spent on the Chamber and its Board, Philip Sheppard would […]

Brunswick intelligence: France 2017 elections Part 2

French Presidential election – Macron elected President (May 2017)

Brunswick: France 2017 Elections in perspective

French Presidential Election_First round (April 2017)

TV4 Nyhetsmorgon today – “Det är väldigt mycket nervositet på marknaden”

http://www.tv4.se/nyhetsmorgon/klipp/det-%C3%A4r-v%C3%A4ldigt-mycket-nervositet-p%C3%A5-marknaden-3911114

Theresa May calls for snap UK general election saying Brexit process needs a strong government

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/general-election-theresa-may-snap-uk-2017-what-date-tory-labour-jeremy-corbyn-conservative-a7688396.html

Prime Minister’s letter to Donald Tusk triggering Article 50

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prime-ministers-letter-to-donald-tusk-triggering-article-50

The Independent: “Brexit: Theresa May is backing away from threat to leave EU with ‘no deal’, believe European diplomats”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-latest-news-theresa-may-leave-eu-threat-no-deal-diplomats-uk-prime-minister-economic-damage-a7653296.html

UK Embassy : “Brexit: Townhall Meeting for Brits in Sweden”

Find Invitation here 

Government “Article 50 to be triggered on 29 March”

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/article-50-to-be-triggered-on-march-29

The Independent: “British Chambers of Commerce upgrades 2017 GDP growth forecast to 1.4 per cent”

British Chambers of Commerce upgrades 2017 GDP growth forecast to 1.4 per cent

Brunswick: Brexit in perspective – Trade and Brexit an inside view

Brexit in perspective – Trade and Brexit an inside view The trade negotiations arising from Britain’s exit from the EU will provide businesses with a unique opportunity to help set the terms of their trade with the rest of the world for a generation. This is the second instalment in Brunswick’s ongoing series of analysis […]

BSCC Tuesday Breakfast with Hélène Hernmarck Olsson, Still In Fashion

BSCC Tuesday Breakfast with… On Valentines Day, we had the great pleasure of having breakfast with Hélène Hernmarck Olsson, former Secretary General of the BSCC, professional networker, an author and serial entrepreneur. Hélène is one of the longest active members of the Chamber and she has now just “re-joined” with her latest company; Still in […]

Brunswick: Snapshot: President Trump’s First Address to Congress

President Trump’s First Address to Congress

The Local: “UK and Sweden agree ‘everybody should be able to stay’ after Brexit: EU minister”

UK and Sweden agree ‘everybody should be able to stay’ after Brexit: EU minister

The Diplomatic Dispatch

The Diplomatic Dispatch The British Ambassador to Sweden blogs on The Local http://www.thelocal.se/blogs/diplomaticdispatch/2017/02/07/sweden-britain-and-climate-change/

BCC International Trade Survey: Europe to remain key export market despite Brexit vote

http://www.britishchambers.org.uk/press-office/press-releases/bcc-international-trade-survey-europe-to-remain-key-export-market-despite-brexit-vote.html

Dagens Industri: “SAS flyttar ut verksamhet”

http://www.di.se/nyheter/sas-flyttar-ut-verksamhet/

Brunswick: France 2017 elections in perspective

French_Elections_Episode 2_January_30_2017

DI – “Brexit-beskedet: Regeringen måste gå via parlamentet”

http://www.di.se/nyheter/brexit-beskedet-regeringen-maste-ga-via-parlamentet/

Bloomberg – Lloyd’s of London Seeks Europe Base as May Backs Hard Brexit

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-20/lloyd-s-of-london-seeks-europe-base-as-may-signals-hard-brexit

Press release PM unveils plans for a Modern Industrial Strategy fit for Global Britain, www.gov.uk

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-unveils-plans-for-a-modern-industrial-strategy-fit-for-global-britain

Svenska Dagbladet – “Ambassadör: Vi britter vill ha nära relation med EU”

http://www.svd.se/ambassador-vi-britter-vill-ha-nara-relation-med-eu/om/storbritannien-efter-brexit

The Diplomatic Dispatch

The Diplomatic Dispatch The British Ambassador to Sweden blogs on The Local http://www.thelocal.se/blogs/diplomaticdispatch/

www.gov.uk

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/the-governments-negotiating-objectives-for-exiting-the-eu-pm-speech

Brunswick Intelligence: Brexit in perspective

Brexit in perspective – An inside view from Brussels

Brunswick 2016 U.S presidential Election Intelligence

Brunswick 2016 U.S presidential Election Intelligence

The Telegraph – “Sweden holds out olive branch to Brexit Britain”

Sweden holds out olive branch to Brexit Britain

Presentation from event with BT, 19 October 2016

Please find below the presentation from our event with Dr. Nicola Millard, Head of Costumer Insights & Futures at BT Global Services Innovation Team, on 19 October 2016. presentation-bt-seminar-19-october-2016

The Diplomatic Dispatch

Don’t forget to follow H.E. Ambassador Mr David Cairns blog on the English Newspaper, The Local, The Diplomatic Dispatch https://www.thelocal.se/blogs/diplomaticdispatch/

Lindahl seminar – “BREXIT – What happens now and what does it mean for your business?”

http://excellencewithoutnonsense.lindahl.se/news-in-english/brexit-what-happens-now-and-what-does-it-mean-for-your-business/

Brunswick Brexit weekly round-up – September 30 2016

brunswick-intelligence-on-brexit-30-september

Hammarling Consulting has changed name to AIMS International Sweden

http://hammarlingconsulting.com/vi-blir-aims-international-sweden-och-valkomnar-nya-kollegor/

The Diplomatic Dispatch

Don’t forget to follow H.E. Ambassador Mr David Cairns blog on the English Newspaper, The Local, The Diplomatic Dispatch http://www.thelocal.se/blogs/diplomaticdispatch/

The Diplomatic Dispatch

Don’t forget to follow H.E. Ambassador Mr David Cairns blog on the English Newspaper, The Local, The Diplomatic Dispatch http://www.thelocal.se/blogs/diplomaticdispatch/

Brunswick Weekly Brexit round-up – 25 – 30 July

Brunswick Intelligence On Brexit – Weekly round up

Brunswick Group – Brexit round-up 11th july: What does the leadership contests mean for business?

Brexit round-up 11th july What does the leadership contests mean for business

Brunswick Group – Brexit round-up 9th of July – A UK Perspective

Brexit Round-up 9th of July – A UK Perspective

UK social science will be dealt a serious blow by Brexit – The Guardian

UK social science will be dealt a serious blow by Brexit

Brexit: Corporate & Commercial legal implications

Brexit: Corporate & Commercial legal implications

Words on behalf of Ambassador David Cairns

Ambassador Statement

Statement from COBCOE

http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=1509f6cacb8fe0678cf64ff3b&id=e24bfe0c70&e=8cdd3503a5

Boris Johnson – BBC

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-36637037

Boris Johnson – The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/26/i-cannot-stress-too-much-that-britain-is-part-of-europe–and-alw/

Ian Richardson, Stockholm University – DI

http://www.di.se/artiklar/2016/6/24/hogerpopulister-kommer-satta-press/

Prime Minister David Cameron statement

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/eu-referendum-outcome-pm-statement-24-june-2016

Statement from the Governor of the Bank of England following the EU referendum result

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/Pages/news/2016/056.aspx

Kreab Special Report EU Referendum – The Results

Kreab Special Report – UK Referendum Assessment

Statement from SEB about the British EU Referendum

http://www.newsletter.seb.se/newsletterweb/44415D407949475C4170474359/414B5D4A7141455C4A71474B5E4471

Statement from Handelsbanken about the British EU Referendum

http://research.handelsbanken.se/Macro-Research/All-Publications/publication/24248/a-clear-victory-for-uk-to-leave-the-eu/?utm_source=adic&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ADIC

Speech from David Cameron

http://www.tv4.se/nyheterna/klipp/david-cameron-avg%C3%A5r-se-hela-talet-3419836

Fogel & Partners acted as advisor to Hamilton when the entire team from Ashurst Stockholm joins Hamilton and creates one of Sweden’s largest legal advisors

http://www.fogelpartners.se/en/fogel-partners-acted-as-advisor-to-hamilton-when-the-entire-team-from-ashurst-stockholm-joins-hamilton-and-creates-one-of-swedens-largest-legal-advisors/

Vinge prisas för jämställdhetsarbete

http://www.vinge.se/Nyheter/2016/vinge-prisas-for-jamstalldhetsarbete/

“Brexit in seven charts — the economic impact” – Financial Times

https://next.ft.com/content/0260242c-370b-11e6-9a05-82a9b15a8ee7

“Leavers are deceiving their voters about the pain that Europe could unleash on us after Brexit” – The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/21/leavers-are-deceiving-their-voters-about-the-pain-that-europe-co/

The Diplomatic Dispatch

Queen’s Birthday Stockholm 2016: 9th June. 90th Birthday. 900 Guests!  

LSE blog on The British Vote on Europe

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexitvote/2016/05/27/dear-friends-this-is-why-i-will-vote-remain-in-the-referendum/

Gothenburg English Studio Theatre return to Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm

Gothenburg English Studio Theatre return to Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm for the second time. Following on from the success of The Woman in Black in 2014 we are delighted to present the Swedish premier of the award winning “The Events” by David Greig. Venue: Kilen, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern Performance dates: 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 […]

Matrisen has changed name to Accountor

Matrisen has today, 29 April 2016, changed name to Accountor. Please follow the link for more information: http://www.accountor.se/sv/nyheter/2016/nu-flyttar-vi-ihop-pa-ny-adress

The Diplomatic Dispatch

Don’t forget to follow H.E. Ambassador Mr David Cairns blog on the English Newspaper, The Local, The Diplomatic Dispatch http://www.thelocal.se/blogs/diplomaticdispatch/

The Diplomatic Dispatch

Voting in Britain Don’t forget to follow H.E. Ambassador Mr David Cairns blog on the English Newspaper, The Local, The Diplomatic Dispatch http://www.thelocal.se/blogs/diplomaticdispatch/

Presenting Sweden

Presenting Sweden/ 100.000 UK jobs from Swedish investments https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyoxVyM7ryg&feature=youtu.be  

“Doing Business in Sweden”

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Article from Setterwalls

A comparison of the key employment law principles between Sweden and the UK. http://app.emarketeer.com/a/plink/row/v1-t13j3SHcM7RvXv0ejL8MSpaKsVCLqh26BGRlEaf-fXM.html

“The real danger of Brexit”

[icon name=”angle-double-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]The Economist

“Cyber Edge” seminar

On behalf of Patron Company AIG, we are delighted to invite you to “Cyber Edge” seminar on 16 March 2016. Please note that the seminar will be in Swedish. To RSVP please follow the link below. For more information regarding the seminar please contact Alejandra Vogel, Marketing Manager at AIG, alejandra.vogel@aig.com   Välkommen till AIG: […]

The UK’s EU referendum

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a referendum on whether the UK should remain in the EU to be held on 23 June 2016. Read more    

“Understanding diversity: a trick of the trade” with Jenny Gardner, Director, UK Trade and Investment in Sweden, TEDx Talk

 

Prime Minister’s statement on EU renegotiation: 3 February 2016

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/prime-ministers-statement-on-eu-renegotiation-3-february-2016

PM speech on EU reform: 2 February 2016

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-speech-on-eu-reform-2-february-2016

Letter by President Donald Tusk to the Members of the European Council on his proposal for a new settlement for the United Kingdom within the European Union

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2016/02/02-letter-tusk-proposal-new-settlement-uk/

The Diplomatic Dispatch

Don’t forget to follow H.E. Ambassador Mr David Cairns blog on the English Newspaper, The Local The Diplomatic Dispatch http://www.thelocal.se/blogs/diplomaticdispatch/

The Diplomatic Dispatch

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“UK – Sweden” – Report from Swedbank

Report from Swedbank on UK – Sweden, and the EU Referendum – “Brexit”? [icon name=”file-pdf-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Can Brexit be this year’s black swan

“Update UK foreign policy – Reflections of Sweden”

BSCC Executive Forum with Karl-Henrik Sundström, CEO, Stora Enso AB

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Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review, roundup briefing by Kreab

GEORGE OSBORNE’S 2015 AUTUMN STATEMENT AND SPENDING REVIEW This is part of a series of occasional briefings produced by the London team at Kreab.  In addition to the tailored intelligence, monitoring and horizon-scanning prepared periodically for clients, we aim to provide updates on current and forthcoming events which are of more general interest in setting […]

“Royal Charities in the UK”, 9 November 2015

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The Diplomatic Dispatch

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“Nerdonomics – The big impact of small business on future economic growth”, 16 September 2015

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“Risks of the New Economic Age – How technology is changing the rules for business leaders”, 8 September 2015

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”Introducing M-is, the UK Creative Industry and Gothenburg”, 20 August 2015

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