Jun 06, 2011 11:59 BST On Saturday 25 June, thousands of Swedes, and friends of Sweden, take to London’s Hyde Park for the thirteenth year in a row to celebrate Swedish Midsummer. The friendly pagan tradition involves the erection of a May Pole, flower wreaths, dancing as little frogs and a large Swedish picnic of pickled herring, gravad lax and meatballs.
Jun 03, 2011 11:00 BST The 104th Annual General Meeting of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK was held at The Landmark London Hotel on 3 June and saw the election of Magnus Olsson, H&M and Björn Savén, IK Investment Partners as a member of the Council.
May 24, 2011 17:04 BST Back in the old days, invasions of large amounts of Swedes meant burnt down cities and a lot of destruction for the districts in northern England. Today expectations are completely different. This week around 60 Swedish business leaders are to visit Newcastle to look for new business opportunities within, among others, digital media, wind power and biotechnology.
Jan 18, 2011 15:16 GMT The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK is partnering with Young Entrepreneurs of Sweden (YEoS) and Sandbox to bring about an interesting Swedish young entrepreneurs’ mission to the United Kingdom. The three day visit will include company visits, meetings with official representatives and a joint forum with senior panelists.
Jan 11, 2011 11:40 GMT The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK will be hosting a seminar on social responsibility at Regent’s College on 1 February 2011, inviting high profile speakers from business and politics in the United Kingdom and Sweden, including Rt Hon Stephen Timms, Labour MP and Shadow Chancellor, David Reid, Chairman of Tesco plc and Mårten Andersson, CEO Skandia Nordic to name but a few.
Sep 21, 2010 16:25 BST Sweden strengthens its position in north east England. In May 2010 the Swedish Chamber of Commerce opened a regional Chapter in Newcastle serving the north east region. The Chapter will now be launched officially with a trade seminar on doing business in the north east of England and in Sweden on 7 October, in the presence of H.E. Nicola Clase, Ambassador of Sweden to the Court of St James’s.
Jun 08, 2010 09:55 BST The 103rd Annual General Meeting of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK was held at The Landmark London Hotel on 4 June and saw quite a few changes and additions to the council, including the election of Paul von der Heyde as new Chairman and Dr Beatrice Engström-Bondy as new Vice-Chairman.
May 27, 2010 14:33 BST Sverige stärker sin position i nördöstra England. I maj månad 2010 öppnar Svenska Handelskammaren i Storbritannien ett nytt regionkontor i Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Kontoret har till uppgift att sammanlänka, utveckla och informera om svensk-brittisk handel och affärer.
May 27, 2010 14:29 BST Sweden strengthens its position in north east England. In May 2010 the Swedish Chamber of Commerce opens Chapter in Newcastle-upon-Tyne serving the north east region. The Chapter will aim to link, develop and inform about Anglo-Swedish business and trade.
Mar 16, 2010 13:22 GMT Since the introduction of the new non-domicile legislation in the United Kingdom in 2008, Swedes are increasingly discussing whether or not to stay in the country whether it involves moving back to Sweden or to other countries. “The UK tax regime is still favourable for Swedes living in the UK but is getting tougher”, says Staffan Andersson, Head of Tax at Erik Penser Bankaktiebolag.