Press release -

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK opens a Chapter in Newcastle, North East England to further strengthen Anglo-Swedish business ties

27 May 2010

“Newcastle has geographical and historical ties to Sweden and Scandinavia”, says Annika Wahlberg, Managing Director, Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK. “The location of the region in the northeast of England, two international airports and three main ports further establishes it as a large exporting hub, and is already the home to Swedish businesses”.

Caroline Theobald, Swedish Consul in Newcastle and founder of the Bridge Club Ltd, an expert provider of contacts and connections, will become the Chapter Chairman. “I am delighted to be able to launch and develop this Anglo-Swedish initiative and to work with the business community from both countries”, says Caroline Theobald. The Chapter will be responsible for hosting events, facilitating networking and information about Sweden and the UK, jointly with the secretariat in London.

“We hope to be able to launch the Chapter at an event during the autumn”, says Annika Wahlberg. The date and details of the launch event will be announced later on in the year.

The Chapter is the fourth regional Chapter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK, following the Northern Chapter, based in Manchester, the Midlands Chapter, based in Birmingham and the Humber Chapter, based in Immingham. The head office and the secretariat is based in central London.

Peter Sandberg, Communications Manager
Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK
Sweden House
5 Upper Montagu Street
London W1H 2AG
United Kingdom
Tel 020 7224 8001
Fax 020 7224 8884

Caroline Theobald, Northeastern Chapter Chairman
Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK
c/o BridgeClub
Black Swan Court
69a Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SG
Tel 0191 230 5742



  • Business enterprise


  • chamber
  • commerce
  • business
  • london
  • newcastle
  • newcastle-upon-tyne
  • northumberland
  • tyne and wear
  • durham
  • northeast england
  • chapter
  • swedish
  • sweden
  • theobald
  • caroline
  • peter
  • sandberg
  • annika
  • wahlberg
  • trade
  • clean teach


  • England

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1906 and has around 400 Member companies, representing not only Swedish companies but also British and European companies interested in strengthening their existing ties with Sweden and the UK or expanding to new markets. Today the Swedish Chamber is one of the largest and most active foreign Chambers in the UK.


Rebecca Martin

Press contact Communications MAnager PR & Communications +44 (0) 20 7224 8001