The Regional Chapters

At 173,860 sq. miles, Sweden is the third largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of approximately 9.5 million. Whilst the United Kingdom may be half the size of its counterpart, its population is six times greater. Unlike Sweden, it also has the world’s seventh largest economy by nominal GDP and is a great power with leading economic, cultural, military, scientific and political influence. In turn, several Swedish organisations chose to operate their businesses throughout the sovereign state.

The Chamber offers a network which covers the whole of the UK. In order to reach potential contacts outside the home counties, The Swedish Chamber has four regional Chapters located in the cities of Manchester, Birmingham, Immingham and Newcastle. The Northern Chapter was opened in Manchester in 1995, followed by the Chapters in the Midlands and Humber in 1996. The North East chapter was opened most recently in 2010. All of these regions have strong ties with Sweden and Anglo-Swedish business, and the Chamber hosts a number of events in the regions.

Northern Chapter

Ms Annette Borén
HILTI, 1 Trafford Wharf Road
Trafford Park
Manchester
M17 1BY
Email: Annette.Boren@hilti.com

Northeastern Chapter

Ms Caroline Theobald
Bridge Club Ltd
Black Swan Court 69a Westgate Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SG
Tel 0191 230 5742
E-mail c.theobald@bridgeclubnorth.com

Humber Chapter

Ms Camilla Carlbom Flinn
Carlbom Shipping Ltd
Dock Offices Immingham Docks Grimsby DN40 2NU
Tel 01469 571 387
E-mail geraldine@carlbom.co.uk

Midlands Chapter

Ms Birgit Hartelius 
IKEA Ltd
Email birgit.hartelius@ikea.com