The ultimate platform for Swedish-British business

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the United Kingdom is the ultimate platform for entrepreneurs and businesses within the Swedish-British business community. Founded in 1906 – by business and for business – we have represented, inspired and promoted our members, extended commercial relations between our countries, and delivered first-class services and events for over a century.

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Business Culture Course

If you are new to either Swedish or UK business culture – this is the course you have been looking for. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s Business Culture Course gives insights into Swedish and British business cultures and provides participants with the tools necessary to understand and excel in their foreign workplace environments.

The Business Culture Course, on 17 March 2020, is now open for registrations. 

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London Bootcamp – one-week accelerator programme for Swedish Tech

London Bootcamp is a collaboration between the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK and Startup Sweden, in partnership with the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket), the Department for International Trade, Vinnova and the Swedish Energy Agency. It is a one-week accelerator programme especially designed for Swedish tech businesses looking to build a presence and connection with London and the UK. The programme takes place during London Tech Week, 8-11 June 2020, and is open to Swedish tech businesses and start-ups.

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Brexit

In a 2016 referendum, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. After years of negotiations, preparations and delays, the UK officially left the European Union on 31 January 2020. Since the start of the exit negotiations process and Article 50, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce has encouraged its members and businesses to plan for all eventualities, including a no-deal exit. 

Read the statement from the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK on Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Updated 19 February 2020

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Swedish games lead the way

20 February

Sara Apéria

Playing games has been a vital part of human civilisation since the dawn of time. As the birthplace of multibillion success stories like DICE, King and Mojang, the Swedish games industry has a strong...

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Uncovering the differences in business culture

18 February

Sara Apéria

With a strong business relationship dating back centuries, Sweden and the United Kingdom can seem to be similar in many respects. However, the differences in business culture can surprisingly be more...

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February issue of The Link out now

13 February

The February 2020 issue of The Link magazine is out now. With a focus on the 2020 Vision, disruption and sustainability among other topics, this issue features a wide variety of member companies from...

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The SCC supports the West London Mission

3 February

On 30 January, Peter Sandberg, Managing Director of the SCC, handed over a cheque of £5,622 to Roger Clark, CEO at the West London Mission, a charitable organisation that empowers people affected by h...

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Apply for autumn 2020 internship at the Chamber

4 February

The SCC is currently looking to welcome four new interns for the autumn of 2020. This is a great opportunity for young, ambitious individuals to earn international experience and build a network in a...

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Statement from the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK on Britain’s exit from the European Union

31 January

The United Kingdom will formally be leaving the European Union at 11.00pm GMT tonight, and will be entering into a transition period until 31 December 2020. Sweden and the United Kingdom have a long-...

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Donnelley Financial Solutions joins the SCC Patronship

17 January

Donnelley Financial Solutions, a leading global risk and compliance solutions company, has joined the SCC Patronship to support the Swedish-British business community. Donnelley Financial Solutions (...

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Return on education: Learn how to learn - before it's too late

10 December

Guest Columnist Camilla Wallander, CEO, Berghs School of Communication

With technology driving changes in all aspects of working life, our ability to learn, and when needed, unlearn old truths, have become our foremost strategic competence in order to succeed and prosper...

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Meet the Swedish Press

27 February, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

The Royal Oak, 74-76 York St, Marylebone, London W1H 1QN

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to meet, network with and pose questions to Swedish journalists based in the UK.

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Business Breakfast feat. Kristian Elvefors, Managing Director, Volvo Cars UK

18 March, 8:00am - 10:00am

Danske Bank, 75 King William St, London EC4N 7DT

On the future of Volvo, electrification and how to lead a purpose-driven organisation.

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Meet & Pitch: Life Science

27 March, 9:00am - 2:00pm

Hogan Lovells, Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct , London EC1A 2FG

Are you an investor interested in meeting the future generation of Swedish Life Science businesses?

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Business Breakfast feat. Helen Dickinson OBE, Chief Executive at British Retail Consortium

8 April, 8:00am - 10:00am

TBC, , London

Helen Dickinson, Chief Executive at British Retail Consortium, on current trends and the future of the retail industry in the UK, its transformation going forward and opportunities ahead. 

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Business Breakfast feat. Tove Lifvendahl, Political Editor-in-Chief at Svenska Dagbladet

6 May, 8:00am - 10:00am

TBC, , London

Tove Lifvendahl, Political Editor-in-Chief at Svenska Dagbladet, on the current political situation in Sweden

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Business Breakfast feat. Ciaran Martin, Chief Executive Officer, at National Cyber Security Centre

12 May, 8:00am - 10:00am

Heartwood Investment Management, 1 Kingsway, Holborn, London WC2B 6AA

What can cyber threats look like post Brexit? And what opportunities and obligations are there for businesses? At this roundtable discussion, Ciaran Martin, Chief Executive Officer, at National Cyber Security Centre gives his view on the matter.

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Member benefits

  • The ultimate network. With over 400 member businesses, we represent the very core of Swedish-British business, and are one of the largest foreign Chambers in the UK.
  • Raise your profile. We offer a platform for you and your business to raise your profile in a meaningful way, and to connect with influencers from across the North Sea.
  • Education and insight. Join some of our first-class programmes and events, designed to support you and your teams on your journey into the UK.
  • Business services and matchmaking. Access our business services, offering matchmaking, market analysis, trade missions and delegation visits.
  • A content and active membership. According to our member survey, 96% would highly recommend the Swedish Chamber of Commerce to other business contacts.

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Patrons

Quinyx
Bain & Company
Handelsbanken
Stena Line

Keep in touch on social

Join us on 27 February to Meet the Swedish Press at the Royal Oak in Marylebone. In a relaxed setting, guests will have the opportunity to meet, network with and pose questions to Swedish journalists based in the UK. Sign up for the event on our website: https://t.co/f8jh9On6g5
The SCC would like to welcome Chorus as a new member of the Chamber. Chorus is a digital consultancy within healthcare, that develop digital solutions for e.g. clinics and hospitals. Welcome! Learn more: https://t.co/IP2Bk3YXV6 #SwedishChamber #SCC
In this feature Elisabet Vinberg Hearn at Katapult Partners @Katapulters and Astrid Trolle Adams at LOGOS Legal Services elaborate on the cultural nuances in leadership, negotiation and legislation in Swedish and British business environments. Article: https://t.co/7p2yLXGodn

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