Breakfast at the British Embassy

19th April 2016

Last month, we invited 50 of Finland’s leading business professionals to the British Embassy in Helsinki for a delicious English breakfast; in order discuss how large, international organisations can boost the sales and leadership capabilities of their technical populations.

As well as being an excellent opportunity for networking and sharing best practice, participants were able to hear from 2 guest speakers; Merja Eskola Senior Vice President Group HR at Caverion and Tomas Myntti, Senior Vice President, Head of Region Europe at Konecranes, both of whom have led their businesses to really focus on the development of their technical workforce.

At the end of the presentations, Merja and Tomas were joined by Tiina Takala, Head of Competence Management at KONE and our own MD, Kevin Fox to form a panel to which participants were able to address specific questions about how they have succeeded in leadership and sales development, what they perceive the future challenges to be and how they plan to overcome them.

Feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive and we plan to provide an opportunity for organisations to continue to develop this theme through other events in Finland and Sweden later this year.