The Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) is an important organisation for the Norwegian-British business community in the UK. NBCC is an independent non-profit organisation with a membership consisting of more than 100 Norwegian and British companies, as well as a large number of personal members.

NBCC was founded in 1906 and welcomes companies and individuals from Norway, the UK and other countries, who wish to be part of the business community. Since its creation more than 100 years ago, NBCC has played a significant role in strengthening trade relations between the two countries.

NBCC’s mission is to promote trade and investment between Norway and the UK, and to provide a professional and social arena for business people. NBCC provides business and networking opportunities and encourages dialogue and exchange of experience between members. NBCC works closely with government bodies and other trade organisations, including the Norwegian Embassy, Innovation Norway and other bilateral Chambers of Commerce.

NBCC is governed by a Council elected by the members. The Council comprises senior managers from Norwegian and British member companies. A cross-section of industries is represented and Council members come from companies of all sizes. The NBCC is run by a General Manager chosen by the Council.

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Annett has lived and worked in London for over 19 years and has been a member of the NBCC council since 2018. Annett has several years experience from the banking Read More
Annett Åbø (Abo)President

Annett has lived and worked in London for over 19 years and has been a member of the NBCC council since 2018.

Annett has several years experience from the banking sector in London and Oslo.  Most recently she worked for Citigroup in London as an Equity Sales person and Account Manager, responsible for selling European Equities to Scandinavian Institutions including Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM).  Annett has also worked for Commerzbank in London as a senior Equity Analyst within the Asset Management Division.  In Oslo Annett was an Equity Partner and a Financial Analyst at Fondspartner, a brokerage firm.  She has also worked for Nordea in Oslo as a Client Relationship Manager and Credit Analyst for Nordic paper companies.

Education:

Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, UK – Master of Art Business

Boston University, USA – Master of Business Administration

University of Massachusetts, USA – Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Finance

Tom Norland has now lived and worked as the Vice president UK for PTC UK in Scotland since 2010. Mr Norland came to the UK to pursue business opportunities for Read More
Tom NorlandPTC

Tom Norland has now lived and worked as the Vice president UK for PTC UK in Scotland since 2010. Mr Norland came to the UK to pursue business opportunities for the company and expand its now global presence, as well as the sale and operation of all PTC equipment in the UK, Europe and Azerbaijan. His 40 years of worldwide well services knowledge has helped to shape the company and the industry. He is also the current president of the Norwegian British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), building business relationships and assisting other companies to become as successful in the UK as PTC UK.

Petroleum Technology Company (PTC), founded in Norway in 2002 by Mr Norland and others, provides innovative gas lift, chemical injection and wellhead VR profile-based monitoring, intervention and control solutions to the oil and gas industry worldwide. PTC has a staff of 116 employees with offices in Norway, UK, Abu Dhabi, US and Brazil. Also, PTC works through partners in Oman and Saudi Arabia. PTC’s current client base includes many of the world’s largest and most demanding IOC’s and NOC’s

PTC has a history of helping our clients by: Using innovative technology to enhance the well integrity of dry wellhead systems while reducing costs, and thus enabling previously shut in Read More
Tom NorlandPTC

PTC has a history of helping our clients by: Using innovative technology to enhance the well integrity of dry wellhead systems while reducing costs, and thus enabling previously shut in wells with sustained annulus pressure to resume production. Reducing gas lift life cycle costs using propriatory technology.

Agnes has been a Board Member for the Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce since 2013. Agnes  is originally from Bergen, Norway. She began her career in the financial services sector. Agnes Read More
Agnes BamfordAgnes Bamford Consultancy

Agnes has been a Board Member for the Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce since 2013. Agnes  is originally from Bergen, Norway. She began her career in the financial services sector. Agnes has been a member of the NBCC since 2005, when she started working in the learning and development field, representing a Norwegian leadership company. Agnes moved to intercultural communicatio, consulting and business coaching in 2008.  She has worked with a diverse client base across energy, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, financial services, automotive and manufacturing sectors. Clients are mainly large multinationals. She also works with educational institutions, both in Norway and the UK.

Agnes is ‘Siviløkonom’ from the Norwegian School of Ecnomics (NHH), holds a BSc in Comparative Politics from the University of Bergen, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from University College London, a Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching and a Conversion Diploma in Psychology.

 

With a presence in Oslo, Houston, Singapore and London, Energy Growth Partners provide a truly international strategy consulting service that is dedicated to the oil, gas and oilfield services sector. Read More
Martin BlindheimEnergy Growth Partners

With a presence in Oslo, Houston, Singapore and London, Energy Growth Partners provide a truly international strategy consulting service that is dedicated to the oil, gas and oilfield services sector. We also seek to take equity stakes in rapidly growing privately held companies and work closely with management to create value.

Nordea is the leading financial service group in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region and operates through three business areas: Retail Banking, Corporate and Institutional Banking and Asset Management & Read More
Kevin ConnersNordea

Nordea is the leading financial service group in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region and operates through three business areas: Retail Banking, Corporate and Institutional Banking and Asset Management & Life. The Nordea Group has approximately 10 million customers and 1,400 branch offices. The Nordea Group is a world leader in Internet banking, with 6.2 million e-customer. The Nordea share is listed in Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen.

The London branch offers a comprehensive range of financial services aimed at Nordic companies with subsidiaries or sales in the UK and international companies with business in the Nordic and Baltic area. Through our Luxembourg branch we also offer a whole range of private banking services, including individual investment counseling and discretionary investment management.Nordea is the leading financial service group in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region and operates through three business areas: Retail Banking, Corporate and Institutional Banking and Asset Management & Life. The Nordea Group has approximately 10 million customers and 1,400 branch offices. The Nordea Group is a world leader in Internet banking, with 6.2 million e-customer. The Nordea share is listed in Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen.

The London branch offers a comprehensive range of financial services aimed at Nordic companies with subsidiaries or sales in the UK and international companies with business in the Nordic and Baltic area. Through our Luxembourg branch we also offer a whole range of private banking services, including individual investment counseling and discretionary investment management.

Martin Devor is Vice President People and Leadership, heading up HR for Equinor in the UK as well as for the business area Global Strategy and Business Development (GSB). Martin Read More
Martin DevorEquinor ASA

Martin Devor is Vice President People and Leadership, heading up HR for Equinor in the UK as well as for the business area Global Strategy and Business Development (GSB).

Martin been a member of NBCC’s council since 2018.

Equinor is a Norwegian-based energy company with operations in more than 30 countries. We create value through safe and efficient operations, innovative solutions and technology. We believe a low CO2 footprint is a competitive advantage, providing us with attractive business opportunities in a transition to a lower emission economy.

In the UK, we have a broad range of activities, including innovative offshore wind projects, upstream operations on the continental shelf and delivering reliable piped natural gas. For decades we’ve enabled Norway to transform North Sea resources into vital energy; now we aim to be a leading energy company in UK waters.

The UK is the location for a major part of our offshore wind portfolio, which includes Hywind Scotland, Sheringham Shoal, Dudgeon and Doggerbank wind farms. Our UK offshore wind business is already delivering power to 650,000 UK homes.

Education:

London School of Economics, MSc Organisational and Social Psychology

Oslo School of Management, BA Innovation

With more than 35,000 employees in 45 countries on five continents, KBR is one of the world’s premiere engineering, procurement and construction companies. With a proud and distinguished history of Read More
David EgenesKBR

With more than 35,000 employees in 45 countries on five continents, KBR is one of the world’s premiere engineering, procurement and construction companies. With a proud and distinguished history of more than a century, we have evolved into a prominent part of the energy, petrochemicals, government services and civil infrastructure sectors.

Kyrre Haugen is an entrepreneur and has started several companies over the last 20 years. He is originally a plumber and moved on into sales for a big Scandinavian distributor Read More
Kyrre HaugenGeneral Manager

Kyrre Haugen is an entrepreneur and has started several companies over the last 20 years. He is originally a plumber and moved on into sales for a big Scandinavian distributor of pipes, vales and fittings before moving to London in 2000 to study. He became a member of NBCC shortly after moving to London.

Kyrre was an active part of volunteer life in Norway in the ice hockey family on local, regional and national level for nearly 20 years so he is well aware of what is expected working for and with non-profit organisations.

 

Green Clean Technology AS, Skien, Norway and London, 2014 –

Green Clean is a manufacturer and distributor of environmentally friendly degreasers and cleaning products for both industries and consumers using soap-nanotechnology. We launched our own range of consumer domestic cleaners in Norway December 2018. They will be launched in Denmark in April 2019 and in London November/December 2019.

ProPlan International Ltd, London, 2003 –

Through our UK partner and manufacturer Amazon Filters Ltd we supply process industry and offshore installations in Norway filtration systems and consumables.

Sales Manager, Radisson SAS Portman Hotel, London, 2003 – 2004

Responsible for the hotels sales from the Nordic Region.

 

Education:

University of Westminster, London, BA (Hons) Business Studies, 200-2003

 

Roger has recently retired following a long career in executive positions in IT and Telecoms companies in the UK and internationally. Most recently he was with Hewlett Packard where he Read More
Roger Fawcett

Roger has recently retired following a long career in executive positions in IT and Telecoms companies in the UK and internationally. Most recently he was with Hewlett Packard where he was Director of Business Development of the Communications, Media and Entertainment Business Unit in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this role he led the business unit which is the route to market into the fixed and mobile telco’s and the network equipment providers for all HP’s hardware, software and services. He is currently Non-Executive Director of Object Matrix a media storage software company. He has previously held various non-executive directorships in both the private and public sectors.

Roger has lived in the UK for most of his life but in the past has lived and worked in the USA, Germany and The Netherlands.

Education:

BA Honours, University of London 1969

Post Graduate Certificate Education, University of Leeds 1970

MA, University of Birmingham 1978

Statkraft is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy. The Group produces hydropower, wind power, gas-fired power and district heating and is a global Read More
David FloodStatkraft

Statkraft is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy. The Group produces hydropower, wind power, gas-fired power and district heating and is a global player in energy market operations. Statkraft has 4200 employees in more than 20 countries

Statkraft established its UK office in London in 2006. In the UK we develop, own and operate renewable power production facilities and are also involved in the trading and origination of power from our own projects and those of third parties.

The Statkraft Group is Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy from hydropower, wind power, gas power and district heating. Statkraft established its UK office in London in 2006 and is now also present in Scotland and Wales. Statkraft is investing heavily in the UK; it operates a hydro power plant and a wind farm in Wales and is involved in several wind farm joint ventures, planning and constructing wind farms both onshore and offshore. In particular, Statkraft is currently constructing the Sheringham Shoal wind farm off the coast of Norfolk in partnership with Statoil. In January 2010, Statkraft and three partners in the Forewind consortium received a licence to develop the largest offshore wind project in the UK at Dogger Bank.

In 2009, Statkraft UK established its UK Trading and Origination unit to provide long term off-take contracts for renewable and conventional power generation.

SEB has been active in the Private Banking field since 1856. If you wish to deal with an international private bank with Scandinavian heritage and values, SEB may be the Read More
Sir Roger GiffordSEB

SEB has been active in the Private Banking field since 1856. If you wish to deal with an international private bank with Scandinavian heritage and values, SEB may be the partner for you. We have offices in Luxembourg, Singapore, the Baltics and the Nordic area where we offer an understanding of your needs together with banking services and a global reach.

We aim to create strong relationships with our clients, professional contacts and home communities, and we look forward to continue building our Norwegian network together with the chamber.

Dorsey’s lawyers and staff can help you gain that edge by applying superb legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and a deep understanding of your business and industry. We Read More
Carsten GreveDorsey & Whitney LLP

Dorsey’s lawyers and staff can help you gain that edge by applying superb legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and a deep understanding of your business and industry.

We serve clients in nearly all industries, but focus on six industries in which we have great depth and a history of achieving client success. Our banking, development & infrastructure, energy & natural resources, food, beverage & agribusiness, healthcare, and technology industry groups help coordinate our teams serving these industries across geographies and practice areas, keeping them at the cutting edge of industry needs and trends and sharing collective experience and expertise.

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Bjørn is an independent consultant within the Oil and Gas Industry running his business Balder Consult from his Aberdeen Office. With nearly 40 years of experience his areas of expertise Read More
Bjørn H. Karlstad

Bjørn is an independent consultant within the Oil and Gas Industry running his business Balder Consult from his Aberdeen Office. With nearly 40 years of experience his areas of expertise include Project Management, Technology Management, Exploration Licence Rounds, Field Development and Operation, HSEQ and Management System. Bjørn holds a PhD in Geophysics from the University of Oslo.

Danske Bank is a Nordic universal bank and one of the leading financial enterprises in northern Europe. We operate in 15 countries and have nationwide branch networks in Denmark, Sweden, Read More
Carsten Amdi JensenDanske Bank

Danske Bank is a Nordic universal bank and one of the leading financial enterprises in northern Europe. We operate in 15 countries and have nationwide branch networks in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Northern Ireland and the Baltics. Furthermore we serve corporate customers in Poland, Germany, Russia, the Republic of Ireland and the UK through our branches in Warsaw, Hamburg, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Dublin and London. A subsidiary in Luxembourg caters to private banking customers.

Danske Bank Group offers a wide range of private and corporate banking services, asset management cash management, trade finance, leasing, mortgage financing, insurance and real estate brokerage.

Wikborg Rein is Norway’s premier law firm, with offices in Oslo, Bergen, London, Singapore, Shanghai and Kobe. The firm’s unique and long-standing presence overseas enables it to offer clients the Read More
Birgitte KarlsenWikborg Rein

Wikborg Rein is Norway’s premier law firm, with offices in Oslo, Bergen, London, Singapore, Shanghai and Kobe. The firm’s unique and long-standing presence overseas enables it to offer clients the benefit of its extensive international expertise. The firm is particularly strong in the areas of shipping and offshore, dispute resolution, energy and natural resources, corporate and banking and finance. The London office has notable expertise in shipping and offshore related work and dispute resolution services as well as having the ability to assist on financing, corporate and cross-border transactions.

The Managing Partner of the London office is Finn Bjørnstad who also leads the firm’s offshore team. The lawyers in London are both Norwegian and English qualified and together they possess a broad range of expertise in the firm’s main practice areas. Clients can rely on the London office’s proven ability to negotiate and manage contracts governed by English law and to handle all aspects of dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration and litigation.

Our mission is to ensure that companies looking to set up in the UK, or are already established, are able to focus on their objectives and do not get bogged Read More
Svend LittauerEntreprenor

Our mission is to ensure that companies looking to set up in the UK, or are already established, are able to focus on their objectives and do not get bogged down on operational matters. Our team provides operational support and will ensure there is no need for you to hire your own resources, allowing you to concentrate on your strategy.

EVRY is the largest IT company in Norway and the second largest IT services company in the Nordic region. With 10,000 employees, EVRY delivers daily IT services from 50 Nordic Read More
Elsa LystadEvry

EVRY is the largest IT company in Norway and the second largest IT services company in the Nordic region. With 10,000 employees, EVRY delivers daily IT services from 50 Nordic towns and cities for more than 14,000 public and private sector customers. EVRY is the product of the largest-ever Nordic IT merger.

EVRY is a result of the merger of Norway’s two largest IT companies; EDB and ErgoGroup. This was the largest merger ever seen in the Norwegian and Nordic IT industry, and was the fourth largest corporate merger in Norway regardless of industry.

Unlike other major IT suppliers active in Norway and the other Nordic countries, EVRY is based on strong Norwegian ownership with long traditions in Norway and the other Nordic countries. EVRY is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with the ticker code EVRY. Norway Post and Telenor are the company’s largest shareholders.

James has many years of experience working closely with numerous entrepreneurial international businesses allowing him to lead on marketing and business development activities in the SME B2B space as well Read More
James ServiceGoodwille

James has many years of experience working closely with numerous entrepreneurial international businesses allowing him to lead on marketing and business development activities in the SME B2B space as well as contribute much more widely on a range of process and administrative matters relevant to growing businesses.

Employment:

Goodwille Ltd, Marketing Manager (Continued employment from 2007. Feb 2014 – Present)

Protect the Planet Ltd, Warwick, Director (March 2010 – Present)

Education:

Coventry University, Coventry, Geography BSc Honours (2:2) 2006 – 2009

West Coventry Sixth Form, Coventry, 2004 – 2006

The Woodlands School, Coventry, 1999 – 2004

 

 

Burness Paull LLP is a top tier Scottish commercial law firm, joining two of Scotland’s strongest legal names. We’re a three-city powerhouse with offices of equal size and strength across Read More
Jamie StarkBurness Paull LLP

Burness Paull LLP is a top tier Scottish commercial law firm, joining two of Scotland’s strongest legal names.

We’re a three-city powerhouse with offices of equal size and strength across Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, serving clients in Scotland, the UK and globally. It’s our magic triangle. We offer our clients access to teams providing a unique combination of quality, depth and resource in every business sector that’s vital to our economy.

Burness Paull LLP is a top tier Scottish commercial law firm, joining two of Scotland’s strongest legal names. We’re a three-city powerhouse with offices of equal size and strength across Read More
Jamie StarkBurness Paull LLP

Burness Paull LLP is a top tier Scottish commercial law firm, joining two of Scotland’s strongest legal names.

We’re a three-city powerhouse with offices of equal size and strength across Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, serving clients in Scotland, the UK and globally. It’s our magic triangle. We offer our clients access to teams providing a unique combination of quality, depth and resource in every business sector that’s vital to our economy.

Marius has been a member of NBCC’s council since 2017. DNB Bank ASA is Norway’s largest financial institution. Their London Branch has been operating as a full commercial bank in Read More
Marius StyczenDNB Bank

Marius has been a member of NBCC’s council since 2017.

DNB Bank ASA is Norway’s largest financial institution. Their London Branch has been operating as a full commercial bank in the UK since 1971. The Branch currently employs in excess of 100 staff.

Marius has a diverse background in DNB working in a number of different positions since joining in 2010. Topics range from IT and project management to financial analysis, corporate governance, and strategy. He has previous experience with the Baltic countries and is now located in London as Head of Risk and Quality being responsible for various risk areas in the 1st line including but not limited to Financial Crime, Operational Risk, Cyber and Information Security and Compliance.

Education:

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), M. Sc. in Economics and Business Administration with specialisation in Financial Economics, 2010

NHH and ESADE (Spain), Master in International Management (CEMS), 2010

NHH and Bocconi (Italy), B. Sc. in Economics and Business Administration, 2008

Norseland Ltd, former TINE UK founded by Tom Henrik Sundby, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TINE BA with the responsibility of sales and Marketing of Norwegian cheeses in the UK Read More
Stuart StoreyNorseland Ltd

Norseland Ltd, former TINE UK founded by Tom Henrik Sundby, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TINE BA with the responsibility of sales and Marketing of Norwegian cheeses in the UK market. Jarlsberg cheese, with its characteristic sweet, nutty taste and large, round holes, accounts for 90% of Norseland’s total sales. In November 2008 Ilchester Cheese Company was acquired and has been integrated into Norseland Ltd.

Norseland Ltd now operates from two sites: Uxbridge Middlesex and Ilchester Somerset. Turnover is £43m with 130 employees.

Terje Turnes is General Manager of DNB CEMEA.  Terje has extensive experience from the financial services industry having worked for the DNB Group since 1990 in a wide variety of Read More
Terje TurnesDNB

Terje Turnes is General Manager of DNB CEMEA.  Terje has extensive experience from the financial services industry having worked for the DNB Group since 1990 in a wide variety of roles and geographical locations.

DNB London Branch’s main business areas are Shipping, Energy and Nordic Corporates as well as Investment and Private Banking.

Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance Read More
Hari VamadevanDNV GL

Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.

Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence.

We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight. With our origins stretching back to 1864, our reach today is global. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

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Marianne Frank
Kenneth Refshauge
Adina Luca
Christine Falck
Maren Standvold

ABERDEEN

Since its creation in 2006 NBCC’s Aberdeen Chapter has been growing steadily and is now a vibrant sub-network within the NBCC. A local committee has been established in order to discuss and follow-up on local matters. Aberdeen is also represented on the NBCC Council.

TEAM NORWAY

The Norwegian Foreign Service, Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Seafood Council and the Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) have come together in Team Norway to promote Norway`s economic interests and support Norwegian companies abroad.

Team Norway was launched by the Norwegian Government in August 2013 as an overarching project to provide more effective support to Norwegian companies abroad. This is achieved through enhanced coordination and closer cooperation in Team Norway, which is chaired locally by the Norwegian ambassadors.

In the UK, Team Norway includes the Embassy, the Innovation Norway London Office, the London Office of the Norwegian Seafood Council, as well as the Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC).