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 170 Norwegian and British companies, industry organisations and clusters.

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.

“You simply will not believe how brilliant belonging to the NBCC is”

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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 VamadevanRegional Director, Energy Systems UK and Ireland, DNV

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.

Wikborg Rein is a full-service international law firm with over 230 lawyers based in its offices in London, Oslo, Bergen, Singapore and Shanghai. With its roots in Norway and over Read More
Chris GrievesonManaging Partner (London), Wikborg Rein LLP

Wikborg Rein is a full-service international law firm with over 230 lawyers based in its offices in London, Oslo, Bergen, Singapore and Shanghai. With its roots in Norway and over 30 years in London, clients receive top tier London advice combined with a no-nonsense Nordic approach. The London office is home to a large specialised shipping and offshore team, supported by its colleagues based internationally.

Its lawyers are leaders in the transport, shipping, infrastructure, construction, energy, trade, commodities, and insurance sectors. Within those sectors, Wikborg Rein has unique experience with projects, finance, commercial contracts, alternative dispute resolution, commercial litigation, fraud and asset recovery. Wikborg Rein is closely aligned with many of the sector’s major participants and has an excellent understanding of the commercial dynamics that drive the industries it works with.

The London office is led by Chris Grieveson and the team consists of both English and Norwegian qualified lawyers.

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 BlindheimManaging Director, Energy 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.

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 FawcettCouncil Member

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

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.

Truls HaugManaging Director, TOMRA Collection UK and Ireland
Maren is Norwegian and English. She grew up in Norway but moved to England in 2001. She is a qualified lawyer and in lives in London. Maren is a Legal Read More
Maren Strandevold, NBCC PresidentNBCC President, Legal Director at Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Maren is Norwegian and English. She grew up in Norway but moved to England in 2001. She is a qualified lawyer and in lives in London.

Maren is a Legal Director in the construction disputes team at Addleshaw Goddard. Her practice focuses mainly on disputes in the energy sector and covers all types of dispute resolution including high court litigation and international arbitration. Addleshaw Goddard is an international law firm. Each year, over 3000 major businesses, including 40 FTSE 100 companies, trust the firm to deliver. They appoint the firm time and again, in over 90 countries. And while the challenges these clients bring to the firm vary, they solve them with the same, single-minded focus: finding the smartest way to achieve the biggest impact.

Carsten is Norwegian and spent his formative years in Norway and Germany but has lived in England since he moved with his family as a teenager in 1996. Carsten is Read More
Carsten GrevePartner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Carsten is Norwegian and spent his formative years in Norway and Germany but has lived in England since he moved with his family as a teenager in 1996.

Carsten is a Partner in the London office of Dorsey & Whitney. Being headquartered in Minneapolis (Minnesota), Dorsey has very strong Nordic roots so is a natural fit for Norwegian and other Nordic clients. Dorsey has a well-established network of 20 offices across the United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong and London.

Carsten’s legal practice focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A and Private Equity work as well as being active in the Sports Media sector. Carsten also works with and manages Dorsey’s client relationship with a number of Norway’s largest listed and unlisted companies, helping them with projects all over the globe.

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.

Anni GlesaaenEvent Manager
Henrik Åbø is an intern at NBCC and acts as a website administrator. His main role involves keeping the membership directory up to date, ensuring every member has a physical Read More
Henrik ÅbøIntern

Henrik Åbø is an intern at NBCC and acts as a website administrator. His main role involves keeping the membership directory up to date, ensuring every member has a physical presence on our website, creating company profiles and individual login accounts. He also edits and adjusts content across the website.  Henrik is currently studying Economics with Finance at the University of Edinburgh.

Tim Hare is Head of Sales, Energy Systems at DNV UK. His current responsibilities are to increase revenue and transform our organisation, driving the business forward and introducing bold new Read More
Tim HareRegional Head of Sales, Energy Systems UK and Ireland, DNV

Tim Hare is Head of Sales, Energy Systems at DNV UK. His current responsibilities are to increase revenue and transform our organisation, driving the business forward and introducing bold new concepts. He has a strong technical background, with experience in all project lifecycle phases; Tim progressed from a Craft Apprentice to Senior Management, working in Energy, Defence and the Steel Industry. He is dynamic and highly motivated, with the ability to understand and interpret complex problems, combining commercial acumen, curiosity and creativity. Tim has a proven diverse background which contributes to his strength in consultancy and informed decision-making.

Philip arrived in UK in 2001 taking the role as the first Managing Director for Sony Ericsson in UK/Ireland. Since leaving his native Norway in 1992, the motto was to Read More
Philip Rambech, NBCC Vice PresidentCounsellor, member of Executive Committee, Aries Consulting Ltd

Philip arrived in UK in 2001 taking the role as the first Managing Director for Sony Ericsson in UK/Ireland.

Since leaving his native Norway in 1992, the motto was to “see the world” with Ericsson Telecoms which lead to postings to Saudi Arabia ’92-’94 and Singapore ’94–’01.

Always excited by new building new products and services, Philip left big corporate in 2007 to set up his own consultancy.  By now having founded several start-ups in UK within telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence, Philip has accumulated a pretty good understanding of the Dos and Don’ts with regards to UK company establishments, funding opportunities and barriers to operational excellence.

In addition, Philip further serves on several company boards in various industry sectors covering cyber security, AI, mental wellness and stem cell treatment.

Rob has over 20 years experience within the data centre industry and has been involved at all stages of DC development from sales, consulting, design, construction and into operations. As Read More
Rob ElderChief Commercial Officer, Bulk Data Centers AS

Rob has over 20 years experience within the data centre industry and has been involved at all stages of DC development from sales, consulting, design, construction and into operations.

As VP Data Centers, Rob and his team lead the Bulk Infrastructure customer engagements ensuring Bulk deliver customer focused solutions which combine our unique fiber and data center capabilities to address specific business and technology challenges.

Rob is part of the leadership team at Bulk Data Centers and during the past 20 years has worked as a Board Director and managed teams across EMEA, ranging from cloud deployments in the Middle East to today driving customer solutions across the Nordics offering highly scalable, connected and sustainable data centers for the lowest TCO in Europe.

Alex GrantUK Country Manager and Senior Vice President, Equinor
Rob AnthonySVP Global Supply Chain & UK Country Manager, Kongsberg Maritime Ltd
Anders GrevstadCEO DNB (UK) Ltd and Head of DNB CEMEA
Sofie GleditschAssociate, Wikiborg Rein
Eystein Eikesdal is currently Senior Advisor, UK Country Office at Equinor.  Before that he was Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Innovation within Equinor’s Global Strategy Business Development, and previously Read More
Eystein EikesdalSenior Advisor, UK Country Office, Equinor UK Ltd

Eystein Eikesdal is currently Senior Advisor, UK Country Office at Equinor.  Before that he was Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Innovation within Equinor’s Global Strategy Business Development, and previously Vice President for Financial Projects within Statoil’s Corporate Finance department. He has also been Head of Statoil’s Finance Group in Moscow as well as Head of Industry Analysis in the company’s International E&P Strategy department.  Prior to the merger of Statoil ASA with the oil and gas assets of Norsk Hydro ASA, he held a variety of positions in Statoil within the International E&P Business Development division, the Natural Gas division and Norwegian Continental Shelf Exploration & Production. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from the University of Birmingham, UK, and is a Master of Business Administration from Bayes Business School, (City University) London.

Kevin O’DonovanSVP Wind & Solar Europe /Statkraft UK Country Manager, Statkraft
Matthew BlakemoreHead of Product, British Board of Film Classification
Selja VassnesConsultant, Control Risks
Jenny JonesAdministrator
Jack DownieHead of Department, Offshore Infrastructure (Assurance Services), DNV
Tomas KargerPatent Attorney – Principal Associate, Marks & Clerk LLP
Eirik is Norwegian and has spent most of his life in Norway, but he has also lived in the US and England since 2022.  Eirik is a Lawyer in the Read More
Eirik Rong, NBCC Vice PresidentSenior Legal Counsel, Statkraft UK Ltd.

Eirik is Norwegian and has spent most of his life in Norway, but he has also lived in the US and England since 2022.

 Eirik is a Lawyer in the Corporate Legal team at Statkraft UK Ltd and is based in London. Statkraft is a Norwegian State-owned company based in Oslo, Norway, and is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy. The Group produces hydropower, wind power, solar power, gas-fired power and supplies district heating. Statkraft is a global company in energy market operations. Statkraft has 5,300 employees in 21 countries.

Eirik’s legal practice currently focuses on UK and Irish M&A & JV’s within onshore wind and Hydrogen. He has also done international M&A work in several of the jurisdictions where Statkraft operates, e.g. in Norway, Portugal and India. In addition, he is also active in the Ventures business of Statkraft where he also acts as a board member.

Steve has spent his career working in business communications across corporate reputation, risk, ESG campaigns, integrated marketing and public policy. He has worked across the information technology, fintech, industrial, clean Read More
Steve EarlPartner, BOLDT Partners

Steve has spent his career working in business communications across corporate reputation, risk, ESG campaigns, integrated marketing and public policy. He has worked across the information technology, fintech, industrial, clean tech and healthcare sectors, including working for Norwegian and other Nordic companies as they have scaled across Europe and beyond.

 

Having founded a communications agency in his 20s and grown it then sold it, he has expertise gained from running businesses as well as advising them. Steve was born in the UK but spent time living in the US during childhood and has spent most of his working life based in London.

 

Steve is now a Partner at BOLDT, a pan-European corporate, public affairs and strategy consultancy based in Brussels, with offices in Oslo, Berlin, Dusseldorf and Zurich as well as London.

Knut Martin coordinates the Young Professionals Council, infusing it with a dynamic mix of international insight and a hands-on approach. Having served as a Business Officer for the Association of Read More
Knut Martin HalvorsenYoung Professional and Marketing Coordinator

Knut Martin coordinates the Young Professionals Council, infusing it with a dynamic mix of international insight and a hands-on approach. Having served as a Business Officer for the Association of Norwegian Students Abroad (ANSA), Knut Martin possesses a keen understanding of event organisation and networking, skills he harnessed to successfully orchestrate a comprehensive career day for a vast member base.

During his tenure at the University of Essex’s Law Clinic, he showcased exemplary progression, from a Bronze student advisor to the role of Firm Manager, and is currently a pursuing a LLM in Maritime Law at UCL. Having honed his his leadership abilities, client relationship management, and project coordination skills. His extensive experience in casework, client interviewing, and advocacy has sharpened his communication and negotiation abilities, making him adept at bridging gaps and building relationships.

Charlotte NonainContent and Newsletter Coordinator
Matthew BeetonCEO, Port of Tyne
Chris GirdhamDevelopment Director, Cory Group
Anders BruunGeneral Manager UK, Nordea
Ann GrewarPartner, Addleshaw Goddard
Jason BrownSVP Head of Partnerships & Alliances, Aker Solutions
Simon SjøthunPartner & UK Country Manager, Rystad Energy
Stefan StjerngrenHead of Private Wealth Management & Family Office, SEB

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).