Our 115th Year Anniversary Event was a great success, raising £5540 for our charities Bede House and Give Opportunity Global. Thank you once again to those who attended, and if you couldn’t make it, we hope to see you soon at one of our forthcoming events.  

 

Videos, pictures, and an overview of attended companies are all accessible via the links below, and if you would like any further information about our Anniversary Event, please do not hesitate to get in touch.  

ATTENDED COMPANIES

PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT

EVENT SPONSORS

DNB is Norway’s largest financial services group and one of the biggest in the Nordic region in terms of market capitalisation.

DNB

They are a major operator in a number of industries, and a leading global bank for the shipping and seafood sectors as well as a strong player in the energy sector. DNB is also Norway’s largest online bank, with 1.5 million users, 72,000 of which are corporate customers. Their London Branch has been operating as a full commercial bank in the UK since 1971 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2021.

Dorsey’s lawyers and staff combine superb legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and a deep understanding of their clients’ businesses and industries.

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

The firm is active in nearly all industries but focus on six key areas in which they have great depth and a history of achieving client success. These include banking, development & infrastructure, energy & natural resources, food, beverage & agribusiness, healthcare, and technology. Dorsey provides an integrated, proactive approach to clients’ legal and business needs across the globe.

Flokk combines over 400 years of design expertise and heritage under one roof, providing a wide range of seating, furniture, and accessories.

Flokk

With a shared belief in human-centred and sustainable design, each of their brands has its own unique identity, and its own story to tell. Flokk´s strong position on sustainable design goes back to the early nineties and is founded on strong quality control. ‘Flokk’ is the Norwegian word for ‘flock’, which also synonymous with ‘group’, and implies being part of something greater than yourself. We like to think that our Flokk is greater than the sum of its parts.

Green Business Norway is a professional organisation acting on behalf of enterprises in the Environmental Energy & Technology sector.

Green Business

Their role is to contribute to innovation, co-operation and project development on behalf of their members, and they also have their own accelerator for start-ups that offer innovative solutions for the circular economy. Accelerator companies can take advantage of Green Business’s extensive global network, which includes international centres of research excellence, investors and investment communities, and industrial players in the circular economy.

Marks & Clerk is a prominent, global intellectual property firm which, for over a century, has provided businesses of all shapes and sizes with people whose legal, commercial and technical expertise exactly meets their needs.

Marks & Clerk

The firm’s large team of attorneys, commercial lawyers and IP litigators has helped thousands of businesses enforce and maximise the value of their intellectual property; from providing advice on branding in relation to The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics, to helping develop the IP strategy of household names from the Food & Drink sector. Marks & Clerk also enjoys successful relationships with a number of organisations across the Nordic region.

The Council works together with the Norwegian fisheries and aquaculture industry to develop markets for Norwegian seafood.

Norwegian Seafood Council

Its three key focus areas are Marketing (which includes support for Norwegian seafood exporters and raising awareness and preference for Norwegian seafood); providing Market Insights based on statistics, trade and consumer information and insight; and Communication and Market Risk management.

Founded in 1935, Oury Clark is a professional firm of Chartered Accountants, Lawyers, Solicitors, Consultants, Recruitment and Financial Advisors, offering a wide range of services to both large and small companies as well as individuals.

Oury Clark

Their holistic and pioneering integrated approach to professional services has led to rapid growth in recent years. For over two decades, the firm’s multi-disciplinary team has also assisted overseas companies setting up operations in the UK, with services such as the registration of corporate entities, immigration requirements, local commercial knowledge and a multitude of back-office activities.

Statkraft develops, owns and operates wind, solar, hydro and greener-grid projects; and manages trading and market operations for these projects.

Statkraft

Established in Norway, Statkraft set up a London office in 2006, and their UK generation portfolio includes four onshore wind farms, a hydropower plant, and the operation of over 100 solar projects. The company’s vision is a world that runs entirely on renewable energy, and they have a target to develop 8 GW of wind and solar by 2025.

For 50 years, Stressless® has been designing furniture that takes elements of the inimitable Scandinavian approach to style and marries them with fantastic functionality.

Stressless

Every seat is made to order in Norway, with high environmental and ethical standards, meaning that you can both sit in comfort and enjoy peace of mind. The first Stressless recliner was introduced in 1971 and by 2019 the company had sold 10 million of its seating products and opened its first brand store in London. In 2021 Stressless celebrated its 50th year in business.

Wastefront is a rubber waste recycling company that converts disused tyres into useful commodities such as liquid hydrocarbons and carbon black, which can be reused for alternative fuel manufacturing or ground rubber production.

Wastefront

The company recently received backing from the City of Sunderland for its plans to build the ‘UK’s greenest tyre recycling plant’ at Port of Sunderland. When completed this will represent the largest ever investment at the North Sea hub. The plant will be operational by 2024, and is expected to create around 100 skilled jobs. Wastefront’s ambition to create a new circular economy for dealing with waste issues seems to be well underway!

Wikborg Rein is a full-service international law firm with over 230 lawyers based in its offices in London, Oslo, Bergen, Singapore and Shanghai.

Wikborg Rein

With roots in Norway and over 30 years in London, the firm provides clients with top tier London advice combined with a no-nonsense Nordic approach. Its lawyers are leaders in the transport, shipping, infrastructure, construction, energy, trade, commodities, and insurance sectors. Wikborg Rein has unique experience with projects, finance, commercial contracts, alternative dispute resolution, commercial litigation, fraud, and asset recovery, and has an in-depth understanding of the commercial dynamics driving the industries it works with.

EVENT SPONSORS

DNB is Norway’s largest financial services group and one of the biggest in the Nordic region in terms of market capitalisation.

DNB

They are a major operator in a number of industries, and a leading global bank for the shipping and seafood sectors as well as a strong player in the energy sector. DNB is also Norway’s largest online bank, with 1.5 million users, 72,000 of which are corporate customers. Their London Branch has been operating as a full commercial bank in the UK since 1971 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2021.

Dorsey’s lawyers and staff combine superb legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and a deep understanding of their clients’ businesses and industries.

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

The firm is active in nearly all industries but focus on six key areas in which they have great depth and a history of achieving client success. These include banking, development & infrastructure, energy & natural resources, food, beverage & agribusiness, healthcare, and technology. Dorsey provides an integrated, proactive approach to clients’ legal and business needs across the globe.

Flokk combines over 400 years of design expertise and heritage under one roof, providing a wide range of seating, furniture, and accessories.

Flokk

With a shared belief in human-centred and sustainable design, each of their brands has its own unique identity, and its own story to tell. Flokk´s strong position on sustainable design goes back to the early nineties and is founded on strong quality control. ‘Flokk’ is the Norwegian word for ‘flock’, which also synonymous with ‘group’, and implies being part of something greater than yourself. We like to think that our Flokk is greater than the sum of its parts.

Green Business Norway is a professional organisation acting on behalf of enterprises in the Environmental Energy & Technology sector.

Green Business

Their role is to contribute to innovation, co-operation and project development on behalf of their members, and they also have their own accelerator for start-ups that offer innovative solutions for the circular economy. Accelerator companies can take advantage of Green Business’s extensive global network, which includes international centres of research excellence, investors and investment communities, and industrial players in the circular economy.

Marks & Clerk is a prominent, global intellectual property firm which, for over a century, has provided businesses of all shapes and sizes with people whose legal, commercial and technical expertise exactly meets their needs.

Marks & Clerk

The firm’s large team of attorneys, commercial lawyers and IP litigators has helped thousands of businesses enforce and maximise the value of their intellectual property; from providing advice on branding in relation to The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics, to helping develop the IP strategy of household names from the Food & Drink sector. Marks & Clerk also enjoys successful relationships with a number of organisations across the Nordic region.

The Council works together with the Norwegian fisheries and aquaculture industry to develop markets for Norwegian seafood.

Norwegian Seafood Council

Its three key focus areas are Marketing (which includes support for Norwegian seafood exporters and raising awareness and preference for Norwegian seafood); providing Market Insights based on statistics, trade and consumer information and insight; and Communication and Market Risk management.

Founded in 1935, Oury Clark is a professional firm of Chartered Accountants, Lawyers, Solicitors, Consultants, Recruitment and Financial Advisors, offering a wide range of services to both large and small companies as well as individuals.

Oury Clark

Their holistic and pioneering integrated approach to professional services has led to rapid growth in recent years. For over two decades, the firm’s multi-disciplinary team has also assisted overseas companies setting up operations in the UK, with services such as the registration of corporate entities, immigration requirements, local commercial knowledge and a multitude of back-office activities.

Statkraft develops, owns and operates wind, solar, hydro and greener-grid projects; and manages trading and market operations for these projects.

Statkraft

Established in Norway, Statkraft set up a London office in 2006, and their UK generation portfolio includes four onshore wind farms, a hydropower plant, and the operation of over 100 solar projects. The company’s vision is a world that runs entirely on renewable energy, and they have a target to develop 8 GW of wind and solar by 2025.

For 50 years, Stressless® has been designing furniture that takes elements of the inimitable Scandinavian approach to style and marries them with fantastic functionality.

Stressless

Every seat is made to order in Norway, with high environmental and ethical standards, meaning that you can both sit in comfort and enjoy peace of mind. The first Stressless recliner was introduced in 1971 and by 2019 the company had sold 10 million of its seating products and opened its first brand store in London. In 2021 Stressless celebrated its 50th year in business.

Wastefront is a rubber waste recycling company that converts disused tyres into useful commodities such as liquid hydrocarbons and carbon black, which can be reused for alternative fuel manufacturing or ground rubber production.

Wastefront

The company recently received backing from the City of Sunderland for its plans to build the ‘UK’s greenest tyre recycling plant’ at Port of Sunderland. When completed this will represent the largest ever investment at the North Sea hub. The plant will be operational by 2024, and is expected to create around 100 skilled jobs. Wastefront’s ambition to create a new circular economy for dealing with waste issues seems to be well underway!

Wikborg Rein is a full-service international law firm with over 230 lawyers based in its offices in London, Oslo, Bergen, Singapore and Shanghai.

Wikborg Rein

With roots in Norway and over 30 years in London, the firm provides clients with top tier London advice combined with a no-nonsense Nordic approach. Its lawyers are leaders in the transport, shipping, infrastructure, construction, energy, trade, commodities, and insurance sectors. Wikborg Rein has unique experience with projects, finance, commercial contracts, alternative dispute resolution, commercial litigation, fraud, and asset recovery, and has an in-depth understanding of the commercial dynamics driving the industries it works with.

FOOD & BEVERAGE SPONSORS

Gusbourne

Gusbourne Estate, a standard-bearer of high-quality English sparkling and still wines, is providing the sparkling wine. https://www.gusbourne.com/

Lervig

Independently-owned and operated brewery Lervig (Stavanger, Norway), is providing a selection of their delicious craft beers. https://lervig.no/

Norwegian Seafood Council

The Norwegian Seafood Council will not only be supplying the fish and seafood for our 115-year Anniversary event, but also their very own Michelin chef, who has created a unique menu for the occasion. https://seafood.no/

Nuet

Nuet, creator of Scandinavian aquavit, is providing a cocktail specially made for our anniversary celebration. https://nuetaquavit.com/

Odfjell Vineyards

Organic Farmed Wines are providing two bottles of their fine Chilean wine. https://odfjellvineyards.cl/

Stolt Sea Farm

Stolt Sea Farm, a leader in land-based aquaculture, have provided their premium turbot for one of the dishes on our menu. https://www.stoltseafarm.com/

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FIRESIDE CHATS

NBCC Anniversary Fireside Chat with Ambassador H.E Chr. Strømmen and Gry Blekastad Almås

NBCC Anniversary Fireside Chat with Mara Moræus Hanssen and Kim A. Page

NBCC Anniversary Fireside Chat with Andreas B.Heide and Hari Vamadevan

BUSINESS WITHOUT BULLS*IT

We were lucky enough to have Oury Clark attend our marvellous 115th Anniversary event. They recorded a special version of their podcast, Business vs.Bullshit, on the ground, with guests who were at the event.

Guests who feature in the episode include Kim A. Page Romy Rawlings Darren Gardner (FCMI) Guy Haydon Safina Hussein Terje Turnes Jan M Moberg Jørgen Tengesdal Andreas B. Heide Jason Bruce Nick Gilland Omi Heer Perry Guess Kjersti (KJ) Willett

In this episode, you’ll hear the recordings from the event alongside hearing from Kyrre about all things NBCC and find out how much Andy ended up paying for his charity auction bid!

You can listen to this episode of their podcast here, and find previous recordings here.

Digital presentation

CHARITY AUCTION & RAFFLE

Bede House

Bede House is a local Southwark charity with the flexibility to respond to the area’s changing needs. Since 1938, they’ve been working to unlock new possibilities for the young and old to live fuller lives, in some of Britain’s most deprived neighbourhoods. They bring people from all walks of life together into a vibrant local community and offer young people a special place to find friendship and enjoy exciting activities, outside of their home and school environment. Bede has also spent over 20 years helping those experiencing domestic abuse. Their multidisciplinary team offers one-to-one guidance, group programmes, counselling and access to legal assistance.

Before the event, we had an exciting and uplifting interview with them which you can read here.

Give Opportunity Global

Give Opportunity Global (GOG) is a volunteer-led NGO based in London. They support children to access education in Africa and empower women and young people through micro-finance schemes that help to alleviate poverty. Entrepreneurship and innovation are at the heart of their mission, and they have already built five schools, educated over 10,000 children and lifted more than 2,500 women and young people out of poverty.

We recommend reading this article to get a deeper insight into the organisation and how it was founded.

AUCTION WINNERS

Go April patio table and 2 chairs

Vestre

Andrew Oury from Oury Clark was the lucky bidder going home with this beautiful furniture set from the leading Scandinavian manufacturer of sustainable furniture, Vestre.

Flight tickets

Norse

Thomas Valentine from Flokk was the lucky bidder of tickets from Norse Atlantic Airways.

A 6-day Classic Voyage (Kirkenes to Bergen) in a Seaview cabin for 2 passengers.

Havila

Sarah Ronald from Nile HQ was the lucky bidder and will go on a cruise with the Norwegian family-owned environmentally-friendly shipping and cruise company, Havila.

A Stressless recliner and stool of free choice!

Stressless

Kyrre Haugen from Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce was the lucky bidder of furniture from Stressless.

RAFFLE WINNERS

Two return tickets London- Oslo

Winner

Employee from Northumbria Optical Coatings

Zaptec Go electric

Winner

Employee from DNV

Donated by DNV

Dinner at Hutong

Winner

Employee from Fred.Olsen Cruises

Afternoon tea

Winner

Employee from Arctic Solutions

Voucher x2

Winner

Employee from Northumbria Optical Coatings won both

Hotel stay

Winner

Employee from Aries Consulting

Breakfast for 2

Winner

Employee from Kongsberg Maritime Group

3 course dinner for 2 with one bottle of house wine

Winner

Employee from Corvus Energy

Two bottles of champagne

Winner

Employee from Ashford Group

Thames Speed Boat Ride for two

Winner

Employee from Cornchain

1 case of Blanc De Blancs sparkling wine

Winner

Employee from DNV

Bottle of Zeca Cachaca

Winner

Employee from Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP)

2 premium tickets x 2

Winner

1 employee from Corvus Energy

1 employee from ExxonMobil

Hotel stay with breakfast for two

Winner

Employee from Aries Consulting

London Immigrant City book

Winner

Employee from Aries Consulting

Ella vase

Winner

Guest

1 bottle of white & red wine

Winner

Employee from Corvus Energy

Dinner for two + bottle of wine

Winner

Employee from R. Kjeldsberg

Two return tickets London-Bergen

Winner

Employee from DNV

Gift bag with coffee

Winner

Employee from ExxonMobil

Polarbear decoration

Winner

Guest

The Right Kind of Loud hard copy and digital

Winner

Employee from Corvus Energy

Employee from Norwegian Energy partners (NORWEP)

Dale of Norway Sweater x 2

Winner

Employee from Corvus Energy

Employee from Norwegian Energy partners (NORWEP)