Duo Consulting builds Finland link to support companies entering the UK

11 October 2022 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Professional services firm Duo Consulting has joined the British and Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland. Joining as expert members, the firm will support Finnish businesses looking to enter the UK market.

Established in 2008, the British and Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland (B3CF) works to build business ties between Finland the UK, and the Commonwealth. Duo Consulting’s move to support the entity is an extension of long-standing ties to the two countries.

For example, Duo’s Associate Director, Will Stone, was formerly Head of Communications UK & Ireland for UPM, a €9.8 billion Finnish forestry industry company with operations in renewable and recyclable products, including biofuels, biochemicals and paper making. He also worked with Finnish-based businesses as a consultant, including a wireless charging start-up. This kind of personal knowhow is what Duo’s leadership believes will help other businesses move between the two economies.

Duo Consulting builds Finland link to support companies entering the UK

Duo's Founding Director, Dan Sheridan, said of this expertise, "Our work with the UK and international clients means we've established ourselves as a go-to PR and communications consultancy for ambitious international businesses launching and growing in the UK. Finland is known for its leadership in innovation, whether technology or sustainability, so our team is excited to work with the B3CF community."

The work will also build on work Duo has done with companies in Australia, Germany, and the US, when it comes to profile-raising as part of their UK and European business growth plans. With a senior consultative approach, Duo helps clients’ executive and comms leaders understand their target audiences and stakeholders, tailor their story and messaging for the market, and build profiles across key media and other channels.

To this end, Vladislav Dobrokhotov, Executive Director of the B3CF, added, "Duo's international expertise and passion for helping businesses to grow through strategic communications and PR makes them an ideal partner to our members. We at B3CF share the ambitions of our members in the building, strengthening and sustaining business between Finland, the United Kingdom and the rest of the Commonwealth. We look forward to seeing the collaboration grow between our members and Duo. Experts like Duo will continue to drive momentum to achieve our mission."

Duo will also provide member education through workshops and insights as part of B3CF's event programme. The member-led organisation also calls upon an international advisory board comprising current and former Ambassadors.

Headquartered in Manchester, Duo Consulting works alongside businesses that are making a positive impact – from pioneering new technology, products and services, to enabling the best educational experiences and workplace cultures. Its clients span innovative and growing UK companies as well as international firms landing and expanding in the UK and in Europe.