Congratulations to NZSBA member PushMyButton
Happy Or Not founders, Heikki Vaananen and Ville Levaniemi, have just been profiled on the BBC’s weekly The Boss series (which profiles business leaders from around the world)
Facteon - New Platinum Member
Facteon is an industry leader committed to creating factory solutions by utilising the latest smart manufacturing and Industrial IoT technologies. Facteon headquarters are in Auckland, New Zealand while our China operation is in Qingdao. Our China-based team provide extensive in-market support to Facteon customers. The services available include machine building, robotics and PLC support, machine upgrades, full mechanical servicing and custom machining of components.
Push My Button - New Company Member
Push My Button is the official reseller of HappyOrNot (www.happy-or-not.com/en a global customer service and employee satisfaction solution, developed in Finland) in the Pacific Region (New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea) since 2013. Our vision is to make people happier one smiley at a time. Since inception we have collected well over 30 million feedbacks and HappyOrNot well over 1 billion worldwide.
Tom Collins, NZSBA's 2018 Scholarship recipient: His experiences in Sweden
Hej! I’m Tom and I was awarded the Hans and Pat Björklund Scholarship for studies in Scandinavia last year. Since being awarded the scholarship I have moved to Sweden and started a two-year master’s programme in Global Studies at Lund University. The course has been fantastic so far. We have mostly been focusing on how the process of globalization, with all its various political, social and economic factors, has impacted millions of people around the world. For example, in one essay I looked at how globalization, particularly through social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, has created an identity crisis for many young people.
Kromann Reumert - New Company Member
Kromann Reumert is the leading law firm in Denmark with offices in Copenhagen, Aarhus and London. The firm’s staff of almost 550 people, of which approximately 300 are lawyers, provide responsive, insightful and comprehensive legal advice and assistance to national and international clients, combining legal expertise with extensive specialised industry knowledge and a practical, constructive approach to legal issues.
Harvard Business Review March/April summary by Frank Olsson
This is the second HBR issue of the year. There are a couple of very interesting articles in there about leadership training, performance management, leading a professional firm, and mid-life crisis. I found the article “The Feedback Fallacy” especially insightful as what it says is so obvious and not well understood or practiced by most organizations. Please find below a few notes from this HBR issue.
Nordic Networking Unplugged at Wallenius Wilhelmsen
Another wonderful New Zealand Scandinavia Business Association's 2019 Nordic Networking event. Welcome TOMRA Sorting Food and Finnair, our newest members. Huge thanks to our hosts, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean & Solutions and Mats Lewis ; to our logistics panel - Arnaud Michelin of @Finnair, Jolene Gibbs Nielsen of @Scan Global Logistics, Coby Duggan of Volvo Cars, and Mats Lewis of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean & Solutions, and our fabulous guests - we appreciate your support.
Norconsult - New Member
Established in New Zealand in 2016, Norconsult New Zealand Limited (Norconsult NZ) is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy based in Grafton, Auckland. A wholly owned subsidiary company of Norconsult AS of Norway, (Norway's largest and one of the leading multidisciplinary consultancy firms in the Nordic region) our focus is on hydropower, dams and water resources projects.
New Member - Finnair
Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, carrying more than twelve million passengers annually. Finnair's extensive network connects 19 cities in Asia and 8 cities in North America with over 100 destinations in Europe.
IKEA to Open Auckland Store
Chris Linton (President NZSBA), Frank Olsson (Swedish Honorary Consul (and Swedish)) and James Clague (VP and Treasurer, with close links to IKEA's NZ launch head) recently attended the exclusive Ikea launch. They plan to open their first New Zealand in the Auckland area and online shopping platform in the next few years.
Life At Home report by IKEA
Finding home in the great outdoors: New Zealanders prize nature almost as much as their own homes
New findings from a global IKEA report reveal that 71% of Kiwis want access to nature over city life and are willing to compromise the size of their home for it