It is certainly easy to spot the almost two metre tall Brede Hangeland on the pitch at Fulham Football Club’s Motspur Park grounds. It is a rainy April morning and the team is just winding down after training. Eagerly waiting on the side is a selected group of fans with their autograph books and cameras ready. It is one of the four annual Open Days.
When travelling to Finland, a holidaymaker is often looking for an authentic experience in the Nordic wilderness with a backdrop of unblemished nature. One such distinctive destination is Syöte, Finland’s southernmost fell region, which offers access to two ski centres, Syöte National Park, and an abundance of other activities that will bring you closer to nature.
No country integrated into the global economy is left unaffected by the financial crisis. Norway is therefore no exception. However, compared to many countries, I would say Norway has managed relatively well. In the fourth quarter of 2008 and the first quarter of 2009 we did experience negative GDP growth, but growth picked up...
With a population of only nine million, finding a slice of winter wilderness in Sweden is enviably easy and Swedish Lapland, with its magical snowscapes and dramatic mountain ranges, is one of the best places to enjoy all it has to offer. Icehotel_husky sledging_Discover the WorldWhether you’re seeking the thrill of snow mobiling, husky sledging or ice driving at the world famous ICEHOTEL, or if you’d rather take a leisurely stroll through the arctic landscape or just sit back and soak up the silence, there are a myriad options from which to choose.
This month, each Scandinavian territory puts forward its own Chanteuse, in a proud display of what each country is capable of producing at the moment!
Lillehammer, the middle-sized Norwegian town, is probably best know for hosting the winter Olympics in 1994 and for its array of winter sports activities. But one does not have to be a professional skier to enjoy the town’s many facets. When visiting Clarion Collection Hotel Hammer in Lillehammer, guests can combine skiing with a stay in the middle of the lively and typically cosy Norwegian town with its bars, restaurants and shops just outside.
Solving the financial crisis and taking over the global banking industry are not on the list of Anders Wulff Larsens’s things to do this year. The Head of ICB (International Corporate Banking) in Danske Bank’s London office is more modest and far more unambiguous. He wants to continue doing what he and his unit do best: niche banking for corporate, Scandinavian group customers.
When Scan Magazine met Anders on the fourth floor of the bank’s London office in King William Street, we were not met with a lot of show or airy plans but with a very concrete statement. “It’s business as usual here – or at least as close as we can come.”
Majestically located on the edge of Fefor Lake and surrounded by the peaks of Jotunheimen, the historic Fefor Mountain Hotel with its numerous outdoor activities provides magic settings for a peaceful ski holiday. The almost-130-year-old hotel lies 930 metres above sea level, but located in the middle of Norway it is still easily accessible.
“I have a great offer for you.” This statement in Lars Larsen’s strong Jutlandic dialect has made the man a legend in Denmark. Everybody knows his story; the small entrepreneur who started out with one store and now, 30 years later, runs JYSK group, a business empire with over 1,500 stores turning over almost two billion pounds. In the UK, on the other hand, JYSK and Larsen have just made their debut. We talk to Marketing Manager Dara Goolsby to see how the modest merchant has been welcomed.
For Scandinavian companies the differences between Scandinavian and British legislation can be the first barrier between them and success in the UK. Krogh and Partners Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors have specialised in advising on those differences and in doing it the Scandinavian way, that is with efficiency and high service levels.
With just two employees Per Krogh Petersen sat up Krogh and Partners in 1989. Today 15 employees work at the firm’s offices in Finsbury Circus, London, servicing more than 300 companies and a large number of individuals based all over the UK.