Louis de Courcy Wheeler, Chairman of The Danish-UK Chamber of Commerce, awarded HE Ambassador Claus Grube Life Membership as Honorary Member of the Chamber.
Louis Wheeler stated:
“His Excellency Clause Grube comes to the end of his tenure this summer 2017. So on behalf of the Chamber, and from me personally, I would like to thank you for the support you have given us over that time. I have personally been very grateful for your advice, support and friendship in my role as Chairman”.
His Excellency Ambassador Claus Grube has been a strong supporter of the membership of the Chamber and the award was presented to him at the Chamber’s Annual Gala Dinner 2017 at the Middle Temple, where the Ambassador was the Guest of Honour and Guest Speaker.
Claus Grube has been the Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s since 1st October 2013 and Lord-in-Waiting to Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark since January 2016.
The Ambassador has had an extensive career within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he has held several senior positions. He graduated in Law from Copenhagen University in 1976. After a short stint in the Ministry of Justice he entered the Danish Foreign Service in 1977.
From 2000-2009 he was Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the EU in Brussels and from 2009-2013 he was Permanent Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmark.
The Ambassador joins an exclusive group of people who have gone out of their way to support the Chamber. An Honorary membership is awarded at the discretion of the Chamber Council for true and loyal support to the membership and the raison d'être of the Chamber.
The Møller Centre "HCOD Symposium"
Danish UK Chamber of Commerce – Operating in dynamic complexity.
Around 30 Danish senior leaders from some of Denmark’s largest organisations including LEGO; Scandinavian Airline Systems; Novo Nordisk UK Ltd and Schneider Electric met at the Møller Centre (13/6) for their quarterly Human Resource Forum to discuss ‘Operating in dynamic complexity.’ As a member of the Danish UK Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board, the Møller Executive Education team provided leadership development content for the Forum which included a session from Møller Senior Associate Sudhanshu Palsule exploring ‘Leading Change in an uncertain world.”
Gunnar Larsen, Managing Director of Danish-UK Chamber of Commerce explained, “Our HCOD Network is a platform for Human Resource management within membership of the Danish UK Chamber of Commerce Premier Membership – the Advisory Board – to share organisational and managerial best-practice, expertise and develop business opportunities in an inspiring way, and there could be few places as inspiring as the iconic Danish-designed leadership development and conferencing centre.
Sudhanshu’s talk focused on building the resources to lead change in times of complexity and how to inspire people through authenticity and purpose. For his talk to be delivered in a place inspired by the connection between two great leaders, Sir Winston Churchill and Danish shipping magnate Maersk McKinney Møller, was very special and resonated with the Danish business leaders present. The group also heard from Lone Jacobson, Analyst Relations Director at Schneider Electric on their Thought Leadership Journey.
They were preceded by HCOD Network Chair Lani Bannach, Essenta, who set the scene of the Symposium. Her talk focused on how to analyse the environment, assess the effectiveness of the strategy, and how to be prepared to rise to the challenge of speed and complexity!”
Møller Executive Education typically partner with CEOs, Heads of Learning & Development and other senior executives to design and deliver practical leadership development programmes for their current and future leaders. Their experienced faculty work alongside these clients to understand and address specific business needs and challenges through practical, highly-customised programmes, which create positive outcomes for individuals, organisations and their communities that have a lasting impact.
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Jan leaving the DUCC
Dear members and extended network,
It is with great sadness I am leaving the Chamber after having been an active and loyal part of it for over 19 years and especially in the past 2 ½ year as the marketing and events manager. I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for making my time at the Chamber a fun and memorable one. The great opportunities and interesting initiatives I have been part of in terms of the LuxHub, Creative Hub, the Energy event and lately the HCOD network together with getting to know you and your amazing businesses has been a true privilege.
I would also like to thank the Council, Louis, Gunnar and not least Karen as well as our previous interns and scholar for the past 2 ½ years. It has been a great working with all of you and I am sure we will meet again at the Nordic Drinks as I take up my new and exciting position as General Manager at the Norwegian British Chamber of Commerce at the end of the month.
All the very best,
The DUCC are pleased to announce new distinguished Guest of Honour and Dinner Speaker H.E. ambassador Claus Grube. Due to the UK general election the initially advertised Guest of Honour, Vivien Life, unfortunately had to withdraw and had to send her apologies.
Mr. Grube has been Denmark's Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s since October 2013 and will come to the end of his term this summer. With his extensive career within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he has held several senior positions including Permanent Secretary of State to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
We are very pleased to have such a capacity addressing the Annual Gala Dinner. With the title of his speech being "Great Britain seen from across the North Sea" we are set for a very interesting evening.
The Middle Temple, London 11th May 2017
H.E. Ambassador Claus Grube
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Are you looking for an international Internship platform to push your career ambitions forward?
Do you have a passion for social media and marketing? Do you want to be part of an international organisation located in fabulous and pulsing London meeting people from all around the world?
Then you are the intern candidate we are looking for and please send us your application now!
The Danish-UK Chamber of Commerce (DUCC) is looking for a new intern for a 12 month period with start 1 August 2017 (or if you prefer 1 July 2017). A 6 months period is feasible too, though you may not have as much ownership of developing your role as a 12 month period will give you.
As a membership driven network association fostering corporate relations between the United Kingdom and Denmark you will help to give our members a Profile across the network in the best possible way.
Staying alert to the “real” news from and about members you will be instrumental in making the Chamber act as a conduit of business updates and success stories for these international corporate members, including LEGO, Swarovski, DONG Energy and CENTRICA to mention a few.
We need your drive, skills and understanding of social media and marketing to give the membership an edge. We give you an internship in network and international perspective.
Your decision to join us will give you an advantage in understanding international companies’ way of working. You will get insights into functions across companies, and learn about industries you probably didn’t even know existed. With an open mind and attitude towards business relations, you will create invaluable connections for your future career.
Network is all about creating relations, “pay it forward” thinking and helping others and not immediately expecting anything in return. You will then gain a trust and a goodwill that will open doors across the world.
At the end of your internship you will have an insight across many industries not many will get in a lifetime.
The question you then want to ask yourself at the end of your stay is not – “can I reach for the stars?” but instead “which stars do I want to reach for?”!
Read on for practical details, and how to apply - deadline Sunday 19th March.
Gunnar P Larsen
Your work consists of various tasks such as:
• Profiling membership on Social media (including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram)
• Stay alert to membership news and success stories
• Create and edit the monthly newsletter, incl. news you feel are exciting, vibrant and worth reading
• Website editor
• Membership liaison
• Participation in internal and external chamber meetings
• Event management support
Your skill set could include:
• Experience with marketing/social media
• Good administrative and organisational qualities
• Being outgoing, committed, and ready to take responsibility
• Good telephone manners with a smile
• Have good interpersonal skills
• Be self motivated
• Proficiency in English and ideally Danish too at a high level both written and oral
• Good IT understanding
• Enrolment in higher education
As an intern, you will participate in the daily activities and chores of the office. The main tasks are to support the Marketing & Events Manager and ultimately the Managing Director.
The DUCC is a membership lead and membership owned network organisation. Our main purpose is to support trade and investment through relation creation and management between the United Kingdom and Denmark. Via Denmark we have a Scandinavian reach and via the UK a global reach. Through our 3 key offerings of 1-2-1 connections, member profiling and events the chamber provides a platform where trade relations are fostered and nurtured to the benefit of the membership.
The Chamber provides the intern with a contribution of £300 per month + contribution to transportation in central London equivalent to a 2 zones travel card plus a contribution towards mobile phone expenses.
• Working hours and Holiday:
Monday to Friday between 9.00 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. including a daily lunch break.
We have a number of evening events throughout the year and both offer and expect a commitment to flexible working hours subject to prior notice and approval.
Over a 12 month period you will have 5 weeks of holiday plus regular UK Bank holidays at your disposal.
• Duration of internship:
The internship is 12 month period (6 month possible) from 1st August (alternatively 1st July). You will be responsible for finding your own accommodation.
• Security clearance:
As we rent office space within the Danish Embassy a security clearance check for previous criminal convictions will be undertaken, and all named referees will be contacted and checked.
If you are a UK resident we will at your expense request you to provide us with a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service checks from the Criminal Records Bureau – formerly CRB checks - https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview )
The next deadline is Sunday 19th March 2017 by email address to:
Managing Director Gunnar P Larsen, gpl (at) ducc.co.uk
Your application and CV should be submitted in English by email only and if OK with you an up to date picture please.
Telephone/skype interviews will be conducted in English the following 1-2 weeks.
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HELP! We are looking for our next trainee – can you help spread the word – do you know anyone that could be interested?
The Danish-UK Chamber of Commerce are looking for our next trainee to start 1st July or 1st August for a 6 months period from the time of start.
We are looking for a curious and enganged person that loves social media, meeting people, and that can see a career potential in being part of an active business network. With over 200 corporate and individual members The Danish-UK Chamber of Commerce is a member driven and member owned Chamber of Commerce based in London right in the middle of the exiting Knightsbridge area. Our members include companies like DONG Energy, Ramboll, LEGO, Swarovski just to mention a few.
The tasks undertaken by the trainee will much be around running our social media, web and newsletter communications. The trainee will also be part of organising events and will be involved in many of the activities we do for and with members. Check out the posting at the following link, share this with all your friends, and encourage them to apply by 22nd May by email to Gunnar P Larsen. Interviews will happen by phone/skype the following week. Any one in an ongoing education at a minimum batchelor equivalent level can apply. English language a must – Danish nice to have. Read more
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