Garry Parker, Vice-Chair

Garry Parker, COBCOE Board Member and B3CF Founding Chairman
Garry is the Founding Chairman of the British and Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce in Finland (B3CF) and long-standing Board Director of the Genesis Initiative Ltd and the Small Business Bureau in the UK.  After training as a lawyer, and a time in the British Army, Garry spent nearly seven years in Brussels representing the UK's micro, small and medium-sized enterprises with the European Association of Skilled Crafts, Trades and SMEs (UEAPME). He was the social partner organisation's head of public relations and secretary of SME finance and relations with banks across Europe. He was also an alternate member of the ESC, Employers' Group 1. Garry has over 20 years of experience managing and running not-for-profit associations in the UK and EU, plus family carpentry, joinery and furniture manufacturing businesses in Cambridgeshire, England. He has spent the last 10 years resident in Finland with his Finnish family.

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