Estonians in London

Successful Estonian startups share their experiences in London

Successful Estonian startups will be taking part in an event in London, the UK, to talk about how their companies have succeeded and the experiences they’ve gained. The event, organised by the British Estonian Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Enterprise Estonia will be held on 25 September near the …

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The FT lists TransferWise as the 24th fastest growing company in Europe

The London-based business newspaper, the Financial Times, has listed the Estonian-founded startup, TransferWise, as the 24th fastest growing company in Europe. According to the newspaper, the annual revenue of TransferWise has grown 3,392% between 2013 and 2016, and the number of the company’s employees has grown by 670 in the …

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PICTURES: The Estonian Folks – introducing the traditional dance abroad

A London-based group, called the Estonian Folks, organises gatherings for Estonian folk dancers around the world. Members of the active Estonian community in London decided to form their own folk-dance group – to perform at various communal events and represent Estonians in the British capital and elsewhere. According to the …

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TransferWise launches its borderless multi-country account for everyone

The Estonian-founded, London-based money transfer company, TransferWise, has launched its borderless multi-country account for everyone and a MasterCard debit card for Europeans, enabling its customers to get local bank details for the UK, the US, Australia and Europe. The company launched the account on 25 April and said in a …

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TransferWise becomes part of the UK’s Faster Payments Scheme

The Estonian-founded, London-based money transfer company, TransferWise, has become the first non-bank payment service provider in the UK’s Faster Payments Scheme. By being part of the scheme, TransferWise will be able to directly connect and settle with the scheme’s 24/7 real-time payment infrastructure, opening the possibility to offer payment services …

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The London Book Fair focusses on Estonian literature

The London Book Fair 2018 focussed on Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as the countries are celebrating their centenaries; numerous events at the fair concentrated on Estonian books, writers and translators in the city that is considered a gateway to the European markets. The London Book Fair, held from 10-12 April …

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An Estonian literature festival arrives in London

The Estonian literature festival, EstLitFest, is to arrive in London on 13 April, bringing together some of the country’s finest writers. This article is commercial content, paid for by EstLitFest. The festival is part of the centenary celebrations of the Republic of Estonia, taking place at the Print Room at the …

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Video: 100 years of breath-taking Estonian landscapes

The London-based Estonian expat, René Küüsvek, has created a short video that captures the charm of Estonia. Küüsvek dedicated the video to Estonia’s centennial. “Like the people of Estonia, its wilderness is calm, beautiful and awe-inspiring. This video captures that charm and I wish Estonians across the world peace, joy and …

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Estonians disrupting the design world with no-branding ethos

Two Estonians and a German have founded a London-based luxury accessories business with the purpose to make timeless bags without logos and branding labels. The trio of industry insiders – designer Oliver Ruuger, sustainability researcher Markus Vihma and a fourth-generation master craftsman Volker Koch decided to start doing something different, …

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