Firm strengthens ties between the UK and Finland
A MEDICAL technology company strengthened the ties between the UK and Finland during a visit from the country's ambassador.
Staff at Becton Dickinson's Plymouth office received a visit from Pekka Huhtaniemi, Ambassador of Finland to the UK, on Monday.
The visit was arranged by procurement facilitator Jill Sanders, who has assumed her new responsibility as honorary consulate for Finland, covering Devon and Cornwall.
Ambassador Huhtaniemi was given a tour of the facility and had lunch with senior managers and guests.
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A spokesman for Becton Dickinson said: "Finland and the UK have historically enjoyed a strong and friendly relationship politically, economically, and culturally.
"His Excellency's visit was an opportunity to showcase one of the Becton Dickinson world-class production facilities that manufactures a broad range of blood collection products for healthcare institutions around the world."
Becton Dickinson has provided blood collection products to the global market for more than 30 years, and now also provides safety-engineered medical devices.
During his visit, Ambassador Huhtaniemi heard about the company's work in Finland to help prevent injuries to healthcare workers.
Founded in 1897, the company employs nearly 30,000 people in more than 50 countries throughout the world.