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SOKOS Hotel offer for all the YardMate Members

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As a member of YardMate, Sokos Hotels has offered all its fellow members in YardMate network preferential deals for the past two years. The benefit has been very welcome and members have enjoyed reduced rates for accommodation as well as flexible service regarding bookings during holiday periods. See the whole story behind Sokos Hotel member benefits.

To get the same discount and other YardMate member benefits, place your application via Apply for Memembership.

Meet the Member – All in Order VA

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Every office’s assistant at your service – Meet Tiina Ansell from our member company All in Order VA

Who are you?
I am Tiina Ansell, founder of All in Order VA Virtual Assistant Services and Virtual Assistant. I come from the corporate world with over 20 years of experience in working for both start-up and well-established companies. My former career has taken me abroad to work for  international companies in project coordination and business support roles. My years in various administration and management roles in fast-paced and growing companies, has given me a great understanding of what a business needs to run efficiently. I am super-organised hence I chose the name ‘All in Order VA’- it describes me and my work methodology very well.

What is your company specialized in?
We are specialized in administration, business support and project coordination services.  We work remotely and virtually with the client, unless the task requires presence at the client’s premises.

Tell us about your clients?
Our clients are business owners and companies who require assistance in business functions either on a once-off or more regular basis. They usually have a need for more hands in the business quickly, and to save time or for lack of it, and for cost efficiency, are outsourcing tasks.

What services or products do you offer to other YardMate members?
We are offering all above mentioned services in a flexible and tailor-made format.

What are your expectations for YardMate?
We wish to reach the YardMate members to introduce our services and establish how our expertise can help in managing and growing their business. We also hope that the YardMate network will help us to introduce our services to potential customers.

Anything else you wish to say to us?
It is great to be part of the YardMate team of dedicated professionals! When you are working hard, do remember that while you can do everything it may not be beneficial.

Innovation afternoon in RAUMA 5.3.2020

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is called the innovation afternoon in Rauma – 5.3. at 12 – 16.  The happening is FREE for everyone interested in

  • Research and Development (digital, automation, artificial intelligent, gaming and learning innovations)
  • Industry and corporate cooperation
  • Marine innovations

Our CEO, Kari Härkönen, is presenting new marine and ship building innovations and business models.

Join the meeting HERE!

Program in Finnish:


Turun yliopiston DI-koulutus – yritysyhteistyö & opintopolut
Mika Hannula, vararehtori, Turun yliopisto

Käsityökasvatuksen tarjoamat mahdollisuudet teknologiaoppimiseen
Eila Lindfors, professori, Turun yliopisto

Työpaikalla tapahtuva oppiminen
Kari Toivonen, koulutuspäällikkö, Logistiikka, Länsirannikon Koulutus Oy WinNova

Kehittyvät oppimisympäristöt ja yritys-oppilaitosyhteistyö
Anssi Pajala, lehtori, Logistiikan ja Merenkulun osaamisalue, Satakunnan AMK, Rauma

Innovatiivisia osaajia teknologia-aloille – MyTech
Eija Laine, yhteyskoordinaattori, Teknologiateollisuus ry

Osaava työvoima, kilpailukyky ja TKI-yhteistyö
Antti Simula, toimitusjohtaja, Rauman RS-Rakennus Oy
Rauman Yrittäjien hallituksen puheenjohtaja

Ari-Pekka Vanamo, tehtaanjohtaja, Metsä Fibre, Rauman tehdas,
Rauman kauppakamarin hallituksen varapuheenjohtaja

Kari Härkönen, toimitusjohtaja, YardMate Oy

Käsityönopettaja teknologiaoppimisen asiantuntijana perusopetuksessa
Jenni Laaksonen ja Juuso Virta, Rauman TK-kilta

Read more in Finnish HERE.

YardMate opens co-operation with Polish Maritime Cluster

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YardMate was invited to speak for the core decision makers of Polish Maritime industry. The KLASTER MORSKI / Westpomerian Maritime Cluster conference was held on Thursday-Friday the 24th and 25th at Miedzyzdroje, Poland. Beside networking and mingling YardMate got practical start for the future cooperation – for example, creating a real bridge between Polish and Finnish maritime companies to provide products and services.

Kari Härkönen, the CEO of YardMate consortium, introducing the
cutting edge co-operation model for Polish maritime decision makers.