Perry Le Dain and Meria Heikelä from Business Finland UK awarded Finnish decorations for their services for Finland

Perry Le Dain and Meria Heikelä from Business Finland UK awarded Finnish decorations for their services for Finland

Perry Le Dain and Meria Heikelä from Business Finland UK have been awarded Knights of the Order of the White Rose of Finland for their services for Finland. Le Dain received his decoration in 2019 and Heikelä in 2020, but due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the official presentation of the decorations was delayed. Ambassador Markku Keinänen presented the decorations for both of them at the Ambassador's residence in May.

Perry Le Dain is a senior advisor at Business Finland UK, specializing in digitalisation and ICT, and creative industries. Le Dain has worked at Business Finland for 20 years advising, supporting and mentoring Finnish companies. He has greatly contributed to the internationalisation and growth of Finnish businesses, especially in the UK. His expertise has also helped to attract investments to Finland. 

Meria Heikelä works as a director at Business Finland at the health and wellbeing sector. Heikelä has contributed to the internationalization and growth of Finnish healthcare businesses for several years. At Business Finland, she has opened doors to Finnish businesses in new and challenging export countries and regions, such as China, Southeast Asia, Saudi-Arabia, and the United Kingdom.

The decorations of the Orders of the White Rose of Finland and the Lion of Finland are conferred upon citizens who have distinguished themselves in the service of Finland. Foreign nationals may also be awarded decorations. You can read more about Finland’s orders and decorations here: A guide to the Orders and Decorations of FinlandLink to another website..

Le Dain and Heikelä are both crucial members of Team Finland network in the UK. Interest from the Finnish companies both for digitalization sector as well as health sector has stayed high and even increased during the Covid19 pandemic. Team Finland UK warmly congratulates both Perry and Meria for their well-deserved awards!

You can find contact details of Le Dain and Heikelä here: Business Finland office in United KingdomLink to another website..