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TampereAmbassador AnthonyStarkey
Country of Origin

United Kingdom

Country of Recidence

Finland

Where are you from?
I’m from Manchester, England. I have been visiting Tampere since 1999 and have lived here permanently for 8 years now.

What would you like to tell about yourself?
I’m a social and out-going person who likes to make friends and meet new people from all over the world. I love sports and have played team sports regularly, including football, cricket, volleyball, rinkball, sähly. I also like to skate and have bought some skis to try this winter. I’m certainly not saying I do any of these well … but the taking part is what counts 🙂

Why is Tampere the best place to live?
It’s well known that Tampere is the “Manchester of Finland”, and I feel this is very true as it’s like a second home for me. It has (almost) everything, Särkänniemi, Koiramäki, summer markets, ice hockey and football teams, even dunking students in the lake. Tampere really is a colourful and growing community which has its own special feeling.

What are your professional activities?
Having worked in several different industries including military, food and mobile technology I am now considering returning to the food industry by becoming an entrepreneur.

What is your involvement in international activities?
I have made many contacts internationally from my various travels and time spent working for international companies. I would be happy to use these global connections to promote Tampere.

What is your mission as a Tampere Ambassador?
I would like to promote Tampere as an exciting and vibrant community ideal for international markets and workplaces. I intend to do this by advertising Tampere Ambassador logo within my own company’s advertising campaign. Also when I am travelling I will promote Tampere as much as I can.

What potential do you see for Tampere in the future?
Tampere is a fast growing and thriving community, and more and more international companies are coming to employ and invest. This will attract international professionals which can only help Tampere’s continuous growth.

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