Month: May 2016

New Chair for LCCI’s economy and enterprise committee

Mary-Ann Wright, a partner at DWF LLP, has been appointed chair of the LCCI’s flagship economy and enterprise committee, taking over from Mishcon de Reya’s Elliot Moss. Head of family law at the firm’s City of London, Birmingham and Bristol offices, Wright has particular experience representing SMEs and senior individuals within the insurance, finance and

London’s businesses support stronger councils within the capital

The government’s ‘devolution revolution’ across England is welcome, if a tad late. Giving more powers to local decision makers in various city regions will unlock potential for future prosperity. However Whitehall has largely left London out of the process, perhaps because our city has a mayor and assembly but that would ignore that London’s devolutionary

Why London businesses should get secure online

Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Digital Economy, wants security to be an enabler, and one which can bring competitive advantage. The UK has wholeheartedly embraced Internet technology. We’re world leaders in e-commerce: we spend a staggering £557 billion every year and four in five people bought something online over the past year. We have some

Rwanda and Tanzania trade targets for London business

East Africa is a regular destination for London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Trade Missions with Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda providing the usual market stops. This year however Rwanda was selected for a trade visit. Mission manager Ruma Deb reports. Last month marked LCCI’s and UKTI London’s first visit to Rwanda, hardly surprising

The play’s the thing: the contribution of theatre to London’s economy

To many, London is the theatre capital of the world, boasting a total of 241 professional theatres with more than 110,000 seats. These offer a myriad of drama, musicals and comedy, sometimes for years on end. Agatha Christie’s murder mystery ‘The Mousetrap’ has been playing at St Martin’s Theatre since 1952. According to a 2014