Month: November 2016

Boosting business confidence

The late Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson famously said at the time of the 1964 sterling crisis that “a week is a long time in politics”. How, one wonders, would Mr Wilson describe the current political climate in the UK? In the year since the last Autumn Statement a lot has changed, to say the

London Young Chamber gathers pace

A school gymnasium packed with hundreds of teenagers might not be everyone’s ideal place to spend an evening, but for seven Chamber members it was recently their Wednesday night destination of choice. Marking Young Chamber’s first major activity of the autumn term, Croydon Chamber members, Andall Legal, The HR Dept, Scaramanga Marketing and Coversure Croydon joined forces

The future of trade relationships between the UK and the rest of the world

At her speech at the Conservative Party Conference, the Prime Minister referred to ‘Global Britain’. She talked about ‘a country with the self-confidence and the freedom to look beyond the continent of Europe and to the economic and diplomatic opportunities of the wider world’.  This theme was a constant in the referendum campaign and also

London businesses and Brexit

London business are concerned – but not panicking – about Brexit, according to a widereaching new LCCI report London Businesses and Brexit: reactions, expectations and requirements. The report is the result of polling more than 500 businesses by ComRes, and in-depth roundtable discussions with LCCI members over the summer. It is clear that London firms

Under construction

Mark Collins, chairman of residential at CBRE, has taken over the reins of LCCI’s property and construction committee. The committee acts as an advisory panel, influencing Chamber policy as the organisation puts forward views and lobbies to local and national government for the best interests of businesses in areas such as housing, skills shortages, and

London – most powerful global city

London has been named as the world’s leading global city for business, innovation and culture for the fifth consecutive year according to a report released last month by the Mori Memorial Foundation’s Urban Strategies Institute. The 2016 Global Power City Index ranked London as the leading overall city, highlighting the capital’s strong cultural offering, ease