A look back at 2016

It’s been another busy year at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry – over the last twelve months we have been: advancing the interests of our members’ to the new London Mayor and GLA; connecting our members through our successful networking events and International company trade missions; and offering our members’ the best range of practical and professional services.  Read our latest entry to look back on what we have achieved this year and give you some insight in to our exciting plans for 2017.

Thank you for all your support in 2016 – have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  We look forward to seeing you in 2017.

 

January

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As part of the London Tomorrow initiative we hosted the first business debate by the main mayoral candidates to over 400 people at the LSE. Candidates outlined how they would meet the challenges of the capital approaching megacity status.

Access the full debate here.

 

February

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‘LCCI offers a variety of business services – we find the Property and Construction specialist group of great value and have used the research services, mailing lists and met clients and suppliers at their high quality networking events.’

– Duncan Hopwood, Hopwood PR

Learn more about your member services.


March

mipim2With a delegation led by LCCI President Tony Pidgley, we were at the forefront of Property and Construction sector discussions at MIPIM 2016.

Find out about our plans for MIPIM 2017.

 


April

london-4We brought together PAs, EAs, Event Bookers and Office Managers with over 50 of the best London suppliers from the retail, travel and hospitality industries at LCCI PA Club’s popular Showcase Morning exhibition.

Find out how to join and get involved with future LCCI PA Club events here.


May

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See our upcoming trade missions and events here.

 

June

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Our report ‘Living on the Edge – Housing London’s Blue Light Emergency Services’ found that high housing costs mean that 54% of frontline ‘Blue light’ police, fire and paramedic staff now live outside London and have to commute into the capital.

Read our findings here.

 

July

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View our latest Prestige events for high-level networking opportunities and corporate hospitality here.

 

August

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Guests enjoyed drinks and canapes overlooking the Thames at our exclusive networking event at the HMS President RNR.

Visit our events calendar to book on to an upcoming networking event in 2017.

 


September

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We championed women in business on our largest company mission to the United Arab Emirates. More than 50 companies from six different countries took part in our delegation, as we visited Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.

Find out more about our international business activity.

 

October

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Guests joined leading representatives from the transport industry including RT Hon Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport and LCCI President Tony Pidgley at our high-level black tie dinner.

View pictures from the 2016 Transport Dinner here.

 


November

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Following the EU referendum, our latest report suggested answers to two key questions: how to practically treat the 771,000 EU nationals currently employed within London firms, and how to realistically plan to process the future migrant workers that London will need.

Read the full report here.

 

December

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‘LCCI membership continues to prove itself to be beneficial and we have gained valued clients through our membership. The LCCI team, from the event organisers to our account managers, make all the difference.’ – Debbie Wells, AIM Commercial Cleaning

Contact the membership team.

 

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