Category: London Business

Delivering for a Megacity – Why we need a Freight Commissioner for London

Today, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) called on City Hall to appoint a Freight Commissioner to lead on freight and logistics in London, as the Mayor consults on a new Transport Strategy for the capital Why is this important? Freight plays a vital, if not always appreciated, role in our everyday lives. From

LCCI Cyber Security Series Part 1: The smartphone

Recent government figures show that nearly half of all businesses suffered at least one cyber security breach or attack in the last 12 months.  Cybercrime truly entered the public consciousness in May this year, when a global ransomware attack on thousands of private and public sector organisations crippled NHS services in some parts of the

Hear from Labour party leader Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP at the British Chambers of Commerce Business and Education Summit

How can business and education providers work together to help young people succeed in their careers? Join the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) on Thursday 6 July to hear from other influential names in the worlds of business and education including, among others, Neil Carmichael (Former chair, Education Select Committee), Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable

Progress report – Sadiq Khan’s year in office

Last month Mayor of London Sadiq Khan marked his first year in office. London’s highly- respected newspaper The Evening Standard assessed how he was doing on the major issues facing the capital – policing, housing, business, the environment and transport. Most progress had been made in the areas of business and the economy, and the

Women in business

Last month two highly influential organisations in the capital announced new women in business leaders. The City of London Corporation’s policy chairman, succeeding Mark Boleat, is Catherine McGuinness who assumes the role after serving 20 years as an elected member, latterly as deputy chairman. Across the river at London & Partners Laura Citron was announced

Preparing for a post-Brexit Europe

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has been clear from the outset that for any deal on a ‘post-Brexit Europe’ to succeed, the ‘will of business’ must be reflected. It will be, after all, businesses across Europe that will be at the forefront of making whatever new political arrangements that emerge from the negotiations

Building bridges and growing networks

It’s been almost a year since Sadiq Khan won the election and asked me to become his deputy mayor for business. With his commitment to become the most pro-business Mayor London had ever seen, he handed me the formidable task of leading this effort, a task that was made more complicated when the UK voted