Category: London Business

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

Brexit hiatus – infrastructure and housing investment crucial

More than four in five London businesses say increased investment in infrastructure is important for the UK economy in the period between the referendum and the start of Brexit negotiations according to a new survey by ComRes for London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). The poll of more than 500 business leaders found that

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

Chief Secretary to the Treasury addresses LCCI on government’s spending priorities

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, the Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, today addressed London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) members as guest speaker at a breakfast briefing event hosted by the Goring Hotel. Mr Hands, who is the MP for Chelsea and Fulham, was appointed to the Treasury role after the General Election,

Business needs help to prosper in London’s digital economy

Small businesses and sole traders in the capital with no online presence risk falling behind in the digital economy and should be supported in being equipped with necessary digital skills, resources and infrastructure, according to a new LCCI report. With the digital economy transforming how business can engage with customers, using online platforms is crucial