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

Confidence rising … but concern about cashflow

LCCI in partnership with leading polling agency ComRes have released the Capital 500 Quarterly Economic Survey for the first quarter of this year. The survey, taken before the triggering of Article 50 and the announcement of the June election, found that although businesses reported an increase in confidence and outlook for the year ahead there

We have seen pragmatism from business, now we need practical action from Government

It is a testament to the resilience of London businesses that, since last year’s referendum, we have not experienced any sense of panic about Brexit. Rather, firms across the capital have largely taken a pragmatic and level-headed approach to Britain’s exit from the EU. Following the coming General Election, they will look to new ministers

Why you should attend the British Chambers of Commerce Annual Conference 2017

The British Chambers of Commerce Annual Conference 2017 is an unmissable event for business leaders and those involved in corporate affairs or public policy. Keep up with the key developments in Westminster and understand how they will affect UK businesses – book your place now to avoid disappointment and attend one of the UK’s most

Brexit Q&A

How will the High Court ruling impact on Brexit? On 3 November 2016, the High Court ruled that the Prime Minister could not trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty (the process which sets in motion the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union over a two-year period) without recourse to Parliament.. The government has appealed

Titans of the future

“When I look at the classroom I think of Titans. They will be working for or creating tomorrow’s companies but they need our help.” Sherry Coutu CBE Business and education leaders gathered at the City of London Club in November to hear serial entrepreneur, Ambassador for London and Chairman of Founders- 4Schools Sherry Coutu CBE

Fair trade – making the most of overseas exhibitions

International trade fairs provide an invaluable opportunity for businesses to target potential customers, win business, and boost your brand and reputation abroad, but you need to plan and orchestrate carefully. That was the message from LCCI’s recent seminar: How to make the most of trade fairs abroad which was held in the splendid library of