Cyber attacks – advice from NCSC

Following last month’s global coordinated ransomware attack on thousands of private and public sector organisations – most evident in the UK in the National Health Service – the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) reported no initial subsequent accounts of the same kind. But, the service added, it was important to understand that “the way these

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

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (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

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