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London First is a business membership organisation, with the mission to make London the best place in the world for business. We’re focused on keeping our capital working for the whole of the UK.



Shaking up the PRS sector through business-gov partnership

Blog Natasha Ryan, Campaigns Manager London First is working with the Cabinet Office to help steer a strong partnership between government and business to tackle London’s housing crisis, and there’s a firm commitment from both sides. We joined this week’s round

December 13, 2017 0 comments

May we be optimistic about phase one of Brexit?

Blog Mark Hilton, Skills and Employment director, London First Early on Friday morning, the Prime Minister and the President of the European Commission announced that Agreement had been reached on the ‘Brexit divorce settlement’.  Contained within this 15 page document is the news

December 12, 2017 0 comments

London First bolsters its Board with senior execs from Starbucks, Virgin Group, Deloitte and Legal & General

News London First has appointed Martin Brok, president, Starbucks EMEA; Peter Norris, Chairman, Virgin Group; David Sproul, Senior Partner and Chief Executive of Deloitte UK and Deloitte North West Europe; and Dr Nigel Wilson, Group Chief Executive, Legal & General, to

December 11, 2017 0 comments

The difficult truth about London’s roads

Blog Richard Dilks, Programme Director, Transport  We really can’t carry on as we are – that’s the simple (but difficult) truth about London’s roads. The traffic on them is not in a good way, which is old news. Perhaps this is

December 5, 2017 0 comments

Resilience First and ARC: the App for Resilient Communities

News & resources London First has focused its security and resilience effort on the use of emerging technologies to allow organisations and communities to improve their own and support one other’s resilience. During the ‘Making Resilience Work for Everyone’ workshop at the UK

November 30, 2017 0 comments

Does the government’s construction sector deal go far enough?

News & resources As part of the Industrial Strategy, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy today released details of a Sector Deal for the construction industry.  This deal will get the construction sector working with government to produce a Construction Skills

November 29, 2017 0 comments

Shortlist of London’s best new places revealed

News London Planning Awards 2018 contenders include affordable housing and art galleries The shortlist for the London Planning Awards 2018 has been unveiled, including work from, Karakusevic Carson Architects, the London Borough of Lambeth and London Borough of Enfield. The London

November 29, 2017 0 comments
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