Keeping London at the forefront of global business
working with and for the whole UK
Our mission is to make London the best city in the world in which to do business
London First was set up by business leaders with the belief that by harnessing business assets we can drive positive change.
We operate as a business campaigning force, with over 175 members, and are uniquely placed to champion the city:
We’ve done it before: back in the 1990s, London’s prospects looked bleak. Business leaders came together to lead when others wouldn’t;
We’ve achieved a lot: over the past three decades, we’ve campaigned for the creation of the office of London Mayor and Transport for London, for Crossrail, for congestion charging and for expansion at Heathrow; we incubated Teach First and created the UK’s largest annual jobs and careers fair for school leavers, Skills London;
We know how to influence and drive change: giving London’s employers a powerful voice, prioritising the critical interventions needed to keep our capital competitive and connecting with allies to create solutions that help our country succeed as one.
Now, we’re stepping up once again. With our members – and the millions of people they employ in the UK – we are pursuing an agenda that will keep London at the forefront of global business, working with and for the whole UK. Read more about our Next Horizon Strategy to 2024.
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Our members include over 200 of the capital’s leading employers across a wide range of sectors, with a common commitment to our capital.