London First members are invited to join us for a briefing and reception with senior Leaders from London Councils, including its Chair, Cllr Peter John OBE, and Chief Executive, John O’Brien, to learn about London Councils’ aims for the Government’s 2019 Spending Review and to discuss how these fit with London businesses’ priorities.
Hosted by Aecom
Hosted by Gerald Eve
The evening will offer an insider-view retrospective of Spitalfields and an opportunity to reflect on both the scheme’s achievements and the lessons that can be learned from the area’s transformation.
Joining us for this event will be some of the key players involved in the Spitalfields development, including Sir Michael Bear, John Drew and the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs.
Hosted by Perkins + Will
London First’s West End Streets (WESt) Steering Group brings together business leaders to promote the delivery of public realm improvements in one of London’s most important business, retail and tourist locations. Members of the group share a common interest in securing the West End as a long term driver of economic activity critical to London’s success.
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The facts are clear: migration has been good for Britain. But on 29th March2019, the process to end freedom of movement between the EU and UK starts and the Government will press re-set on the immigration rules.
As we approach Brexit, how does London measure up against competitor cities around the world? Where does London have a competitive edge, and where do we need to step up our efforts – whether around housing affordability, transport congestion, or environmental performance?
Kindly hosted by Arcadis
Homes England are leading the Government’s charge to build 300,000 homes across England. They have made fast work of the challenge, agreeing a range of strategic partnerships, getting local authorities onside and striking new deals with landowners.
Kindly hosted by Pinsent Masons
Heidi Alexander will be taking us through her priorities in her crucial role as she seeks to deliver the Mayor’s Transport Strategy to have 80% of trips to be by foot, cycle or public transport by 2041.
Hosted by EY
The opening ceremony with the Mayor of London, is being held to celebrate Skills London, a special occasion created for young Londoners, across all boroughs, to inspire them in their future career choices.
Business leaders and stakeholders will also be invited to this opening event, to preview the show as well as meet with some of the young Londoners testing out their skills and finding a career fit.
As part of our series of events with prominent borough leaders, please join us for a breakfast meeting with the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, to discuss how the borough plans to attract jobs and growth, and how it would like to work in partnership with the private sector to address the challenges and opportunities within the borough.
Kindly hosted by Lloyds Banking Group
Kindly hosted by Lloyds Banking Group
Making the Best Use of London’s Roads: the Mayor’s EV Charging Infrastructure Taskforce – roundtable with Deputy Mayor Shirley Rodrigues
This invitation-only roundtable with Deputy Mayor for the Environment Shirley Rodrigues will explore the role of the private and public sectors in delivering greater amounts of the right types of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in London.
The Mayor’s Taskforce, on which London First sits, is currently tackling this issue as London continues its journey towards being a zero emission city for transport by 2050.
Hosted by Ramboll
Making Best Use of London’s Roads: the Mayor’s EV Charging Infrastructure Taskforce – roundtable with Deputy Mayor Shirley Rodrigues
This invitation-only roundtable with Deputy Mayor for the Environment Shirley Rodrigues will explore the role of the private sector in delivering greater amounts of the right types of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in London
Join us for a private roundtable dinner with Melanie Dawes CB, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government.
The Permanent Secretary also serves as gender champion for the Civil Service and sits on the Civil Service Board and Senior Leadership Committee. Her distinguished career in the Civil Service has included leading roles within HM Treasury, the Cabinet Office and HMRC.
As the new Chair of London First, I am delighted to invite you to the next in our series of chairman’s breakfasts. These events provide an opportunity to exchange insights in a confidential environment in which we can discuss the latest challenges facing business in the capital and how London First can respond and mobilise. Since taking on the role of Chair a few weeks ago, I’ve been impressed by both the scope and the impact of our work together.
London’s skyline is slowly changing but in terms of London’s needs, it can be argued that it hasn’t changed fast enough. We are a city with a finite amount of land that needs to build 65,000 homes a year, as well as providing industrial space and responding to rapid changes in technology. If London is to remain competitive we need to get building, but if we can’t go out, is it time to go up? Are tall buildings essential for cities to continue to grow?
As we get ever closer to March 2019, there’s still considerable uncertainty over the shape of our future relationship with the EU with the spectre of no deal a growing concern. Join us for a Brexit breakfast briefing with the Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP Chair of the Commons Select Committee on Exiting the European Union.This briefing will explore the progress of negotiations and what must be done to avoid a cliff edge. It will provide a timely opportunity to discuss what business needs to be doing to prepare for various possible Brexit scenarios.
Join us for a Brexit breakfast briefing with the Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP Chair of the Commons Select Committee on Exiting the European Union.This briefing will explore the progress of negotiations and what must be done to avoid a cliff edge. It will provide a timely opportunity to discuss what business needs to be doing to prepare for various possible Brexit scenarios.
We first heard from NHS Property Services soon after they came into existence in 2015 and they updated us with progress in October 2016. WE are bringing them back so they can tell us what they have been up to in the intervening period and how they are running this substantial part of the NHS estate.
Breakfast briefing with Cllr Peter John OBE, Chair of London Councils and Leader of Southwark Council
As part of our series of events with the leaders of London’s most vibrant boroughs, please join us for a breakfast briefing with Cllr Peter John OBE, Chair of London Councils and Leader of Southwark Council.
Join us for a breakfast roundtable with the Rt Hon John Healey MP, Shadow Housing Secretary.
We look forward to hearing more from John about Labour’s recently published housing policy paper, particularly its proposals to increase supply. This will be an excellent opportunity to discuss how Labour would seek to address the capital’s housing crisis and to share details of some of the exciting projects London First members are delivering in the capital.
Must Try Harder: How can London Deliver World Class University Facilities and Student Accommodation?
London is a world-class hub for higher education but is the infrastructure that underpins this – teaching facilities and student accommodation – starting to fall behind? Is London failing to deliver the facilities students expect and what impact is this having on London’s attractiveness as a place to study?
As part of our series of roundtables with key policymakers, join us for a roundtable with the Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, Chairman of the Conservative Party. As Cabinet Minister without Portfolio, Brandon Lewis is responsible for Cabinet Office Brexit preparedness and legislation. We look forward to hearing his remarks on this crucial issue at a pivotal time for its delivery.
In May, the Lords EU Committee stated in its 14th report that “we do not believe the UK’s ports and airports will be able to cope with the additional workload that new [border] checks will create”.
In a crowded city with a need to build 65,000 homes a year, surrounded by green belt, brownfield sites are increasingly sought after. With challenging targets set by the Mayor for new homes across the capital, developers and local authorities are looking at a range of options to meet London’s needs.
At a time when Politicians are focused on Brexit, we are calling on cities and businesses to collaborate to ensure all parts of the British economy are firing on all cylinders.
This reception brings together business and politicians from across the UK’s cities and regions. It forms part of London’s First’s Growing Together programme which is designed to link British cities with business, so that together we can push for the infrastructure investment and devolution we need to drive growth.
Join us for our annual London Dinner at Conservative party conference in Birmingham, with Paul Scully MP, Conservative Party Vice-Chair for London, as Guest of Honour.
This dinner will bring together London’s business leaders with Conservative policymakers from across Parliament, London’s boroughs and City Hall. This will be an excellent opportunity to discuss the priorities for London business, and strengthen relationships.
Is London about to see a return to council led housing development? Many boroughs have or are considering setting up council owned housebuilding companies. With a variety of approaches being pursued and challenges to be addressed, will these companies spark a renaissance in local government building or are they a flash in the pan?
On behalf of the Mayor’s Culture and Creative Industries team, London First would like to invite members to a presentation by the London Boroughs of Culture, on their plans for 2019/2020 and how businesses can engage with their programme.