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We are focused on keeping our capital at the top of the global charts, delivering for the whole of the UK.

We were founded by business leaders in the ’90s, when London was struggling, with the mission to make London the best city in the world for business. We’ve galvanised the business community to bring pragmatic solutions to London’s challenges, with real results.




London’s business chiefs step up to transform public spaces at Aldwych, Hanover Square and East Mayfair

Media centreNews London’s business chiefs today threw their support behind three key projects that promise to transform public spaces in Aldwych, Hanover Square and East Mayfair. The influential West End Streets group, set up by London First, brings together the likes of

July 13, 2017 0 comments

A fortnight of action on Brexit priorities

Media centreNews As the clock continues to count down to March 2019, we have been busy setting out our stall on what business needs from government to keep London, and the UK, competitive. Last week, we presented what the capital’s employers want

July 13, 2017 0 comments

Balancing both sides of the skills equation

Media centreNews This week London First brought together business leaders, skills providers and young people, to grapple with London’s skills debate and look ahead at forging solutions. Ark’s King Solomon Academy, one of the country’s highest performing state schools made a fitting

July 13, 2017 0 comments

Unlocking the potential of public space in our West End – a new sense of urgency

Blog Cynthia Grant, Project Director,  New West End Company London is a most dynamic city, with evolving public realm being very much part of this. Our streets and public spaces not only allow people to get around efficiently and comfortably, but also

July 13, 2017 0 comments

Why we need a passenger-focussed Aviation Policy Framework

BlogMedia centre Liam McKay, Director of Public Affairs, London City Airport London City Airport operates in a highly competitive environment, not just in London, but across the UK, Europe, as well as with other modes of transport. Airports cannot expect loyalty, it

July 12, 2017 0 comments

London can’t wait: Government must act to unlock Stansted’s potential

Blog Tim Hawkins, Corporate Affairs Director, Manchester Airport Group (MAG) As owners of London Stansted Airport, we have seen passenger numbers and our network of international connections grow rapidly over recent years. Offering more choice and lower fares for Londoners has

July 11, 2017 0 comments

Business calls for action on UK’s air connections

Media centreNews Influential business group, London First, has called for urgent action from government to secure the UK’s position as a global trading hub – in addition to delivering on Heathrow expansion. The new report, ‘No time to waste: Keeping London’s airports

July 10, 2017 0 comments
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