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London First’s responds to BT’s announcement of plans to improve the UK’s broadband capability with its ‘ultrafast’ G.fast service

News In  response to BT’s announcement of plans to improve the UK’s broadband capability with its ‘ultrafast’ G.fast service, John Dickie, director of strategy at London First, said: “These plans are good news for the UK and London in particular. “London

January 30, 2015 0 comments

London First publishes ‘A Manifesto for Jobs and Growth’

News With less than 100 days to go until the General Election, London First has today released its priority asks of the next Government : A Manifesto for Jobs and Growth: Making London the best city in the world in which to

January 29, 2015 0 comments

Yes, but what’s the BBC ever done for us?

Media centreNews Below is a blog published on Tuesday 20 January on the BBC website by John Dickie, our Director of Strategy and Policy and the former Head of Corporate Affairs at the BBC. The blog can be viewed here. The UK economy is becoming

January 20, 2015 0 comments

London Awards celebrate capital’s best of 2014

Media centreNews The public has declared the thousands of ceramic poppies planted at the Tower of London to mark the outbreak of the First World War as the capital’s top cultural event of 2014. Artists Paul Cummins CBE and Tom Piper CBE received

January 14, 2015 0 comments

UK’s first business-led plan for London sets out priorities to drive jobs and growth in the capital

Media centreNews Study comes with clear message: swift and decisive action is needed to address city’s challenges The most significant business-led consultation project undertaken to help drive jobs and growth in a UK city is set to be launched at an event

January 7, 2015 0 comments
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