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BREAKING: Government gives green light to Heathrow expansion

Media centreNews The Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, has announced that the government is backing expansion of Heathrow Airport. London First welcomes this decision. In its next steps, the government has to look at better links to all our airports and plan for

October 25, 2016 0 comments

We must remain open to international talent

Media centreNews While the fallout from the Amber Rudd party conference speech was reverberating across business, our chief executive, Baroness Jo Valentine, was meeting the immigration minister, Robert Goodwill, at the Conservative Party Conference to cut through on all the noise and

October 5, 2016 0 comments

Mayoral boost for new east London river crossings

Media centreNews The Mayor of London has set out a package of new river crossings that he would like to see built over the next 5-10 years to improve transport links in east London (the Mayor’s press notice can be found here).

October 4, 2016 0 comments

London First appoints Jasmine Whitbread as chief executive

Media centreNews Jasmine Whitbread, FTSE 100 board member and former chief executive of Save the Children International, is joining London First as our new chief executive. Jasmine will join in December as our current chief executive, Baroness Jo Valentine, steps down at

October 3, 2016 0 comments

Let Britain Fly: The importance of air freight to UK exports

Media centreNews It’s not just businesses and residents in the south east that benefit from new runway capacity. Our campaign group, Let Britain Fly, has recently published a new report with CEBR showing that the Government’s continued failure to get on with

September 14, 2016 0 comments

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