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The City of London Chamber

The City of London is the top global financial centre and is home to major banks and other financial and professional institutions. Small and medium-sized businesses are significant contributors within the City, making up over 98% of all businesses in the Square Mile. The City is a key driver of the economy, generating over £97bn in economic output annually. The City also contributes to the wider economy, generating £1.1bn in business rates.

The City of London is home to one of the youngest, most highly skilled and international workforces across the country. Businesses operating in the Square Mile must have access to targeted support to grow and prosper.

The City of London Chamber, a business group within London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), convenes, supports, and champions businesses within the Square Mile. The City of London Chamber is open to LCCI Members and the Community Network.

Source: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

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Our Mission

The City of London Chamber is committed to understanding the key issues impacting businesses in the Square Mile and campaigning for action. 

The City of London Chamber champions all voices in the City and provides a forum for businesses to work towards a shared ambition to maintain the City’s standing as the best in the world in which to start and run a business. Becoming part of the City of London Chamber will also give you membership to London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. You will have full access to the profile raising and support services available to all LCCI Members.


Join the City of London Chamber

To join you must be an LCCI Member or part of the free London Chamber Community Network and operate in the Square Mile.

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About City of London Chamber Events

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Networking, Roundtables and Briefings

Our networking events open opportunities for new and existing businesses situated in the City to connect and collaborate. Building strong relationships with closely situated businesses helps SMEs to find new customers, partners and growth. Our events and information sharing sessions will enable these connections to happen. 

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Our Campaigning Areas

Net Zero

Net Zero

The Chamber is committed to helping the City reach net zero by 2040 by supporting businesses with the transition. We support the world's leading Green Finance sector and help businesses access it whilst signposting the resources available to them.

Fintech

Fintech

Supporting the Fintech community in the Square Mile is a key policy focus for the Chamber. We meet with key representative organisations to support the development of a thriving sector and their relationships with other Fintech centres around the world from Ukraine to India.

Police and Cybersecurity

Police and Cybersecurity

It is key for businesses that their staff and assets are safe in the City. The Chamber actively engages with the City of London police and represents the issues facing our members. We work with members and experts to minimise the risk of posed by cybersecurity.

Planning

Planning

The City of London’s capacity for growth and development – when it comes to new build, changes to the use of buildings and infrastructure - is regulated by the planning regime as decided by the local authority for the Square Mile, the Corporation of the City of London. The City of London Chamber works with the Corporation, the Mayor of London and the Government so that the planning system for the City meets the needs of its businesses – whether they are SMEs or large businesses.

Transport

Transport

One of the City's biggest strengths is its transport system which allows for up to 200,000 people to commute daily in addition to vast volumes of goods. The Chamber seeks to ensure this system keeps pace with the demands of modern life and continues to brilliantly serve the people of London.

International Trade

International Trade

One of the great strengths of the City is its strong trading relationship with countries all around the world. We identify and support areas that can strengthen these relationships to further solidify London as a leading global business hub.

Meet the City of London Chamber Committee

The City of London Chamber Committee, founded by Alderman Prem Goyal OBE, consists of LCCI Members from a variety of sectors and sizes based in the City. The purpose of the Committee is to champion the voices of business in the Square Mile, representing their interests in the forums of policy debate and helping to address local business issues.

What our members think

We are delighted to be City of London Chamber members. I look forward to working alongside fellow local businesses to tackle issues facing businesses like ours in the City
Amy Green, Insurance Specialist, Specialist Risk Group Limited
Amy Green
Specialist Risk Group, Member of the City of London Chamber
News and Updates from the City of London Chamber
City of London Chamber partners with City of London Corporation to support SMEs
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City of London Chamber partners with City of London Corporation to support SMEs

The City of London Chamber will work with the City of London Corporation to support SMEs in the Square Mile following the publication of the SME Strategy by the Corporation. Led by Policy Chairman Chris Hayward and supported by Lead Member for SMEs, Paul Singh, the SME Strategy aims to enhance visibility and support for small businesses while aligning with the City's broader economic ambitions.

Black cabs expected to enter Bank Junction next Spring
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Black cabs expected to enter Bank Junction next Spring

The City of London Corporation has voted to allow taxis to access Bank Junction for a trial period expected to begin in Spring 2025. The decision, made by the Court of Common Council, the City Corporation's premier decision-making body, follows months of advocacy by the City of London Chamber and others. By opening the Junction to black cabs, the City of London Chamber believes that safety and convenience will be guaranteed to all those who visit this area.

City of London Leaders Address Climate Change at Net Zero Summit
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City of London Leaders Address Climate Change at Net Zero Summit

Key figures from the City of London came together to address the pressing issue of climate change at the Net Zero Summit held at Mansion House earlier this month. Alderman Prem Goyal OBE represented the City of London Chamber at the event, highlighting the City's ongoing commitment to achieving its Net Zero target. 

The Lord Mayor’s City Giving Day
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The Lord Mayor’s City Giving Day

The Lord Mayor’s City Giving Day, on Tuesday 24 September 2024, is a unique annual event which unites businesses in the City and beyond by celebrating the positive impact they have for their charity partners and their local communities, through fundraising and volunteering. The City of London Chamber looks forward to taking part. Find out how your business can get involved.

 

City Corporation’s Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Strategy
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City Corporation’s Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Strategy

LCCI and the City of London Chamber are pleased to support the City Corporation’s Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Strategy. The SME Strategy will deliver Square Mile SMEs unprecedented levels of support, ensuring the City of London remains the premier destination in the UK for starting and growing a business. The strategy seeks to support these three ambitions:
•    Be a Vibrant, Thriving Destination
•    Support Dynamic Economic Growth
•    Provide Excellent Services
 

City of London Chamber Calls for Office Space for SMEs and Improved Transport Links
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City of London Chamber Calls for Office Space for SMEs and Improved Transport Links

The City of London Chamber has submitted its response to the City Plan 2040 consultation, calling for more improvement on the offices and transport policies.

Realising the full potential of London
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Realising the full potential of London

The City of London Chamber were delighted to welcome Sir Paul Nurse, Chief Executive of the Francis Crick Institute and Nobel Laureate, to our latest event at the Guildhall. Sir Paul articulated London's vision as a leading biosciences hub, aiming for economic growth and environmental protection. Read his interview in the latest issue of London Business Matters. 

Anniversary Reception
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Anniversary Reception

Amidst the surroundings of Guildhall Art Gallery, the City of London Chamber celebrated its first anniversary. The prestigious event featured esteemed speakers, including the Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister, Bim Afolami MP, the Lord Mayor of London, Michael Mainelli, Policy Chairman of the City of London Corporation Chris Hayward.

The City of London Police's Approach to Cybersecurity
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The City of London Police's Approach to Cybersecurity

The City of London Chamber gathered industry experts, government officials, and business leaders to discuss the evolving landscape of cyber threats and the proactive measures taken by the City of London Police to prevent and combat cybercrime.

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To view the full library of City of London Chamber news updates and articles, please click here. Updates include, the Lord Mayor’s Show, Net-Zero and Roundtable events.

London and Edinburgh Unite for Cultural and Financial Collaboration

LCCI event

Forging Stronger Bonds

On Thursday 14 March 2024, a pivotal luncheon took place, marking the beginning of a promising relationship between the City of London Chamber and the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce. Hosted by the Royal Bank of Scotland, this luncheon served as the inaugural step towards fostering enduring and fruitful ties between the financial powerhouses of the UK: London and Edinburgh. With a focus on securing funding for the arts and culture, the event set the stage for future collaborations aimed at maximising the potential of both cities.

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