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London Chamber of Commerce

London Chamber of Commerce is the capital biggest business network.
London Chamber of Commerce
Leadership team

Richard Burge (Chief Executive Officer)

Neil Stanfield (Financial Director and Secretary)

Liz Henderson (Director of Membership and Events)

Headquarters
London, United Kingdom
Type
Non-profit
Region served
London, United Kingdom
Year stablished
1881
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Summary

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) was founded in 1881 and is the capital’s largest independent networking and business support organisation. LCCI is an accredited chamber of British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), the UK's most representative business network, with accredited chambers in every locality in the UK.

The Chamber have a range of interest groups designed to provide targeted support services to business communities, including: Asian Business Association (ABA), Black Business Association (BBA) and Business Owners Club. LCCI introduced a free B2B digital networking app in 2021 to facilitate digital connections across the capital. On the LCCI Community App, you can chat with peers, join sector and common interest groups, and discover LCCI member product and services offers.


History

Overview

The LCC was a prominent supporter of calls for an Imperial Federation. In 1886 they funded a competition for the best essay "formulating a practical working plan of the federation and the mother-country". The prize was set at £50 and a size limit of 75 pages were set. 106 entries were received and judged by a panel consisting of James Anthony Froude, Sir Rawson W. Rawson and Professor John Robert Seeley. The competition was won by William Henry Parr Greswell, a former professor of classical studies at Cape University. His essay was published by the with those of the runners-up, J C. Fitzgerald, of Wellington, New Zealand, Philip Vernon Smith, an ecclesiastical barrister, W. J. Bradshaw of Melbourne, Australia and F. H. Turnock of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. A final essay by Reverend Dalton, a canon in Windsor was expanded and published later.

Membership

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is the very centre of London’s business community, they support their members, make connections to spark new opportunity, and champion the needs and interests of London businesses at home and abroad.

Joining LCCI gives one access to a range of business services, from networking events to bespoke advice. Their various tiers are tailored to provide businesses of all sectors and sizes the support they need. Whether one is looking for profile-building opportunities or wants to enjoy discounts on products like trade documents, there are plenty of reasons to join the LCCI network and see one's business grow. 

Premier plus membership

Premier Plus Membership gives all of the member's organisation’s employees access to LCCI’s range of exclusive products and services. It gives one access to a network of members at both in-person and digital events, raises their personal and business profile, and adds their voice to one of the most influential business networks in the UK.

Patron membership

The Patron membership is designed for organisations who wish to be part of LCCI’s policy impact agenda, providing progressive thought-leadership and collaborative problem-solving to influence London’s position as a world city.
 


Goals and Purpose

Mission

According to the LCC website, the organisation's mission is: "furthering the interests of London businesses, enabling them to collaborate, creating thousands of connections and offering members a comprehensive range of business services to see them prosper."

Vision

LCC's vision is to provide businesses with a platform to raise their profile and helps companies all sectors and sizes create new business relationships. From innovative SMEs to global corporations, LCC provides businesses with a wealth of opportunities to network and grow. 


Impact

Awards

In 1903, the LCCI established its first arbitration scheme for the resolution of commercial disputes, called the London Chamber of Arbitration. In 2020, this was re-formed as the London Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation (LCAM). In 2014, LLC won the top prize in the Corporation of London Clean City Awards Scheme. And in 2012, 2013 and 2015 they won a Platinum Award. More than 1,650 companies (sites) participate in the awards - from small shops and food outlets to multi-national companies.

Themes

The London Chamber of Commerce is focused on the smart cities theme: for that reason, they established a centre of excellence for the development, testing and deployment of technology to enable effective delivery of local, national and international business in an integrated secure environment. The Committee’s work areas include smart interconnectivity, communications, open data, maintaining privacy and cyber security and offering opportunities for members to share best practice, network, partner and do business.


References
London Chamber of Commerce
Leadership team

Richard Burge (Chief Executive Officer)

Neil Stanfield (Financial Director and Secretary)

Liz Henderson (Director of Membership and Events)

Headquarters
London, United Kingdom
Type
Non-profit
Region served
London, United Kingdom
Year stablished
1881
Social Media