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Toyko - London building UK-Japanese trade

Tonight the City played hosted to a delegation from Tokyo, building on our strong connections to ensure our future trade with Japan remains strong.  It was a pleasure to meet Governor Koike who was visiting the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Charles Bowman.  Yuriko Koike, the first female Gove

Prime Minister and Chancellor discuss UK future

Today I joined business leaders in a meeting with the Prime Minister and Chancellor to discuss the impact of the 2018 budget and how to work with business for the country’s future.

The Prime Minister made a number of interesting comments that I share:

Saving our poppies

PIPCU tackles counterfeit poppy sellers ahead of Remembrance Day

The City of London Police's Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) is targeting counterfeit poppy sellers ahead of Remembrance Day.

Anglo Dutch Trade in Tech a Success

This morning I joined business leaders to meet Innovative entrepreneurs from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom who are showcasing their work to the Dutch King and Queen and the British Earl and Countess of Wessex.  We saw clean tech solutions, AI solutions, robotics development and medical d

Lords Committee looks at Brexit and Intellectual Property

This morning the House of Lords EU Select Committee on Justice looked at Intellectual Property and Brexit.  It was an honour to play a small part in assisting with the potential answers.  The discussion was very interesting.  The committee posed many challenges to the witnesses.

There but not....we shall remember them

Today At the Court of Common Council meeting, a commemorative installation of 113 seated silhouettes will be on display in the public gallery representing the 112 officers, City of London Police officers, and 1 Common Councilman who lost their lives on active service in the Great War.

Seething Lane Garden & St. Olave's Church Yard refurbished

In the past week the City of London received its final reports on the wonderfully refurbished church yard of St. Olave's and the Seething Lane Gardens.  Beautiful green spaces in Tower Ward that I hope everyone can enjoy.

London future positive post Brexit

Tonight chief secretary to the treasury John Glen MP, met with London leaders to discuss how to keep Britain engaged with Europe and London as its financial and economic capital.  He balanced a view of alignment and engagement with the EU alongside the opportunity of no longer being subject to it