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The City of London Chamber

The City of London is the world’s largest financial service and is home to major banks and other financial and professional institutions as well as 24,000 SMEs. It is a key part of London’s Central Business District and the UK’s economy, generating nearly £70bn in economic output annually. 

Businesses operating in the Square Mile must have access to targeted support to grow and prosper. LCCI has launched the City of London Chamber, a business group within LCCI, to convene, support, and champion businesses within the Square Mile.

The City of London Chamber is open to LCCI Members and the Community Network.

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 Chamber campaigns on issues including business rates, improving the footfall in the City after the pandemic, labour and skills shortages, transport and logistics, inclusivity, business crime, and the City’s future competitiveness. 

About the City of London Chamber

Become Part of The City of London Chamber

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.

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Networking Events

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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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.

Join membership or sign up to our free Community Network.

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Upcoming City of London Chamber Event

City of London Chamber Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday 7 February, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

This prestigious networking reception at the Art Gallery at Guildhall will celebrate the City of London Chamber’s one year anniversary. We are delighted that the Lord Mayor of London, Michael Mainelli and City Minister Andrew Griffith MP will be joining us to celebrate this special occasion and to address guests on the City’s future competitiveness and economic growth.

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Our Campaigning Areas

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.


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 & 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.


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.

Business rates

A consensus has long been reached about the failings of the business rates system and the effect it has on businesses in the Square Mile. The Chamber is actively exploring reforms and alternatives to this system to further harness the power of the City of London.

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

About the 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.

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Event Highlights

Networking Reception


Key decision makers from across the Square Mile gathered at the City of London Club for an evening of connection and collaboration. Businesses heard from the Corporation of the City of London Policy Chairman Chris Hayward and Sir Alok Sharma MP who called on businesses to incorporate the need to tackle the climate change emergency in every decision they make.

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Public Procurement: Meet the Buyer

Thursday 21 September 2023

The City of London Chamber, the City of London Corporation and Small Business Research and Enterprise Centre recently hosted a Public Procurement: Meet the Buyer event. The aim of this event was to inform SMEs on how government procurement works and to establish meaningful connections with influential buyers.

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UK-India Infrastructure Summit


The City of London Chamber would like to thank Lord Mayor for making this summit happen and highlighting the importance of UK-India relationship. It was full of fascinating sessions and put down a marker on London being the partner of choice for financing sustainable infrastructure in India. The City has a key role to play in this and we're keen to facilitate these relationships.

Briefing with Nickie Aiken MP


The City of London Chamber was delighted to host Nickie Aiken MP at a breakfast briefing with 75 of our stakeholders. Attendees from a variety of sectors led a fantastic discussion on how we can support businesses in the Square Mile, reduce air pollution and tackle rough sleeping. We would also like to extend our thanks to Deputy Policy Chairman Keith Bottomley for his remarks.

Net Zero Delivery Summit


The City has a key role to play in delivering net zero and the Chamber is delighted to support their efforts. We appreciate the emphasis on delivering solutions which are fair and inclusive, especially for those in developing countries. There was a great variety of speakers at the Summit from both the private and public sectors, generating a diverse discussion.

News and Updates

In Conversation with Susan Hall, the Conservative candidate for London Mayor

"In Conversation with Susan Hall" event was a captivating and insightful event that offered an exclusive opportunity to engage with Susan Hall, the Conservative candidate for London Mayor. This event served as a platform for LCCI Members to gain deeper insights into Hall's vision and policies for the future of London.

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CoL Chamber represented the interests of SMEs at the party conferences

The recent party conferences held in October showcased a dynamic interplay of ideas and concerns, with representative from the City of London Chamber (CoL Chamber) Alderman Prem Goyal OBE, Chair of the City of London Chamber, actively participating in these influential gatherings. 

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CoL Chamber showed its support for Ukraine at the Lord Mayor’s Show

The Chamber unveils its first float at the newly elected Lord Mayor Mainelli’s Lord Mayor’s Show that took placed on Saturday 11 November.

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London's Arts, Business, and Events Sectors Need Urgent Support

In a compelling move to preserve London's status as a global cultural and business powerhouse, the All Party Parliamentary Group on London as a Global City launched its report on 15 November 2023, urging decisive action to bolster the capital’s arts, business, and consumer events sectors.  


Shaping tomorrow's Square Mile

During the recent Property and Construction Networking and Briefing event, held on 14 November, guest Speaker Shravan Joshi MBE highlighted the importance of creating a sustainable and thriving environment for businesses for the City in a post-pandemic world. 

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London's attractiveness as the world leader

The APPG for London as a Global City, for which LCCI provides the secretariat met in Parliament to discuss how to boost London's attractiveness as the world leader in business and commerce. 

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Sir Alok Sharma called for action against climate change

The networking event hosted by the City of London Chamber saw passionate speeches on Net Zero being delivered to a captivated audience.


Collaboration to achieve Net Zero

One of the key barriers for businesses to transition to Net Zero is funding. We are committed to breaking down these barriers to capital. This article contains details on the various private and public schemes that can support your business. From EV charging points to low carbon heating, there are many different options available to green your business.


Liverpool Street Redevelopment

“Businesses in the City of London rely on the key rail terminuses in the capital. Liverpool Street station is the main terminus for passengers to arrive from London Stansted by rail,” Alderman Prem Goyal, Chair of City of London Chamber said.


Lord Hammond says the British economy needs to be a priority

At the City of London breakfast reception, Lord Philip Hammond explained to the attendees his views and hopes for the future of the financial sector in the UK.


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 from Specialist Risk Group | Member of the City of London Chamber

SME London Business Awards: City of London Chamber Award

Could your business be a winner?

The SME London Business Awards celebrate the very best of London business and raise the profile of hardworking SMEs. The awards, comprising of 22 categories, including the City of London Chamber Award, recognise outstanding initiative, innovation and positive impact in enterprise.

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City of London Chamber Award

The winner of the City of London Chamber Award will be an SME that has demonstrated its ability to succeed in one of the most renowned global economic hubs: The City of London. Shine the spotlight on your business success; enter today! Applications close on 30 October 2023.

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Tackling Climate Action Together

Climate for SMEs: 4 Steps to Action

The climate crisis can be daunting for SMEs who don’t have big teams and budgets to fulfil their net zero missions. Here, you can access a free toolkit by LCCI Member Heart of the City which aims to offer accessible and achievable climate crisis solutions. They also offer a free course on their website where you can create a net zero action plan to help you achieve your climate goals. 


Watch the highlights from the City of London Chamber Inaugural Reception at Guildhall


Inaugural Reception

Press Release | January 2023

The City of London Chamber was officially launched at the Guildhall on Wednesday 18 January 2023 in the presence of senior business leaders drawn from across the City. Speeches were delivered by Alderman Prem Goyal OBE, Keith Bottomley CC, Head of Policy at the City of London Corporation, and Richard Burge, Chief Executive of LCCI.

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Photo Highlights

Article | January 2023

Over 150 guests attended the launch of the City of London Chamber. The Chamber will provide a much-needed forum for businesses of all sectors, ranging from large multinational corporations to the over 24,000 SMEs who operate in the Square Mile, convening, supporting and championing them with a dedicated voice.

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‘City Chamber launched to help Square Mile firms navigate challenges’

City AM Article | January 2023

“London is the engine room of the UK and maintaining the City’s credentials as one of the world’s leading financial and professional services centres are crucial to maintaining Global Britain’s standing on the international stage.”

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Opening Ceremony at the London Stock Exchange

A virtual market opening ceremony at the London Stock Exchange marked the launch of the City of London Chamber