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LONDON: WORLD CAPITAL     OF BUSINESS  PRU ASHBY, SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER                 LONDON & PARTNERS
LONDON & PARTNERS London & Partners is the official promotional organisation  for London Attracting and delivering value...
WHO WE HAVE HELPED SET UP  OR EXPAND IN LONDON
THE EXPERTS ON DOING BUSINESS IN LONDON     HOW WE CAN HELP YOU SET UP             BUSINESS                               ...
WHY LONDON
LONDON NUMBER ONE FOR      BUSINESSLondon is heralded as the  number one city for     establishing a  successful businesso...
LONDON NUMBER ONE FOR      BUSINESSLondon is ranked number one for the highest number of top 500    global companies with ...
LONDON IS OPEN FOR                              BUSINESS           London is one of the most cost-effective cities in Euro...
LONDON’S CENTRAL   LOCATION…
CONNECTIVITY
LONDON’S DIVERSE  TALENT POOL
WHY LONDON FOR TECH               COMPANIESCLUSTER:   London’s IT sector is the largest in Europe   40% of IT companies ...
LONDON UNIVERSITIES OFFERING     IT BASED COURSES                    London Metropolitan University                    Bir...
TECH CITY: LONDON’SGROWING TECH CLUSTER
“Our ambition is to bring   together the creativity and energy of Shoreditch and the incredible possibilities of theOlympi...
TECH CITY: LONDON Tech City is the fastest growing tech  cluster in Europe – now over 600  companies. www.techcitymap.com...
WHO IS IN TECH CITY?
INITIATIVES Networks Universities Recruitment Mentoring and investment programme Race for Apps and Digital Shoreditch
TECH CITY CONNECTIVITY            • The core Tech City area centred around the Old St              roundabout is well serv...
ECOSYSTEM   All in 1 city   85 out of 100 top interactive agencies are located in London   Two thirds of international ...
INVESTMENT Angels in the City   • The UK has the best tax breaks for angel investors in the world City Meets Tech www.ci...
London Government Support Enternships.com – work placements in startups for  ambitious graduates Computer Club for Girls...
INCUBATORSStartups need low cost office space – indeed that’s why they originally moved intoplaces like Shoreditch. TechHu...
BUSINESS SUPPORT R&D tax credits increase from 200-225% Entrepreneurs visa Patent Box Improved Controlled Foreign Comp...
WHY INVEST IN TECH CITY   THE PLACE: At the heart of London, the leading international business hub    and the number-one...
“East London has an incrediblebuzz and a real concentration oftalent. It’s a great place to be to help your tech company g...
TECH CITY BUZZ       “I’ve been in London for six years and the tech scene has never been as vibrant as it is           no...
The City                       Olympic                            Tech City                                            Par...
“THE CRYSTAL” The £30 million Siemens Centre for Urban Sustainability -- also  known as the Crystal   • Centre for though...
THE 2012 GAMES AND     ITS LEGACY
S                 SOUTH PARKN    NORTH PARK
LEGACY OF THE 2012 GAMES World-class sporting legacy – Olympic  Stadium, Aquatics centre, Velodrome,  Multi-use arena 5 ...
The Media Press & Broadcast    Centre – 3 options shortlistediCITY An ‘Innovation City’ anchored by Infinity with the Bro...
Key events   Social Media Week 6-10th Feb 2012 – various cities. London    http://socialmediaweek.org/london/   London a...
Key Networking Groups   TechMeetups http://techmeetups.com   Minibar www.meetup.com/minibar   Silicon roundabout meet-u...
Key Networking Groups (cont)   Shoreditch Business Networking - more general business networking      http://www.syob.co....
THANK YOUPlease contact me with any questions on    pashby@londonandpartners.com
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  1. 1. LONDON: WORLD CAPITAL OF BUSINESS PRU ASHBY, SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER LONDON & PARTNERS
  2. 2. LONDON & PARTNERS London & Partners is the official promotional organisation for London Attracting and delivering value to businesses, students and visitors. Focuses on maximising opportunities for the capital as a place for businesses, visitors and students and to ensure London is recognised globally as the best big city on earth. HERE TO HELP YOU ACCESS LONDON AND ALL ITS OPPORTUNITIES
  3. 3. WHO WE HAVE HELPED SET UP OR EXPAND IN LONDON
  4. 4. THE EXPERTS ON DOING BUSINESS IN LONDON HOW WE CAN HELP YOU SET UP BUSINESS FIND THE PROPERTY FIND THE BUSINESS FIND THE EXPAND YOUR YOUR &PROPERTY LOCATION CASE RIGHT PEOPLE NETWORK LONDON & LOCATION - Sector Intelligence - Specialist Recruitment - Office Specialists - Professional Service - Culture & Social Life - Legal Requirements - Funding & Training - Market, Clients & -- Events - Visas & Work Permits - Corporate/Tax Structure - Salary Benchmarking Transport -- Government Contacts - Schools & Colleges - Cost-effective Set-up - Employment Practice - Labour Pool -- Policy-makers - Demographic Mapping
  5. 5. WHY LONDON
  6. 6. LONDON NUMBER ONE FOR BUSINESSLondon is heralded as the number one city for establishing a successful businessoperation by Cushman & Wakefield’s European Cities Monitor 2011. Source: Cushman & Wakefield, European Cities Monitor 2011
  7. 7. LONDON NUMBER ONE FOR BUSINESSLondon is ranked number one for the highest number of top 500 global companies with headquarters located in the city. Number of FT Global 500 companies Total number of top 500 global companies ranked by market value headquartered in the location 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Source: FT.com from the Financial Times Ltd
  8. 8. LONDON IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS London is one of the most cost-effective cities in Europe to establish a business Cost of establishing a business 20 Lower set up cost compared to other European cities 15 10 5 0 Milan Madrid Amsterdam Dusseldorf Frankfurt Brussels Geneva Paris London DublinSource: World Bank Doing Business Guide 2010,fDi Intelligence, from the Financial Times Ltd.
  9. 9. LONDON’S CENTRAL LOCATION…
  10. 10. CONNECTIVITY
  11. 11. LONDON’S DIVERSE TALENT POOL
  12. 12. WHY LONDON FOR TECH COMPANIESCLUSTER: London’s IT sector is the largest in Europe 40% of IT companies in the UK have chosen London as their base London is home to major Mobile telecommunications companies – Orange and Nokia 22,000 IT businesses in London, three times its nearest European rival, including a significant new technology cluster in east London. 700% growth in technology companies starting up in east London in the last three yearsEXPERTISE: Access to a pool of 540,000 experienced IT professionals and technology graduates. London’s universities focus on IT R&D with world class IT related university research being carried out at: • Imperial College, University College London(UCL), City University, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Royal Holloway.
  13. 13. LONDON UNIVERSITIES OFFERING IT BASED COURSES London Metropolitan University Birkberk College Imperial College London London Southbank University Kings College London London School of Economics University College London
  14. 14. TECH CITY: LONDON’SGROWING TECH CLUSTER
  15. 15. “Our ambition is to bring together the creativity and energy of Shoreditch and the incredible possibilities of theOlympic park to help make eastLondon one of the world’s great technology centres.” DAVID CAMERON UK PRIME MINISTER
  16. 16. TECH CITY: LONDON Tech City is the fastest growing tech cluster in Europe – now over 600 companies. www.techcitymap.com It stretches from Shoreditch and Old Street – on the fringe of The City of London, to the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. Grew organically without government intervention  Tech City Investment Organisation set up to promote the area:  www.techcityuk.com
  17. 17. WHO IS IN TECH CITY?
  18. 18. INITIATIVES Networks Universities Recruitment Mentoring and investment programme Race for Apps and Digital Shoreditch
  19. 19. TECH CITY CONNECTIVITY • The core Tech City area centred around the Old St roundabout is well served by public transport links, with connections to underground, overground and national rail services all within easy reach via Old Street, Shoreditch High Street, Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations. • The table below provides a summary of travel times from these locations to some of London’s key transport connection hubs for access to Europe and the rest of the world. Travel times from Tech City to key transport hubs Area Travel Time London City Airport 27 minutes from Liverpool Street Station Heathrow Airport 39 minutes from Moorgate Station Stansted Airport 45 minutes from Liverpool Street Station Gatwick Airport 42 Minutes from Moorgate Station St Pancras Station 9 minutes from Old Street Station (for Eurostar) Central London 10 minutes from Liverpool Street (Oxford Circus) Source: Transport for London
  20. 20. ECOSYSTEM All in 1 city 85 out of 100 top interactive agencies are located in London Two thirds of international ad agencies have their European HQ in London Second in terms of ad revenues to New York VC capital of Europe Major film and music industry - the O2 contributes over £400m to London’s economy every year Large consumer base – 8 million London, 60 million UK, 500 million Europe
  21. 21. INVESTMENT Angels in the City • The UK has the best tax breaks for angel investors in the world City Meets Tech www.citymeetstech.com Attracting VCs • Index announced new late stage fund on 9th Nov Reinvention of seed funding • Initiative by Anil Hansjee, ex head of corporate development Google EMEA Encouraging recycling of wealth
  22. 22. London Government Support Enternships.com – work placements in startups for ambitious graduates Computer Club for Girls Involvement in shaping IT degree provision with London universities Junior Techmeetups Apps for Good and Facebook Open data e.g. bus checker app
  23. 23. INCUBATORSStartups need low cost office space – indeed that’s why they originally moved intoplaces like Shoreditch. TechHub, The Trampery, Accelerator, Hoxton Mix and InnovationWarehouse all offer low cost desks (between £200-300 per month), plus support,events, access to finance and the networking community. Companies like moo.com alsooffer desk rentals to startups.
  24. 24. BUSINESS SUPPORT R&D tax credits increase from 200-225% Entrepreneurs visa Patent Box Improved Controlled Foreign Company rules Corporation tax reduction – lower than Germany and US Entrepreneurs relief from Capital Gains Tax doubled Enterprise Investment scheme tax break increased from 20% to 30% More sensible cost effective legal structure than other European countries around: • Data protection, IP, Company registration
  25. 25. WHY INVEST IN TECH CITY THE PLACE: At the heart of London, the leading international business hub and the number-one European location for IT. THE BACKING: Commitment from government; backing from industry, banking and academia. THE CASH: Access to London’s world-leading financial services sector and Europe’s largest VC community. THE SPEED: Cutting-edge ICT, digital and creative facilities, including those available at the Olympic Park post 2012; priority area for superfast broadband. THE TALENT: Access to an established and growing community of tech- focused companies and people. THE CONNECTIONS: World-class international transport links, with Eurostar rail terminal and major airports close by; proximity to leading technology universities. THE BUZZ: Vibrant multi-cultural commercial and social scene, creating a buzz to generate new ideas and innovation and attract the best talent.
  26. 26. “East London has an incrediblebuzz and a real concentration oftalent. It’s a great place to be to help your tech company grow and thrive.” ELIZABETH VARLEY CO-FOUNDER & CEO, TECHHUB
  27. 27. TECH CITY BUZZ “I’ve been in London for six years and the tech scene has never been as vibrant as it is now. As a VC who has to pick what to invest in, it’s getting harder and harder because there are so many great companies to choose from…and that’s a really good sign.” Sitar Teli, a Senior Associate Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures “There’s a buzz in London at the moment, and that energy and optimism is only going to grow over the coming months as we build up to the Olympics in 2012. One of the UK’s strongest industries is its creative sector – and it’s the coming together of content creators with people from a more tech based background that’s one of the most exciting movements going on in London right now.” Oli Madgett, co-founder of We R Interactive Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, is excited by the exploding start-up scene focused on Old Streets Silicon Roundabout, where he has seen "a lot of energy and a lot of people doing interesting things". Londons "geographical proximity" and vast cultural offerings beat the "sprawling and empty" Silicon Valley.Source: thenextweb.com June 2011
  28. 28. The City Olympic Tech City ParkCanary Wharf The 02 Siemens Pavilion London City Airport
  29. 29. “THE CRYSTAL” The £30 million Siemens Centre for Urban Sustainability -- also known as the Crystal • Centre for thought leadership, a knowledge hub and showcasing for energy efficiency, transport and the city in 2050. • In the East London Enterprise Zone • Siemens global centre for infrastructure and cities
  30. 30. THE 2012 GAMES AND ITS LEGACY
  31. 31. S SOUTH PARKN NORTH PARK
  32. 32. LEGACY OF THE 2012 GAMES World-class sporting legacy – Olympic Stadium, Aquatics centre, Velodrome, Multi-use arena 5 New neighbourhoods with housing, education and healthcare facilities – Athletes Village & additional development plots Visitor destination with events and cultural activities – The Orbit, waterways, landscaped parkland New business hub bringing investment & jobs – Press & Broadcast Centres, The International Quarter
  33. 33. The Media Press & Broadcast Centre – 3 options shortlistediCITY An ‘Innovation City’ anchored by Infinity with the Broadcast Centre accommodating a cloud computing centre, research labs, post production, graphic designers and digital education. The Press Centre would become an innovation and research centre with links to higher education that would showcase British technology.Oxylane Group A sports-orientated mixed-use offer in partnership with Loughborough University. The Broadcast Centre would become ‘Oxylane Village’ offering leisure, events space, research and education and retail including a major Decathlon store. The Press Centre would be used as office space and a technology centre.UK Fashion Hub A dedicated centre that will unite the fashion and textile manufacturing sectors, creating a world-class destination for wholesalers, buyers and the creative industries. Headed by Resolution and anchored by Brandboxx and Workspace Group, the bid involves the Broadcast Centre becoming a fashion centre with offices, an incubator, manufacturing and for creative uses. The Press Centre would become a fashion college, a fashion e-tailing centre and a media centre.
  34. 34. Key events Social Media Week 6-10th Feb 2012 – various cities. London http://socialmediaweek.org/london/ London and New York BeMyApp Mobile Apps Olympics 24th-26th Feb 2012 - a three-day mobile app development competition http://techmeetups.com/ai1ec_event/bemyapp-weekend-hackathon/?instance_id=30 Social Media Forum 27-28th March http://www.socialmedia-forum.com/europe/ Digital London 13-14th March 2012 www.digitallon.com London Web Summit 19th March The brewery London www.websummit.net/london/ London Startup Weekend 23-25th March - an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application http://london.startupweekend.org/ Internet World 24-26th April 2012 http://www.internetworld.co.uk/ Digital Shoreditch 21st May – 2nd June 2012 http://digitalshoreditch.com/ Open Mobile Summit 29-30th May London LeWeb London 19-20th June London
  35. 35. Key Networking Groups TechMeetups http://techmeetups.com Minibar www.meetup.com/minibar Silicon roundabout meet-up www.meetup.com/SiliconRoundabout Silicon roundabout social club http://www.meetup.com/SiliconRoundaboutSocialClub Drinktank - "free, high quality meet-up for members of the tech community in London" http://www.meetup.com/drinktank Silicon drinkabout http://www.facebook.com/SiliconDrinkabout Digital sizzle – Tech City creative meet-ups http://www.thedigitalsizzle.com Hoxton Mix mixer www.meetup.com/The-Hoxton-Mix/events Tech Hub http://www.techhub.com Flagons Den (Innovation Warehouse) http://london.flagonsden.com Mashup (Innovation Warehouse) http://www.mashupevent.com/events TechStartHub - provides networking & training http://www.techstarthub.com/calendar
  36. 36. Key Networking Groups (cont) Shoreditch Business Networking - more general business networking http://www.syob.co.uk/business- networking/Shoreditch Angels in the City www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/angelsinthecity City Meets Tech http://citymeetstech.com Hacker News www.meetup.com/HNLondon Open Coffee Club http://www.meetup.com/londonocc London Start-up weekend http://www.meetup.com/LondonStartupWeekend Tuttle Club – “Co-creating a Social Media Café for London” http://tuttleclub.wordpress.com Internet of Things (IoT) meet-up, London http://www.meetup.com/iotlondon Good for nothing – “creative collaboration” http://goodfornoth.ning.com/events Open Soho – creative networking http://www.opensoho.com Product tank – product management for digital & tech start-ups http://www.producttank.com The Up Group - an elite, pre-screened talent network of high-flyers, both companies and individuals www.theupgroup.co.uk Skills Matter – community of software engineers http://skillsmatter.com/
  37. 37. THANK YOUPlease contact me with any questions on pashby@londonandpartners.com
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