Finyx joins London Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI)
Established in 1881 LCCI are the capital’s oldest and largest independent business network and support organisation, making thousands of connections every year and offering members a wide range of practical and professional services. LCCI also represents the interests of its members to key business stakeholders and influencers in London and further afield across all business sectors. In addition they offer access to exclusive London meeting spaces and the opportunity to be part of an extensive international trade mission programme.
- Events & Networking
- International Business Guidance
- Exclusive Central London Members Lounge and Meeting Services
- Business Information and Support
- New Business Opportunities
- Voice of London – Influence Policy Work & Committees
Origins of LCCI:
In 1782, plans were made for a Chamber of Commerce in the Cornhill part of the City of London. The proposed plan incorporated an information office for business and trade enterprises to use for “consultation, opinion, advice, information and assistance”. A subscription rate of not less than three guineas, a significant sum at that time, was suggested for the service. It took, however, another ninety-nine years of discussion before London had a Chamber of Commerce of its own. Finally on 25 July 1881 London Chamber was established at Mansion House in the City of London with 130 members. A number of these firms or their successors still play a role in London Chamber today.
The aim of the newly formed body was to influence public opinion, the legislature and to effect reforms that individual companies would not be powerful enough to bring about. It was agreed by those founding fathers that London Chamber was to be a Chamber for the London Metropolis and not just for the City of London. It achieved maturity with considerable speed and membership grew to over 3000 by 1892. This was a remarkable achievement for an organisation in just one decade.