The tallest building in the City of London should be completed later this year and topped out in May at an impressive 278m. Once completed 22 Bishopsgate will house 12,000 workers, a fresh food market, a ‘wellbeing retreat and curated art walk’, and London’s highest free public viewing gallery. It will also feature the fastest lifts in Europe. As yet, however, there is no nickname, just plain old number 22.
Last week we had the privilege to hold a fun and practical workshop for IB Economics & Business students from the British School of the Netherlands. This was a fantastic session for budding businessmen and traders which focused on the key principles of trading and asset management.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has been a generous host to several of our groups this summer. ICAEW is a professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports chartered accountants and students across the world. This institution was formed in 1880 and now boasts 153,000 members across 148 countries.
We caught up with Thao Bui, their Global Student Recruitment Manager for some great insight into the career path of a chartered accountant in ICAEW.
As evidence of the climate crisis mounts, it’s clear that mankind is facing its biggest challenge in history. Unique challenges are posed to each industry when “business as usual” is no longer an option. This week, we look at five ways the business world is changing.
Research published last week for the government’s Digital Economy Council showed that the UK Tech industry has, in just seven months, attracted $6.7B (£5.5B) in foreign investment. Reassuring to those who fear that Brexit may already impacting the sector, this is one and half times the average amount raised last year per month. The UK eco-system remains the clear favourite with US and Asian investors by a comfortable margin ($14.6B has been invested in UK tech start-ups since 2013 compared to $6.5B German start-ups and $2.5B in French start-ups).
On 22nd July, Insider London welcomed an executive delegation from Hangzhou (home to Alibaba) to the City of London. The group were looking to explore partnerships and investment opportunities in the UK, particularly in light of the current political climate with Brexit and trade tension between China & the USA.
Last week, Swinbourne University visited the rising business star of the east: Shanghai. Insider London had the privilege of organising a business programme to provide students with first-hand insight into the Shanghai Business Ecosystem.
On 26th June, Insider London were proud to organise a full day of company visits for a diverse team and engaged team from Roche. Delegates visited three very different companies for fresh insight into agility and intrapreneurship from a variety of speakers.