The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation and a combined print and online average daily readership of 2.1 million people worldwide. Chief Executive Officer : John Ridding
FRL is the only broadcast media for French expats and francophiles worldwide providing a mix of music, news and culture, in French. Since 2010, London-based FRL serves its audience via its radio station, podcasts, website, newsletter and social media platforms. You can listen to FRL anywhere through the App for iPhone and Android or via the website.
The leading French magazine and website for the French-speaking community and Francophiles living in London. It includes: practical guidance, a "what's on" guide to culture, classified adverts (e.g. accommodation, job, childcare and transport), a business directory and special offers to help you get the best out of your life in London.Chaired by Thierry Verret.
Web magazine & directory covering everything French in London and event organisersCEO & Owner : Patricia Connell
The CCI de France is the national public body that standardises, oversees and animates all the French Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCI). The CCI de France groups together 148 domestic French and overseas local chambers, as well as the 21 regional chambers in France, thus representing 1,800,000 French companies.
The Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur de la France (CCEF) are businesspeople who provide the French government with economic intelligence and advice on French public policy based on their international experience. Appointed by the French Prime Minister for three years, the CCEF also support the international development of French SMEs as well as train and sponsor young French people working abroad through the VIE scheme. President: Olivier Morel
Created in 2004, the Cercle d’outre-Manche (CoM) is a group of French business leaders operating in the UK and France. The CoM functions as a think-tank with its primary goal being the comparison of the social and economic conditions in the two countries. In particular, it aims to developing a benchmarking approach in order to find the best practices of both France and the UK. Managing Director: Philippe Chalon - Co-founders: Arnaud Vaissié and Pascal Boris CBE
The CFBL is a primary and secondary school, which opened in September 2011. It is the first French secondary school to be opened since 1915. It provides education for 700 pupils aged 5 to 15 and direct access the lycée in South Kensington for pupils to continue their studies. The curriculum is based on the French system with a strong focus on bilinguism, cultural and artistic subjects, sports and IT. Chaired by Arnaud Vaissié.
The CFCC represents more than 38 bilateral Chambers in the UK and more than 10,000 foreign businesses with trading and investment interests in the United Kingdom.
Founded in 1873, the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce is an interactive business network creating opportunities and assisting members to promote and to develop their activity within the Franco-British business community. The Chamber has developed a strong network of public and private partners in France, in Britain and in Europe. Managing Director: Catherine Le Yaouanc
The aim of the council is to promote better understanding between Britain and France. In addition, the goal is to contribute to the development of joint action through meetings of leading representatives of the cultural, scientific, educational, political and business worlds concerning a developing Europe and an increasingly globalised community. Chaired by Baroness Tessa Blackstone.
French Embassy in the United Kingdom informs the French government of events in the UK, negotiates on France’s behalf, watches over the development of bilateral relations in all fields and ensures the protection of the interests of France, its companies and nationals in the UK. Through its economic service, the French Embassy is also an important actor in helping French businesses develop their activities in the UK. French Ambassador to the UK: He Miss Sylvie Bermann
The Institut français du Royaume-Uni (French Cultural Institute in the UK) is the official French government centre of language and culture in the UK. It is one of 150 French Institutes worldwide, and one of the oldest. It exists to promote French language and culture, but also to encourage cross-cultural exchange. The programmation of talks and films reflects this dual aim, with speakers from both sides of the Channel meeting regularly in discussion, and screenings of films from all corners of the world. Director of the Institute: François Croquette
London & Partners is the official promotional agency for London attracting and delivering value to businesses, students and visitors. Their aims are: to encourage leisure and business visitors; to bid to secure major events in London, to promote the city to overseas businesses who want to set up or expand in London and to promote the capital’s world class universities to international students. Chief Executive Officer: Gordon Innes
Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France.It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship programManaging Director UK: Patrick Manon
Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export and grow into global markets. They also help overseas companies locate and grow in the UK.They provide access to a regional network of international trade specialists across the UK which: - help businesses acquire the skills, contacts and confidence to start exporting or to break into new markets - work closely with our global network of DIT advisers, to ensure UK businesses are given the best advice about exporting to their chosen destinations Director General, International Trade & Investment: Catherine Raines
The French Lycée Charles de Gaulle is based in South Kensington (main site: primary and secondary schools) and has additional primary schools in Ealing, Fulham and Clapham. The Lycée was founded in 1915 and today there are just under 4000 pupils. Headmaster: Olivier Rauch
The Royal Opera House aims to enrich people’s lives through opera and ballet. As the home of two of the world’s great artistic companies - The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, accompanied by the outstanding Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - our work is inspiring, innovative and unashamedly ambitious.Chief Executive: Alex Beard CBE
The Royal Albert Hall is the world’s most famous stage. Its breath-taking auditorium hosts over 370 shows a year by the world’s greatest artists. The magical atmosphere combined with inspired artists creates legendary events. Opened in 1871 as part of Prince Albert’s vision for a centre for the Arts and Sciences, the Hall is a registered charity which operates without public funding, remaining true to his founding ambitions within a modern context. Chief Operating and Finance Officer: James Ainscough
ESCP Europe Business School (founded 1819) provides postgraduate and executive education programmes across five European campuses: Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid and Torino. As the world’s oldest business school, we are proud to be ranked 12th in Europe by the Financial Times, as well as 3rd worldwide for our flagship Master's programme in Management (2011). UK Director: Patrick Gougeon
ESCP Europe's Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) builds strong links between academia, industry and government, to debate the challenges of the new energy era.
Grenoble Ecole de Management is one of the top management schools in France and in Europe. Each year, around 6000 students and executives complete one of the 50 national and international programs from undergraduate to Doctoral level on offer at Grenoble Ecole de Management in several locations. Accredited EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, Grenoble Ecole de Management is also a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.
Specialized in education and research in management, HEC Paris offers a complete and unique range of educational programs for the leaders of tomorrow: Masters Programs, MBA, PhD, HEC Executive MBA and TRIUM Global Executive MBA. Founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry and founding member of ParisTech, HEC Paris has a permanent faculty of 110 professors, more than 4,000 students and over 8,500 managers and executives in training every year.
Accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), EQUIS (the European Quality Improvement System) and AMBA (The Association of MBAs), Reims Management School (RMS) is ranked among the Top 10 business schools in France and the Top 20 in Europe. RMS also offers 3 post-degree business schools: Cesem, Sup'TG and Tema. These schools also include 2 Masters of Science programmes, 6 specialized master’s programmes accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.
The EISTI, an engineering school with two tracks in Computer Science and applied Mathematics, was founded in 1983, with now two campuses, one in Cergy, the other in Pau. A not-for-profit organisation, the EISTI is a charitable private technical higher education establishment, recognized by the French state and authorized to deliver Engineering degrees by the Commission for the Title of Engineers (CTI).
ESSCA has moved closer to international practices with an integrated five-year curriculum in the spirit of the European “LMD” structure—three years consecrated to mastering fundamental knowledge, developing structured critical thinking and discovering the workings of the corporate world—ESSCA students are guided in their choice of master’s programs to acquire a solid specialization in business and a genuine international, professional and cultural dimension.
Arts et Métiers ParisTech is a French institution established in 1780 by the Duke of La Rochefoucauld. It is now a leading engineering school with 11 campuses spread all over France. The 3-year curriculum covers general engineering principles for the disciplines of mechanical engineering, power engineering and industrial engineering. Every year over a thousand students graduate from the Arts et Métiers and the alumnae association (Société des Anciens Elèves) can boast over 30,000 members.
Established in 1870, Sciences Po is a leading independent and international research university, based in the heart of Paris with centres across France. With 53,000 alumni, 10,000 students, over 40% non French from 130 nationalities and 350 partner universities globally, Sciences Po is a reference in social sciences and has educated many leaders in politics and business.
Sciences Po stands out for combining approaches and confronting different worldviews. This tradition of diversity and multidisciplinary approach makes Sciences Po an active participant in public debate, a forum where thought meets action.
What is the best way to approach management in a globalised economy? What is the best way to ensure that managers can deal with cultural difference? Part of the mission of any business and management school is to answer these questions. The international dimension can be seen everywhere at La Rochelle Business School, with its multiculturalism, international programmes, diverse experiences abroad, and the development of in
The Economic and Financial Department of the French Embassy in the UK is the British-based service of the French Treasury General Directorate. Its main role is to coordinate the Franco-British relationships in areas such as finance, economy, industry, energy, sustainable development and agriculture, and manages the institutional relationships between the business community in the UK and the French Authorities. Minister Counsellor for Economic and Financial Affairs: Alain de Cointet
France Monde Express features all Chambers of Commerce and Industry Abroad news. It is designed for French companies who wish to develop abroad and looking for information on foreign markets.
The Union of French Chambers of Commerce and Industry Abroad brings together 115 accredited French Chambers overseas in 85 countries agreeing to comply with the Union’s ethical rules and professional standards. CCI France International is the largest private French business network in the world with a combined membership base of more than 32,000 companies.President: Arnaud Vaissié
The French Tech Hub London launched in 2016 is an initiative led by entrepreneurs, backed by the French government and supported locally by the French Chamber alonside five other steering members: The French Embassy, Business France, French Connect, French Digital and Frog Valley.London was designated a French Tech Hub as part of the French Tech programme which aims to build bridges between major innovation hubs and facilitate the international growth of French start-ups.The objective of this French government initiative is to federate and structure existing initiatives supporting start-up development in London and to foster the international influence of French entrepreneurship.
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