Aldgate Business Forum

23rd January 2017

Please register to attend our next networking reception which is kindly being hosted by Kennedys Law LLP by following this link.

30th November 2015

On 30th November, some 65 business representatives attended the Aldgate Ward Business Forum, generously hosted by Clyde & Co. in their superb offices in the St. Botolph Building. The purpose of the gathering was to hear from Minister-Counsellor, Dr. Andreas Prothmann from the German embassy expressing the German view as to why the UK should remain within the EU. He argued eloquently that this outcome was in the interests of both the UK and the EU and that there was great sympathy in Germany with much of what David Cameron wanted to achieve in terms of a reformist agenda for the EU. The only item that Dr. Prothmann saw as challenging, was the UK’s desire to alter some elements of the freedom of movement of people in the form of limiting welfare payments to non-UK EU citizens in the UK. His speech prompted an active engagement from the floor with several audience members asking questions or adding their own points. Following formal proceedings, the evening continued with an opportunity for everyone to meet up and converse together informally over a drink. The next Aldgate Business Forum will be held in the spring of 2016 and everyone working in the Ward is invited and encouraged to attend to take advantage of the networking opportunity.

– Hugh Morris