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 of 585,681 (Deloitte assured, 4 April 2011 to 3 July 2011) and a combined print and online average daily readership of 2.1 million people worldwide (PwC assured, November 2010) Chief Executive Officer: John Ridding
French Radio London is London’s first French terrestrial radio station broadcasting 24/7 on London DAB (digital) which reaches 4.5 million London households (approximately 11 million people) and online. Aimed at London's 400,000 native French speakers and the enormous Francophile community, it broadcasts a lively mix of French and world music and features diverse programmes with high profile interviews. With a high number of listeners tuning in weekly (50,000+ end April 2011), it is a unique platform for commercial partners and sponsors targeting French-speaking London residents and the wider Francophile community. Managing Director: Pascal Grierson
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 Manager: Rachel Benessiano
Lepetitjournal.com is a daily online newspaper in French for the French Community in London. Every day, thousands of readers visit the website and read the free newsletter for the latest local news and French activities in UK. They can also find a Bons Plans guide (tips), events, classifieds, and submit comments and ads. For advertisers, it uses all the best web technology to target the French market with perfect branding and high level ROI. Lepetitjournal.com London belongs to an international network of 37 cities across the world, and it is a leader on the French market abroad with more than 300,000 readers monthly, and more than 1 million page views. Managing Director: Hervé Heyraud
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logo-ACFCIThe ACFCI is the national public body that standardises, oversees and animates all the French Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCI). The AFCCI 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.
CCEThe 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: Bruno Deschamps
cercle_doutre_mancheCreated 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-founder: Arnaud Vaissié
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 premises are located in Kentish Town, just a few minutes from St Pancras (Eurostar station). 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 Rt Hon Baroness Quin of Gateshead
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: H.E Mr. Bernard Emié French Consul General: Edouard Braine
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: Laurent Burin des Roziers
The Institute of Directors is Europe's largest membership organisation for business leaders. Established in 1903, the IoD has been representing senior level professionals since its Royal Charter in 1906, earning its trusted reputation as the business network for leadership. Director General: Simon Walker
The Invest in France Agency (IFA) is a public-private body, reporting to the French Finance Minister and the Minister responsible for Regional Development. The IFA is in charge of promoting and facilitating international investment in France, in all economic sectors. IFA network operates on an international, national and regional basis. The agency works in close partnership with all French regional development agencies to offer international investors, for free, business opportunities and customised services. CEO UK & Ireland: Fabrice Etienvre
London & Partners is the official promotional agency for London attracting and delivering value to businesses, students and visitors. It is a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and a network of commercial partners. 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
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: Bernard Vasseur
The Royal Academy of Arts has a unique position in being an independent, privately funded institution led by eminent artists and architects whose purpose is to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate. President : Christopher Le Brun
UBIFRANCE is the Agency for International Business Development, and is part of France’s export-support framework. UBIFRANCE offers information on export markets, legal issues, regulations, international finance and tenders, as well as sectorial data. UBIFRANCE also supports companies’ commercial activities, with services that include exploratory visits, partnership meetings, foreign exhibitions and international press communication. Finally, UBIFRANCE runs the International Postgraduate Programme (VIE) for employing qualified personnel and young graduates outside France. Managing Director UK: Hervé Ochsenbein www.ubifrance.com/uk/
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
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. In addition to its Grande Ecole programme “Sup de Co Reims”, 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 CGE (Conférence des Grandes Ecoles) and an International full-time and part-time executive MBA. In 2009, the Paris Executive Campus, a joint venture with Rouen Business School dedicated to executive education, offered 3 part-time Masters programmes, an executive MBA and a continuing education programme. Reims Management School campuses educate over 4,000 students, of which 900 are international. Reims Management School has a network of over 150 partner universities in 40 countries and more than 23,000 alumni from around the world, grouped within the RMS-Network Association.http://www.reims-ms.fr/fr/groupe/
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, climate change, sustainable development and agriculture, and manages the institutional relationships between the business community in the UK and the French Authorities. Minister Councellor for Economic and Financial Affair, Head of Economic Department for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland: Laurence Dubois Destrizais
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 107 accredited French Chambers overseas in 77 countries agreeing to comply with the Union’s ethical rules and professional standards. UCCIFE is the largest private French business network in the world with a combined membership base of more than 30,000 companies.
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the Government Department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. They also help overseas companies bring their high-quality investment to the UK’s dynamic economy. UK Trade & Investment offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. UKTI provide companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage. Chief Executive Officer: Nick Baird
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