Aldgate Business Forum

Aldgate Business Forum

When I was campaigning in 2012 I discovered that there was little mixing between the respective business silos within the Wards. Following some research with local businesses, I found that there was a big appetite for ‘cross pollination’ within the Ward and so I formed the Aldgate Business Forum to act as a vehicle to bring together businesses to discuss key issues and to help City-based businesses gain a greater understanding of the City of London and the role of the Corporation.

There have now been some 6 business forums, generously sponsored by The Baltic Exchange, Willis, Clyde & Co, Kennedys Law and JLT on topics as varied as:

  • ‘The Baltic Exchange and City of London‘ with the CEO of the Baltic Exchange (Jan 2013);
  • Cyber in the City’ with MWR InfoSecurity (Sep 2014)
  • ‘Britain in Europe – the German Perspective’ with HE the Ambassador of Germany (Nov 2015);
  • ‘The British and Argentinian relationship’ with HE the Ambassador of Argentina;
  • ‘The British Irish Relationship post Brexit’ with HE The Ambassador of Ireland (Jul 2017);
  • ‘The British India Relationship post Brexit’ with HE The High Commissioner for India (May 2018);


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Peter with Andreas Prothmann from the German Embassy at an Aldgate Business Forum meeting

Peter’s recent visit to Number 11 Downing Street

Aldgate Business Forum in May with the High Commissioner of India, Peter and the Head of GB for Willis Towers Watson, Nicolas Aubert