24 January 2013

No 1 in the World

In his role as Aldermanic Sheriff of the City of London, Gas Division Managing Director Jeffrey Evans today gave the welcome address at the annual 'Marine Money' London Ship Finance Forum attended by 260 delegates at the Dorchester Hotel.  Part of his role entails promoting London and the UK's professional business services, not least those in the maritime sector, where London is  the No 1 in the world, he said. The maritime industry as a whole contributes nearly £32 billions to the UK economy and provides employment for over half a million people. "With its unrivalled breadth and depth of maritime offer, London provides the ideal environment to nurture and support global growth," he added. "No other market on earth can match the City of London for its range and scale of activities."