London & Partners is a not-for-profit public-private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners. They attract overseas businesses, events, congresses, students and visitors to London and help London businesses go global. They were established in 2011, replacing three predecessor organisations – Visit London, Think London and Study London. With a combined and expanded remit, London & Partners can be a stronger advocate for London across the world. SVC2UK 2016 is run out of London & Partners.
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.
Buzzacott can help you thrive and get noticed. We enjoy supporting high-growth, innovative tech companies with the things that, ultimately, help them to grow. From audit and business support services to guidance on claiming R&D tax credits and expert tax advice, we can help you structure your business to make it more attractive to investors or to incentivise existing key staff.
Campus is global network of spaces where big ideas are shaping the future. Operated by Google for Entrepreneurs, they have a dedicated team at Campus committed to creating a thriving startup community. There are currently five campuses worldwide.
Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading professional services businesses, bringing together the best people across our 26 offices, to meet all your legal services needs globally. We can help you realise opportunities while managing risk.
Mills and Reeve is a Top 50 UK law firm providing comprehensive legal advice to businesses and individuals. Their business model is straightforward – the highest quality advice, outstanding client service and value for money. Their highly collaborative culture underpins this model and has created their strong ambition to grow. Increased scale and focus have enabled them to achieve leading positions in their work for substantial and high growth businesses and individuals as well as in the health, higher education and further education sectors, real estate and insurance across the UK.
KPMG is a leading provider of professional services including audit, tax and advisory. KPMG in the UK has over 10,000 partners and staff working in 22 offices and is part of a strong global network of member firms. Our vision is simple – to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of our clients, people and our capital markets. Our innovative spirit inspires what we do and how we do it, providing valuable benefits for clients, employees and stake.
Penningtons Manches is a leading UK law firm which provides high quality legal advice tailored to the needs of both businesses and individuals. With offices in London, Basingstoke, Cambridge, Godalming, Guildford, Oxford and Reading, it aims to address the specific objectives of each client through its broad market insight and technical expertise. As a member of Multilaw and the European Law Group, Penningtons Manches has close links with law firms throughout the world.
The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine. The Society’s fundamental purpose, as it has been since its foundation in 1660, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati provides value-added legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth business enterprises at all stages of development, from multibillion-dollar global enterprises to entrepreneurial start-ups. In addition, we represent the venture capital and private equity firms, investment banks, and other financial institutions that fund them.
FieldHouse Associates is a London based communications agency, working with high growth, disruptive technology companies and the surrounding ecosystem, including investors and advisors. We also work with large organisations looking to build innovative reputations. We run PR with a business edge, always looking to make an impact.
Cambridge Wireless is the leading international community for companies involved in the research, development and application of wireless and mobile, internet, semiconductor and software technologies. With over 400 members from major network operators and device manufacturers to innovative start-ups and universities, CW stimulates debate and collaboration, harnesses and shares knowledge, and helps to build connections between academia and industry. CW’s 19 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide its members with a dynamic forum where they can network with their peers, track the latest technology trends and business developments and position their organisations in key market sectors.
Bailey Fisher Executive Search is an independent international executive search firm specialising in building the boards and leadership teams for innovative and high-growth companies in technology and life sciences. Headquartered in the UK, they thrive in the fast-paced environment of one of the world’s most exciting technology clusters. They have contributed to the success of some of the most impressive companies to have emerged from the UK market in recent years by introducing entrepreneurial executives from their extensive international network.