Boris opens Stockley Park Canon HQ

Boris Johnson today officially opened Canon Europe’s new headquarters in Stockley Park.

The Japanese electronics giant is consolidating some of its UK functions and moving key departments to London from the Netherlands, safeguarding nearly 300 jobs, and creating over 200 new jobs in the first year.

The Mayor said: “I commend Canon Europe on their taste in choosing our great capital city to establish their HQ. It demonstrates that despite the current global turmoil, London is still the premier business city of choice, thanks to our stability and innovation, a highly skilled work force, a tradition of openness, and unrivalled access to western markets.” 

Michael Charlton, Chief Executive at Think London, added: We are delighted Japanese companies are continuing to choose London as a place from which to globalise their businesses. A growing number of Japanese firms are leveraging the unique opportunity to invest and expand in London created by the current market conditions. There has never been a better time to invest in London with a deeper and wider talent pool, lower commercial property costs, and the depreciation of sterling against all major currencies.

Michael Charlton is speaking at the Place West London Conferenceon October 13.

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