Patronage: Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London
The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London is the official representative body of the Polish government in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. With its ambassador, Witold Sobków, it is the main promoter of pro-Polish activities taking place in the UK. Its purpose is “to serve Poland – to build Europe – to understand the world.”
The European Institute (EI) was created in 1991 to focus on the inter-disciplinary study of the processes shaping Europe, which could not be fully studied within a department with a single disciplinary focus. This is why its world-renowned staff members hail from a wide variety of fields: politics, economics, geography, history, political economy, law, philosophy, and international relations.
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm. With over 75 offices spread all over the world, BCG is considered to be one of the leading advisors on business strategy. It partners with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors, in all regions of the world, to identify their highest value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises.
The Annual Fund is an essential resource that helps LSE to maintain its status as a world-class university. Thanks to gifts from the alumni and friends of LSE, it is able to support a variety of projects across the School that transform the student experience, enhance research and teaching, and support students in financial need. In 2012-13, the Annual Fund allocated £1,150,311 to 67 projects.
Bank Zachodni WBK (BZ WBK) is one of the largest and most innovative financial institutions in Poland. It offers top-level complex financial solutions, supported by modern banking technologies, to large corporations, SMEs, and personal customers. The main shareholder of Bank Zachodni WBK is Santander, the first bank in the Eurozone and 11th in the world in terms of market capitalization.
The Ivy Poland Foundation promotes and supports the education of Polish citizens at the best American and European universities. With the hope that these people will build the future of Poland, the foundation has created four scholarship programmes, which enable young Poles who wish to develop their careers in the public or the private sectors to study at the world’s best universities.
The mission of Think Tank Poland, Go Global – a joint initiative of KGHM Polska Miedź and Harvard Business Review Poland – is to promote and spread practical knowledge about the internationalisation of enterprises and institutions, and to popularise global expansion as an important factor in the development of Polish companies. It supports Polish companies developing in global markets with the best practices and networks.
The Trade and Investment Promotion Sections of Polish Embassies and Consulates were created to help Polish businesses (particularly SMEs) to internationalise. Their mission is to help Polish companies link with foreign businesses looking to buy goods and services in Poland, or to locate their activity in our country. The main goal of the Section in London is to encourage economic cooperation between Poland and Great Britain.