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2017
2016
  • Nov 30
    Philip Hammond presents the 2016 Responsible Capitalism Awards

    The FIRST Award for Responsible Capitalism 2016 was presented to Merrill J Fernando, Founder and Chairman of MJF Group and Dilmah. The Special Award for Environmental Responsibility was presented to Ian Craig, Founder and Strategic Advisor of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. The Dahrendorf SME Award was presented to Rodrigo Bolaños, Founder and CEO of League Central America. The Awards were presented by Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, at a special ceremony held at The Royal Automobile Club in London.

  • Nov 01
    Official Colombia Report Published

    FIRST published the Official Report to mark the State Visit of HE Juan Manuel Santos

  • Oct 07
    Kazakhstan: 25 Milestones of Independence

    FIRST published a special report to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Republic of Kazakhstan

  • May 12
    Official Chile Report Published

    FIRST published the official report to mark the visit of HE Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile

  • Apr 19
    Official Indonesia Report Published

    FIRST published the official report to mark the visit of HE Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, to the United Kingdom.

2015
2014
2013
  • Dec 12
    Rupert Goodman elected Chairman of the British-Kazakh Society

    Rupert Goodman, Chairman of FIRST, was elected Chairman of the British-Kazakh Society in succession to Lord Fraser of Carmyllie. The British-Kazakh was founded in 2002 to promote the best of relations between the United Kingdom and Kazakhstan.

  • Sep 09
    FIRST appointed as Official Publisher for the 21st World Petroleum Congress

    The World Petroleum Council has appointed the London-based publisher FIRST to produce the Official Publication of the 21st World Petroleum Congress. Held in Moscow, Russia from the 15-19 June, the 21st WPC will be the highlight of the oil and gas calendar in 2014.

  • Jun 18
    Breakfast Forum in Honour of the President of Tanzania

    A breakfast forum was held on 17th June at The Ritz Hotel in Honour of HE Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of Tanzania.

  • Apr 23
    Rupert Goodman and Lord Hurd comment on Second Queen’s Award for Enterprise awarded to FIRST

    FIRST, the international affairs organisation and publisher of specialist periodicals, text books and special reports and producer of high level events, awards, mobile applications and cartographic services has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2013, the second time in three years. Founded twenty-eight years ago, FIRST covers over sixty countries and has increased overseas sales by 217% over the past three years. FIRST was also the recipient of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2010.

2012
2011
2010
  • Nov 23
    FIRST Award for Responsible Capitalism 2010

    The Business Secretary, Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, presents the 2010 FIRST Award for Responsible Capitalism to Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of The John Lewis Partnership. He also presents the International Award for Responsible Capitalism to Mrs Indra Nooyi, Chief Executive of PepsiCo and the Dahrendorf Award for Social Enterprise to Sophi Tranchell MBE, Managing Director of Divine Chocolate.

  • Nov 08
    Breakfast in Honour of HE Abdullah Gül President of the Republic of Turkey

    A breakfast forum was held in honour of The President of the Republic of Turkey and Ministers. Mr Rupert Goodman and Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE PC were the hosts.

  • Oct 12
    Breakfast to mark the Queen’s Award for Enterprise

    A breakfast was held to mark the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The Speakers were Sir David Brewer CMG JP, Lord Lieutenant, Rupert Goodman and Lord Hurd of Westwell.

  • Apr 21
    Specialist Publisher wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

    FIRST, the international affairs organisation and specialist publisher of periodicals, text books and special reports has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2010. Founded 25 years ago, FIRST covers over 50 countries and has increased overseas sales by 169% over the past three years.

2009
  • Nov 25
    FIRST Award for Responsible Capitalism 2009

    The Shadow Chancellor, George Osborne MP, presents the 2009 FIRST Award for Responsible Capitalism to Andrew Witty, Chief Executive Officer of GlaxoSmithKline. He also presents a Special Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Face of Adversity to Karim Khoja, Chief Executive of Roshan Telecom of Afghanistan and a Special Award for Philanthropy to Roger Sant, founder of AES and Chairman of the Summit Foundation

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2002