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29 Jan

Business 1000 Survey: Follow-up meeting (Central London)


London’s local business survey – Central London Focus: Assessing the capital’s skills challenge

Supported by Central London Forward and Cross River Partnership

For a second year LCCI and London Councils commissioned leading polling company ComRes to undertake a survey of local businesses in Greater London. The survey focuses on recruitment, training, skills needs and apprenticeships.

This event will look at the results, zooming in on the specific issues for central London. The event will be an opportunity to:

  • Learn about the key issues from the 2018 survey and shape the priorities for the 2019 business survey;
  • Network with businesses, local authorities, colleges and universities;
  • Hear about London Councils' campaign to secure the funding the capital’s public services need.


8:00: Registration

8:30: Welcome: Cllr David Harvey, Deputy Leader, LB Westminster & London Councils Conservative Portfolio Lead for Business

8:35 Presentation of reports findings / Subregional aspect: Olly Wright, Managing Director, ComRes

8:50: Panel discussion and questions (chaired by Cllr Harvey)

  • Colin Stanbridge, CEO, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Ruth Duston OBE, CEO and Executive Director, Northbank BID, Victoria BID and Cheapside Business Alliance
  • Cllr Danny Beales, Cabinet Member for Investing in Communities, LB Camden
  • Olly Wright, Managing Director, ComRes

9:30: Vote on priorities for the 2019 business survey

9:40: Making London’s case in the Government’s Spending Review

Dianna Neal, Strategic Lead: Enterprise, Economy and Skills, London Councils

9:50 Chair's summing up

10:00: Networking 

10:30: Close