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London Olympics: Government urged to ‘look after the legacy’

News Archive Baroness Jo Valentine calls for a Cabinet-level Olympics Legacy Minister, to deliver the longer term economic and social legacy beyond 2012. Speaking on Thursday (01 March) in a House of Lords debate on the Economic and Social Benefits of the

March 1, 2007 0 comments

Access key to unlocking the Gateway

News Archive Crossrail vital to link homes and workplaces A national conference of urban regeneration experts today heard how proposed East-West rail-link Crossrail is the urgent and vital key to unlocking potential in the Thames Gateway. The Regenex conference on sustainability and

March 1, 2007 0 comments

Western Extension Zone: Local road pricing would be miles better

News Archive London First, the influential business organisation representing 300 leading employers, today branded the Western Extension to the congestion charging zone (WEZ) a blunt instrument, outdated in its approach and an inefficient response to the capital’s congestion. It has called on

February 15, 2007 0 comments

London business calls for increased airport capacity to ensure future competitiveness

News Archive London First, the influential business organisation representing 300 leading employers, today said that increasing airport capacity in London was essential for maintaining the UK’s competitiveness. Chief Executive, Baroness Jo Valentine responded to BAA’s announcement of revised plans for a second runway

January 30, 2007 0 comments

Protect against but be prepared for terrorism

News Archive London launch of simulation roadshow for businesses located in crowded places London business leaders will today (Monday 29 January) be told to ‘protect against but be prepared for’ a possible terrorist attack in a crowded place. Influential business organisation London

January 26, 2007 0 comments

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