We are creating an environment that supports our Members today and attracts the investment, talent and technologies that will secure the prosperity of the area tomorrow.
This means an industrial zone that is fit for the business challenges of the next 20 years and beyond, and that works for both traditional and emerging business models.
An industrial zone that offers a safe and attractive physical environment with excellent transport links and in which businesses of all sizes can thrive.
We aim to represent our business community with a coordinated voice and to advocate the principles of financial, social and environmental sustainability.
For our third term, businesses have confirmed their number one priority continues to be safety and security for their premises and their employees, 24-hours a day, 365 days of the year.
Then come the second priorities of a well maintained and clean physical environment, and better public transport accessibility for staff and visitors into the estates.
In addition to these we are looking ahead to protecting this industrial area as an important employment zone, where traditional and new business models can co-exist; and where established firms and start-ups can collaborate and innovate.
Where we are
We are located in Havering, on the Essex/East London boundary along the A13 and just inside the M25.
For businesses, the connections are second to none, with the new housing zone and rail station on the C2C line at Beam Park, M25/A13 links in and out of London, and the new industry and tech hubs of the Centre of Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) and SEGRO’s substantial new developments.
Board & Governance
The London Riverside Business Improvement District is a not-for-profit organisation.. Our Board oversees the strategy and delivery of the business plan to enhance the commercial opportunities for the area and deliver benefits for our business community and its employees.
The Board is made up of local business owners and senior executives from across the BID area, who give their time on a voluntary basis. The current Board members are:
Ilker Dervish is the Director of Comfort Zone Technology Ltd based at Suttons Business Park. Comfort Zone is a specialist security integration organisation developed to design, implement and support large CCTV systems for the corporate and public sectors.
Danny has been a Board Member since the BID was founded and immediately before that, Chairman of the Ferry Lane Action Group.
The Operational Team
Our experienced team is here to help and is dedicated to making the London Riverside industrial area a great place for business now and in the future. You will see us out and about and can find us at Recycling House on Ferry Lane in our offices at Keeble's Recycling. Come and visit us for a warm drink and friendly smile!
The Projects Advisory Group
The Projects Advisory Group keeps a keen eye on operational delivery and the development of new projects. Members represent individual estates across the BID area to bring new ideas and projects to the table and ensure that the voice of all members is heard.
Membership of the Steering Group is fluid and we welcome new members throughout the year, so please get in touch if you have big bold ideas, and can spare a few hours a month to contribute to the delivery of the Business Improvement District's vision and objectives.