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.
An industrial zone that is fit for the business opportunities of the next 20 years and beyond, and that works for both traditional and emerging business models, and in which businesses of all sizes can thrive.
An employment zone that offers quality, well paid jobs in an attractive physical environment, where responsible commercial activity and the area's natural habitats co-exist.
To represent our business community with a coordinated voice so that long-standing challenges are addressed and growth opportunities are exploited. To support members in an environment where automation and artificaial intelligence, alongside environmental and social governance will play an increasingly important role in business success.
For our fourth term, businesses' 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 that attracts quality businesses and where established and new firms 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 Ferry Lane. Comfort Zone is a specialist security consultancy designing, implementing and supporting large CCTV systems for the corporate and public sectors.
Cllr Graham Williamson's professional career has largely been in business, latterly as a general manager for a logistics company before semi-retiring. He has been a residents' association councillor for South Hornchurch since 2014 and has been vocal on planning issues and sat on the strategic planning committee. He is presently the Cabinet member for Development & Regeneration with special responsibility for business growth.
Dominic is MD of Loop Management Services, a long standing waste management company. The business is located in a waste & recycling hub on the Albright Industrial Estate on Ferry Lane in Rainham. Loop is a one stop shop for all waste & recycling services for the commercial sector.
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!