This involves lobbying, representation, a keen awareness of industrial strategies across the key sectors that can thrive in this area, and an honest, ongoing appraisal of the area's strengths and weaknesses.
Investment to date
This is a new core pillar for our third term and primarily involves our participation and lobbying in strategic activity:
Mayor of London consultations - The London Plan, Environment Strategy, Industrial Strategy
Port of London Authority - River Thames and Waterways Strategy
Transport for London - Improved public transport connections for London Riverside BID area
Havering Council - Rainham Riverside area strategy, investment of £800,000 in digital connectivity, developments associated with the A1306 housing and Crossrail, local policing and injunctions to alleviate traveller incursions, plans for an Innovation Hub offering services to firms in construction, logistics and manufacturing.
Additional priorities this term
Develop strategies, partnerships and an evidence base to protect the status of the area as an industrial zone so that business survival and growth rates are safeguarded and the area continues to provide a broad range of employment and business opportunities.
In collaboration with key stakeholders, raise the profile of the area as an ideal location for both new, advanced industry and technology-based businesses and smaller, more traditional firms that provide vital local employment and productivity.
Work with stakeholders and the relevant authorities to improve digital connectivity
Work towards an industrial area that supports and embeds the principles of the circular economy