Boris announces London LEP panel

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced the establishment of the London Enterprise Panel to drive regeneration and boost economic growth in the capital.

Consisting of representatives from London boroughs and business leaders, the panel, the local enterprise partnership for London, will advise the Mayor on how best to attract strategic investment to support private sector growth and employment, promote enterprise, increase skill levels and protect and enhance London’s competitiveness. It contains no West London representative.

Co-chaired by the Mayor and Harvey McGrath, Chairman of Prudential, the panel will meet for the first time on 21 February.

The Mayor of London said: “If we want London to remain a key player in the global economy then we have to continue to drive forward regeneration and secure investment to boost jobs and skills. Bringing together the expertise of business with the know how of local boroughs and key advisers here at City Hall reflects my determination to make this happen. With the formation of this Panel I now believe we are in the best position to get the right results for London and to ensure we remain the best big city in the world to live and work.”

Harvey McGrath, co-Chair of the Panel said: “The London Enterprise Panel will add value by providing a forum in which for the first time the Mayor, senior business and civic leaders can work together on critical issues affecting London’s economy and competitiveness”.

The full membership of the London Enterprise Panel is:

  • Boris Johnson, Mayor of London (co-Chair)
  • Harvey McGrath, Chairman of Prudential plc (co-Chair)
  • William Castell, Chairman Wellcome Trust
  • Grant Hearn, Executive Chairman, Travelodge
  • Nick Turner, Managing Director, Nomura
  • Jack Morris, Chairman of Business Design Centre Group
  • Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community
  • Sue Terpilowski, Chairman London Policy Unit at Federation of Small Businesses
  • Councillor Chris Roberts, Leader, Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • Councillor Steve Reed, Leader, London Borough of Lambeth
  • Councillor Michael White, Leader, London Borough of Havering
  • Sir Peter Rogers, the Mayor’s Advisor on Regeneration, Growth and Enterprise (ex-officio member)

The Panel will be supported by a Skills & Employment Working Group, which will include representatives from key stakeholder groups. The Group will focus on building on the legacy of the London Skills and Employment Board and identifying priorities for adult (post 16) skills training in London.

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