Central District Alliance uses traditional footfall counting and enriched location service data capture to inform our business community of the general trend of activity in the area. We also have available transport, business churn, and vacancy rate data. These are provided in partnership with the Local Data Company and Place Dashboard.
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Interviews from Past Events
Alexander Jan, Non-Executive Chair at Central District Alliance BID speaks with Amy Till, Programme Director at NLA about the ongoing debate surrounding the future of city centres post-pandemic and what policies should be put in place to guarantee the best outcomes for economic centres across London.
Sarah Hunter, corporate social responsibility director at Euromonitor International in Clerkenwell, talks about hyper-local initiatives that can contribute to tackling climate change. She also believes that action taken in Midtown, a home to large and influential businesses such as Google, can encourage positive change more widely - Euromonitor donates 1% of its turnover to charities each year, about £1.5 million currently, according to Hunter.
"Part of the reason for being involved in Midtown BID is to be able to share this activity with other companies to encourage them to do it as well.".
Chair of Midtwon BID and chief economist at engineering firm Arup, Alexander Jan shines a light on sustainability – and how important it is for business growth. Many businesses in the district are already sustainability champions.
"Midtown’s businesses are in a great position to use their influence to help drive changes through the supply chain and help smaller companies to deliver on the SDGs".
The built environment contributes about 40% of the UK's total carbon footprint, mostly from the energy used inside. BDP director Graham McClements looks at the role that architects and planners can play in building sustainable cities. He talks about designing buildings and urban spaces that are demonstrably sustainable, with efficient use of materials and energy, and by creating green spaces, sustainability can be achieved in different ways.
"We can also drive business growth if we can add social value, and if we can be seen to be good neighbours… Districts can sustain success if they can create an identity and a purpose".
Zetter Group's Mark Sainsbury urges businesses to look locally for supplies, reuse and recycle – and make a difference globally.
"Business as usual is just not an option”, he says. “Consumers are demanding higher levels of traceability, accountability and responsibility in the brands that they are buying and the hotels in which they stay".
The third podcast of the MBIE 2019/20 series considers how the team at Clerkenwell Design Week works to reduce waste, bring together the international design industry and merge creativity with sustainability.
Alex Howard and Anthony Goodey of Clerkenwell Design Week talk to Michael Wilson about the rich history of Midtown as a design hub, why it is now both a commercial and moral imperative that businesses act sustainably and how creative industry events are pushing the sustainable development agenda forward.
The second podcast of the Midtown Big Ideas Exchange programme for 2019/2020 considers how business leaders can embrace a responsible business agenda including building a diverse and inclusive culture.
Tony Langham, Co-founder and Chief Executive of Lansons, the strategic reputation management consultancy, talks to the business and economics broadcaster Michael Wilson about the steps that Lansons are taking to become more ethical, diverse, sustainable and purpose-driven, and why this matters in terms of the success of a brand.
The first podcast of the Midtown Big Ideas Exchange programme looks at the topic of Sustainable Cities and Communities.
Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture talks to Michael Wilson about the long term health of cities, with particular reference to London’s Midtown.
Ready to explore Holborn, Clerkenwell, Farringdon, Bloomsbury, and St Giles? This week, we’re dancing through this amazing part of London as we chat to James Williams, Chief Executive of the Shaftesbury Theatre; Doni Fierro, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the London Cabaret Club; Roop Partap Choudhary, owner of new restaurant Colonel Saab; and Angus Cunningham and Tom Ward from Scotscape, installers of amazing living walls across London. This episode is brought to you by the Central District Alliance and Primera.