Mayor of Newham tells business leaders ‘London is moving eastwards’

PUBLISHED: 16:30 07 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:45 08 August 2017

Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales

Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales

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Sir Robin Wales has told a group of small and medium business leaders that “London is moving eastwards”.

The mayor of Newham spoke at a recent networking event for 70 companies hosted by Building Legacies and East London Business Place.

A range of small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) including consultancies and media production gathered at the Good Hotel in the Royal Docks to hear how the borough’s business landscape has changed.

Sir Robin said: “London is moving eastwards. It is an exciting time for Newham and east London with regeneration in the area representing an immense opportunity, with billions of pounds of investment flowing into our communities.

“Newham has seen the biggest increase in employment and families coming out of poverty.

“It’s about trying to make a difference to people’s lives. We are really supportive of development, but we have made sure that it makes a difference to local people.

“If it does that, not only are businesses making money, but it means you can make a difference to this area.”

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