Rank #1: East London as a global destination
We were joined by Lyn Garner, CEO of the London Legacy Development Corporation, to discuss lessons from long-term planning and regeneration, and how these can be applied to a post-pandemic London. Lyn is passionate about the ongoing potential of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to enhance the lives of those in the communities living in close proximity, will also harnessing its potential as a global destination for arts and culture.
Jan 20 2021
Rank #2: Working together to build London’s future
Mount Anvil founder Killian Hurley spoke to Jonathan Seager and Laura Osborne about the lessons he has learned from 30 years at the helm of a partnership-focused property business. As we move towards recovery, Killian emphasised the importance of quality, of developing the skills needed for the next generation of construction leaders and the value of working with those whose values you share.
Dec 15 2020
Rank #3: A new story for London and the UK
As eyes lift to the horizon with news of a vaccine on the way, we explore a critical element of recovery with PwC, what next for international trade? Beyond the immediate Brexit debate, we dig into the opportunities ahead for London and the whole of the UK, why we need to tell a new story about our place in the world and how we can make the most of the country’s soft power. Sophia Wolpers and Laura Osborne were joined by PwC partners Matt Alabaster and Claire Reid.
Dec 09 2020
Rank #4: The circular economy: looking to the future with Zoe Haseman
Zoe Haseman, Vice President Global Sustainability at Jacobs, talked to Laura Osborne and David Lutton about the shape of a green recovery for the capital, how we can accelerate the drive to Net Zero and the importance of a just transition that tackles inequality.
Nov 25 2020
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Rank #5: The future of devolution, with Atkins
Nov 13 2020
Rank #6: Leading in a pandemic
London First’s Dr David Lutton speaks with Claire Sherwin, the Global Head of Talent Acquisition, People Services and Technology at Finastra and Leslie Benson, the Senior Managing Director in the Strategic Communications group at FTI Consulting, on the future of work.
Oct 30 2020
Rank #7: Investing for the future with Sarah Bentley
Sarah Bentley, new CEO of Thames Water, joins Laura Osborne and Daniel Mahoney to discuss the future of the sector, its response to CV-19 and why infrastructure is in Sarah’s DNA. From opening up wetlands to the public through to the balance of resilience and price rises, Sarah talks about the importance of putting customers front of mind.
Oct 23 2020
Rank #8: Taking the long view with Deloitte’s Chief Economist
We interviewed Ian Stewart, Deloitte’s Chief Economist, on the UK’s economic prospects, where to find the light at the end of the tunnel and the approach we should take to recovery. From the lessons of the Thatcher years, through to the prospect of higher rates of unemployment via the balance between austerity and tax rises, we covered a lot of ground.
Oct 15 2020
Rank #9: Inventing the future with Robin Mills, MD Compass Group UK & Ireland
Laura Osborne and David Lutton spoke to Robin about his experience leading 50,000 staff through the pandemic and what it has taught him about innovation, motivation and dynamism. He shares the different experiences of his customers across sectors, his take on recovery and what we can learn from the approaches taken in other global cities.
Oct 08 2020
Rank #10: Taking a Global View of City Recovery
Oct 01 2020