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Annual Event 2017

Fri 28 April 2017

To make the most of the opportunities for growth in our extraordinary retail district, it is essential that we work with all our communities to promote the West End together in a single, unified voice. That’s why every year we gather together our community partners to celebrate success and look forward to the future.  On Wednesday 26 April our Chairman Sir Peter Rogers and I hosted our two-part Annual Event at the Mayfair Hotel in London’s West End.

In this Annual Member Review the ‘who’s who’ of West End retail and property owners joined us to reflect on everything we have achieved together in the first year of our ‘2020 plan’. A central tenet of this plan is capitalising on the anticipated 60 million extra visits that the Elizabeth line (Crossrail) will bring to the West End every year.

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MIPIM 2017

Tue 11 April 2017

In March we attended MIPIM 2017 in Cannes to discuss how we are operating as an active delivery partner in developments across the district with Transport for London and Westminster City Council.

We kicked off the week in style, co-hosting the Mishcon de Reya pre-MIPIM Real Estate Party with Bee London and support from the Department for International Trade. Watch highlights from the night in this short film.

Over the course of the week we partnered with City & Westminster Property Associations (CPA) (WPA), West End Partnership (WEP) and The Northbank BID to promote the continual efforts made to improve business conditions and retail opportunities for occupiers in the West End.

With over 23,000 delegates from 90 different countries we helped place the West End front and centre on a world stage, highlighting the opening of the Elizabeth Line next year and the numerous public realm initiatives underway across the district to create ‘a new West End’. Read more about about our activity at MIPIM in our CEO blog.

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CEO Recap of MIPIM 2017 – Day 2

Thu 16 March 2017

Yesterday, our second and last day of MIPIM, presented us with even more opportunities to champion and educate other delegates on our initiatives to transform London’s West End, such as the varied preparations for Crossrail – from public realm and placemaking improvements to developing new spaces in the West End for the additional visitors, like St Giles. A key objective to our participation in MIPIM this year took place today as we hosted a presentation, “Welcome to the new West End”.  The event included our members and London leaders who supported discussions on our role in the multi-million-pound investment making the West End ready for Crossrail.

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CEO Recap of MIPIM 2017 – Day 1

Wed 15 March 2017

New West End Company attends MIPIM 2017 discussing how we are operating as active delivery partner in developments across the district, partnering with Transport for London (TfL) and Westminster City Council (WCC). 

Yesterday marked the first day of MIPIM 2017 and our Chairman, Sir Peter Rogers and I are in Cannes representing our members at this pivotal conference in the real estate sector’s calendar. We are proud to partner with City & Westminster Property Associations (CPA) (WPA), West End Partnership (WEP) and The Northbank BID to promote the continual efforts made to improve business conditions and retail opportunities for occupiers in the West End. This collaboration is important to the future of the area as many of the WPA, CPA and WEP Board Members are also our members and present in neighbouring Northbank, allowing us to align and work towards shared goals for the district’s future.

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SEASON’S GREETINGS FROM NEW WEST END COMPANY

Wed 21 December 2016

2016 has been an extraordinary year of change.

Against a backdrop of major global events, Brexit and a new Mayor, London’s West End has continued to demonstrate its resilience and its allure. For New West End Company, our focus has been on driving retail trade, enhancing asset values and acting as an influential business voice to represent your interests and deliver on our 2020 plan.

The entire team at New West End Company thanks you, our members and our partners, for your ongoing support and wishes you a prosperous year ahead.

 

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MIPIM Asia

Fri 2 December 2016

This week saw us visiting some of our Asian members based in Beijing and Hong Kong and attend MIPIM Asia, Asia’s Property Leaders Summit.  The trip was an excellent way to showcase the West End, our work and business initiatives as well as encourage even more investment in to the West End.

 

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