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London & Partners celebrates raising 2 million in first six months

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

London & Partners – the promotional agency for London that was officially launched back in April – has managed to secure more than two million pounds of private sector funding from partners including Radisson Edwardian Hotels, Merlin Entertainments Group and Hilton Hotels.

Since its launch by London Mayor, Boris Johnson, the organisation has secured over 300 private sector partners, including many in the events industry. Gordon Innes, London & Partners CEO, said, “Not only have we managed to sign up an incredible range of commercial partners, but we have also brought business, associations, events and visitors to the capital. Our mission now is to ensure we are taking full advantage of the 2012 Games to attract visitors, businesses and students throughout 2012 and beyond.”

London & Partners was created in order to bring together the remits of the capital’s promotional agencies – namely Think London, Study London and Visit London. The aim is to have a single promotional agency for the capital that can speak with one voice to audiences in the UK and internationally. The organisation’s objective is to drive leisure and business visitors, as well as bidding to bag major events for London.

London & Partners team announced

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

London and Partners – the new promotional agency for London that was officially launched by London Mayor, Boris Johnson, on 1 April this year – has announced the membership of its new executive team. The organisation incorporates Visit London, Study London and Think London, responsible for promoting tourism, higher education at London’s 42 universities and foreign investment to the capital respectively.

Reporting to Interim CEO Danny Lopez, the new team comprises Andrew Cooke as Chief Operating Officer/Deputy CEO, Tracy Halliwell as Director of Business Tourism & Major Events, Paul Bromelow as Sales Director (Foreign Direct Investment), Martine Ainsworth Wells as Director of Marketing & Communications, Oliver Leeds as Interim Commercial Director and Julie Chappell as Acting Head of Digital.

The team will have to hit the ground running in order to maximise the potential of upcoming events including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics.

Commenting on the announcement, Interim CEO Danny Lopez said, “I am delighted to confirm the appointment of the executive team for London & Partners, the makeup of which reflects the business objectives of the new agency. The Executive, supported by their teams, can ensure that the excellent legacy of all three agencies is continued through London & Partners and that the capital remains the most popular place to visit, invest and study.”

London & Partners will be responsible for promoting London to key relevant domestic and international markets including France, Germany, Spain, Italy, USA, China and India. The body will work closely with other London agencies and stakeholders, as well as national promotional bodies and the public sector to ensure that all areas of business in London are represented.