Board member Larraine Boorman represented the LLEP at London’s Mansion House as the Lord Mayor of London was joined by senior political and business leaders.
The Business and Industry Dinner was hosted by the 698rd Lord Mayor of London, Vincent Keaveny, and included wide-ranging discussion covering subjects from Levelling Up and Low Carbon to diversity in the workplace.
Other speakers at the Mansion House included the Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and the Lord Bilimoria, CBE DL, President, Confederation of British Industry.
The Lord Mayor’s speech covered war in Ukraine and how the City of London Corporation was working with national government and business in issuing financial sanctions while helping to find peaceful diplomatic solutions.
He also spoke clearly about embracing a more diverse leadership, which he said would translate into a better business performance, adding:
If we really want to level up, then we need an equality of progression – a society where more people can excel in the workplace.
Inclusivity and sustainability are pillars of the LLEP’s Economic Growth Strategy as it continues to work with Government on the Levelling Up agenda.
Following the event, Optima UK Chair and Chief Executive, Larraine, said:
It was fascinating to gain the perspective of senior business people and politicians on the green agenda and diversity in the workplace.