Category Archives: business

McElhanney Consulting Services

Dear Councillor Jones,

McElhanney Consulting Services is a leading civil engineering based in Angel. We provide bridge design services on complex bridge projects around the world and have had an office in London for over four years.  Several of our employees use the Tavistock/Torrington Place route on their daily commute.

 Like many businesses in London, a growing number of our employees cycle to work. An even larger proportion of our team would cycle to the office if they felt comfortable and safe on the roads.

 We value their safety and we want to promote active lifestyles for all our employees. We support their freedom to choose how they get to work. We also note strong evidence that more cycling increases spending in local retail businesses and lowers air pollution levels.

 The excellent provision for cycling in the Tavistock/Torrington Place trial scheme will help us attract and retain the employees our business needs to continue to thrive. They will also make London a more attractive city in which to build and run our business.

 The scheme is, on balance,  excellent for our business and for London.  Please ensure that it is retained.

 Kind regards,

Morgan Trowland, P.Eng.

Senior Bridge Engineer

McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.

5 Torrens Street | London EC1V 1NQ United Kingdom

C +44 75 5288 7265

 

SESOME Ltd.

Dear Councillor Jones,

SESOME is a leading marketing agency based in Bedford Square.  We have been around this area for 2.5 years now.

Like many businesses in London, a growing number of our employees cycle to work including me personally. An even larger proportion of our team would cycle to the office if they felt comfortable and safe on the roads. We now offer the cycle-to-work scheme and it has already been used.

We value their safety and we want to promote active lifestyles for all our employees. We support their freedom to choose how they get to work.

The provision for cycling in the Tavistock/Torrington Place trial scheme in my/our opinion is a great trial and the recent widening works have prevented some near misses and the separation from the car lane is brilliant. We love London and think cycling is a valuable part of that.

Are we keeping? I do hope so.

Kind regards,

Adrian Land

CEO & Founder of SESOME ltd.

T: 0203 051 9650 | M: 07714 247 274| T: @adrianland |W: sesome.co.uk | A: 20 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3HH.

Boyd & Associates

Dear Councillor Jones,

My business, Boyd & Associates, helps digital start-ups in the Bloomsbury area build business plans to obtain important growth funding.

The employees of these business, their clients, as well my team all depend on easy, cheap and reliable travel around this small area in London – cycling is by far the best way to get around Bloomsbury.

Unfortunately as cycling has become more popular, the cycle lanes in Bloomsbury (particularly around Tavistock and Torrington Place) became severely congested in peak periods leading to long delays at traffic lights.

Thanks to the new scheme the increase in capacity (with effectively two bikes able to travel in each direction) has removed all the delays and returned the ease of cycling around Bloomsbury to how it was 4 or 5 years ago.

The scheme is essential for our clients, our business and for Bloomsbury – please do everything in your power to ensure it stays.

Kind regards,

David

David Boyd

Managing Director

Boyd & Associates

+44 7921 107 184

contact@davidcboyd.com

skype @davidcboyd

twitter @davidcboyd

web   davidcboyd.com 

Price & Myers

Dear Councillor Jones,

Price & Myers is a leading structural engineering consultancy employing over 185 people based in Bloomsbury (on Alfred Place). We provide structural, civil and sustainability consultancy services and have been based in the area for over 35 years.

We have always provided excellent facilities for the cyclists in our office with showers, lockers and secure cycle storage, not least because many of the Partners (including myself) cycle to work. Like many businesses in London, the number of our employees who cycle has grown over the past few years but it has now reached a peak. We know, because we have asked, that the limiting factor is a perceived lack of safety. An even larger proportion of our employees would cycle to the office if they felt comfortable and safe on the roads. We could easily double the number of people who cycle to work if they had safe, segregated cycle paths to use.

We value their safety and we want to promote active lifestyles for all our employees. We support their freedom to choose how they get to work. We also note strong evidence that more cycling increases their productivity in the office, as well as spending in local retail businesses and lowers air pollution levels. All of which benefit both our business and the local environment.

The excellent provision for cycling in the Tavistock/Torrington Place trial scheme has already had an impact and encouraged more people to cycle to work. They will also make London a more attractive city in which to build and run our business.

The scheme is excellent for our business and for London.  Please ensure that it is retained.

Kind regards,

 Regards,

Peter.

Peter Dash

Partner

PRICE & MYERS

020 7631 5128

37 Alfred Place, London WC1E 7DP

www.pricemyers.co

Price & Myers LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales No. 0C303989
Registered Office 37 Alfred Place London WC1E 7DP

Yoyo Wallet

Dear Councillor Jones,

Yoyo Wallet is a leading mobile payment business based in Fitzrovia.  We have been based in London for over three years.

Like many businesses in London, a growing number of our 40 employees cycle to work. An even larger proportion of our team would cycle to the office if they felt comfortable and safe on the roads.

We value their safety and we want to promote active lifestyles for all our employees. We support their freedom to choose how they get to work. We also note strong evidence that more cycling increases spending in local retail businesses and lowers air pollution levels.

The excellent provision for cycling in the Tavistock/Torrington Place trial scheme will help us attract and retain the employees our business needs to continue to thrive. They will also make London a more attractive city in which to build and run our business.

The scheme is, on balance,  excellent for our business and for London.  Please ensure that it is retained.

Kind regards,

ANDREW HORTON

VP OPERATIONS

+44 7973 737495  |  @YOYOWALLET  |  YOYOWALLET.COM

Yoyo Wallet Ltd

2nd floor, Kirkman House

12-14 Whitfield Street

London

W1T 2RF

Hotel Creative Ltd.

Dear Councillor Jones,

Hotel Creative is a leading Design agency based in Soho.

Like many businesses in London, a growing number of our 30 employees cycle to work. An even larger proportion of our team would cycle to the office if they felt comfortable and safe on the roads.

We value their safety and we want to promote active lifestyles for all our employees. We support their freedom to choose how they get to work. We also note strong evidence that more cycling increases spending in local retail businesses and lowers air pollution levels.

The excellent provision for cycling in the Tavistock/Torrington Place trial scheme will help us attract and retain the employees our business needs to continue to thrive. They will also make London a more attractive city in which to build and run our business.

The scheme is, on balance,  excellent for our business and for London.  Please ensure that it is retained.

Kind regards,

Nick Griffiths

Hotel Creative Ltd.

5th Floor, 100 Oxford Street

London W1D 1LL

020 7287 5020

077 2588 4604

www.hotelcreative.co.uk

Askia UK

Dear Councillor Jones,

Askia UK is a leading supplier of market research software, based in East London for over 10 years.

Like many businesses in London, at least half of our dozen employees cycle to work. An even larger proportion of our team would cycle to the office if they felt comfortable and safe on the roads.

We value their safety and we want to promote active lifestyles for all our employees. We support their freedom to choose how they get to work. We also note strong evidence that more cycling increases spending in local retail businesses and lowers air pollution levels.

The excellent provision for cycling in the Tavistock/Torrington Place trial scheme is currently used and appreciated by some of our employees, and more facilities like these will help us attract and retain the employees our business needs to continue to thrive. They will also make London a more attractive city in which to run and expand our business.

The scheme is, on balance,  excellent for our business and for London.  Please ensure that it is retained.

Kind regards,

Jérôme Sopoçko

Founder and Director

Askia

EC2A 3QT

Ralph Dubber Creative Services

Dear Councillor Jones,

Ralph Dubber Creative Services is a leading visual effects artist based in the West End. I provide visual effects for the film and advertising industry and have been based in London for over 15 years.

Like many businesses in London, I cycle to work every day. And even larger proportion of the people I work with would cycle to the office if they felt comfortable and safe on the roads.

I value my safety and we want to promote active lifestyles for myself and colleagues/friends. We support their freedom to choose how they get to work. We also note strong evidence that more cycling increases spending in local retail businesses and lowers air pollution levels.

The excellent provision for cycling in the Tavistock/Torrington Place trial scheme will help me retain the business I do, providing a safe passage to and from work. They will also make London a more attractive city in which to build and run all businesses.

The scheme is, on balance,  excellent for all businesses and for London. Please ensure that it is retained.

Kind regards,

Ralph Dubber

Ralph Dubber Creative Services Ltd.

SG4 9JJ

Diagonal View

Dear Councillor Jones.

I’m writing from Diagonal View, a company based on Mortimer St. We employ 55 people in the video/tech industry, and have found that since the introduction of the Tavistock scheme, more and more of our employees are happy to cycle to work.

As well as commuting, a lot of our business is conducted with Google, at their Holborn offices. Better provision for cyclists facilitates our work and contact with them, and as such is a real help to our operation.

As a company, we’d would really like the the scheme to be made permanent.

Best,

Adam.

Adam King

Creative Director

adam@diagonal-view.com

+44 (0)7931 170 374

www.diagonal-view.com

KASE solutions

Dear Councillor Jones,

KASE solutions is a leading UX company based in Camden.  We provide broadband private and charity service and have been based in London for over 10 years.

Like many businesses in London, a growing number of our employees cycle to work. An even larger proportion of our team would cycle to the office if they felt comfortable and safe on the roads.

We value their safety and we want to promote active lifestyles for all our employees. We support their freedom to choose how they get to work. We also note strong evidence that more cycling increases spending in local retail businesses and lowers air pollution levels.

The excellent provision for cycling in the Tavistock/Torrington Place trial scheme will help us attract and retain the employees our business needs to continue to thrive. They will also make London a more attractive city in which to build and run our business.

The scheme is, on balance,  excellent for our business and for London.  Please ensure that it is retained.

Kind regards,

Kailas Elmer

Director

UX / IA / Content Strategy

077 4866 5097