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