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Made in London unveil Lord Whitby as non-executive Chairman
Made in London are delighted to announce the appointment of Lord Whitby as Made in London’s new non-executive Chairman. Lord Whitby is the former leader of Birmingham City Council and an English Conservative politician.
After almost eight years in control of the Council, Lord Whitby suggests that his administration has delivered against all of the challenges, he highlights in particular the fact that Birmingham City Council is now one of the lowest taxing Councils in any of the UK’s major cities.
Lord Whitby has been heavily involved in a number of large infrastructure projects in Birmingham. He was responsible for helping bring about the £600 million redevelopment of Birmingham’s New Street Station in partnership with Network Rail, Advantage West Midlands and Centro.
Furthermore, Lord Whitby has called on the government to recognize the importance of wealth creators and inventors by elevating their status nationally. Lord Whitby is a passionate advocate for Made in London to become established in playing a crucial role in helping the Government to establish a new manufacturing blueprint for the nation to help rebalance the economy.
Lord Whitby stated: “I want to wish businesses well, as these are exciting times and the world is our oyster. We believe in ourselves and we want to make sure that legislation does not hinder us.”
I’m the chairman of an engineering company called Skeldings Ltd that is over 120-years-old and we have seen every recession that could have passed by and we’ve managed to actually circumvent and grow.”
Lord Whitby is also President of Marketing Birmingham, Chairman of Birmingham Science Park, Aston and a board member of the National Exhibition Centre.
With the additional support from Lord Whitby, Made in London will offer various subscription based memberships to SME’s and large organisations within the London area. The memberships will provide customers with a fantastic range of networking opportunities and products, which will be designed to help their business grow through successful marketing, public relations, events, networking and accreditations.
Made in London has the potential to become an integral part of London’s business community. The importance of networking amongst businesses cannot be underestimated in a post-Brexit United Kingdom. The uncertainty regarding the EU’s single market has placed an increased emphasis on the importance of business being Made in Britain.