Boris Johnson pledges to help businesses profit from Olympics

The majority of businesses in London should profit substantially from the Olympic Games, Boris Johnson has claimed.

The London mayor has reportedly been meeting with many business leaders in the capital in order to discuss how they can best profit from the 2012 Games.

According to Event Magazine, he has pledged to meet as many managers and CEOs as possible over the coming months to help ensure that the event brings as big an economic boost to London as it possibly can.

This is likely to be fantastic news for those looking for jobs in London.

In an interview with Fresh Business Thinking, Johnson warned local businesses that the amount of growth experienced by businesses was very much down to them.

He said: “The success of the 2012 Games in London depends on the ability of our businesses, small and large, to maximise the opportunities from what promises to be a summer like no other.

“We are working very closely with businesses, from those at the top down, to make sure everyone has the information they need to grasp this moment and plan, prepare and ultimately profit from this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

The mayor recently addressed queries from many of London’s business leaders at a breakfast Q&A session in London hosted by department store Fortnum & Mason.

by Joe Elvin on January 9, 2012

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