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Pollinating
Prosperity
Midtown
London's best connected postcodes
WC1
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Elizabeth Line
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Polinating Prosperity

BEE MIDTOWN LEADS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PROFILE BUILDING IN MIDTOWN FOR BUSINESSES, BY BEING THEIR COLLECTIVE VOICE AND OFFERING A RANGE OF SERVICES AND SOLUTIONS FOR HYPER-LOCAL INNER-CITY ISSUES, BECAUSE LONG TERM SUSTAINABLE, COMMERCIAL AND SOCIAL GROWTH CREATE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE FOR ALL.

We are evolving from a service organisation to a leadership body that will drive real and positive change in WC1 and EC1, London’s best-connected postcodes.

Midtown is London’s destination of choice for business, and our vision is for BEE Midtown to be recognised as the leading proponent of sustainable business here.

Midtown’s 14,000 businesses, 157,000 employees and millions of visitors play a key role in the London economy, generating a GVA output close to £16 billion, and an economic impact equivalent to that of the West End. In the capital, only the City of London has more workers and Midtown supports more jobs than Victoria, London Bridge and the South Bank combined.

While the West End’s economy is predominantly based on retail and the City’s on finance, Midtown’s highly diversified economic base hosts creative, professional and technical sector specialisms of global significance. In the last five years, Midtown has generated more new jobs than either the City of London or the West End and more businesses have moved or started up here than in Victoria, Paddington and the West End.

We will undertake a consultation exercise in 2019, ahead of our 2020 re-election, ensuring alignment with our members’ needs. The results of this consultation will feed into a “Manifesto for Midtown” – our pledges for 2020 to 2025 and beyond.

GLOBAL GOALS FOR MIDTOWN: JOIN US TO MAKE MIDTOWN A LEADER OF SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

BEE Midtown is the first organisation of its kind in the UK to create a partnership with the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD), a network of more than 100 organisations across the UK who are working together to accelerate progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This offer gives Midtown businesses the opportunity of being pioneers and first-movers.

It is designed to enable hyper-local action on global issues, support responsible and sustainable business practices, and create a point of collective representation in the capital.

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The destination of choice for business in london.

Midtown is the place to be for businesses. From heritage to housing, law to lifestyle, food and drink to future technology – we are diverse, innovative and we lead the way. Together we think big, do things differently and raise our profile to attract success.

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Where competitive advantage comes with the postcode.

Collective thinking makes incredible things happen. We bring together businesses in Midtown to share resources, services and expertise. It’s a powerful catalyst for cost-savings, environmental benefits and real social change.

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The place where the future is even more exciting than the past.

Faster trains, bigger stations, less crime, cleaner air, more space. Following in the world-famous footsteps of pioneering architects and innovators from years gone by, we’re catapulting Midtown into the destination of the future.

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A community of villages creating a legacy of social good.

Imagine growing seasonal produce on the roof in your lunch hour. Harvesting homemade honey from urban hives. Helping young people learn and earn – while gaining even more in return. A place where being green, clean and socially responsible is second nature. Where we volunteer, collaborate and innovate for the greater good. Where living ethically makes you feel alive. Welcome to Midtown.

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SPARE CHANGE OR REAL CHANGE?

BEE Midtown has created an innovative inner-city pilot: BEE The Change. It works through collective action and the results are measurable. The campaign urges you and your colleagues to stop giving on the street; to consider the negative impact it can have on Midtown and those in real need and provides a sustainable path to donating.

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Future london.

Together with the Evening Standard, Bee Midtown is creating a pilot project on sustainability and specifically the reduction in the use of plastic within our district. We will encourage good practices in the area’s offices, cafés, restaurants, bars and shops to show what is possible in the everyday busy working environment and during the commuter rush. The methods will be simple, the results should be inspiring.

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Holborn Underground station upgrade

A new-look for Holborn station to transform your commute. Making that breakfast meeting first thing. Catching your connecting train, the gym class you’ve only made once – but still pay for. Or making it home in time to read that bedtime story. We’re paving the way to give you the time that matters most in your day – making the changes needed to transform your commute at Holborn.

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There’s always a buzz about Midtown. Our district is a hive of eclectic activity where work and play go hand in hand. A place that welcomes the wild. Where green is a lifestyle choice and social responsibility is a daily objective. We’re proud of our urban environment, our heritage and the legacy we’ve been left to protect. That’s why we’re committed to preserving our home for future generations.

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Midtown Big Ideas Exchange

Think differently, challenge tradition.

The Midtown Big Ideas Exchange is London’s most dynamic series of debates, celebrating the eclectic innovation of Midtown and its people. Bringing together the brightest minds of the moment, this is our space to rebelliously rethink London’s business, economic, environmental and sustainable future.

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Guided Walks

Free guided walks.

Our free seasonal guided walks encourage exploration of our dynamic district. We tell the powerful stories of the people, the buildings and the brands that make Midtown so successful. Retrace the steps of the Beatles in Bloomsbury, find the site of Sweeney Todd’s barbershop or uncover Midtown’s historic Little Italy.

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Bespoke walks for businesses.

If you are a local business, how about arranging a special walk for your staff? Choose from our existing programme or let us organise one on a theme of your choice. A walk makes a perfect part of a special event, staff day out, office party or leaving do.

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