Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) chief executive, Kate Nicholls, has accepted a seat on London’s Night Time Commission.
The news comes after London Mayor, Sadiq Khan outlined his vision for London to become a leading 24-hour global city as he launched the capital’s ‘first ever’ plan for the night time economy earlier this week.
There are 11,000 pubs, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs across the capital, employing an estimated 217,000 people. Currently London’s £26bn night-time economy generates one in eight jobs in the capital.
The 10 principles launched on Tuesday are intended to help the capital to become a trailblazing city at night, competing with the likes of Berlin, Tokyo and New York.
Earlier this week the ALMR also submitted its views to a GLA consultation on the Night Time Economy. The submission highlights key asks to improve licensing, partnership working, promoting economic growth, planning and the regulatory approach. The body has again called for local authorities to expedite business rates support as soon as possible.
'Representation on the Commission demonstrates the Mayor’s recognition of the significant value that the eating and drinking out sector brings to London’s Night Time Economy,' Nicholls said.
'With a voice on the Night Time Commission, the sector will be at the heart of conversations about promoting the city, its businesses and cultural offerings, and ensuring that local authorities, residents and businesses can work in partnership to help the city thrive.'