UBM plc is a leading Events and digital media business based in London with over 5,000 staff worldwide and valued at over £1bn. They provide business-to-business information and marketing via a range of media including exhibitions, digital and print publications. UBM have been based in Blackfriars, London for over 25 years.
Dermot Hughes, Head of Facilities at UBM, explained why the company was supporting the plans:
‘Like many businesses in London, a growing number of our 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, want to promote active lifestyles for all employees and 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 proposed north–south and east–west routes 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 we can build and run our business.
‘CrossRail for Bikes’ is, on balance, great for our business and for London. Please make sure these plans are delivered, without delay’
UBM, Ludgate House, 245 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 9UY