Ipsos MORI is a pre-eminent UK research company with global reach. Part of the Ipsos Group (£1.3bn t/o), the company is currently based across sites in Borough, London Bridge and Harrow.
Ben Page, Ipsos MORI’s chief executive explained why TfL’s plans are so key to the company:
‘In early 2015 we will be relocating to Thomas More Square near Tower Bridge building on our 40+ year relationship with the city.
Like many businesses in London, a growing number of our 1,000 employees feel the benefits of cycling to work including myself. An even larger proportion of our team would cycle to the office if they felt comfortable and safe on the roads. The issue of cycling safety is of particular concern given the impending relocation and the heightened apprehension of our staff surrounding congestion and safety for cyclists in the area.
We value their safety and we want to promote active lifestyles for all our employees. We support their freedom to choose how they get to work and welcome the public health and environmental benefits that come with more of our staff choosing to commute by bike.
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, cleaner city in which to 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.’
Ben Page – Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI