What our supporters say
Better Bankside’s networking events offer tremendous value. Not only do they allow us to exchange knowledge with other local companies, but they also lead to real business opportunities. We have met several clients directly through Better Bankside, which is just one of the many reasons why the organisation has our whole-hearted support.
Xanthe Vaughan Williams, Fourth Day PR
I chose Bankside for my latest restaurant and first south of the river venture because of its growing status as a tourist destination with the arts. It's a great place to set up business as these of course need food and drink venues, which I'm very excited to be part of.
Mark Hix, Hixter Bankside
Tate Modern lies at the heart of what is fast becoming one of the most exciting neighbourhoods in Europe. We are pleased to be closely involved with many strands of Better Bankside's programme as we make our contribution to the Bankside community.
Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate
The collective marketing led by Better Bankside has really nurtured this area’s rich cultural heritage. And we see more visitors as a result.
Peter Wilkinson, Director, Jerwood Space
Bankside has changed enormously in the time that we've been based here, and the work that Better Bankside does in championing and caring for the area on behalf of its member businesses is a great benefit to all who live, work, study or visit Bankside.
Geoff Hemsley, London College of Contemporary Music
Better Bankside is a valued partner for Transport for London, enabling us to engage with the business community in Bankside to achieve our vision of improving transport infrastructure, roads and the public realm now and into the future.
Sir Peter Hendy, Commissioner of Transport, Transport for London
By being a part of Better Bankside’s theme groups we can make a difference on everyday issues for our employees and visitors. The work to improve travel options, such as making cycling safer, and creating more tranquil spaces to relax in during the lunch break assist our recruitment as well as our strategic values.
Ralph Smyth, CPRE
The Better Bankside cleaning team are well organised, efficient and approachable. Our recent issues with fly-tipping outside Bridge House were dealt with effectively, giving our shop and office occupants confidence that any future occurrence will be dealt with in the same successful manner.
Patrick Greenidge, Bridge House
We moved to Bankside a year ago and had no doubts that this was the place to be, both before the move and after the move. The buzzing atmosphere, local amenities, transport links and world class attractions make it the best place to base our business.
Jason Norman, World Travel and Trade Council
Better Bankside has greatly assisted the firm and its employees settle into the Bankside area after the move from its historical roots in the Westminster area. The move east and south of the river has been facilitated by the many services Better Bankside provides including the Business Forum and networking events to the ever popular Buzz Card for local discounts and the Dr Bike services for the keen cyclists amongst us. Our management has enjoyed interacting with the Better Bankside team and has welcomed the contribution they make to the thriving local community.
James Oxley, Winckworth Sherwood
Working with Better Bankside has not just been an absolute pleasure and a great support but has also directly generated revenue for our business. Being a relatively new business in the area it was key to engage locally. The work they do and inclusive platform they have created has benefited citizenM and our business greatly.
Sam Sheridan, citizenM
The Better Bankside wardens are an outstanding service. They are quick to respond to calls and good at defusing anti-social behaviour.
Chris Collins, Manager, The Rake
We regularly take part in the lively programme of events that Better Bankside creates. It’s a great opportunity to meet with other members of a diverse local business community and to listen to and share ideas with them.
Carl Cairns, Dannatt Johnson Architects
Our CSR has become truly local through Better Bankside’s community links. We have now worked with grassroots charities like Hopton's Almshouses and Mint Street Adventure Playground that we would have had difficulty finding on our own.
Joanna Korpiela, STR Global
Bankside’s imaginative and innovative urban greening is an exemplar for other neighbourhoods. We have been consistently impressed with the quality of Bankside Urban Forest.
Managing Director, Ecology Consultancy
Better Bankside has encouraged some of the neighbourhood’s longest standing stakeholders as well as newer investors to join together in meaningful dialogue, exploring long-term strategies for the future here.
Keith Davis, Managing Director, Borough Market
At first some of our people were apprehensive about moving ‘south of the river’. Better Bankside came in and told them lots about what was on offer in the area, and created a sense of excitement about the move to Blackfriars Road. They have helped us to settle in to our new area.
Stella Smith, Business Development Director, Boodle Hatfield
We support Better Bankside because we have seen first-hand the results of their drive to promote the as a destination for Londoners and visitors. The team regularly bring new marketing opportunities for businesses like ours to benefit from. We reach many more customers through their work.
Emily Douglas, The Real Greek
We work closely with Better Bankside to promote London as the world’s greatest city. Bankside has so much to offer visitors to London from the major cultural attractions to hidden gems.
London & Partners
We’re investing across Bankside and the wider south bank at an exciting time for the area. We’re supportive of Better Bankside as a mechanism for ensuring that Southwark’s potential is realised.
Laurie Low, Great Portland Estates