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Statement from London & Partners following the release of the Royal Albert Dock audit report

London & Partners welcomes the Greater London Authority’s internal audit report that reviewed the competitive procurement process of the Royal Albert Dock.  Their report, concludes that there is ‘substantial assurance’ regarding the process.  This is the highest audit assurance rating.  It underlines that the procurement process was effective and compliant with internal procedures and the law – and that it was fair for all bidders.

London & Partners carried out an international marketing and promotional campaign in 2011, including in India and Australia as well as numerous cities across China and Hong Kong, to highlight to potential investors the opportunities available in the Royal Docks.  L&P encouraged several companies to bid and to complete the tender process.

At no point was London & Partners a part of the decision making process nor sought to influence which company would be awarded the contract for the Royal Albert Dock.

The Royal Albert Dock audit report is available here.

Notes to Editors

About London & Partners
London & Partners is the official promotional organisation for London. Our company attracts and delivers value to business, students and visitors. London & Partners is a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and a network of commercial partners.

Our remit is to drive leisure and business visitors as well as bidding to secure major events in London, to unlock the city for overseas businesses who want to set up or expand in London and to promote the capital’s world class universities to international students.

Our intention is to work in partnership with organisations in London and across the world to deliver our goal - that London be globally recognised as the best big city on earth.

For more information visit www.londonandpartners.com     

Contact

Rebekah Clement Media & PR Manager – Leisure Tourism
rclement@londonandpartners.com  or  +44 (0) 20 7234 5861

Tamzen Isacsson,  Head of Media and PR
tisacsson@londonandpartners.com or +44 (0) 20 7234 5766