I am committed to my ambition to be the most pro-business Mayor yet. In order to deliver on this, I have expanded the service the Growth Hub offers from a virtual portal to delivering face to face support through a variety of programmes. I will further expand our services in the Autumn to ensure we reach out to more businesses. The new model will comprise a hub and spoke model where business navigators based across London will be delivering face to face advice to SMEs both on a one-to-one basis and through events.
The market research referred to in DD2311 will be commissioned next month. The results, which will help to inform the future development of the Growth Hub will be released in the Autumn.