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London and the South Productivity Forum

Covering Greater London, down to the south east coast and from Somerset to Cornwall in south west of England, this area has more than 23 million people. London is the most populous and the most productive area in the UK – more than 31.6% above average, but there are strong intra-regional differences, with a focus on rural activities and tourism in the far south compared to mixed and knowledge based industries around the capital in the south-east.

Key Contacts

Professor Damian Grimshaw

London & South Forum co-lead
King's College London

Professor Marcela Miozzo

London & South Forum co-lead
King's College London

Philip Keller

London & South Forum Chair
Non-Executive Director


Alice Seabrook-Martina

Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

Andrew Eldred

Electric Contractors' Association

Ben Boutcher-West

Connected Kerb

Brian MacAuley

Digital Catapult

Hannah Shackleford

Bristol City Council

Lis Anderson

Ambitious PR

Louise Aitken

South East Local Enterprise Partnership

Sarah Murray

Local London

Natasha Robinson

Office of Low Emission Vehicles, Department for Transport

Richard Foggie

Knowledge Transfer Network

Nicky Williams

Confederation of British Industry, South West

Russ Shaw CBE

Tech London Advocates

Saffron Woodcraft

University College London

Sam Gurney

Trades Union Congress

David Legg

Innovate UK

Duncan Kerr

West of England Combined Authority

Tracey Rob Perera

Non-executive director & board member

Lesley Giles

Work Advance

Cecilia Bufton

Dorset Local Area Partnership

Claire Miller

Octopus Electric Vehicles

Layla Burrows

Innovate UK

John McGill

UK Innovation Corridor


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