PAST EVENTS

PRBG organise an active series of high quality events throughout the year with expert speakers and good attendance.

23 MAY 2014 – GLA BRIEFING

This event presented The Park Royal Atlas which was created by the GLA’s Regeneration Team which had been carrying out an employment study of Park Royal to create a better understanding of its contribution to London and its economy. The Atlas was created to inform policies and strategies for sustainable regeneration in the area.

12 JUNE 2014 – MEET THE BOROUGHS: EALING & BRENT 

Businesses discussed their concerns with 1:1s with the key officers of Brent and Ealing councils. Whatever the concerns – skills, employment, transport, roads, safety, power etc – this was the businesses community’s opportunity to raise them with the local borough teams.

24 SEPTEMBER 2014 – HS2 BRIEFING

This event presented HS2 and its impact on Park Royal and Old Oak Common. PRBG invited representatives from HS2 to come to Park Royal and present an update on HS2. This was a great opportunity to voice concerns and ask questions, as well as network with local Park Royal businesses.

21 NOVEMBER  2014 – FIRST INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMIT: THE BROADBAND CHALLENGE

Businesses in Park Royal had voiced concerns about Broadband coverage in the area. It is patchy and creates significant performance/ cost challenges for many local businesses. PRBG arranged for experts in the field to come and give an update on the current situation in Park Royal. BT Openreach and independent IT company ITSB presented current infrastructure updates and what options are available to optimise broadband coverage.   There was also discussion around what can PRBG might do to improve the situation.

21 JANUARY 2015 – PARK ROYAL BUSINESS GROUP – CROSSRAIL UPDATE

Crossrail, London’s largest infrastructure project, will have a major impact on Park Royal’s accessibility and local businesses.  At this business briefing Crossrail’s Community Relations Manager, John Goldsmith, updated PRBG on Crossrail’s progress and answered questions and concerns.

3 JUNE 2015 – TRANSPORT BRIEFING

This special briefing, was designed to highlight the severe transport congestion and freight issues. It gave local Park Royal business on the estate an opportunity to voice their concerns to key representatives from Transport for London and WestTrans.

Contributors were Paul Strang, Principal Business Planner (TfL), outlining TfL freight strategy, Georgina Barretta, Borough Strategy Adviser (TfL), focusing on A40 and Park Royal – Old Oak Planning Framework and Tim Forrester, WestTrans Coordinator, presenting the WestTrans plans for a West London freight strategy.

8 JUNE 2015 – BRIEFING ON THE FUTURE OF PARK ROYAL

An update for PRBG on the future plans for Park Royal.

23 SEPTEMBER 2015 – FOOD SECTOR WORKSHOP

PRBG invited key food and drink businesses on the Park Royal estate to a discussion and breakfast brainstorming meeting to create a Food and Drink forum. This was an opportunity to share concerns, frustrations, sales advice and be part of a group which will be the voice of the Food Industry in Park Royal to Government.

Jane Milton chaired the event and the aim was to draw up an outline for the development of PRBG’s Food Sector Group.