About Us

Formed in 2013, the West End Partnership brings together senior public service and private sector leaders, academic experts and resident representatives. It was created to be the catalyst and mechanism to enable the West End to accommodate growth,
whilst at the same time strengthen its unique cultural character, amenity and openness.
The West End is one of the most celebrated and exciting places in the world.  Comprising just a few square miles, it sits at the heart of a global city projected to expand to ten million people over the next fifteen years.  The Partnership will coordinate and initiate action and delivery in response to this growth with new policies, plans and actions which benefit residents, communities, businesses and visitors alike.

The boundary reflecting the views of the West End Partnership, including the Core West End, wider adjacent areas and fringe areas of change related to the West End.

Membership of the West End Partnership is drawn from across the public and private sectors, as well as from its resident communities. These organisations are represented by the individuals listed:

Board members:

Cllr Nickie Aiken (Chair) – Westminster City Council

Craig McWilliam (Vice Chair) – London First

Cllr Danny Beales – London Borough of Camden

Debbie Jackson – Greater London Authority

Chief Superintendent Helen Harper, Central West BCU Commander – Metropolitan Police Service

Julian Bird – Society of London Theatres

Matthew Bennett MBE – Soho Society/West End Community Network

David Kaner – Covent Garden Community Association/West End Community Network

Simon Loomes – Westminster’s Business Improvement Districts

Alexander Jan – Camden’s Business Improvement Districts

Prof Tony Travers – London School of Economics

James Cooksey – Westminster Property Association

Alex Williams – Transport for London

The current key areas of strategic focus are:

  • INFLUENCE – A unified voice for the West End in lobbying for fiscal devolution alongside a data observatory role and a single point of contact for the West End;
  • GREENER – A West End that is healthier and greener with a focus on a zero/low carbon economy and a clear objective of creating a Central London Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ);
  • OPPORTUNITY – A West End that encourages Good Growth and opportunity for all, and;
  • AMENITY – A West End that is safe and secure for visitors, workers and residents.