Agenda item

General Manager Updates

Briefings for the General Mangers of Billingsgate, New Spitalfields and Smithfield Markets.


Members receivedThe Board received the General Managers updates.




The General Manager at Billingsgate Market informed the Board that Billingsgate had won a third national award for the outbound logistics trial. The first 12 weeks of the trial had seen 87% of Billingsgate merchants participate, achieving a 37% reduction in emissions, 949 fewer Central London journeys and 23,941 fewer kilometres being driven. The General Manager thanked the Markets Co-location Team for their help in supporting this, and the Billingsgate Merchants for embracing the trial.


The Chairman congratulated Billingsgate on behalf of the Board for the success of the project and for its recognition. The Chairman informed Members that all three markets would be contributing to a float at the upcoming Lord Mayor’s Show, and one of the vehicles involved would be a vehicle used in the trial.


A representative of the Billingsgate Tenants commented that the trial had been successful, but required continuing resource to ensure future success.


New Spitalfields:


The Markets Director informed the Board that officers had investigated ongoing issues regarding missing pallets at New Spitalfields, and identified two individuals who had been removing pallets from the site for their own gain. One had now been banned from the site indefinitely, and the other given a one-month ban. Since the ban, New Spitalfields had seen a quadrupling of the amount of pallets available on site.


A representative of New Spitalfields congratulated the General Manager at New Spitalfields for their work on the pallets issue.


RESOLVED, that – the updates from the General Managers be noted.


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