With 1 year to go until the Olympics hits London, LMS owner Tim Kennedy is positive with the effects
Added: (Mon Aug 08 2011)
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With Advertisers across the country taking advantage of the milestone that is the London Olympics, with less than a year to go until the fun begins LMS owner Tim Kennedy talks positively about the effect the event will have on not only London businesses, but UK tourism as a whole.
"They are a global shop window, which we can use to showcase the very best that this country has to offer." Commented Mark Prisk, the Business Minister, back in November 2010; at a summit organised by the government to promote the opportunities available to businesses from the Games (telegraph.co.uk) “I couldn’t agree more” stated Mr Kennedy, LMS Entrepreneur “The more visitors and tourists coming into the UK & London, the more we have to showcase what we have as a nation and economy. London is great place to be regardless of the Olympics, so it will be amazing when the 2 are combined”.
At a time when confidence has been lost in the UK economy, the good news story of the Olympics has the potential to put some confidence back into the country and its’ residence. Of course, the Olympics will instigate tourists back to London, which is exactly what we need in London. “We need to show everyone what they’re missing by not coming to London” stated Mr Kennedy “The goal of the Olympics is not only to bring the Games back to the UK, which is a feat in itself, but as a platform for businesses to generate more customers and profit, growth is essential in our current markets, we really can’t afford to mess this one up” Concluded the LMS owner.
Some of the facts and figures have certainly put high expectations for the games, with Lloyds stating that the London Olympics will generate £10bn revenue for the British economy, and the London Councils 2012 Team stating that revenue from tourists attracted by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are forecast to add up to an additional £2.1bn.
The UK has struggled since the recession hit in early 2009, with an event like the Olympics, we now have the opportunity to turn things around. Roll on the 27th July 2012!