Representatives of Mayfair’s luxury retailers, hotels, restaurants and professional service companies were guests at the Bond Street’s Association’s recent – and final – AGM and lunch at Claridge’s.
The Chairman, Lord Bruce Dundas, said that after 94 years the Association would cease in its present form as it had now come together with New West End Company to create the Bond Street & Mayfair Group (BSMG). This new position of the Bond Street Association inside the NWEC was an extremely positive move at a very exciting time.
The formation of this new group, which included respected opinion makers from a range of market sectors across Mayfair, meant moving forward with one clear voice and strategy for Bond Street and Mayfair. The BSMG were involved in making vital decisions to benefit the area using the £1.5million BID monies allocated to Bond Street. This funding was crucial to such projects as the Bond Street Public Realm improvements, business insights – which provide world-leading customer data – inward investment, and the destination marketing and tourism programme.
Lord Dundas went on to say that retail in 2018 and indeed on into 2019 was a competitive and increasingly difficult area and that we needed to work together to make sure we offered the best luxury experience for visitors. He added that there was no doubt that Bond Street and Mayfair attracted the best brands and we now had to shout to the world that we were open for business.
Pictured are (left to right): Pauline Hudson-Evans, Director of Hudson Walker International and Deputy Chair of the Bond Street Association; Patrick Couderc, Administration & Finance Manager BSA; Alex Bergholz-Gander, Brand Experience Manager at Amanda Wakeley and Director of the BSA; Simon Fitzpatrick, Head of Litigation Boodle Hatfield and Director of the BSA; Katie Thomas, Director of Communications BSA and Associate Director Bond Street & Mayfair Group.