Mayor of Barking and Dagenham checks in to CEME


The Mayor of Barking and Dagenham paid a visit to CEME last week to see what work is being done to support entrepreneurs and the local community regardless of their background. Councillor Sanchia Alasia headed to the London School of Academics (LSA), located at CEME, for an overview of the work being carried out at the campus to encourage workforce growth in the region.

As well as taking a tour of the entire CEME campus, the Mayor took time to take part in question time with students from the LSA. Trainees quizzed the Mayor on a range of issues affecting the area, including knife crime and what they could do in their future roles as teachers to help resolve the issue. She also heard first hand of the free networking opportunities available on campus at the monthly Ce-MEET event on the first Friday of every month.

Sheila Singh, Managing Director of London School of Academics, said: “The Mayor was hugely impressed with what CEME and ourselves are doing to offer opportunities to hardworking members of our community from diverse backgrounds.”

Bill Williams, CEO of CEME, commented: “We are really pleased that the Mayor came to see the wonderful work one of our tenants is doing to fulfil our wider ethos here at CEME, which is to be a solid foundation for our residents and offer ongoing support to a diverse mix of businesses.”