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Camden’s loss is Sadiq Khan’s gain, good luck Theo Blackwell

07 September, 2017

• IT is heart breaking for Camden, but great news for London, that Councillor Theo Blackwell is going off to City Hall to be the Mayor of London’s chief digital officer.

I have worked with Cllr Blackwell for 10 years, through his work as a founder of Camden Town Unlimited, and I know only too well what a good deal the mayor is getting.

There are not many important issues that Camden has faced that Cllr Blackwell has not been involved in. And managing the council’s finances throughout the recent past is an unenviable job which he has managed with skill and intelligence.

As the worlds of automation and AI approach us at great speed, there are few people as well placed as Cllr Blackwell to help London prepare itself for the huge change and innovation opportunities.

His keen awareness of the issues for small and micro business, through his association with Camden Collective, will be vital in developing the plans and strategies we will need to keep our economy functioning and relevant.

Good luck Cllr Blackwell and try not to forget us!

SIMON PITKEATHLEY
Chief Executive
Camden Town Unlimited

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