In this issue of In Touch you can read about how a new East London development is to get some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK. We’re also helping the Metropolitan Police boost its effectiveness when fighting crime across the capital, following the award of a new networking and IT contract which will help officers work smarter and faster.
You can also read about the Securing the Nation competition winners that were announced at an event hosted at the BT Tower. The BT Infinity Lab competition was launched earlier this year to find innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs) who can create solutions to help consumers and businesses stay safe online.
We also invited a group of young people to our BT Sports studios to learn what it’s like to work for a leading TV broadcaster. They were given a rare insight into the team effort that goes on behind the scenes when BT broadcast any live sports event.
BT has also appointed Mark Sexton, a senior executive to lead public sector business in London. Mark will head the public sector business and implement a new strategic direction to increase its local presence and I look forward to working with him.
And finally congratulations to Mark Lam, a BT volunteer who was recognised in the annual BT Chairmans awards for his volunteering activities with Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust.
Chet Patel, Chair of the London Regional Board