Latest Council Leader’s meeting hails city’s sporting success
Published by Alan Busby on Thu 06 Sep 12 @ 19:58
Glasgow Chamber members proved they were great sports when they attended the latest of our quarterly meetings with the Leader of Glasgow City Council, Councillor Gordon Matheson.
A very large turnout of the city's business leaders heard a passionate address from Councillor Matheson which fed off from Glasgow's not insignificant part in the success of London 2012, which has set the clock ticking for 2014.
Our successful Olympians, including Glasgow School of Sport-trained silver medallist swimmer Michael Jamieson, will be honoured during a special reception in the city on Friday, September 14.
However, as much as tributes are rightly being paid to current success, Glasgow and its business community is very much united in looking to the future - to 2014 and beyond.
On that note, Councillor Matheson invited all businesses to encourage staff to back our official bid to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games via www.glasgow2018.com And the Leader also provided further detail of the city's overall sports strategy, which aims to see us host a major event every year for the next ten.
The second half of the meeting comprised executive director for regeneration Richard Brown presenting his preparations to help produce a five-year city strategy for Glasgow's ongoing development.
Among the key milestones on the road to the planned launch of the strategy in June 2013 is a business consultation and members can look forward to hearing more before then and will be invited to engage in the strategy development by outlining their key issues and priorities later this year.
The meeting concluded with a very healthy and open question and answer session during which there was a general consensus from members that they wish to support the council with its plans - both in official and volunteering capacities, the latter being one of the true highlights of London 2012 including in Glasgow.