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PREMISES: HSBC, 6th Floor, 71 Queen

Victoria Street, London EC4V 4DE. Notice

is given that Compass Contract Services

(UK) Ltd has applied to City of London for a

Premises Licence under the Licensing Act

2003. The proposed licensable activities

are: 1. the provision of recorded music from

08.00-23.00 daily; and 2. the sale of alcohol

from 08.00-23.00 daily. Anyone who

wishes to make representations regarding

this application must write to City of London

Licensing Authority, Markets and Consumer

Protection PO Box 270, Guildhall,

London EC2P 2EJ. Representations must be

received by 22 November 2017. The

register of Licensing Applications can

be inspected by appointment or at

It is an offence on summary conviction to

knowingly or recklessly make a false statement

in connection with this application,

the maximum fine for which is unlimited.

CITYMATTERS.LONDON 01 - 07 November 2017 | Page 5

Established 1953

• Sales

• Lettings

• Valuations


Bow Road E3 — £1,325,000 Freehold

A four storey Grade II Georgian listed terraced house with many

original features. Arranged over 1939sq ft and set within the

Tredegar Square Conservation Area, close to Mile End underground

and DLR stations. Ideal for purchasers working in the West End, the

City and Canary Wharf.

Palmers Road E2 — £699,995 Leasehold

A 920sq ft three bedroom brand new apartment directly

overlooking the Regents canal. Arranged with a stylish open plan

kitchen/reception enjoying 9ft high ceilings and two designer

bathrooms. Finished to a high quality specification and situated in

an ideal setting close to Victoria Park and Mile End underground.

Vallance Road E2 — £899,000 Leasehold

An impressive three bedroom split level apartment arranged over

1231sq ft within a newly converted end of terrace Victorian house.

Finished to a beautiful standard, encompassing a blend of period

features with high end modern eco-friendly technology.

St Dunstans Mews E1 — £575,000 Leasehold

A beautiful two bedroom apartment boasting views of the tranquil

and historic churchyard of St Dunstan's & All Saints, with its avenues

of London plane trees and period features. Conveniently situated

between Canary Wharf and The City, this is a peaceful spot away

from the noise of city life whilst providing easy entry points into

London's most exciting locations.

0208 981 3331

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Business Matters

Third of sick notes

‘for mental health’

NHS research conducted to mark World Mental

Health Day found that one in three sick notes

are issued on the grounds of poor mental health,

making psychiatric problems the most common

reason for people to take time off work.

It is estimated that absenteeism costs UK

businesses approximately £2.4billion per year,

and with mental health now the number one

reason for people to miss work, firms of all sizes

are being asked whether they are doing enough

to proactively tackle mental health issues head


Adrian Lewis, director of Activ Absence

– a software company that provides human

resources tools to monitor staff attendance – says

there are several measures employers can take to

spot early warning signs, but that these are often


“Commonly, employers only become aware

of an issue when an employee is signed off sick

with anxiety or stress – this is too late. By then,

their performance, confidence and productivity

is likely to have been affected.”

Mr Lewis says it does not have to be this way,

and explained how employers can better engage

with staff.

“We would like to see companies encouraging

greater openness about mental health so

sufferers don’t feel isolated, stigmatised or

scared they will lose their jobs if they admit to

having problems. It’s important to send a clear

message that workers who are suffering from

stress or depression will receive support and not


“With open and regular communications

about mental health issues, good tracking and

monitoring of absence data to keep on top of

issues, and by proactively signposting support

services such as counselling, companies can

take big strides towards improving the mental

wellbeing of their workforce.”

THE cost of locating 100 staff in London

is 25% cheaper than doing so in New York,

according to a study into the future viability

of the world’s leading cities.

Commercial property consultancy Knight

Frank has compared the total cost of setting up

shop in the world’s leading cities based on the

price of workspace and average salaries.

Knight Frank estimates that employing 100

staff in conventional office space in the Capital

costs companies on average $5.23million

(£3.96m) per year, significantly less than rival

financial centres New York ($6.94m) and Hong

Kong ($5.96m).

Despite being one of the world’s pre-eminent

business locations, London is ranked only sixth

on the list overall.


The list is topped by Zurich where high salary

costs in the banking and asset management

sectors mean companies would pay $7.95m to

locate 100 staff in the city per year.

Zurich is followed by New York, and then San

Francisco ($6.69m), where the cost of employing

a highly-skilled tech workforce drives up total

occupancy costs.

The top five is completed by Hong Kong,

where office rents are the highest in the world,

and Boston ($5.93m).

While London offers a considerable discount

to other leading global cities, it remains one of

Europe’s most expensive business locations.

Companies locating 100 staff in Paris would

accrue an annual cost of ($4.1m), slightly ahead

of Dublin (just over $4m), while equivalent

costs for Stockholm, Frankfurt and Amsterdam

would be less than $4m per year.

Warsaw, meanwhile, is emerging as an

attractive European business location offering

a well-educated, multi-lingual labour force at

relatively low cost ($1.63.).

Lee Elliott, head of commercial research at

Knight Frank, said: “Access to high-skilled

talent is a well-established determinant of

corporate real estate and location decisionmaking.

But in a low-growth economic

environment where margin protection and

cost control is paramount, the cost of both

employing and accommodating this talent is

becoming important too.

“London is one of the top three business

locations in the world, yet it ranks only sixth on

the list of costs. This provides a clear incentive



report card:

London ranks only sixth

for businesses costs

Low Capital cost

for global companies to choose London,

particularly those in the tech and financial

services sector which need to attract and retain

the best people in state of the art workspace.

“Rival European cities do offer lower

employment and property costs, but many

global companies will see this as a false economy.

“As it stands, other European cities cannot

match London’s high-skilled human capital,

and its longstanding pre-eminence as a global

business centre.”

Artizan Street Library & Community Centre

1 Artizan St, E1 7AF

Fuller’s - The Old Bank of England

194 Fleet St, EC4A 2LT

Pod Good Food

75 King William Street, EC4N 7BE

Temple Brew House

46 Essex St, WC2R 3JF

Barbican Library

Level 2, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS

Giddy Up Coffee

Fortune Street Park, EC1Y 0SB

Protestant Truth Society Inc - Book Shop

184 Fleet St, EC4A 2HJ

The Franklin Building

124 Goswell Road, EC1V 7DP

Bishopsgate Institute Library

230 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4QH

Jeeves Dry Cleaners

131 Fleet St, EC4A 2BH

Rome Coffee Cart

3 Fleet Place, EC4M 7RD

The M Bar

48-51 Leadenhall Market, EC3V 1LT

City of London Information Centre

St. Paul’s Churchyard, EC4M 8BX

Coffee Stall

In front of St Mary Abchurch,

Abchurch Lane, EC4N 7BA

Coppa Club

4 St. Paul’s Churchyard, EC4M 8AY

El Vino Wine Merchant

6 Martin Lane, Cannon St, EC4R 0DP

Fuller’s - The Counting House

50 Cornhill, EC3V 3PD

J Rogers & Sons - Shoe Repair

28 Liverpool St, EC2M 7PD

Guildhall Library

Aldermanbury, EC2V 7HH

Merchant House

13 Well Court, EC4M 9DN

8 Bride Court, EC4Y 8DU

Nincom Soup

Old Street Station, EC1Y 1BE


58 Hatton Garden, EC1N 8LS

Scott’s Shoe Repair & Dry Cleaners

City Thameslink, Holborn Concourse, EC4M 7RA

65 Ludgate Hill, EC4M 7JH

Old Street Station, EC1Y 1BE

Shoe Lane Library

Little Hill House, Little New Street, EC4A 3JR

Spitalfields Market E1

Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, E1 6AA

Sweetings Restaurant

39 Queen Victoria St, EC4N 4SF

The Natural Kitchen

15-17 New St Square, Fetter Lane, EC4A 3AP

176 Aldersgate St, EC1A 4HR


Leadenhall Market

1-3 Whittington Ave, EC3V 1PJ

Ye Old Cheshire Cheese

145 Fleet Street, EC4A 2BU

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APPLICATION FOR Watermark Place Campshed Remediation

Notice is hereby given that Clarkebond UK LTD has applied to the Marine

Management Organisation under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009,

Part 4, for a marine licence to undertake campshed remediation at Watermark

Place, London EC4R 3AB. Plans showing the position of the works may be

inspected at (1).

Copies of the application and associated information may be viewed on line in

the Public Register at

Representations in respect of the application should ordinarily be made by:

- Visiting the MMO public register at


and accessing the ‘make a comment’ section of case reference


However, we will also accept representations via the following formats:

-By email to; or alternatively

-By letter addressed to Marine Management Organisation, Lancaster House,

Hampshire Court, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7YH

In all cases, correspondence must:

- Be received within 28 days of the date of the first notice (2);

- Quote the case reference; and

- include an address to which correspondence relating to the representation or

objection may be sent.

The Marine Management Organisation will pass to the applicant a copy of any

objection or representation we receive.

(1) Clarkebond UK Ltd, Unit 17.1 The Leathermarket, 11-13 Weston Street, London SE1 3ER

(2) 1 November 2017

CITYMATTERS.LONDON 01 - 07 November 2017 | Page 13

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