The Night Time Commission was established by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to establish London as "one of the world’s best 24-hour cities".
On her appointment to the Night Time Commission, Kate Nicholls said: “Representation on the commission demonstrates the mayor’s recognition of the significant value that the eating and drinking-out sector brings to London’s night-time economy.
“There are 11,000 pubs, bars, restaurants and nightclubs across the capital, employing 217,000 people, and adding £5bn to London’s economy each year."
Heart of conversations
"Night-time hospitality accounts for 97,000 night-time jobs in London, and the Greater London Authority’s own benefit analysis show shows that for every £1 of cost, the night-time economy generated £8 of benefit, with that rising to more than £20 in central London boroughs," Nicholls continued.
"With a voice on the Night Time Commission, the sector will be at the heart of conversations about promoting the city, its businesses and cultural offerings, and ensuring that local authorities, residents and businesses can work in partnership to help the city thrive.”