South Bank Employers' Group is a unique partnership of eighteen of the major organisations in South Bank, Waterloo and Blackfriars with a long-term commitment to improving the everyday experience of the area for employees, visitors and residents alike.
Over the past 25 years, our creative partnerships and effective delivery have helped transform a bleak and hostile area into one of the most exciting destinations in the UK. But there is still more to be done. We are dedicated to delivering public realm, marketing and employment projects which will continue to have real impact on the area and ensure its future at the heart of London.
South Bank runs from Lambeth Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge and south to St George’s Circus. It is a vital part of central London and one of its most important neighbourhoods, boasting two universities, the country’s largest railway station and one of its great teaching hospitals.
"South Bank is an unrivalled location for our attractions. We continually invest in our neighbourhood to ensure that visitors have a fantastic experience here. By working with our fellow members, we ensure that South Bank remains a safe, clean and welcoming place for everyone. "
David Sharpe, Divisional Director, Merlin Entertainments
"Culture and creativity led South Bank's renaissance, and there is no better illustration of culture's power to attract investment, talent and skills, and for it to deliver economic success and a wide range of social benefits. This is why it's crucial that South Bank remains the cultural heart of London. "
Alan Bishop, the Southbank Centre
"South Bank is a neighbourhood that attracts a wide range of creative businesses - and for us, it's absolutely the place to be. "
Annette King, Oglivy & Mather
Discover Our Groups
South Bank BID
South Bank BID brings together over 170 locally organisations for even greater collective impact in improving and promoting our neighbourhood. It was by proposed by South Bank Employers' Group in 2013 and overwhelmingly approved by a ballot of businesses in June 2014. South Bank BID is governed by an independent non-profit company with a board drawn from those liable for the BID levy. Delivered by South Bank Employers' Group, the BID brings the input and resources of more local businesses to our public realm, destination marketing and influencing activity. It also aims to provide members with a voice to ensure that appropriate actions taken to boost their revenue and reduce business costs.Find Out More
South Bank Venues
South Bank Venues promotes London’s South Bank as the top destination for private and business events. Following the success of the South Bank Marketing Group, which is responsible for the collective marketing of South Bank as a visitor destination, we established a new network in 2010, South Bank Venues, focused on promoting the area’s business tourism offer.Find Out More
South Bank Marketing Group
A sub-group of SBEG, the South Bank Marketing Group is responsible for overseeing the destination marketing of the area. Now in its 23rd year, it is one of the longest standing and most successful tourism consortia in the capital and brings together the area’s attractions, hotels, transport providers and other relevant organisations with a commitment to promoting the South Bank as a destination.Find Out More
Waterloo Job Shop
The Waterloo Job Shop is currently delivering the Government’s new Work Programme as a sub-contractor to Shaw Trust. Lambeth and Southwark residents referred onto the Work Programme by Jobcentre Plus may then be referred to us by Shaw Trust. We have a tailored approach to getting the right job for you and act to identify your requirements by supporting you one-to-one through the entire process. We also provide ongoing post-employment support and advice once we have successfully placed a candidate in a local job.Find Out More
Our South Bank
Our South Bank aims to improve the everyday experience of the area for employees, visitors and residents alike. We deliver this through The South Bank Visitor Management Group (VMG). The VMG is a unique public-private partnership between the major organisations and the Local Authorities in the South Bank with a long-term commitment to increasing the quality of public realm.Find Out More
Jubilee Gardens Trust
The Jubilee Gardens Trust, made up of residents’ organisations, local businesses and neighbouring landowners, is the local charity responsible for the management and maintenance of Jubilee Gardens next to the London Eye.Find Out More
The Jubilee Gardens Trust was formed in 2008 and is chaired by Ted Inman, former Chief Executive of South Bank Employers' Group. SBEG acts as the delivery agent for the Trust under a service level agreement.
South Bank Business Watch
South Bank Business Watch is a collective of commercial, cultural and public sector organisations focusing on security issues affecting the South Bank Community Security Zone. The group coordinate an intelligence-led approach to security activity on the South Bank in line with the South Bank Security Strategy. South Bank Employers' Group provides secretariat to the group, coordinating its activities and strategic deliveries.Find Out More
South Bank Partnership
The South Bank Partnership, co-chaired by Kate Hoey MP and Neil Coyle MP, oversees and coordinates regeneration in the South Bank. The Partnership brings together major South Bank stakeholders from South Bank Employers’ Group, other community stakeholders, representatives of the Mayor’s agencies and cabinet members and senior officers of Southwark and Lambeth Councils.Find Out More