We are delighted to share that Bill Boler will start as Partnerships Director for the Great West Creatives (GWC) Creative Enterprise Zone – based at West London Business – from Monday 2 September. Bill has previously served as a Managing Director of the East London Business Alliance, creating successful cross-sector partnerships between over 80 City and Canary Wharf companies and the East London community. Bill was formerly a Director at Business in the Community, leading efforts to ensure that corporate investments provide benefits to local communities through increased economic opportunity, employment, local business support and wider social impact. In the US, Bill was Vice President for Community Investment at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), helping national and international companies to integrate community economic investment into their business and CSR strategies. Prior to joining BSR, he served as executive director of the Greater Harlem Housing Development Corporation from 1993-1998, during which time he worked successfully to attract private investment to Harlem, NYC. Bill volunteers as a trustee of Against Malaria.
We are very excited to have someone of Bill’s experience and calibre join the team and help us build business engagement in the huge potential that the Creative Enterprise Zone has to offer.