Lance Forman is managing director of H Forman & Son, a salmon smoking factory, that has been based in East London for over 100 years. In these interviews he speaks about the obstacles his business has had to overcome in connection with the Olympics.
After having built a brand new factory with a grand by the LDA, H Forman & Son were faced with a compulsory purchase order by LDA and the task to relocate, along with 250 other businesses.
Part 1 deals with the history of the factory and the bad luck the company has faced during the past 10 years.
Part 2 is an account of the negotiations and dealings with the LDA.
Part 3 takes a different view on the Olympic Legacy.
Part 4 talks about the public presentation of the Olympics.
Part 5 is the story of the search for a suitable site for a new factory.
Part 6 tells about the last obstacles that had to be overcome when building the new factory.
Acronyms used in the interview:
LDA: London Development Agency
ODA: Olympic Delivery Authority
BOA: British Olympic Association
IOC: International Olympic Committee
AGM: Annual General Meeting
Date: 5 November 2009
Location: H Forman & Son, new factory
Original Format - colour, mini DV, 06:30 mins
Language versions - english
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