Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt today described the construction of the Olympic Park as "a superb advertisement for UK plc".
His praise comes on the back a new Olympic timelapse video of the development (see below) and a report by Olympic Delivery Sir chairman Sir John Armitt.
Armitt's report's findings include:
• More than two thirds of businesses said working on London 2012 had enhanced their reputation.
• More than a third of 2012 suppliers surveyed said they had already won new business due to the Games.
• Nearly half said their company's financial situation had been enhanced by working on London 2012.
• Around three quarters anticipated future work at home and abroad as a result of London 2012.
• More than two thirds of large businesses said it increased their ability to take on big projects.
• More than 40% said they were in a stronger position to win work on other sports projects.
The report's recommendations include:
• Government should adopt the principles of the procurement and programme management approach used by the ODA.
• UKTI should maximise the promotion of British business achievements in delivering major sporting events.
• The Government should take urgent action to ensure that marketing restrictions applying to London 2012 suppliers are relaxed as soon as possible after the Games.