Instead of replicating a successful format in different areas, Grace Wang has defied convention and done the opposite: opened a variety of small enterprises within a few streets.
A spike in demand for British made animation work has been ignited on the back of tax relief where animators can claim back 20% of costs.
The bike shop on Brick Lane was approached by H&M to collaborate. Founder Feya Buchwald recounts the story of working with world’s second biggest clothing retailer.
Founders of SBTV and Exposure swap stories on starting out, bringing smart people together and unlocking the outstanding creative talent.
In just a few years, E5 Bakehouse has become an iconic retailer and wholesaler in East London. The founder explains how he grew the bakery after quitting his job in renewable energy.
“Traditional techniques are dying out with mass production. But as a tailor, it’s incredibly exciting if you see an old garment with remarkable work that went into its construction.”
With talent and capital more transient than ever, cities are slugging it out to present their credentials as the most fertile breeding ground for small, fast-growing enterprise.
“The critical test is spotting if there’s an innate desire behind the product and the brand. If you can demonstrate that, you are past the first hurdle.”
Joe Lauder, a 24 year old south Londoner, has a curious double-fronted business: landscape gardening and skateboards. It trades under his Satta brand.
A Coventry-based incubator has helped a clutch of startups build scale to inventions aimed at helping car companies cut carbon emissions
Planting enormous, fluorescent mushrooms in various corners of the world has involved perilous climbs and beating brutal weather conditions.