Nikki and Kathryn are the brains behind Digital Mums, a steadily growing firm training mothers seeking flexible part-time work, to become social networking managers. We met them at their HQ at ContainerVille to ask them about their growing success and how they got there.Read More
From The Ritz and Windsor Castle to Marble Arch and the National Portrait Gallery, Maurice Brill Lighting Design's portfolio is diverse and beautiful. We talked with Maurice about lighting, business, resilience and his quite unexpected career.Read More
‘Give me a break!’ Oliver Ashton and the team at Jump Programmes give this phrase a new lease of life, facilitating young people, often aged between 16 and 18, into work through organised apprenticeships with partners who want to develop their next generation of workers in a way that benefits everyone.
We dropped in to Jump! HQ at ContainerVille, London E2, for a 101 on what makes Jump! tick.Read More
Lad about town turned local man of business; John Sutton began his career in printing at 16, after being signposted by the job centre near an estate in Islington where he grew up. Now in his 40s, he's a little surprised to see himself having launched Printville, an innovative pocket sized printing firm with clients aplenty based in ContainerVille.Read More
Paul Vowle's contemporary decor and interiors firm Woven is not just watching the trade in innovative contemporary decors market change, it's leading the way and causing the change. As part of our Meet the Tenants series we sat down with Paul and talked internet, rugs, ethics and creativity.Read More
Yammer, the San Francisco based start-up began its journey in September 2008. Five years on we visited Mike Grafham and Rav Dhaliwal in the Shoreditch home of the now Microsoft-owned firm to ask them about their 'Enterprise Social Network' - and what it means to them to be in part of Tech City.Read More
Once a journalist for The Orange County Register, a Southern California daily metro newspaper, how did he come to be the publisher of The Church of London, Shoreditch-based makers of indie magazines Huck and Little White Lies?Read More
Tucked in a corner of Shoreditch, behind a hand-sculpted wall mural, lies another art piece of sorts. Past the carved graffiti and the crunch of gravel in the car park is a narrow door to a 2,500 sq ft world of hard-core body training - the home to Jay Benedetti's On-Point Training gym - in-demand fitness trainers of Shoreditch.Read More
Jon Ross, commercial director and co-owner of The Book Club and The Queen of Hoxton, describes how he, along with his two other business partners, developed the idea of creating “empty vessel” venues here in Shoreditch, where artistic talent does the talking.Read More
Silvio, owner of the Silvio's cafés, passionately describes how Shoreditch has managed to scrape itself up from a desolate wasteland of crumbling bombsites to become the epitome of modern hipster culture - fuelled in part by the pastries, coffees and lunches his local mini-chain serves up.