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Connections, friendships and support: growing your business at Impact Hub

Being a Hubber has many benefits, we like to think.  Hub storyteller Ann Storr met with some Hubbers, new and old, to see how being part of the Impact Hub community has helped their businesses grow and make change. Spiral…

Brixton Green rejected: Why and what next?

Brixton Green is the community organisation trying to bring a development of affordable, community-managed housing to Brixton.  Manned entirely by volunteers, Brixton Green have worked tirelessly on the project for over 10 years.  Recently, Lambeth council decided to reject the…

International Women’s Day and learning to listen to yourself

Today is International Women’s Day, and we thought that this was the perfect time to catch up with Helen Chapman, the Hub’s own Female Empowerment Coach (and Friday lunch genius).  Helen works with female leaders to help them discover and…

Fearless Futures

International Women’s Day falls on 1st March. Hub Storyteller Ann Storr spoke with Rachael Curzons, COO of Fearless Futures, an intersectional feminist non-profit working to challenge and change people’s beliefs around diversity in both schools and the workplace.  Fearless Futures…

GDPR : Are you ready?

Last week, Jennifer Aikins-Appiah (Close Brothers Merchant Bank) explained the new General Data Protection Regulations to a container crammed full of Hubbers, as part of Danna Walker’s brilliant Business Helpdesk Series. Whether you’re a writer, a business consultant or marketeer,…

Where’s there’s a Pret, there’s a …

By Ann Storr   Pret a Manger has descended upon Brixton, Sports Direct is on its way and the Village is up for sale. Conversations about change, progress, community and gentrification are more charged than ever. I met with a…

2-0-1-8: Time to reflect & to build a vision for change

As you’re all cuddling up on your sofas to survive the cold month of January, we took the opportunity to take stock. There is no better time than now to reflect on some of the difficulties we faced as the…

School Ground Sounds: Highlights from Grit School

Guest Blog by Sarah-Nell Moullier This November the School Ground Sounds team launched the second year of The Grit School. The Grit School is an opportunity for a selected group of 19 young musicians in Lambeth to take part in…

Winter is coming & it’s cool to be kind: Lessons from The People’s Fridge

One of the first things I noticed when I joined the Impact Hub community was its love for a large, square refrigeration device, just outside the doors of Impact Hub Brixton. It didn’t take me very long to understand why.…