About Us

Our core business is providing a mixture of workspaces spaces to allow a diverse community of tenants to startup and grow. This ranges from desk space to studio space to messy maker spaces in the new Bootyard. I have been busy campaigning and working with the GLA to ensure that existing affordable workspace is protected, and built into new developments. Bootstrap are working with other socially minded workspace providers to show how workspace can be financially sustainable as well having a real community benefit. What does this mean?

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Well for us it means supporting our existing and new enterprises to thrive. We are currently supporting the following enterprises to startup: Mamachari Bikes, Merci Marie, Dusty Knuckle Bakery, 40ft Brewery, We Walk The Line, Tom’s Feast, STRIP Clothing / Urban MBA and Save The Date Clothing.

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It means creating a framework for local young people to connect with the Bootstrap community to develop their employability skills in our Bootstrap Campus programme.

It means running a diverse events programme for tenants and the wider community. From music, art and tenant events at Dalston Roof Park to Print House Gallery openings and tenant networking events.

It means having a clear set of aims and social impact measures, that are independently assessed, so we can track our progress. There is often so much going on at Bootstrap that it can be a bit overwhelming. Have a look around this part of our site, and if you still have questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!

Sara Turnbull, Bootstrap CEO – July 2015