Bored, bored, bored – are you stuck in a rut?

Stuck in a rut? 5 ways to get you out

The world is in a state of flux. But you’re doing the same thing this week as you did last week and nothing seems to change. People are taking to the barricades over Brexit and climate change and you’re snacking on popcorn checking for Instagram updates. You’re in a rut. You had a plan for New Year, New You 2017 …

Giles BroadbentStuck in a rut? 5 ways to get you out
The Silver Building (Image: Luke O'Donovan)

Silver lining for derelict building earmarked for creative hub

The Silver Building was built more than 50 years for British Oil and Cake Mills and sits in the sliver of land between Britannia Village and the Thames, a space which still has remnants of traditional east London industry. However, the building will join other factories and office buildings, such as the nearby Millennium Mills in the march towards a …

Giles BroadbentSilver lining for derelict building earmarked for creative hub
Business secretary Greg Clark

Government retreats from promises over worker representation on boards

“Name and shame” has been selected as the tool of choice in the Government’s attempts to tackle corporate excess in the business world. The package of measures falls short of Prime Minister Theresa May’s pledge, during her leadership campaign, “to have not just consumers represented on boards, but workers as well”. The shortfall between the promise and the delivery has …

Giles BroadbentGovernment retreats from promises over worker representation on boards
Artist's impression of a road bridge at Gallions Reach

Newham mayor renews calls for road bridge at Gallions Reach

The Mayor of Newham has used the abandonment of the Garden Bridge project to renew his call for a road bridge at Gallions Reach. Sir Robin Wales welcomed the decision by London Mayor Sadiq Khan to withdraw funding guarantees for the controversial central London link. Following his decision, and a damning independent review, the Garden Bridge Trust wound up the …

Maxwell RyanNewham mayor renews calls for road bridge at Gallions Reach
Girl with a laptop

Don’t be fooled by the t-shirts, these tech monopolies are predatory

It starts with a company’s instruction “don’t be evil” and ends with a monopolistic marauding giant, taking content without asking, invading people’s privacy, using regulatory capture to quash rivals and demolishing entire industries with its big commercial hammer. Jonathan Taplin has spent a lifetime in the media – producing films, promoting bands, launching streaming services – and he surveys the …

Giles BroadbentDon’t be fooled by the t-shirts, these tech monopolies are predatory
Ulric Jerome, CEO of Matchesfashion

Fashion retailer sets up huge studio in Olympic Park

Luxury fashion retailer Matchesfashion.com is creating more than 150 jobs with the launch of a London photography hub at Here East, on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The online retailer is transforming a 24,000 sq ft unit at the Stratford arts and innovation centre into a creative space for photo shoots and editorial projects.  The move, which will bolster its studio output by …

Giles BroadbentFashion retailer sets up huge studio in Olympic Park