Meet the members of East London co-working space, x+why
Entrepreneurial Advice from East London Co-Working Space
We are very proud and privileged to have Sarah Corbett as one of our founding members. Not only is she an an award-winning activist, and founder of the global Craftivist Collective, but she has also written two books.
With three events planned with Sarah at x+why in September, we thought that there was no better time to get to know this super-talented change-maker, and learn what craftivism is all about.
Flexible-workspace community in East London
To mark World Entrepreneur’s Day we spoke to eight x+why members, asking them to share their most powerful advice on entrepreneurship, innovation or leadership. Their responses were intelligent and diverse, but unified by some strong themes, and the guts, inspiration, and dedication found only in founders currently in the start-up trenches themselves.
5 tips for powerful public speaking from the CEO of a flexible workspace
Co-Founder and CCO Phil Nevin talks to MIX INTERIORS about the purpose of x+why, and how design and art has played a key role it’s delivery. Joined by Maria Cheung from the space’s architects, Squires and Partners, and art consultancy ARTIQ’s Patrick McCrae, MIX delve into what makes x+why such an inspiring and important place.
Stories from the new model: Interviews from Co Working space in East London.
To mark Professional Speaker’s Day, x+why CEO, Rupert Dean, shares his top five tips for powerful public speaking - whether you’re preparing for a TED talk or a wedding speech.
B Impact Assessment. Launch Event at Co Workers Space in East London
The third in our series of interviews with purpose-driven businesses, leading the charge towards better, more responsible, business. Meet Jonathan Petrides (JP), CEO and co-founder of allplants, a plant-based meal delivery startup, with a clear vision for the future, and how they get there
Co Working Spaces. Finding your niche & building your community
On Friday 29th July we kicked off our B Impact Assessment Programme with a launch event hosted by CEO of Ella’s Kitchen, Mark Cuddigan. Mark was joined on stage by Rupert Dean, CEO of x+why, and Chris Turner, Executive Director at B Lab UK. Here we summarise Mark’s wise words, and answer 5 burning questions that were asked at the event.
Stories from the new model: INterview series from east london co-working
Our very own CEO, Rupert Dean, joined host Angelica Malin, and founder of The Dots, Pip Jamieson, for the Work in Progress podcast. In this episode, they talk about how to find your focus, why it’s vital to try and innovate, and the importance of building and supporting your community.
Sharing Ideas at Co Working spaces. Modern Day Wisdom #9
The second in our series of interviews with purpose-driven businesses, leading the charge towards better, more responsible, business. Meet Yael Wissner Levy, head of content and strategic comms at, Lemonade, the insurance company powered by AI, behavioural economics and social good.
stories from the new model: interview series from east london co-working
x+why were lucky enough to host Kin&Co’s latest Modern Day Wisdom event, ‘Taking Purpose Beyond Straplines’. If you missed it, catch-up below, with their post-event summary and Top 5 Tips on how to embed purpose into your business.
Co Working Spaces and getting diversity right. Modern Day Wisdom #8:
The first in our series of interviews with CEO’s and Founders of purpose-driven businesses, leading the charge towards better, more responsible, business. Meet Tom Kay, Founder of sustainable outdoor clothing brand, FInisterre
Co Working spaces London. How it all began: A note from x+why CEO, Rupert Dean
x+why were lucky enough to host Kin&Co’s latest Modern Day Wisdom event, ‘How can business leaders get diversity right’. If you missed it, catch-up below, with their post-event summary and 4 key takeaways from the event
Shared Office Spaces in London. A Powerful New Model for Doing Business
Hear from x+why CEO, Rupert, on his personal journey to purpose. Why he believes that purpose driven businesses end up creating better relationships with customers, suppliers and employees and therefore build a more ethical, long term and sustainable brand, and how x+why is going to support and grow these kinds of businesses.
Do you remember when it was countercultural for a company to act like it gave a shit? In her 1994 book Body and Soul: Profits with Principles, The Body Shop founder Anita Roddick laid out her unconventional business philosophy:
“First, you have to have fun. Second, you have to put love where your labour is. Third, you have to go in the opposite direction to everyone else.”