Oliver Ashton of Jump!

Oliver Ashton of Jump!

‘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.

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John Sutton of Printville

John Sutton of Printville

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.

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Jean-Baptiste Thiebaut of Music Hackspace

Jean-Baptiste Thiebaut of Music Hackspace

A charming Frenchman in buzzing Hackney, Jean-Baptiste Thiebaut, know to most as JB, has been here in London for over a decade. First gaining his doctorate at Queen Mary and since has been realising his vision to establish Music Hackspace as the place in east London to "share thoughts, knowledge, technologies, processes and aesthetics on music and audio". Based at ContainerVille, JB was the winner of a year's lease having entered our short film competition. 

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ContainerVille Competition Films

ContainerVille Competition Films

During September and October 2014 we ran a competition, make a film about what your start-up does and how a free work space would help it grow. The winner of the competition is Music Hackspace who now have a container in ContainerVille to use free for a year. Here's their film and few others we liked.

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Artisans of Broadway Market

Artisans of Broadway Market

With the festive period around the corner yet again, where else could you get Christmas treats that are boutique, chic, one-off and often fairtrade or organic, other than in East London? A kaleidoscope of miscellaneous crafts, handmade keepsakes and low-tech novelties by the artisans of Broadway Market provide just the thing this side of town - a sense of wonder and tradition that’ll lift spirits.

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Eats near ContainerVille

Eats near ContainerVille

If you've got the midday munchies and your belly is grumbling for some brain food after a hard morning's work Containerville's locale is rife with a huge variety of food. Take a walk with us around the neighbourhood for a heads-up on the world of gastronomic delights that is on our doorstep.

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