London Business Pioneers

London never sleeps, and neither, it seems, do the big thinkers and innovators living and working here. Meet some of the hot new start-ups that make this a city like no other.

Frances McMonagle

Time to get flexible: The rise of the Freelancer

Freelancer Club is dedicated to helping creative freelance talent achieve their goals, find jobs promote your work and get support. Watch to see Krithika’s story.

Frances McMonagle

The Rise of the Social Enterprise

More companies are prioritising social need over profit – and shaking up the business world

Frances McMonagle

The Contribution of Small Businesses

Small businesses do big things. We look at an award that celebrates their contribution

Frances McMonagle

The ingredients for success: Why having an agile business pays off

The food industry is a notoriously hard industry to get into – and an even harder one to make it in the long term. Catering business Food by Toby work hard to be reactive and stay on their toes with food trends, interesting clientele and fresh ideas.

Frances McMonagle

Let them eat cake (and bread): how talented staff are key to best bakes

Martin Hardiman and his crack team of bakers create artisan bread and pastries for independent cafes and restaurants across the city. See how they started – and how his team are at the heart of the business’ success.

Frances McMonagle

Building the modern curry house

Meet one of the first vegan retailers in London: SpiceBox. Always slightly ahead, their founder Grace Regan talks honest food, tech startups, and the increasing importance of knowing customers personally.

Frances McMonagle

History Bombs take a trip through time

Meet History Bombs, the guys getting kids back into history by creating witty videos and resources that make learning fun, with topics from Medieval England right through to the World Wars and twentieth century life.