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

Cleaner air for cleaner Cities

The Government has brought in a new Clean Air Strategy. It’s a great step in tackling pollution, but how will it affect your transport options?

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.

Emily Taylor

How sustainability startups are changing the way we think about waste

Not all startups are developing apps and other tech. Meet the businesses committed to disrupting the way we think about waste.

Matt Farrelly

Why the real innovation awards celebrate failure and determination

No one sets out in business aiming to fail. But failure can actually be an important stepping stone on the road to true, lasting success.

Emily Taylor

The women behind the brand: Birdsong’s makers

In the previous features, you’ve heard all about Birdsong and seen them in action through their pop-up store. In this article we’re covering the main link we’ve missed: the makers.