Congratulations to members on our first East End Independents’ Day!
“The ecosystem here is really exciting, the East End Trades Guild is so exciting. When Krissie talked about it I thought wow, you’ve got all these little islands coming together as a collective, sharing ideas, sharing best practice” Sadiq Khan.
We’ve come a long way since our crowdfunding campaign in July. Through our collective action we have championed our members and have grown a stronger voice! We won recognition from local and central government. The Mayor of London – Sadiq Khan visited us on our own turf at legendary East End cafe E. Pellicci and listened to our experiences. We were invited to Number 10 Downing Street, where our founder – Paul Gardner represented our common interests. We ran markets, tours, talks and events that brought us closer together. Our work made The Guardian, Time Out, City AM, East London Lines, Spitalfields Life and more!