Inaugural East End Independents’ Day 2016

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 LinesSpitalfields Life and more!

Sadiq Khan with Hash Hirji, Nadia Abbas, Rosie Wolfenden and Robert Gardner.









Khaled Ahmed Shahin, Jenny Lewis, Paul Gardner, Luke Coster, Robert Gardner, Sadiq Khan, Nadia Abbas, Herb Lewis, Hafiz Jafferji, Kollier Din Bangura, Krissie Nicolson.
Anna Pellicci, Nevio Pellicci, Sadiq Khan, Maria Pellicci.























Minister for Small Businesses Margot James talking with Paul Gardner our founder and Small Business 100 2016.











Members Nicole Lyons from Purple Yolk, Lee Sargent from Calverts and Lia Choi from Marybow Property manning the stall at the Roman Road Xmas Fair.










Well Street Market Launch with Sadiq Khan, Philip Glanville, Kay Richardson, Wayne Hemmingway and Speaker Rosemary Sales.









Columbia Road Alice in Wonderland street performance.















Wonderful members supporting each other! Poster by Deli Downstairs!















Benny the Cheese Grinder at The Deli Downstairs!
Hafiz Jafferji, Nafisa Jafferji, Marlene Harilal and Qusai Jafferji outside Newmans Stationary on Bethnal Green Road.