About Bootstrap Charity
Bootstrap Charity manages and provides workspace for startups, social enterprises, charities and small businesses. We offer support to our tenants to grow into sustainable businesses and to be socially enterprising. We empower young people by arming them with skills, knowledge, tools and a network to succeed professionally.
4o years of Bootstrap
Bootstrap was established in 1978 as a charity to support people to set up their own businesses and improve employability skills, and it has operated in Dalston since 1980.
Over time the activities grew to include the provision of managed workspace and we are now home to more than 70 organisations, including small businesses, creative and social entrepreneurs, charities and start-ups.
Throughout 40 years of change, we remain a charity. We look to offer support to our tenants to grow into sustainable businesses and to be socially enterprising, and we empower young people by arming them with skills, knowledge, tools and a network to succeed professionally.
Meet the team behind Bootstrap Charity
David is Bootstrap’s CEO and he doesn’t really understand the point of being on the Internet. He likes to cook and is very proud of being Welsh.
Marketing and Communications Manager
Louise is responsible for all comms related activities at Bootstrap, including this website. She is also a photographer and runs a social project screening Brazilian films in London.
Finance and Accounting Officer
Shopna is responsible for Bootstrap’s finances and secretly enjoys sewing and stitching garments when she has the time. She is from Bangladesh and hopes to travel and see all the wonders of the world!
Real Estate Advisory
Andrew is the person to go to if you are looking for an office space in our buildings!
Ryan is our front of house person from Monday to Friday.
Head of Facilities
Halim is responsible for the day to day building management, H&S and contracts. He has been at Bootstrap for 7 years so has a good knowledge of the building and tenants. He became a member of NEBOSH in 2016 and enjoys spending time with his family and cycling.
Seb supports Halim in the maintenance and repair of our buildings. He is fluent in three languages and you will most likely see him around the buildings, so say hello!
Will supports Halim to help with any issues related to our buildings. He is a digital artist and he also makes and performs music. You’ll most likely see him working around the buildings so say hello!
Bootstrap is home to over 70 organisations, including small businesses, creative and social entrepreneurs, charities and start-ups.
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