James and Michael head to Number 10 Downing Street

Kentish Town businesses welcomed by business adviser to The Prime Minister

 Michael and James Eder outside Number 10

Michael and James Eder outside Number 10

This week, founders of The Beans Group James and Michael Eder were honoured to be part of a group of Kentish Town businesses invited to Number 10 Downing Street by Daniel Korski, business adviser to The Prime Minister, to discuss what is happening in the area and share their experiences and the challenges they face as growing businesses.

The meeting saw the founding members of Kentish Cluster share thoughts on important issues such as education to ensure businesses have the right people with the right skills to help them grow, as well as immigration and the opportunity to employ highly skilled people from overseas.

Kentish Cluster was set up earlier this year by James, along with other Kentish Town local founding supporters including Zoe Cunningham, MD of Softwire, Titus Sharpe, Founder of MVF Global, Tom Kihl, Co-editor of The Kentishtowner, and Justine Roberts, Founder of Mumsnet.

Kentish Cluster provides networking opportunities and cultivates collaboration between local businesses and individuals living in the area. Hosting monthly drinks at local venues, the network has grown to over 650 people signed up and the most recent event seeing 150 people attend.

“It was great to be invited into meet with Daniel Korski, business adviser to the Prime Minister. There has been an obvious focus on Tech City and there is a perception of Old Street and Silicon Roundabout being the centre for what is happening in the tech space. Being part of Kentish Cluster is a great way of bringing the community together to share challenges and support each other as we grow. There are so many people doing amazing things, we’re all working hard to create something and make a difference for our businesses, people and the community. Overall, the group showed high aspirations to continue to build, recruit and contribute to the UK economy.”
— James Eder, Founder of The Beans Group
 The Kentish Cluster group outside Number 10

The Kentish Cluster group outside Number 10