A wonderful day in the Hub. After getting help from Synnove (of glorious Hub World Tech Team, tech fame) we are now able to blog more quickly and efficiently. And we can upload pics too! So here we are, myself (Holly) and Alex.
A bit more about the two of us:
I like food. And all things food related. Talking about it, thinking about it, dreaming about it, I love it all. I also like Business and so anything financial, operational or overall strategical, then I’m your gal. I’m a stickler for the space being tidy and most importantly making sure people do their washing up. I work for the Hub because I believe things can be done differently and I want to have an active role in making that so. I see the Hub as a facilitator for people that want to see things change for the better but I sometimes get frustrated that we don’t have more action (the Hub as an organisation I mean). So this is something I’m working hard to see happen in the coming months. By this I mean the Hub using its resources (spaces, networks, people, ideas) to actually DO stuff directly rather than using it to empower and inspire other people to do things. The latter is of course amazing in itself but I’d rather cut out a step and just see more things happen.
Alex is, well Alex is amazing. I won’t write much about him as you’ll see his posts develop over the next few weeks. But he joined us two months ago and has really helped us develop a team. As well as hosting the space two days a week, Alex deals with all the programming side of things – organising member led events, developing partnerships, enhancing our service offerings. The whole shebang. It’s just the two of us running Hub Islington (although we eagerly await our new intern Sarah starting on Monday – she’ll be looking at attraction in the local community and with high level partners) so things aren’t always easy but we laugh through it all. Which is nice.
Tonight we are having a Pub Quiz hosted by myself and Alex at the Old Reliant, Old Street. We’ll be in the upstairs room from 7pm so do come along if you’re free. Meet some membes, answer some questions, maybe win some bubbly. Who knows what could happen!