The day was eventful for two reasons:
- I was energised and enthralled by the speakers and presentations and discussions at The Patchwork Elephant Revisited event.
- I discovered the Impact Hub.
Alan Patrick, David Terrar, and Janet Parkinson brought together a great set of experts for the event – a look at social business three years on from the original Patchwork Elephant – and I will write a more considered response to the event in the coming days.
The venue also caught my attention, however. I’ve worked in and visited a number of co-working spaces across London over the last few years. What I saw at the Impact Hub made me find their site and look up how to join. Something about the space, its location, and the general buzz and vibe around the desks indicated this was different to the other sites I knew. This had, well, impact.
The upshot was that I booked a tour to visit and be shown round. That was on Friday. Everything I saw reinforced those first impressions. I will be applying for membership this week.