Broader social purpose for many
MANY SMALL firms have been established with a broader social purpose, according to the Hiscox report.
Spark: York, is a new project led by 36-year-old Joe Gardham and two millennials, Sam Leach and Tom Mckenzie.
It offers affordable space for young and embryonic local businesses. Mr Gardham previously worked in a ‘boxpark’, or community project in south London.
When he got back to York, he linked up with newly graduated Mr Leach and Mr Mckenzie.
Spark: York occupies 1,000 sq m, of which 250 sq m is a sensory garden.
The remaining space is taken up by 23 recycled shipping containers, each comprising a number of units.