Connection Crew

Social enterprise launches London co-working space, Canvas.

At first glance, Canvas in Brixton looks like any other co-working space. However, it’s one of the most noteworthy new additions to Central London’s flexible workspace market of late.

That’s because Canvas is run by Connection Crew, a social enterprise that’s working to help people out of homelessness and into training and employment. A crewing company for the events industry, Connection Crew started in 2005 as part of the homelessness charity, The Connection at St Martin’s.

When we moved to 215 Lyham Road in February we thought we’d let our additional space to one commercial tenant,” said Charlie Dorman, Director of Connection Crew. “We thought, no fuss. Any profit would be used to maintain our training facilities.

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