Throughout 2012 Carl worked with the London Borough of Hackney to help deliver the country's first local government led business pop up expo space. Called Hackney House the centre saw 30,000 tech, creative and business people come together to celebrate the unique offer the borough has in terms of its diverse sectors and innate culture.
It helped put Hackney on the map as a business investment destination and at the centre of the Government's tech city initiative.
Following the success of Hackney House in 2012 Carl is working with Hackney to extend its offer and support for business and manage inward investment into the borough.
The reason for this activity is simple: the borough wants to create and retain high quality jobs for local people. The results of the recent MJ sponsored survey (Feb 2013) into economic activity at local government borough level would suggest that Hackney's position in the top ten is proof that its approach is working.