Changing Thinking


Nick Davies


Engine Shed, Station Approach, Temple Meads, Bristol BS1 6QH

Neighbourly is a social platform that connects local community projects with companies that want to make a difference by pledging money, resources and volunteer days. The platform launched in July 2014 and in 2015 extended its remit to connect retailers’ food surplus to community groups and charities, feeding those in need. Through partnerships with companies such as Marks & Spencer, Starbucks and OVO Energy, revenues have increased fivefold over the last 12 months, with staff numbers rising from 8 to 22 in the last 18 months. The startup has also expanded to its first international market, The Netherlands.

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Photographer: Carlos Jimenez | Words: Olivia Solon | Editor: Nate Lanxon