In this first episode of the Alternative London Podcast we chat to co-founder of the East End Trades Guild, Krissie Nicolson. The Trades Guild was founded to give independent businesses, the self employed, charities and social enterprises a voice and a platform to organise in the face of rising rents, large-scale development and rapid gentrification in the East End of London.

The value of this union was really amplified for us during the pandemic, so we wanted to publicly thank Krissie for helping us and many others through it as well as finding out more about the Guild, Krissie’s journey so far and her tips on how to organise a movement.

You can find out more about the East End Trades Guild on their instagram here @east_end_trades_guild

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