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Charter Member

Pledge £20.24 per month and join us! You'll receive a printable charter, exclusive access to events and featured promotion as a LAB member. Open to both local businesses and individuals from the city and the wider diaspora.

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Corporate Ambassador

We have some the worlds finest companies one our doorstep. We are looking for a small number of large corporates willing to put their shoulder to the wheel, support a more strategic range of outreach actions and spread our LAB mission across the world.

Become an Ambassador

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Applying to LAB

Are you an entrepreneur, social enterprise or community project/group that wants to do something which will create jobs/wealth, improve the city or help target a specific social need? Will your idea align with the values of Leadership, Ambition and Belief? If so The LAB has five awards with a combined total of £10,000 suiting different types of project and organisations:


Lockdown Legend

We’re awarding £2500 to someone who started a new business during Lockdown.

Rising Star

We’re awarding £2500 to something that could become BIG, for employment and revenue for economy

Helping Hospitality

We’re awarding £1500 to someone in a new or recent hospitality needing a helping hand.

Under 25s

We’re awarding £1500 to someone in business aged under 25 to promote young entrepreneurs.

Supporting the Arts

We’re awarding 2x £1000 grants to support the arts – filmmakers, artists and musicians.


Applications are now open.