Purley Breakfast Club


What five years of running Purley Breakfast Club has taught me about Croydon

Posted on August 25th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. No Comments

#Croydon #TechCity founder Jonny Rose sings the praises of a local offline community

Purley Breakfast Club is a monthly gathering of Croydon locals that meets on the last Saturday of the month at Café Blue in Purley anytime between 9:30 and 11:30AM.

Anyone can come along and there is no agenda at all. The only rule is “no business cards”. If you want a … Read More »



Love Thy Neighbour: combatting the epidemic of loneliness in Croydon

Posted on June 5th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 13 comments

Jonny Rose suggests some practical – and tech – solutions to the loneliness problem in Croydon

“No man is an island” – John Donne

The epidemic of loneliness

Last month’s In Touch on Radio 4 focused on the plight of the deafblind in Britain and the difficulty that they have in forming and maintaining friendships.

One statistic in particular caught my … Read More »



Oh HAI, media – #Croydon Tech City needs YOU.

Posted on November 16th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. 1 Comment

I’m absolutely enthralled by tech media – by which I mean the blogs and media which report daily on the latest news amongst early stage (read: start-up) and mature technical businesses.

There are hundreds of them to choose from, depending on your particular interest, and for every software developer, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, tech founder and wannabe marketing guru, the daily blogs, columns and opinion pieces within each one of them makes … Read More »