Roger Wade


Is Boxpark’s boss right about Croydon town centre? (Part one)

Posted on April 17th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 8 comments

“If they don’t come to Boxpark, they don’t come to Croydon”, says CEO Roger Wade. But is he right?

In a recent interview with the Croydon Advertiser, Roger Wade, founder and CEO of Boxpark, declares that he is concerned about the town centre and Croydon. He “would like to believe that Boxpark is one of the major things which is helping Croydon to improve” but feels that … Read More »



One year on: An interview with Boxpark CEO Roger Wade

Posted on November 3rd, by Lauren Furey in Economics & Business. 8 comments

Twelve months into Boxpark Croydon’s tenure, the man behind the boxes talks to Lauren Furey about the ups, the downs and the surprises

If you can believe it, Boxpark Croydon is about to celebrate its first birthday. It’s been twelve whole months since Boxpark’s huge launch weekend with Eskimo Dance and NME. On the one hand, it seems crazy to think that Boxpark has already been here a year but, on … Read More »



Container crates, Croydon and me, by Mr Boxpark

Posted on November 30th, by Lauren Furey in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Roger Wade, CEO of Boxpark, gives Lauren Furey the lowdown on how, when and above all… why Croydon

Arriving at Boxpark Croydon’s marketing suite was like stepping into a wrapped up Christmas present. You shouldn’t peek, but it’s exciting. It was here I met Boxpark’s mastermind and CEO, Roger Wade, to hear what Croydon can expect from its new Boxpark, set to open in summer 2016.

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‘Not just cool hipster food’ – Boxpark Croydon sets out its stall

Posted on July 24th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 5 comments

Liz Sheppard-Jones dines on information and wild honey at the Boxpark Croydon launch event

I ate a honeyed chicken wrap from Vietvan on Thursday 23rd July, the night I joined the Boxpark casual dining revolution – and it was bloody delicious. If I hadn’t been sold on the concept already, that piece of poultry would have done the trick all by itself.

It was quite a … Read More »