Theo Paphitis


In praise of Croydon’s failing businesses

Posted on October 21st, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. 2 comments

Jonny Rose, often found singing the praises of #Croydon #TechCity’s successes, finds the virtue in failure

In 2013, 1,924 new business were established in Croydon (source: DuPort 2013 Annual Business Confidence Report).

Undoubtedly, as I explored earlier this year, business confidence is returning to Croydon.

Yet, alongside these encouraging signs there is another story: the tale of the 1,301 businesses that closed … Read More »



Why Smarta moved to Croydon Tech City

Posted on April 2nd, by Matt Thomas in Croydon: Tech City, Startups. No Comments

Smarta COO Matt Thomas explains why he and his colleagues traded SE1 for CR0

When you make it your mission to help people start and grow smart businesses, have high-profile backers such as Theo Paphitis and Deborah Meaden, and your founder, Shaa Wasmund, is a former Female Entrepreneur of the Year and bestselling business author, it puts you under healthy pressure to ensure your own … Read More »