Our story began in 2015 when our CEO Kamran Rashid, in starting up his Socially Conscious Company venture, experienced the frustration of working from home and in a team of one. Visiting the Impact Hub in London convinced Kamran that this could both alleviate his entrepreneurial isolation as well as create new opportunities for Bradford. Imran Ali joined the team in 2016, with a background in innovation ecospheres and technology, with Alex Chisholm joining shortly after to develop strategies for arts and culture. Together they established 30 Chapel Street, the company which would incubate the work necessary to join Impact Hub’s global network and build our capacity. By 2019, we were joined by Mandip Sahota, bringing expertise in policy and strategy, as we transitioned from a private company, limited by guarantee, to a community interest company in order to provide more robust governance and an ethical vehicle for external funding.