The people behind Arcola talk about how the support available for small businesses in London helped them to grow their theatre and diversify into a low carbon energy solution business



Arcola began by building an innovative energy efficient theatre space. However, once their theatre continued to grow they realised their methods of having an energy efficient area has the potential to grow a new business idea. Arcola’s Ben Todd and Feimatta Conteh tell us how they see London as the optimum place to grow their business due to the capital’s thriving start-up scene. They speak in particular about their local community around Dalston in Hackney and how an ecosystem of peer-to-peer business support has helped the local start-up community to flourish.