Category Archives: About BuddyHub

BuddyHub: Why We Do What We Do

There’s something particularly nice about having launched the BuddyHub pilot in Islington as its the place I’ve called home for almost 23 years (OK for 8 years I was just over the border in Hackney but I’m not going to … Continue reading

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Old and Lonely? Of course you are!

‘Forget sex, or politics or religion – loneliness is the subject that clears out a room’: so says Douglas Coupland a novelist who knows a thing or two about our postmodernist society having popularised the terms ‘Generation X’ and ‘McJob’.  … Continue reading

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5 reasons you should talk to the teapot

If you’re reading this it’s probably because you’ve seen photos of some lovely people holding the BuddyHub teapot, and are wondering what it’s all about: did someone put something in our tea or have we just gone potty? In fact … Continue reading

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Howay 5-0! (as the Geordies would say)

Apparently you go to bed at the age of 49 years and 364 days as your good old self. When you wake up on your 50th birthday everything has mysteriously changed overnight. The great divide to being older is apparently … Continue reading

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Need a solution to a difficult problem? – lock some smart people in a room until they find it

This week I attended ‘The Age of No Retirement’ 3-day event in Manchester.  Time is always short when you’re working on a start-up so taking 3 days out is a big commitment but boy was it worth it. This growing … Continue reading

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A successful event but biscuits win out over cupcakes

Well I’d say overall the Drovers event was a success – what a relief!   People really enjoyed the quiz and were touchingly chuffed with the biscuits and sweets I handed out as prizes at the end. I discovered that biscuits … Continue reading

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Welcome to BuddyHub

Hello and welcome aboard the BuddyHub blog. Let me start by telling you what we’re all about. BuddyHub is a Social Enterprise set up in 2014 and we’re just moving from the concept stage to the doing it stage. Here’s … Continue reading

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