A major issue cited by young people in London is the lack of opportunity to make appropriate connections and establish themselves in their chosen profession. Further, for those interested in London, there is no centralized source to get a feel for the city’s nuance or diverse culture.
“It’s about creating the space to achieve your ambitions. That can only happen through feeling you are connected to and a part of the community. The site connects you to London and lets you know where and how you can get connected,” says Sean Quigley, executive director of Emerging Leaders.
The site centres on allowing users to access local events, news and blogs whenever it’s convenient for them. That means it’s fully responsive to a range of mobile devices as well as being accessible on your desktop. Its homepage is customizable, making relevant content easily accessible. The site’s content focuses on inclusiveness – small businesses, shops, not-for-profits and individuals can contribute to the site in the form of an event, news item or blog.
When asked what contributed to the successful launch, Adam Malamis of Simalam said:
“The Emerging Leaders site is the product of strong collaboration between Sean and our team. Without solid planning and an understanding of who was going to visit the site and what they wanted to accomplish, we couldn’t have created a site that really aims to give you the tools to make London yours.”
What’s in it for Londoners:
Community Expression: Any community member or organization can submit events, news or write a blog. By the community for the community.
Single Source for London’s events, news and blogs: Gain access to the city’s news sources, events and opinions in one spot so you don’t have to waste time with information that’s not relevant.
Fully Customizable: Prefer the arts scene to the business pages? Simply pick and choose what types of content you want to see on the daily and we won’t show you anything else.
Mobile Optimized and Design Responsively: Digest content when and how you want.