Expressway is already the chosen home for nearly 200 thriving businesses. We are recognised as a proud place where creative enterprises, SMEs, startups and existing Newham-based businesses are flourishing. No two are alike but all are like-minded. Successful pioneers in their own fields. Expressway fast movers.
We are at a frontier of opportunity that is beginning to open up and operate in exciting, entrepreneurial ways.
Sculpt and Sweat Studio
Sculpt and Sweat Studio (SASS) is the new female only personal training, barre and yoga studio.Created by Vicky Hadley (Body By Vicky), I help women achieve their happiest, healthiest and hottest versions of themselves by regaining their confidence and achieving goals they never thought possible! Body By Vicky is a way for me to share my love, passion and knowledge of health and fitness with other women around the World. I have helped hundreds of women tone up, get healthy and achieve goals they never thought possible, and that is why I find my job the most rewarding of them all.
There are many different ways you can join us at SASS, 1-1 training, online coaching, classes or through personalised programmes, so come get sweaty and sculpted with us at SASS.
I can’t wait to help you achieve your healthiest and happiest self. I love expressway as it’s very inspiring being surrounded by many entrepreneurs following their passions in the gorgeous location of The Royal Docks.
Our dedicated team at Alternatum provide affordable professional services that will cover all your IT requirements. With offices based across the UK and Europe, we have a range of experienced engineers ready to provide the support you need. We offer a highly personalised bespoke service which caters to individual entrepreneurs and small businesses right through to multi-level support that extends across very large projects involving several parties.
We moved here about 5 years ago. Expressway gives me the opportunity to run my business because we have the co-working space outside, hot desks where you can just come sit down and plug in, there are also break out areas and a coffee shop with a Dock side entrance now that is absolutely beautiful.
+44 (0)20 7871 5650
Awesome Shoes is a footwear retailer based in the Royal Docks, London. We’re a team of designers, developers, shoppers, curators, and shoe lovers. We sweat the details so you don’t have to. We hand pick only the best styles from the world’s most popular footwear brands such as adidas Originals, Timberland, Geox, Converse, Kickers, Dr Martens, Havaianas, Hunter, Vans and many more.
We’ve been located in Expressway for many years now and it’s a great location from a transport perspective and unique place to work being located directly under a road.
+44 (0)20 3868 5772
A fiercely independent, family-owned brewery based next to the oldest Dock in London. We are proud to be in an area with such a proud industrial heritage, where the first IPAs were shipped from. Whilst using traditional brewing techniques, we like to create our beers with a modern twist, and we only use the best quality ingredients.
We believe that a good beer should be packed with flavour, but above all it should be balanced. This is what we aim to achieve in every beer we produce. All our beer is brewed and bottled in-house by hand, with the utmost care and attention.
We love how Expressway has improved our once neglected street. Turning it into a much more approachable area that embraces industry (once the life blood of the Docks) and creativity. Making it vibrant again!
+44 (0)20 7474 3827
Community Wealth Building
A partnership with local schools, matching young people with SME founders based at Expressway for monthly mentoring sessions. Through 2025 this will support over 140 students living within LB Newham.
A programme to incubate the next generation of Newham based entrepreneurs.
Skills & Learning
The Expressway Skills programme will host fortnightly learning events to resident and local SMEs on key business disciplines. Speakers will include MBA lecturers from UEL along with senior management from large banks and advisory groups based in East London.
Expressway educates and advises resident SMEs on the financial and social benefits of taking on an apprentice and in partnership with Newham College will place over 40 apprentices with resident businesses.
1 October 2021
Custom Hair Oil Lab
CT Naturals Custom Hair Oil Lab: plant based and personalised for your specific hair type!
Create your custom Hair Oil with Cosmetic Scientist, Misha Terrett (MSc).
Learn about the differences between hair oils, so you can better care for your hair.
Discover how to achieve soft, strong, healthy hair, for your hair type.
Create your own personalised hair oil, plus tips on achieving the latest hairstyle.
Sign up now and be entered for a competition to win your own personalised Hair Oil worth £25 at the event!
21 July 2021
Join the Goodgym group run!
Want to be part of a community focused running club combined with helping out local charities and community organisations?
Good news! Goodgym is using the Expressway meeting room as a base / starting gym point this Wednesday at 7pm and they want to invite you to be part of the running group action! The organisation that they will be helping out this week is RDLAC with some gardening/weeding. The run in total will be between 3km - 7km and suitable for beginners.
To find out more or sign up for the free run please click on the link shown below:
1 May 2021
Newham Heritage Month to return in May
Themed ‘Shops, Docks and Factories – Newham’s Urban Heritage’
This year’s exciting programme announced. Created by the local community it brings the fascinating stories of Newham’s heritage to life
Newham Heritage Month will return this May, bringing previously undiscovered stories from our borough to light. The exciting line-up of events and activities selected for this year’s programme is announced today. The month-long celebration of Newham’s exciting heritage will take place predominantly online, with free events and activities every week. Funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the dynamic offering has been entirely created by local artists, heritage and community groups.
This year’s festival takes the theme of ‘Shops, Docks and Factories – Newham’s urban heritage’ embracing the rich history of industry, innovation and creativity in Newham. The festivities will explore the businesses, places and people that make Newham an exciting, friendly and welcoming place to live, with artist-led heritage projects on topics ranging from ground-breaking underground record stores to history-making factory-workers. The vibrant programme will explore what it means to be a citizen in Newham today, living amongst the rich social history of the area, there will be a special visit from Thames Barges in the Royal Docks as well as voices from factories still the backbone of Newham’s community. Intriguingly, the programme promises to reveal “Newham’s best kept secret”.
The festivities will also celebrate the heroes of industry, innovation and creativity at every level, from honouring our corner shops and family-run curry houses across the borough, to paying tribute to the titanic factories and docks which formed Newham’s landscape in the last century.
Newham Heritage Month 2021 will reveal insights into Newham’s fascinating past, including a unique opportunity to take a literal step back in time, with the chance to visit a recreation of Newham’s historic brickworks with a live kiln recreated on site in the Royal Docks.
The projects, who have all received grant funding for Newham Heritage Month 2021 are:
• Crate Digging: The influence of De Underground Records
• Newham’s Wonderful Working Women
• Stories of Africans Living in Newham
• Counter Culture: Celebrating Newham’s corner shops
• Designs That Travel
• Brickfield: Kilns, Bricks, Working and Dwelling
• Drawing Woodgrange Road, Past and Present
• Heritage Heroes of Newham
• J D McDougall: Newham’s Best Kept Secret
• Roots of the Curry House
• Darning Newham
• Connecting the Past to the Present – A Photographic Journey
• Creative Shopping around Newham Markets
• Voice of the Dragon: Sharing our Heritage
• Madge Gill – East London Textiles
• Shops, Docks and Factories – A Musical Celebration
• Movies and Memories
• Rosetta Creative Workshops
• Thames Barges in Royal Docks
New for 2021, Newham Council has invited projects to share their research, including photos, films and letters, recordings and memories, with Newham’s Archives and Local Studies Library, as part of the borough’s ambition to ensure the archive is a living, representative repository for our public history.
The 2021 event builds on the success of the first official Newham Heritage Month last year, which saw thousands of local residents participate in virtual walks, art workshops, live theatre, and more, all of which were researched and run by Newham’s community, including a hit Newham-themed quiz delivered by local TV star Bobby Seagull.
Celebrating Newham’s Year of the Young person, the month of includes many heritage activities which are co-designed and delivered with young people from Newham.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s generous grant will support the development of a heritage offer that embraces and celebrates the diversity of Newham, London’s youngest borough. Newham Heritage Month is organised by Newham Council as part of Newham Unlocked.
The full Newham Heritage Month 2021 programme will go live on www.newhamheritagemonth.org on 1 May 2021.
EXPRESSWAY WELCOMES 18 YOUNG NEWHAM ENTREPRENEURS TO THE INCUBATOR PROGRAMME
Last week we kicked off our Expressway incubator programme by welcoming 18 young Newham entrepreneurs to our workspace hub.
This is just the beginning of a journey that aims to transform businesses ideas into reality, with expert guidance and workspace provided free of charge.
Our budding entrepreneurs gave a three-minute pitch on their business concept, with a unique diversity of ideas shared - from a charitable enterprise to a new fashion line.
We are privileged to play a pivotal role at the beginning of these entrepreneurs' careers and will shortly match the incubators with mentors at Expressway.
4 January 2021
MENTORS REQUIRED FOR OUR COMMUNITY WEALTH BUILDING SCHEME 2021
We start the year as we mean to go on. Providing an environment packed full with Mentors ready to support and guide our new mentee draft.
We are seeking your support. Those of you with a few hours a month to mentor young people with new business ideas they need to take from concept to reality.
The world is changing. If you're able to support this worthwhile endeavour then please get in touch.