Members’ Update

April 2021

Issue 2

From your Host Managers

Meet Your Hosts

We welcomed back our hosts this month.

Find out who your host of the day is and a bit about what they do when they are not at IB

Welcome To New Members

Dom Bowcock, Reyhan Asahinler, Kate Allen, John Dulake,  Ben Elliott, Jakob Fiedler, Kevin Small-Laing, Hugh Vanderpuye, Ishmael Kotey, Karlie Bennett, Alex Sommers, Eoin Heffernan,Abi Babalola, Lia Loewenthal,  Kylie Thompson, Daniel Thompson, Zoe Holland, Tara Carey, John Cao.

Book You Lunch

Friday Lunches will return at the end of April and will be rebranded as Lunch Club

There will be a few changes, the first being you will need to book a seat…

How Are We Doing?

Thank you to everyone who completed our very short questionnaire last month.

We’re striving to be the best and we’re pleased that 76% of you are happy with the service your recieveing. Lets see how that break downs. 

Your Host For The Day Is….

Welcome back to our hosts.

Monday & Tuesday – HM Alessandro joined by Maurice Cunningham on Tuesdays.

Wednesday – HM Rachael joined by Dionne Williams  in the morning and in the afternoon Jacalyn Belgrave.

Thursday & Friday – HM Lolli joined on Friday morning by  Saima Ishaq and Friday afternoons by Michelle Killington

We’re still on the lookout for hosts so if you know anybody that you think could be suitable please ask them to email

Maurice Cunningham

DJ and creator of One Nation.

Dionne Williams

Is a Life Purpose and Spiritual Coach for women of colour and wellness expert.

Jacalyn Belgrave

Owner of Ndulge, an award-winning wellness and luxury spa brand creating its own farm to skin product remedies.

Saima Ishaq

Customer service, safety and good vibes are my area of expertise. I also like to encourage everyone I meet to watch The Sopranos.

Michelle Killington

A grandma aswell as an award winning community events manger who works with young people and does a bit of boxercise with women on the side.

Space improvements

You know how much we like to have a little upgrade each month, well this month is no different.

The Academy is now up and running we’ve added some plants and wall art and fresh extendable versatile tables.

Phone Booth 1 has had the foam treatment and so now has a less echoy sound.

We now have space for 12 people to work at standing desks, (6 with sockets) in The Kitchen & Lounge area. These do not need to be booked so feel free to take a break from sitting whilst still being productive.

And of course we’ve added more plants. We now have over 100 plants at IB. Thank you to all those who came out to Plant Potting Party. We are sure there will be more in the future.

Bank Holiday Open Hours


We will be closed for May Day on Monday 3rd May. We’ll see you back here on  Tuesday 4th May!

Later in the month we will also close on Monday 31st May.

Dedicated Deskers & Weekenders are free to use the space as usual.

Enjoy your bank holiday weekends.

Lunch Club

Our Lunch Club returns at the end of April. It’s still free for memebers and will feature food from a local business.

We have a few changes, with the first being you will need to book a seat. This can be done via the IB app: Click the ‘More” tab (4 little squares in the bottom right hand corner), scroll down and click “Book Lunch Club”.


We’ll be in The Black Bar and the Lunch Club will be held on the last Friday of the month. Friday 30th April Book your ticket here

Community Spirits

Over the past few months members that have been in the building on a Friday know that we tend to have a small meeting after work on a Friday, dubbed Community Spirits.

As a member we encourage you to bring your spirit and a spirit to share with the community, to Punch Club fom 1700 every Friday. Punch Club is sponsored by Market Row Distillery.

On the last Friday of the month we have Cocktails & ….. (Comedy, Music, basically some sort of entertainment or socialising)

Each member is welcome to bring a guest for free; for any additional guests there will be a charge and this will vary on the entertainment. Keep an eye in the app for more details closer to the time. Until the world opens up a little more we will keep it to members and guest only.