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Our Vision

This roadmap maps the vision of London Creative Labs. Although our services are not active, we encourage the vision of our previous work to others who seek guidance in furthering action with social business. Feel free to absorb our roadmap as your own.

Last updated: March 16th, 2010.

10 Years

  • Social business is no longer needed as a term in the UK as all businesses are responsible to the wider ecology.


2-4 Years

  • A new ecosystem of responsible businesses come into being — wealth-generating entities that are based on new/hybrid forms of enterprises.
  • Zero-waste industries begin to be viable.
  • Zero-wasted people: the collective sense of how to help each other integrate well into society matures.
  • Tried and tested: models that contribute positively to a sustainable economy.
  • How much money and happiness would this be worth? You do the maths!


18-24 Months

  • New job generation: enterprises tap into the existing (latent) talent of disenfranchised people in innovative ways.
  • A stronger understanding and experimentation/application of social business models is established.
  • Community-owned facilitation practice become common-place — not just teaching facilitation but communities proactively creating their own learning experiences!
  • Large proportions of the disenfranchised communities are re-engaged. (At least 1,000 families have been positively transformed thanks to London Creative Labs.)
  • There's widespread understanding that each person can contribute positively in some way to society and should be supported to do so if they need the support.


12-18 Months

  • London-wide application of Job Labs.
  • Large scale dialogue processes are underway.
  • Strong community of practitioners around the toolbox of techniques being applied.
  • Unexpected outcomes from re-empowered people.


6-12 Months

  • Scaled up Job Labs.
  • Train the Trainer Skills Camps are up and running.
  • Strong and vibrant community around London Creative Labs.
  • Incorporated organisation in appropriate form(s).
  • Stabilised business model.
  • Revenue growth from valued community training tools.
  • Tech solutions emerging to support the Job Lab process.


0-6 months

  • Transition to a Community-Led initiative.
  • Prototype revenue model for London Creative Labs in place.
  • The first Job Lab co-designed by the community.
  • Run Social Business Model innovation session.
  • Run facilitation training products from 2-hour sessions to multi-day training.
  • Facilitate tech innovation for Community Asset Mapping.