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Meet the neighbours

Meet the neighbours

New faces with new talent are joining the TOG buildings every week. From one-stop shops to rooftop-yoga gurus, here are just a few of the people helping to make TOG London’s most exciting working community

Meet the neighbours

Julian Randall, business development director, Europe, at Digital Domain, Henry Wood House, Oxford Circus

Tell us what you do, in a sentence? We have delivered innovative visuals for over 100 movies; a driving creative force in media applications, we bring artistry to thousands of music videos, commercials, video games and pioneering cinematic VR productions

Do you get to play with cool tech? I spent yesterday in a VR headset in an intergalactic space battle

Your favourite movie that DD has worked on? Deadpool. Nearly everything in it is unnecessary; that’s what makes it great!

What are you working on now? We launched the Sky VR platform in partnership with Sky in the UK for iOS, GearVR, Oculus and Android

Soundtrack to your working life? Jamiroquai — Virtual Insanity. digitaldomain.com

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Modern Society, 81 Rivington Street, Shoreditch

Tell us who you are, in a sentence? We’re a one-stop shop: whether you need creative inspiration, a diverse shopping experience or a quality coffee break, look no further

When did you start out as a company? We began in 2013, with a series of international pop-ups, then opened our rst permanent space on Redchurch Street in 2015. As we don’t have an online store, we want to rede ne retail by conjuring a memorable experience for customers

What are you working on now? Our own clothing label has just launched. We’ve created a line of super-soft cashmeres and essential basics

Best thing about your building? Having a rooftop

Favourite lunchtime or post- work haunt? Patty&Bun, across the road, has amazing cocktails! themodernsociety.com

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Sports on Screen, The Shard, London Bridge

Tell us what you do, in a sentence? We work with the world’s best athletes, sports models, photographers and directors to push the boundaries of sports action in media, lm and advertising

The thing you’ve done that you’re most proud of? Created a business culture people want to be a part of and associated with

What are you working on right now? Various sports-media campaigns

What’s coming up this year? Launching our own platform and continuing to push the boundaries with our choreography and consultancy

Best thing about your building? The in-house TOG staff

The soundtrack to your working lives? Stormzy, Drake or Kano. Music is always pumping through our office. sportsonscreen.com

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Charlie Reed, owner, Alexander Ross Bespoke, Warnford Court, Bank

Tell us who you are, in a sentence? Bespoke British tailors who deliver to your home or office

When did you start out and why? In 2006, to bridge the gap between quality and convenience

What do you love most about your job? Meeting new people and having the chance to transform their business appearance

What are you working on right now? A venture in New York and Hong Kong, offering bespoke suits in charity auctions

What’s coming up this year? We’re developing our subsidiary brand, RUX, offering leather goods made in the UK

Are you looking to collaborate with anyone? An exciting UK shoe brand

Soundtrack to your working lives? The Jam — Going Underground. We’re always on the Tube! alexanderrossbespoke.co.uk

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Brett Bishop (left), marketing and sales, with Matt Gardner, creative, at The Textile Tribe, 19 Eastbourne Terrace, Paddington

Tell us who you are, in a sentence? We sell and market indigo and denim fabrics to brands across the world T

The thing you’re most proud of? Building the company from an idea on paper to a reality within a year

What’s coming up this year? We’re exhibiting at our first shows as The Textile Tribe

Are you looking to collaborate with anyone? Brands and designers who use our fabrics in different ways; not just jeans brands

Favourite after-work haunt? The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho

Soundtrack to your working lives? Starting Monday off with Jimi Hendrix; finishing Friday with the Beastie Boys. thetextiletribe.com

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Mandy Jhamat, director/ yoga teacher at Yogasphere, The Shard, London Bridge

What do you do, in a sentence? Unique yoga experiences in London and wellbeing retreats across the globe. Our mantra is “bliss is boundless”

When did you start out as a company and why? In 2013. It was a labour of love

What are you working on now? Yoga mornings and a new veggie/vegan yoga brunch in collaboration with the restaurant Tibits

The thing you’re most proud of? The launch of our yoga classes at the top of the Shard in summer 2014, which kicked off the rooftop craze

Are you looking to collaborate with anyone? App and tech/ marketing/investment-based partnerships

Favourite lunchtime haunt? Arabica: very cool Lebanese restaurant in Borough Market yogasphere.eu