Every Monday we will invite an inspiring speaker to come and talk to us for 15-20 minutes.
Our speaker this Monday:
Jay Blades is a modern furniture restorer, upcycler and eco designer who’s passionate about sustainability and the environment. Jay sources vintage and beautifully crafted pieces of furniture and reimagines them into works of contemporary design.
Jay is an inspirational motivator and was the former co-founder of award-winning social enterprises Out of The Dark and Street of Dreams. Working with disengaged and disadvantaged young people, Jay was able to mentor and support thousands of individuals over the years to realise their full potential.
Jay now runs Jay&Co, is a presenter of three TV shows including the inspiring and often touching, The Repair Shop, works with charitable organisations through his academy and has become an unlikely hero to lead the movement to save dying crafts in the UK.