Entrepreneurs helping communities through innovation
Joining the dots…
Andrew Mawson Partnerships was started by Lord Mawson OBE: one of the UK’s leading social entrepreneurs.
Andrew founded the internationally renowned Bromley-by-Bow Centre nearly three decades ago. Successive Governments have used this, along with many of the other pathfinder projects that Andrew has developed over the past 30 years, frequently as national exemplars for successful community regeneration. Andrew’s championing and development of an integrated working model – involving health, education, housing, business and enterprise – has received international recognition.
Andrew Mawson Partnerships acts as an umbrella consultancy to a growing portfolio of regeneration projects. Andrew’s vision for building strong, vibrant communities, along with his integrity and charisma, has attracted many talented partners to the team with a wealth of practical experience.
We believe in the unique gifts of every individual in the community and this is the secret to our success. It is the people bit that matters and this is what civil servants and politicians often fail to understand. We engage government firmly but positively; focusing on bringing consistency to their multiplicity of approaches and initiatives.
We act as social brokers and place makers: we join the dots together. The company specialises in supporting the private and public sectors to work together. We provide advice to: government departments, local authorities, private sector developers, local enterprise partnerships, housing associations as well as clients in the education, business and cultural, voluntary and charitable sectors.
Describing how the success of the Bromley By Bow Centre has evolved over 30 years Andrew said: "one of the reasons for our success is the very process of experimentation itself and a whole range of diverse people co-creating a new way of doing things over an extended period." Answering rhetorically, how Bromley By Bow, an exemplar in its field, can be reproduced in other areas Andrew emphasised: "how our model can be replicated... is in terms of translation, rather than replication." Read more here