Andrew is a serial social entrepreneur. He is best known for founding the Bromley- by-Bow Centre in East London, Community Action Network (CAN), Poplar Harca (one of the first housing companies) and Leaside Regeneration Ltd.
For over five years, Liz worked as Andrew's executive assistant and was also a project manager for AMP. During this time, she created and successfully secured funding for ‘The Bridge Programme’ which encourages able students from East London to apply to leading universities including Oxford.
Dr. Sam Everington has been a GP in Tower Hamlets for 20 years.
Andrew is a serial social entrepreneur. He is best known for founding the Bromley- by-Bow Centre in East London, Community Action Network (CAN), Poplar Harca (one of the first housing companies) and Leaside Regeneration Ltd. Andrew has now “graduated” from most of these ventures and each of them continues as a successful organisation. He has now created Andrew Mawson Partnerships as a vehicle both to grow and replicate his approach and successes.
Recently, under the AMP banner, he co-founded One Church 100 Uses CIC and launched Water City Group to create and implement a vision for East London revitalised by the opportunities of the 21st Century and the 2012 Olympic Games.
Andrew was made a life Peer in 2007 in recognition for the social impact of his work and he now sits as an independent crossbench Peer in the House of Lords. In 2012, he was made a Freeman of the City of London. He is also the best selling author of the book, “The Social Entrepreneur: Making Communities Work.”
Over a decade ago Andrew and his partners wrote one of the earliest papers proposing that the Olympics Games be brought to East London. He is today a Director of the London Legacy Development Corporation. Over the next 25 years, this company will plan, develop, and manage the Olympic Park in East London and create a lasting legacy from the 2012 Games.
For Andrew, nothing is impossible. His favourite saying is, “live dangerously or do not live at all.”