We’re lucky enough to come across a lot of incredible people working hard to make London better, so it’s only right that we give them all the shout out they deserve. We’ve been doing just that with LOTI Heroes, our annual list of 50 individuals, brands and businesses having a positive impact on the city and the people that live in it, whether that’s through fighting the scourge of single-use plastic, breaking the cycle of homelessness, tackling food waste or advocating for diversity.
We’ve spotlighted the likes of Swiss, founder of Black Pound Day; Hugo Worsley, who turns plastic waste into kitchen knives with Allday Goods; Michelle Dornelly, who set up the Community Food Hub in Hackney; Joseph Galliano, co-founder of the UK’s first LGBTQ+ museum Queer Britain; Razzak Mirjan of Beder FC, a football club that raises awareness of mental health and suicide prevention; and Alice Moxley, who, with Pivot, helps those experiencing homelessness get into work through jewellery making.
This year we are highlighting more of the stories that need to be told by people, brands and businesses who are working hard at making a difference. We’ve already got an EPIC list but we’d like your help in identifying even more changemakers and pioneers. They might be breaking down barriers around mental health, doing clever things in sustainability, fighting to save the planet or empowering underrepresented communities through activism. As long as they are in London or doing good things for the city and the people in it, we want to hear about them. Tell us who deserves a shout out using the form below.