Saif Bonar

Founder of Matthews Yard

9 years young

We are 9 years old today! What a journey it has been.

Tears and tiers; a look back at 2020

Why would anyone want to look back at 2020? You would be forgiven for asking, we were tempted not to bother ourselves. But between the tears and tiers, we have lots to be thankful for from the year gone by.

Ways to beat the Croydon lockdown

things that we can all do to support local Croydon businesses who may be struggling with the financial pressures the Corona lockdown presents.

What’s the latest on the campaign to save Matthews Yard?

It’s been a while since I last wrote a blog post or an article in the Croydon Citizen outlining the situation with Matthews Yard. While we have released snippets of information here and there, there hasn’t been an in-depth update for our shareholders, creditors, members and supporters to tie it all together.

Life After Five: Short-term plans

In April 2017 Matthews Yard celebrated 5 years in business. It was our lowest key birthday yet with celebrations centering on a blog post and some social media activity. The last 5 years have been challenging and rewarding in equal measure but in recent months we have seen some of the most turbulent times yet. …

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5 years of Matthews Yard

Five years of Matthews Yard. Happy Birthday to us! Today we celebrate 5 years since we opened to the public in Croydon on 21 April 2012. It’s been a hell of a journey. Loaded with challenges and peppered with unexpected dramas along the way. Our original vision as a hub for technology businesses has evolved …

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