is a system that enables people and organisations to exchange their skills, knowledge and resources using
time as currency rather than money. In the Echo system, everyone’s time and
skills are valued equally: 1 Echo for 1 hour. Echo works by using an interactive website, as well as face to
face events, workshops and programmes designed to help people to connect and share.
The system is powered by an online platform
(economyofhours.com) and a digital currency where everybody and everything is valued equally: 1 Echo for 1
hour. Established as a social enterprise in East London since 2014, Echo has been commissioned
by OPDC to deliver an Echo network and programme of activity in and around Old Oak Common and Park Royal.
Echo brings together local people and local organisations –
including residents, employees and small business owners – to create a community-wide economy of hours where
the more you put in, the more you get back. Whether you want to learn something
new, start a project, grow a business or give back to your community, Echo can help.
For more information about the OPDC Echo programme, contact the
Echo Community Activator, Tom Fraser-Ivens at email@example.com
London Business Hub
provides free advice and support to London SMEs and micro-businesses
also proved support to local businesses. For more information contact Tony Mulvahil at firstname.lastname@example.org
or email email@example.com
The Forge@ParkRoyal can signpost Park Royal businesses to
OPDC’s package of initiatives including Broadband roll-out, Solar Power installation and transport