A New Chapter at WeAreWaterloo

A New Chapter at WeAreWaterloo



Announcements / Community

We are excited to share some upcoming staff changes with you, including some new faces you can expect to see around the BID area. 

At the end of August, we will bid a temporary farewell to our Chief Exec, Natalie Raben, as she prepares for an exciting personal milestone. Natalie is expecting her second daughter in early September, and we couldn’t be happier for her – listen to her ‘Views from the ‘Loo’ episode here

During Natalie’s absence, we are fortunate to have a skilled and dedicated team ready to step up and guide WeAreWaterloo through this transition. Our Head of Marketing and Strategy, Harrie Notton, and Head of Public Realm, Alex Butt, will join forces as Acting Co-CEOs. Together, this well-known dynamic duo will oversee the day-to-day executive management of the BID. If you have any questions or would like to set up a meeting with them, please don’t hesitate to contact them via email.

Charlie Moir, our dedicated Project Manager, embarks on a new journey in September. We’d like to thank him for his contribution to the BID, not least overseeing our innovative Redesign grant scheme, and while he will be missed, we wish him every success in his future.

Welcoming Fresh Faces

The growth of WeAreWaterloo is not limited to leadership roles. We are excited to introduce several new members to our team, each bringing unique skills and perspectives.

  • Hannah Saroli: Our Digital Marketing Assistant, Hannah, has recently embarked on a 12-month full-time placement with us, taking a step away from her Digital Marketing Degree at our local University, LSBU. Her energy, creativity and enthusiasm make her the perfect fit for our growing team. Hannah will be looking after the WeAreWaterloo website and newsletter as well as working with our neighbours, South Bank BID, on our joint, local loyalty card STAR Card. Contact Hannah here.
  • Nina Baker-Francis: Joining us as our Lower Marsh Market Admin Assistant. Nina is stepping in to support Meeta with day-to-day operational assistance two days per week. Get in touch with Nina here regarding any Lower Marsh Market queries. 
  • Zan Haq: As the new Marketing and Projects Officer, Zan will focus on strategic marketing and project management, with a focus on leading our GLA High Streets Data programme. To schedule a catch-up with Zan, send him an email here


Make the most of Fridays with TfL Off-Peak Friday Fares


Start the weekend early and save on your travel at the same time – TfL is offering cheaper travel all-day on Fridays with off-peak Friday fares until 31 May 2024. Make the most of Fridays and save money on your travel to explore our diverse range of shops, bars and restaurants! This is the perfect opportunity to soak

Welcoming Bruno to the Team!


We are excited to welcome Bruno, a dedicated student of Urban and Environmental Planning at LSBU, to the WeAreWaterloo team on a part-time basis after successfully completing his internship with us. From the start of his internship in February, Bruno’s passion for urban development was clear as he enthusiastically tackled his tasks. During his internship,

New Business: Chocolate Dino Company


Introducing Chocolate Dino Company: A Sweet Escape in the Heart of Waterloo Located at 6 Kennington Rd, London SE1 7BL, Chocolate Dino Company is your new go-to for freshly baked brownies and cookies. Specialising in premium chocolate brownies and giant New York-style cookies made with the finest Belgian chocolate, they promise an indulgent experience with