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


Revive our Free Little Library


Our Free Little Library is calling for some love! Through this 24-hour book exchange box, we aim to inspire readers and expand book access – but our Little Free Library is running low on books! If you have some books gathering dust on your shelves, drop them off at the Free Little Library. This book-sharing

Sustainable Ventures to help Lambeth Businesses


We are pleased to announce that our friends over at Sustainable Ventures are here to help businesses and enterprises in Lambeth! The next round of the Lambeth Net Zero Innovation Challenge is starting now.  In the Challenge, established businesses are matched with cutting-edge cleantech innovators who develop bespoke solutions to support sustainability objectives.  Running for

Welcoming Roti King to Waterloo


We are super excited to welcome Roti King’s legendary roti canai to Waterloo! Originally a street food concept and renowned for its Malaysian cuisine, Roti King has gained incredible popularity and is set to open its third London restaurant on Lower Marsh. The tradition of crafting fresh roti daily continues, showcasing the process in the