We sat wondering why Bromley, with its rich cultural heritage, had nothing for creatives and we decided to try to change that.
— Ewan and Stephen

Contingent Works exists because we want to help make Bromley a better place. Bromley has an amazing heritage, with former residents who have helped change the world, and yet often it feels like there is little to inspire the next generation of world-shakers.

We met when our children started at Raglan Primary school, the same school David Bowie went to for a year or two in the ‘50s. That friendship grew, and with our children now near to finishing university, we wondered what Bromley would offer them. For all the creatives, startups, home workers and entrepreneurs, the obvious choice is to get on the fast train to London. We want to change that.

In curating a space near the high street that can showcase local talent while being backed by a sustainable cowork office, gallery and event space, we think we can engage with the local community, surface new ideas and talent, create business connections for startups and make Bromley a thriving local hub of digital entrepreneurship.

Co-founder Ewan is a creative director at a leading London content agency. An ex–Ravensbourne design student, he has gone on to make magazines and websites for global brands, designing and art directing worldwide while leading teams in London, the US and Asia. Ewan is responsible for developing and championing many household names so the Contingent Works brand will be well looked after.

Co-founder Stephen is a serial startup executive director. His ability and drive to get the deal done has driven the development of music, ed-tech and education startups. What he enjoys most is bringing and sharing a range of skills from business modelling and deal making to device integration, rights and sales management.