Make Shift started life as the management team at Pop Brixton, turning an empty car park in the heart of Brixton into a new destination that now houses around 50 small businesses working in food, retail, social enterprise and the creative industries. The organisation has since built a reputation for transforming underused and derelict spaces into projects that support local start-ups, creatives and community groups. Some of its biggest projects to date have included Pop Brixton and Peckham Levels, which provides affordable workspaces for creative and entrepreneurs. Leay himself has 10 years experience leading small businesses across the hospitality, technology and property sectors; ranging from an Augmented Reality start-up to his own street food business.