Charles Armstrong, Founder of The Trampery (UK)

Charles Armstrong is an entrepreneur focused on social change. In 2009 he founded The Trampery, one of London’s earliest coworking businesses. Today The Trampery is London’s leading purpose-led workspace operator, with six award-winning campuses across the city. The company is a certified B Corporation with a mission to advance new business models with social and environmental benefits, and to support entrepreneurs from under-represented communities. In the UK Charles worked with local and national governments to realise the Tech City and Fashion District clusters. He developed the strategy for Tøyen Startup Village for the City of Oslo.

Charles studied Social and Political Science at the University of Cambridge. Subsequently, he worked with Lord Young of Dartington, one of the architects of Britain’s post-war society. In September 2020 Charles was appointed to the Lord Mayor’s Taskforce for Commerce & Culture, helping the City of London recover from the coronavirus pandemic. He sits on the Mayor of London’s Workspace Advisory Board and is a Global Board Member of the San Francisco non-profit Techsoup. His articles have been published by media including the Economist and O’Reilly Media. Outside professional interests, Charles is a keen sailor, medium format photographer, and pianist.