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PlushSE16 as a business in the community has evolved over 20 years into now what we call HUBSE16. The energy of HUBSE16 is of sensory elements encompassing music, food and a community appreciation for art and film shared with a sense of community which are all integral to the growth and sustainability of a diverse culture in SE16.

Disregarded by Developers during Planning, we are taking control of our future, with Canada Water fully underway by British Land we're dreaming our our vision.

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We are incubators of the importance of culture in the community.

We do not need permission.

We will not be pressured as a cultural business by those with financial powers.

As community we are the power, we are the definition of social purpose.


Twntyfour Studio

Wellers Law Group

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Lee Benjamin - Graphic Designer 

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Patrick Berry

Business Investor /  Property Consultant 

Founding partner of UK first black fashion magazine. Founding partner UK's first black music radio station. Jointly led the first official UK black business owners trade delegation to South Africa.

Patrick brings a world of knowledge and business advocacy by way of lived experience. Culturally he understands and values the need for Black Businesses built from the grassroots.

Emerson Clinkett

Architectural Designer 

Lead Architect at Studio EK a multidisciplinary design company specialising in architecture, planning and management. 

Founded by Kwok-Wai Lau and Emerson Clinkett.


As a Southwark resident and brother Emerson brings his architectural flair as we develop forward the vision of PlushSE16 x HUBSE16 and how it will look and feel for the community when we find our relocation.

Fully experienced in both retail and commercial design and development.

Carmen Gowie Clinkett

Social Entrepreneur / Creative & Campaign Director 


AKA Mrs Plush, Creative Director of Twntyfour Studio, Carmen, works tirelessly using design and media to create unforgettable experiences. 

Curating and campaigning for social issues and is a visual artist passionate about people place.


Visual and Marketing leader of the #NoPriceOnCulture campaign, which lifted PlushSE16 force closure and united the  Southwark borough, Carmen sits at the heart of connecting people using design and her multi-disciplinary skills to create Social impact as a domino effect using design for good.

Born and raised in Southwark with 12 years working for The London Borough of Southwark, Carmen has great pride in people and place.

Michael Clinkett

CEO / Founder - Community Lead - PlushSE16 Barber 


CEO and Founder of Plush also now known as HUBSE16, Michael has worked as a Barber for over 20 years, starting in Walworth Road to finally settle in SE16 at a very racially provocative era.

Michael is the heart of SE16, known to everyone from all walks of life. HUBSE16 will see his social business and community skills come to life as he is on a mission to build a sustainable culturally lead business for generations to come.


We want to trade.

We want to be included as local change makers. 

We want to relocate with room to innovate - not merely survive.

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