Vrumi was founded around a kitchen table by Roddy Campbell and William Sieghart, friends with many years combined experience working in business, not-for-profit organisations and financial services.
Roddy’s idea was simple. He wanted to convert daytime room rental into affordable workspace – London’s toughest challenge for the self-employed.
The London property rental market – reinvented
London is full of rooms that lie empty during the day because their usual inhabitants are out at work, away at university, or have left home altogether. There are all sorts of spare rooms – box rooms, underused dining rooms and sitting rooms – gathering dust. And there are rooms that were designed for a specific purpose – a home gym or music room, for example – which don’t get the use they might.
What if all this empty space, in a city in which property is at a frankly eye-watering premium, could be put to work? And why stop at London?