Introducing the latest profile in our London Life series. Jay Goldmsith discusses working at the renowned Soho House and his life in London.
What are you working on at the moment?
I work for Soho House as the West London Under 27 Membership Manager. I love what I do and there’s so much freedom to get involved in every aspect of the business, not to mention meet some incredible members along the way.
Home has always been West London, I grew up in Chiswick, spent the last couple of years in Ladbroke Grove and now I’m in Shepherds Bush.
Recommend your favourite London spot?
There’s a pub called the Cow towards Westbourne Park, that’s one of my favourite spots. Either that or Stamford Bridge.
How do you switch off?
There’s so many beautiful green spaces in London but occasionally the best thing to do is get out of it entirely. My parents live an hour south in the middle of nowhere and I like to make sure I get down there to see them every now and then to unwind and recharge.
What’s the biggest change you’ve seen in London over the past 10 years?
Creatively, I feel there has been an explosion in the last few years of young people being able to succeed without major backing, whether from a label, agent or manager. Friends of mine have created brands, collectives & careers from scratch, through the power of social media and freedom of expression and there is far less need for people to stick to one lane. London is a melting pot of culture and I feel that more than ever that is represented today.
If you had the power to change one thing about London, what would it be?
Air conditioning on the Central Line.
What does the future hold for you?
This year will be about continuing to push on at Soho House and celebrate local community and talent. It’s important for me to include this in every aspect of the role, whether it be events or the actual members.