Echo

about

What it is

Echo is an Economy of Hours: a marketplace without the money. Simply put, our members trade the skills, services or resources they have for those they need, using a currency called Echoes. The exchange rate couldn’t be easier: 1 hour = 1 Echo.

Built for Business


  • Save money
  • Increase your capacity
  • Raise your profile
  • Win new clients
  • Create champions for the work you do
  • Have a valuable social impact on your local community

Who it’s for

Anyone and everyone. Echo brings together local people and local organisations – including businesses, charities, councils and leisure centres – to create a community-wide economy of hours where the more you put in, the more you get back.

We specialise in helping organisations from small start-ups to sizeable corporates unlock dormant resources to trade, ensuring we can offer a wealth of skills and services to meet our members’ diverse needs.

Established Businesses

Echo helps you access professional services without the outlay, from financial planning to marketing strategy.

Charities, start-ups and sole traders

Echo helps you increase your capacity as and when you need to, whether it’s admin staff and desk space, or building an online presence.

Local people

Echo helps you get more out of your community, from childcare and help around the home, to training opportunities and cinema tickets.

And that’s not all. Echo’s experts can help big business create more meaningful CSR packages that maximise the benefit to both company and community, and help charities initiate schemes to recruit, retain and reward volunteers. Just click here to find out more.

Who we are

Echo is a community interest company, working in partnership with London Legacy Development Corporation. In the long term, we’ll be funded by member subscriptions, with profits directly supporting new time banks. You can read more about this here.