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Regional Coworking in the UK: a Q&A with Avenue HQ Founder Matthew Kennedy

Posted on August 13, 2018 by GCUC UK in Community, Conference, GCUC UK

Matthew Kennedy wants to make sure his workspaces are open to the communities they’re located in. As founder and CEO of Avenue HQ, a coworking brand with spaces in Liverpool and Leeds, Kennedy wants a variety of people to walk through the doors, whether to access hospitality offerings, an event, coworking, a studio or a private office. I spoke with Kennedy about his vision for Avenue HQ, regional coworking in the UK, his experience at this year’s GCUC in New… Read More »

How GCUC Balances Coworking and the Workspace Industry: a Q&A with Liz Elam

Posted on August 3, 2018 by GCUC UK in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC UK

In the last few years, coworking has grown from a grassroots movement into a global industry with over 15,000 spaces and one million-plus members around the world. Since 2012, the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) has helped shape, further, celebrate and bridge the coworking movement and the workspace industry. Balancing the two aspects of our industry is not always easy, but GCUC executive producer Liz Elam and her team pull it off year after year. Now, in partnership with GCUC… Read More »

The Collaborative, Creative and Supportive GCUC Community

Posted on July 31, 2018 by GCUC UK in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC UK

GCUC is designed to be as relevant, educational and inspirational as possible for workspace operators. After every GCUC event, we ask conference attendees what they liked, what they didn’t like, and what they would like to see at the next one. The result is an ever-evolving conference series that’s directly shaped by the juicy attendees. Our goals are to provide insights into the future of work and our industry, best practices for running a successful space, and tools to better… Read More »

We’ve Updated the GCUC UK Agenda Thanks to Your Feedback

Posted on July 24, 2018 by GCUC UK in Community, Conference, GCUC UK, Speakers

Thanks to all the coworking superstars who took part in the survey put out by our friends at Included. We asked what you wanted to discuss and learn about at GCUC UK this year. Thanks to your invaluable feedback we have amended our agenda to reflect your wants and needs. See the updated agenda for GCUC UK. The most requested item was more information on the outlook for the workspace industry and the effect that new entrants, in particular landlords,… Read More »

What Makes a Successful Coworking Space? Thoughts from European Coworking Insiders

Posted on July 23, 2018 by GCUC UK in Community, Coworking, GCUC UK

A few weeks ago, we here at GCUC UK supported an event at Huckletree West in London on diversity, inclusion and accessibility in coworking spaces. While there, we captured coworking insiders sharing their thoughts on coworking and community. Coworking has been around for a while now, but in the last five years, it has exploded. But what makes a successful coworking space? The core feeling is that there is a difference between a workspace and coworking space. That will sound… Read More »

Revisiting Coworking’s Core Values

Posted on July 3, 2018 by GCUC UK in Community, Coworking, GCUC UK

Two weeks ago, GCUC UK supported a community event run by Ouishare and the European Coworking Assembly at Huckletree West in London. The event was designed to instigate conversations about inclusion, diversity and accessibility in collaborative workspaces. It was one in a series designed to activate conversations around the core values of coworking—values that were developed by people in the early days of the coworking movement. As the coworking industry continues to explode, it’s important that these core values of… Read More »

The Challenges of Coworking: Insights from a Space Operator

Posted on June 10, 2018 by GCUC UK in Community, Coworking, GCUC UK

by Phil Dodson, founder of @Work Hubs and Deep Work Project What are the challenges of coworking? I have run a coworking space for the last six years in central London, so I feel qualified to answer this question. It is a question that every single freelancer, small business owner, entrepreneur and potential member of a coworking space will ask and will want answered. Most consumers, when looking online to gain understanding and knowledge before making a purchase, search most… Read More »

Inclusion and Diversity in Coworking: GCUC UK Partners on London Workspace Event

Posted on June 5, 2018 by GCUC UK in Community, Coworking, Coworking Trends, Future of Work

  GCUC UK is partnering with the European Coworking Assembly and Ouishare UK for an event titled Inclusion, Diversity & Accessibility in Collaborative Workspaces. Focused on the benefits and challenges of creating inclusive and diverse workspaces that are accessible to all, the event is the latest in a series designed to activate conversations around the core values of coworking. It takes place June 18 at Huckletree West in London. As coworking continues to redefine the future of work, the workspace… Read More »

7 Coworking Game Changers Reinventing the Future of Work

Posted on March 6, 2018 by Liz Elam in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, Future of Work, GCUC USA

GCUC is happening in NYC this April and we always like to point out a few of our friends that you should make a point to meet…   Grant Horsfield - Grant is doing all the things. Hospitality, Coworking, Co-living, Health, Wellness, Technology and more. Buckle your seatbelt he is about to school you. Ashley Proctor - When she isn’t promoting a nation health plan called Co-Hip (created and inspired by her own harrowing tale after devastating injuries left her… Read More »

We’re Not Giggling…

Posted on January 22, 2018 by Liz Elam in Community

We’re Not Giggling and Braiding Each Other’s Hair, We’re Building an Industry. A friend of mine tries to ask three questions before speaking their mind: Does it need to be said? Does it need to be said by me? Does it need to be said by me, right now? After reading the article “Come on Over to My Place, Sister Girlfriend and We’ll Co-Work,” I asked myself those questions and answered yes to all three. As executive producer of GCUC,… Read More »