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GCUC Coworking London Tours Are Here!

Posted on September 19, 2018 by GCUC UK in Conference, Coworking

We have three incredible Guided Tours lined up for you. So book your place now to avoid disappointment as places are limited. A maximum of 15 delegates on each tour. Tour 1 - South of the River Bankside, Borough, London Bridge We'll meet at 10 am in Bankside and walk to the first venue. We will visit four beautiful but different spaces. The Tour will finish at 1.40 with some lunch in Borough Market. Sustainable Workplaces The Ministry Fora (Borough)… Read More »

Bringing Workspace Wellness Front and Center: A Q&A with Work.Life’s Elliot Gold

Posted on September 17, 2018 by GCUC UK in Conference, Featured Space, GCUC UK, Speakers

Coworking has long provided an alternative to the 9-to-5 grind. The growing focus on wellness in the workspace industry is only strengthening that as operators increasingly incorporate wellness offerings into their spaces and services. UK Coworking brand Work.Life places well-being front and center. With eight locations and two more in the works, Work.Life was created to help people blend their work with their life to create a lifestyle they love. I spoke with Work.Life co-founder and GCUC UK presenter Elliot… Read More »

Creating a Unified Product for Flexible Workspace: a Q&A with Yardi’s Tony Freeth

Posted on September 5, 2018 by GCUC UK in Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC UK

Tony Freeth has seen the evolution of the office space industry firsthand. Co-founder of Phoenix Broadband and creator of Medusa, a product that handles premises infrastructure, Freeth has played a pioneering role in bandwidth management and workspace wifi solutions since the late-1990s. Recently, Medusa was acquired by global real estate technology company Yardi. Freeth, who was at the first Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) in Austin, Texas in 2012, has now taken the role of Director of Coworking Europe at… Read More »

The Future of Workspace Design: a Q&A with Area’s Kathryn O’Callaghan-Mills

Posted on September 2, 2018 by GCUC UK in Conference, GCUC UK, Speakers

Ten years ago, coworking and shared workspace was barely on the radar of the design world. Now, design is increasingly a core part of workplace design and a growing topic of conversation among workspace operators. GCUC UK panelist Kathryn O'Callaghan-Mills is Creative Director at Area, which is part of the Fourfront Group. I spoke with her about the future of workspace design, how people-centric spaces will become the norm, and the importance of using data to determine workspace layout and design.… Read More »

Family-friendly Coworking in London: a Q&A with Third Door’s Shazia Mustafa

Posted on August 26, 2018 by GCUC UK in Conference, Coworking, GCUC UK

The GCUC UK agenda is filling out nicely. We’ll have discussions about workplace wellness, tech, the UK workspace industry, the global coworking movement, financing options, AI and the future of work, the blurring line between hospitality and coworking, and much more. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Shazia Mustafa, who runs Third Door, a coworking space in London with a full nursery. Mustafa will be a speaker on the GCUC UK panel about niche workspaces and how… Read More »

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 »

One day only, save 30% on the hottest ticket in town!

Posted on by GCUC UK in Conference, GCUC UK

Juicy Friday Ticket Discount If you plan to join us for GCUC UK in London on September 25 and 26, but don’t yet have your ticket, we’ve got a juicy deal for you. This Friday, July 27, we’re offering 30% off the ticket price as a way to say thank you for all you do to further the global workspace movement. We’ll announce details on Friday via email and social media. To be the first to find out how to… Read More »