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Corporates and Coworking, the secret sauce.   

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Justin Harley in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, Future of Work, GCUC UK, GCUC USA

At Harbour84 we like to describe coworking spaces as eclectic environments where people from different businesses and backgrounds come and work side by side, regularly resulting in increased levels of collaboration, innovation, and often an enhanced sense of workplace wellbeing. The best spaces exude an energy that not only attracts people to work there but makes them want to pay for it as well. Melissa Marsh, of social research firm Plastarc, captured this brilliantly in her moderation of a recent… Read More »

Workspace Bean-to-Cup Coffee: a Q&A with Scanomat’s Simon Bracken

Posted on September 15, 2018 by GCUC UK in Coworking Trends, GCUC UK, Tech

The TopBrewer feels quite futuristic—in all the right ways. An elegant, bean-to-cup coffee machine, it enables people to seamlessly order their favorite coffee drink from a phone, walk a few steps across a shared workspace and pick up their drink. Developed by GCUC UK sponsor Scanomat, the TopBrewer serves custom drinks through a swan-neck tap, under-counter design and app-controlled technology. We connected with Simon Bracken, co-founder and managing director of Scanomat UK, about the inspiration for the TopBrewer, trends in… 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 »

Exploring the Relationship Between Hospitality and Coworking

Posted on July 8, 2018 by GCUC UK in Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC UK

What role does hospitality play in coworking? How much overlap is there between shared workspaces, workspace as a service and community-focused coworking? What’s the future of hospitality in the workspace industry? These are all hot topics for workspace operators and will be part of the conversation at the upcoming GCUC UK in London. We connected with Hector Kolonas, founder of Included.co, a company pooling the collective buying power of coworking spaces and communities, about customer service in coworking, what types of… Read More »

Will the Future Workspace Make Us More Human? A Conversation with Antony Slumbers

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

Antony Slumbers has long worked at the intersection of workspace and tech. With decades of experience in commercial real estate tech, web and app development, workspace software creation, research and writing about technology and property, and even European art dealing, Slumbers has unique insights into the impact built environments have on the way we work. He’s particularly interested in conversations about the future of technology in the workplace and how tech in the coworking industry is “going to get turbocharged… 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 »

Hubble releases new heatmap which shows South London is the new tech hotspot

Posted on May 30, 2018 by Justin Harley in Coworking Trends, GCUC UK, Tech

Hubble, the office and coworking space marketplace, today announces new data which shows startups and growing SMEs are leaving typical tech hotspots, Shoreditch and Soho, for south of the river. The data can be seen in a heatmap available for media here [not yet available. Hubble’s search data shows London Bridge (29% of all searches) is the most popular location in London for companies searching for flexible office space in 2018 (a sharp rise from 3.7% of searches in 2017),… Read More »

International Women’s Day: 10 Interviews with Leading Female Entrepreneurs

Posted on March 15, 2018 by Liz Elam in Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, Future of Work

By Jo Meunier (née Disney) The Founders of Women Who Cowork said it: “The coworking and flexible workspace industry has been pioneered and shaped, in large part, by women” The flexible workspace industry wouldn’t be where it is today without the vision, drive and laser focus of leading ladies. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting the work of women who have powered the global flexible workspace industry. One thing is certain: women mean business. The flexible workspace industry… 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 »

2018 Global Coworking Forecast: 30,432 Spaces and 5.1 Million Members by 2022

Posted on December 18, 2017 by in Community, Conference, Coworking Trends

We recently released our 2017 coworking forecast and we are projecting continued rapid growth over the next 5 years, although at a slower rate than the industry's recent dizzying pace. The forecast was done this year with help from our friends at GCUC. These are the folks that produce a series of U.S. and international coworking conferences. This gives them a global perspective and information sources that have been invaluable in developing this forecast. Scroll down to the bottom of… Read More »