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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 »

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 »

The Future of Work will Have Money Trees and Unicorns if These Kids Get Their Way

Posted on September 11, 2018 by GCUC UK in Future of Work, GCUC UK

Workspace industry professionals spend a lot of time talking about, designing and building the future of work. But what do kids—the people who actually are the future of work—think? The Area team decided to find out. The company invited 50-plus children to share their thoughts on workspace design, tech, workplace annoyances, the work week, retirement age and more. The project, which is aptly named The Future of Work, is absolutely brilliant. As the Area website explains, what the team heard… 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 »

Amazing spaces signing up for the GCUC Coworking Tours

Posted on August 13, 2018 by Justin Harley in GCUC UK

The Coworking Tours are always a popular part of GCUC, and we are delighted at the level of interest from London spaces wanting to take part. Hector Kolonas from Included.co, our tour sponsor, says, "The response so far has been very encouraging with some diverse spaces for GCUC delegates to see." We have over 25 spaces wanting to showcase their beautiful space, including The Ministry, 42 Acres, Main Yard Studios, Work.Life, Bathtub2boadroom and many more The tours will take place on… Read More »

Staying in London for GCUC UK? Here are some hotel options near Kings Place

Posted on by Justin Harley in GCUC UK

Are you coming to GCUC UK and need a place to stay? Hotels in London can be hard to find, so book early to avoid paying the highest prices. There are some great tools to find the best deals and Martin's Money Saving Tips has some great advice for those from outside of town. That said, Kings Place has a great deal with the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Kings Cross for £210 a night when you quote the Corporate ID of 786843877. Go… Read More »

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

Posted on 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 »