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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 »

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 »

15 Resources for European Coworking Space Operators

Posted on June 25, 2018 by GCUC UK in Conference, Coworking, GCUC UK

For all the headlines that the shared workspace and coworking world attract, there is little mention of the mass of long-running open source groups, wikis, resources and online collaborations that the coworking movement has created. Every day, thousands of people share over a decade worth of knowledge about how to run a coworking space and what is coming next in coworking. (If you search hard enough in these groups you can find mentions of the first ever GCUC event at… Read More »

Reimagining the Workspace Landscape in London: a Q&A with Olly Olsen from The Office Group

Posted on June 20, 2018 by GCUC UK in Conference, Coworking, GCUC UK, Speakers

The Office Group co-founders Olly Olsen and Charlie Green are presenting at GCUC UK September 25 and 26 in London. Tickets are available now. by Cat Johnson In 2003, The Office Group reimagined what shared workspace could be like in London. Recognising that serviced offices were overpriced and under delivering, founders Olly Olsen and Charlie Green set out to provide a high-quality workspace experience. Now The Office Group has over 15,000 members working in 33 buildings. I spoke with Olly about… Read More »

GCUC UK and Coworking Europe Offer Joint Ticket to Both Events

Posted on by GCUC UK in Conference, Coworking, GCUC UK

In the true “co” spirit of coworking, GCUC UK and Coworking Europe are delighted to announce a collaboration which will benefit all coworking aficionados. Not only will GCUC UK and Coworking Europe collaborate on content, the two organizations are offering a super saver joint ticket for those people who want to attend both events. As Jean Yves Huwart, executive producer of Coworking Europe explains, “The UK is by far the most advanced coworking market in Europe. It’s good to have… Read More »

included.co to coordinate GCUC Coworking Tours in London on 27 September

Posted on June 17, 2018 by GCUC UK in Conference, Coworking, GCUC UK

Coworking tours are a massive part of GCUC . They provide the opportunity to be explore innovative spaces that are leading the way in their sphere of excellence. This year we are happy to announce our friends from included.co will be coordinating the tours for GCUC UK. Hector Kolonas, founder of included.co said “We are delighted to be involved with the first ever GCUC UK and look forward to planning some insightful tours exploring London’s vibrant coworking sector and the… 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 »

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 »

GCUC London Coworking conference September 25th & 26th 2018

Posted on March 17, 2018 by Justin Harley in Conference, GCUC UK

GCUC (short for the Global Coworking Unconference Conference) is bringing its conference to the UK this September to run the very first Coworking Conference in the UK. GCUC is the largest Coworking conference series in the world having hosted events this year in New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Melbourne, Taipei and Vancouver. GCUC’ founder Liz Elam said, “We are so excited to bring GCUC to the London. 2017 was an incredible year in the UK and 2018 promises so much too.… Read More »