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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 »

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 »

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 »

What is GCUC Anyway? A Guide for UK Coworking Space Operators

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

As we approach GCUC UK, the European debut of GCUC (pronounced “juicy”), some of you may be wondering: What is GCUC Anyway? From a bird’s eye view, GCUC (short for the Global Coworking Unconference Conference), is the world’s largest coworking conference series. Founded in 2011 by Liz Elam of Link Coworking in Austin, Texas, GCUC has hosted over 6,500 attendees at 20 events on six continents. But there’s a lot more to GCUC than that. Furthering the Coworking Movement and… 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 »

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 »