Co working days
A role that I took on a year ago is that of a co working host which runs monthly from Teesside University. Co working days run across the country by an organisation called Colleagues on Tap, the website is on my website under About Me.
Since taking on this role I have developed it in line with fantastic support from the University where the monthly events run out of the Victoria Road building which is predominatly occupied by Graduates (Incubation units) where newly qualified graduates who embark on their own business can set up office for a year paying low rent giving them the chance to establish their business. These graduates are now a big part of co working days and are given the opportunity to present their business to the co working attendees along with attending the co working day. Five successful collaborations have been borne from the co working days so far.
At Victoria Road Colleagues on Tap have their own co work room which has computers for use along with this co workers can bring their own laptops and any other technology they require for the day. Victoria Road has been refurbished to a very high standard so there are break out rooms available in order for co workers to make private phone calls or conduct meetings. There is a craft room to suit creative businesses also a room where table tennis, five surround sound and a TV are all available.
The day generally starts at 0900 but co workers can attend to suit bearing in mind the School runs, refreshments and lunch are included in the price of £20.00 for the day, but if booking for more than one day this is reduced to £16.00 and the second event can be attended up to a three month period following the first attended day. The day finishes at 1700 but again co workers can leave to suit.
All new co workers get a full tour of Victoria Road building so get the opportunity to realise the fantastic businesses that are operating here and meet them personally.
The co working days are open to all University staff so collaboration is possible right across this sector.
These are really good and worthwhile days where you will get the chance to work in a different environment with full wifi access, meet new people, get the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business and collaborate and form working partnerships.
Victoria Road is a lovely location and co working days have been very fortunate to be given this space in which to run these events along with car parking on Victoria Road charged at £3.00 for the day.
Please have a look and check out the website www.colleaguesontap.com where all dates are available for 2016. I would love to see you there, well worth attending.
February 10, 2016, 11:15 am