All posts by suzanne

The Hub is an award winning network of coworking spaces with 3 sites in Newry city centre. People need people and our community is at the heart of our business. Central between Belfast and Dublin the sites have very different offerings and a diverse business community consisting of start-ups, freelancers, remote workers and small businesses from private / public / social enterprise organisations, NI / UK / ROI / Europe wide. Whether you’re running or setting up a small business, growing or downsizing and looking for an inspiring environment to work in Northern Ireland this community will welcome you. Our coworking spaces cater for people like you who want to work for themselves, just not by themselves. We're a fun and collaborative work space that’s full of interesting people, straight talking, no tie-ins and affordable tariffs.


Would coworking work for you & why?

by suzanne

Coworking is defined as the sharing of office space by (typically) self-employed, independent professionals who wish to work together in a communal, collaborative setting rather than the traditional employee-only office. Most coworking spaces now offer a variety of workspace options and membership plans to suit your business and your work habits including: -Private office spaces … Continue reading Would coworking work for you & why?

Brand New ‘Ask The Expert’ Online Circle Launches!

by suzanne

“An educated consumer is our best customer….” That was one of the most successful retail tag lines of all times. There are many coaches, accountants, marketers etc in our ever-expanding network – so how do you distinguish yourself? We believe the answer to that is #Education and #Service – and so Suzanne Murdock and Eve … Continue reading Brand New ‘Ask The Expert’ Online Circle Launches!

Maggie’s Coworking Cafe Announcement

by suzanne

 ‘Maggie’s Coworking Cafe’ will be operated by ‘Belles’ from Saturday 1 February. Commenting on the forthcoming change, Suzanne Murdock the Co-Founder of Maggie’s said “We established Maggie’s as Northern Ireland’s first coworking café in March 2019 and it has been our privilege to work with our excellent team to serve the Newry business and wider … Continue reading Maggie’s Coworking Cafe Announcement

Coworking and what it means for Northern Ireland…

by suzanne

This week we are over in Poland attending the Coworking Europe Conference 2019.  After the success of last year’s conference in Amsterdam, this year the conference is being held in Warsaw with over 600 delegates from Europe and other international countries from as far away as the US and India in attendance. The Irish delegation … Continue reading Coworking and what it means for Northern Ireland…

Belles Cafe Menu

by suzanne

BELLES MENU (independent business owners to The Hub Newry please contact cafe direct) GIVE BELLES A BUZZ ON +44(0)2830257686 EMAIL: BELLESGOODFOODHUB@GMAIL.COM *new menu coming very soon* Please note there maybe some changes & alternatives to these options (check with your server)   Full Breakfast Sausage, bacon, two free range local organic poached eggs, grilled cherry … Continue reading Belles Cafe Menu

UK & European collaboration, the European Coworking Conference 2018

by suzanne

Had enough of Brexit? We thought it was a good opportunity to share a good news story about UK and European collaboration, the European Coworking Conference 2018. After the success of last year’s conference in Dublin, this year the conference is being held this week in Amsterdam with over 600 delegates from Europe and other … Continue reading UK & European collaboration, the European Coworking Conference 2018

The Evolution of Coworking – From San Francisco to Newry

by suzanne

What is coworking? Coworking – what’s that some may ask? Whilst the concept of coworking may still be relatively new to some, it’s becoming a more widely understood and much loved model for workers around the globe, and not just in the major cities like London and Barcelona. That’s something we’re excited about here at … Continue reading The Evolution of Coworking – From San Francisco to Newry

Bricks v Brains – what makes a coworking space special?

by suzanne

In an interview with @CoworkingEurope we shared our experiences and stories on bringing coworking to Newry, Northern Ireland and our thoughts on the future of coworking and workspaces in Northern Ireland. “Coworking can bring tired workspace back to life”-Hub Newry, Northern Ireland In 2012, founders Patrick and Suzanne Murdock took a big risk. They decided to develop … Continue reading Bricks v Brains – what makes a coworking space special?

Is being a self-employed with children as flexible as it says on the tin?

by suzanne

Being self-employed isn’t so much a job as a way of life, chances are you’ll be doing the work that you love but is it all a bed of roses and does it really bring continuity family life? Working for yourself clearly depends on your profession, your situation (where you’re based relative to home, family, … Continue reading Is being a self-employed with children as flexible as it says on the tin?

Coworking is innovation, business can no longer stand still.

by suzanne

Coworking and hospitality are not an obvious marriage but there are many overlaps evolving more and more organically but also as a means to survival.  Business can no longer stand still! Tourism, events management and restaurant/bar trades immediately spring to mind when thinking of hospitality so  a service based sector full of various communities and relationships … Continue reading Coworking is innovation, business can no longer stand still.

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