We asked our amazing ‘Coworking Curator’ Abbie Kennedy how she reflects on having been a member of our Hub team for over a year now in the capacity as Hub Community Manager. Her reflections were positive! How has your role evolved since you first started @ The Hub? Since first starting @ The Hub my … Continue reading Curating a career in coworking!
hub (hŭb) n. The centre part of a wheel, fan, or propeller. A centre of activity or interest; a focal point: Hollywood is the hub of the US movie industry. The Hub Newry may not be anything to do with the US movie industry, but it certainly does have a star studded line up ready … Continue reading Hub Coworking – ‘The centre part of a wheel, fan, or propeller’
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…
We’ve taken some time out for a Q&A session with the newest member of The Hub Newry’s team – Abbie Kennedy. In the following interview, you’ll find out what Abbie does on a day to day basis, where she’s worked in the past, her ambitions for the future and what she thinks of coworking! Meet … Continue reading Meet Abbie Kennedy – Our Office & Communications Manager
How does The Hub Newry fit in to the history of coworking? Today, coworking is huge. Spaces all around the world cater to all kinds of workers looking for a more flexible, productive environment. The first coworking offices only really cropped up twenty or so years ago, yet coworking has already exploded into the mainstream. … Continue reading Coworking history, The Hub’s perspective.
Coworking has been growing steadily over the last decade because many people now recognise the benefits to working in this type of environment. Demand for shared office space and meeting room space in Newry has risen so much that we’ve opened two more coworking sites here since our original coworking space in St Colmans Park … Continue reading 10 Benefits of Coworking For Professionals
if you’re feeling stuck in a rut in your business, a coworking space is a great place to clear the cobwebs and renew your sense of purpose!
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
Coworking; how we finally delivered the workspace our residents needed! If we are totally honest we never set out to own and operate our own coworking space. As we have found from meeting many UK and European operators over the years the common theme is: “It just sort happened, we were self-employed, we realised that … Continue reading Coworking in Newry: a story of innovation!
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.
This time of year, some of us are at a crossroads with our business or perhaps feel it’s time to reassess what YOU want to do and what you have to offer. Well, that’s fantastic, how exciting! We don’t listen enough to what we’re telling ourselves and to what others are telling us about how … Continue reading Coworking: the journey not the destination.
Creating social media content that engages with your business’s audience, most importantly its members, is crucial, especially for a coworking space. The challenge is to maintain & reinforce the standard of engagement that has led to the Hub Newry being included in the top sixty coworking blogs globally this year! Writers block can sometimes kick … Continue reading How coworking can teach us to engage with our audience.
The readymade business network, fabulous talent, referrals, our bright innovative workspaces aren’t the only reasons to come and join our coworkingspace in Newry! Coworking is a lot more than business! We have a super nice coffee machine, so there’s often coffee & nattering as well as spontaneous brunches. There’s also a fantastic community here not … Continue reading A coworkingspace is more than just work and business!
A good friend of The Hub Newry, Esther Lawson of IPA Solutions, has a home based business near Newry and has recently been exposed to a number of coworking locations across Northern Ireland (NI) and Scotland, here’s what she said regarding the outcomes, affects & motivations it’s had on her business. “Here’s my definition of … Continue reading Here’s what an NI, homebased freelancer said about the benefits coworking & shared office spaces have brought to her business!
Being lonely at work is bad for business. Shared office spaces bring a community environment and wellbeing as well as a more structured day. Loneliness seems like a very personal, private problem, but it’s much more than that. Loneliness and isolation is a collective issue and at work, loneliness is yet another effect of the lack of attention … Continue reading Are you fed up being lonely at work?