Community Coworking, Think Outside The Office!

by suzanne

Coworking, the bigger picture…..

Our coworkers work hard at their businesses but community plays an even more vital part in what we’re all about both inside and outside of the workspace. Adults and junior Hub members, family and friends all get involved, after all, without community it can be a very solitary life. It’s always great to have a purpose, a sense of belonging and to feel like you’ve contributed to something. 

Green Tourism UK –  Hub community awarded “Gold”

Through Green Tourism NI we’ve been accredited for our commitment to our green environment, sustainability, community, culture and wider efforts within the local community. Our commitment to the #mental wellbeing of our members is vital and through our Green Team, our mental wellbeing pledge, constant initiatives, projects, meet-ups and outings this will continue to develop.

Community, Culture & Green EcoWarriorness


The Hub is a big supporter of its local environment and champions local community group Love Your Lough through litter pickups in The Rampart Canal area of Greenbank. Always great fun involving community groups, Hub families and friends including our Brack Tours and from all ages.

A very educational afternoon with birdwatching and wildlife identification

Education is a big aspect of our cleanups, lots of bird watching & wildlife workshops as well as @ConservationNI giving a kids workshop on horticulture.

Heave, up hills, down slopes, across canals, there was no end of rubbish to collect

Quarterly charity support and community meet-ups 

We’re not allowed favourites but some of our favourite charities that we support include PIPS Newry & Mourne, WomensAid, Newry.

PIPS Newry & Mourne Lego Firewalk 2017

Partnerships and networking

Networking with partners and community groups in Newry, throughout Ireland, UK and internationally has been so important to the success of our community. This encourages new shared ideas and practices as well as twinning for international creative projects and helping to develop the local economy.
We really enjoyed our involvement with  The European Coworking Assembly being founding members of The Irish Coworking AssemblyNewryBid, Newry2020, NewryCreates, NewryThrives, as well as mentoring through PrincesTrustNI & YoungEnterpriseNI and judging its “Company Scheme Awards”. We’ve also been lucky enough to explore getting “Green Flag” status for several local, Newry primary schools through gardening projects.
 

Great picture birdwatching and wildlife spotting with Carlingford Lough in the background
Hub Team’s leisurely day out “Up the Canal” for PIPS Newry & Mourne

 

 If you’d like to get involved with our coworking in or out of the office then please let us know:

 Email: info@thehubnewry.com or call +44 (0)28 302 60122