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Powering ProductivityBio – Suzanne Murdock on coworking & curating communities

Bio – Suzanne Murdock on coworking & curating communities

Suzanne Murdock, co-founder of The Hub Newry – coworking,  curating communities & remote working practices expert.

Expertise: Coworking Founder /Curator of Workspace, RemoteWorking Practices, Communities / Mother Hubber /Co-Host of Ask The Expert series


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Suzanne Murdock Interview with Alison Matthews on the benefits of coworking & curating communities

Describe your expertise:

Co-founder and owner of the multi award winning The Hub Newry established in 2012, a network of 3 coworking spaces spread across/ Newry city, located on the main A1/M1 corridor between Belfast and Dublin.  It is one of the original coworking spaces in Northern Ireland. The 2019 addition of Maggie’s Coworking Cafe yielded another award – for ‘Best Cafe’ in the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Awards in its first year.

A founding member of “The Irish Coworking Assembly” I am a curator of evolving coworking models, practices and communities; social innovation; collaborative working environment and supporting and connecting people island-wide. #futureofwork

The path hasn’t always been easy and it’s clear to see that for the self-employed and those in micro businesses – there isn’t always an obvious support network.

“Support to me goes beyond just the bricks and mortar and developing the business, it’s about identifying those skills that make you happy, building on them, adapting when you need to and growing as a person but it’s also about being aware of the skills that you don’t have and asking for help, listening to other experts and delegating.”

Additional activities include: 

  • Consulting on collaborative working techniques, designing and implementing/launching collaborative environments and workspaces to foster innovation in the workplace.

  • Developing a best practice remit for getting the best out of a small cluster of industries working closely together e.g. Translators +PR + Digital Media / Health & Safety + Construction Consultants / Hospitality & Tourism.

  • Mentor with Young Enterprise NI

  • RSA Fellowship – a global community of 30,000 proactive problem solvers sharing visions and values, building networks and creating opportunities for people to collaborate, influence and demonstrate practical solutions to resolve the challenges of our time.

Suzanne Murdock Interview with Alison Matthews on the benefits of coworking & curating communities

“Interviewed by Alison Matthews of VirtuAli as part of her SanityCircle back in October 2019. Things have evolved since then, BREXIT and far more is now in progress, cafe’s are in transit but will return. In spite of this, more so than ever, people still need people to collaborate with. Communities and co-operation is a vital part of our happiness and success whether face to face or remotely.”

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Expert in Coworking, FlexSpaces & Remote Working | Help you identify the most productive working environment for you & your team | Propagator of meaningful connections | Podcaster Did you know: 📌40% of people feel the greatest benefit of remote work is the flexible schedule 📌16% of companies exclusively hire remote workers Engaging with small businesses and the faces behind them and making meaningful, human connections brings a big smile to my face as does anything horticulture & heritage! I love to help business owners & individuals grow and succeed in a life that truly reflects the real them and uses their core values and characteristics. Over the last 20 or so years I’ve centred around relationship management within the property and finance sectors in London and more recently my story has brought me into developing a network of coworking and flex spaces in Northern Ireland. For the last 12 years I’ve been self-employed and during this time founded The Hub Newry coworking spaces. As co-founder of a multi award-winning network of flex spaces with global connections and partnerships I help educate & research around the future of work & evolving workplace best practice. In short, I want to put a smile on the face behind your business & help you find your best flexible working environment to be your most productive, resilient & successful self. Who do I work with? ✨Entrepreneurs / Coaches & Professionals 💻SME's 😎Coworking operators

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