Director, Hub Co-Founder & Mother Hubber
The proud owner and founder of The Hub Newry and a founding member of “The Irish Coworking Assembly”. Responsible for all things operational, community driven and the day to day running of our fantastic coworking network.
I’m inspired and obsessed by evolving coworking models, practices and communities; social innovation; collaborative working environments and supporting and connecting people.
With the experience of having worked within a number of different business models including corporate banking, SME’s and micro business / self-employment I’ve needed to transfer, adapt and broaden skills set to succeed. This hasn’t always been easy and it’s clear to see that there isn’t always an obvious support network, especially for the self-employed and for those in micro businesses.
Support to me goes beyond just the bricks and mortar and developing the “career”, it’s about identifying those skills that make you happy, building on them, adapting when you need to and growing as a person.
Mentoring & supporting those with new businesses, encouraging innovative & creative business ideas through brainstorming and workshops can all help make magic happen! Assisting in building support networks, client bases, contacts and suggesting strategies can help transform the magic into business.
Also involved in…
Consulting on collaborative working techniques, designing and fulfilling collaborative environments and workspaces and innovation in the workplace. Consult on the remit of how to get the best out of small cluster of industries working closely together e.g. media / building industries.
Community Enterprise & Social Innovation is also very important to me:
I mentor for those on the Young Enterprise Programme helping support new business ideas from 14 years upwards. For the last 3 years I’ve been on the judging panel of the Young Enterprise NI’s “Company Programme” and the winning team went on to win the all-Ireland, UK and come runner up in the European finals with their amazing product!