When we first opened our space, we quickly learned we’d need the right team of people to help us make our community work – so we set off in search for brave, smart people who aren’t afraid of a challenge (and that we can have a laugh with too). We want to create a community of productive people, full of ideas – and that all starts with our staff.
After a lot of searching we found Jude, with his plucky spirit and great beard we knew he’d fit right in with us. Jude’s role means he’s in charge of facilitating the opening of our spaces, he’s the guy who’s getting creative with what we do for our community and pushing the ideas about how we can make our space better for our members. We needed someone with a ton experience of what makes a workspace run well – but more than that, we knew Jude shared our vision. He was keen to help us offer an antithesis to the traditional workspace, a place that adapts with its area, collaborates with its community and does things differently. We’ve now got Jude on board with us heading up all the innovation at Areaworks.
So let’s leave it to Jude to share a little more about who he is and what he’s got planned for Areaworks:
When I first met Panny, and he explained what he was doing, I knew that this was something I wanted to be involved with. I’ve always been a bit of an ideas guy, and finding a space I can really innovate in and bring those ideas into fruition without the barriers feels worthwhile for me.
What really drew me to Areaworks was having the autonomy to build and shape something. I couldn’t miss the opportunity to get creative in a hands-on role – to roll up my sleeves to help make something that I believe benefits Londoners who are after a different way of working.
I’m now running about London – meeting people, checking out what we can offer and making friends, when you’re starting up a business, each day tends to be different.
For me, it’s all about creating a community that is fun, relaxed and open. I want Areaworks to be a space that people who want to make things happen – can actually make things happen in. A place that start-ups, small businesses and productive people feel great working in everyday.
Areaworks is a provider of open supportive coworking office spaces in accessible areas throughout London. We don’t believe in stuffy central locations, long commutes, impersonal and uptight environments. We believe there’s a better way of working, and we’re here to make it happen: in our areas, with our areas. We believe in opening up communities that inspire progress and open up opportunities. We offer complete turnkey work place solutions for start-ups, creatives, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. We design our desk coworking to feel open, to encourage collaboration and productivity, to inspire you to think differently. Areaworks currently has two coworking spaces in prime London locations. If you are looking for a coworking space in London, which provides you with the environment and opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals, then we have the perfect place for you.