Our Origin Story
Growing up in London in the 80s, Panny spent his summers learning the ins and outs of running a business by helping out in his family’s pub.
Eager to make his own mark, he then went on to study Finance, working his way up to senior position at a blue chip company. Never one to sit pretty on his success, Panny’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to travel and work outside of the UK. In Asia and the Middle East, he worked in different areas and learned a lot. Taking a leap of faith, he started to pursue his own startup.
When Panny was enlisted to help make the most out of an unused, clothing factory in North London, he had an idea of creating a space for himself and others to both live and work in the area. He didn’t like commuting into work, but he did like the idea of working in a place he felt comfortable in – so he began one of the first live/work spaces in North London.
He decided to use the space to create a place that would support other people in the area, a space that self-starters, go-getters and productive people could come together and work comfortably. The kind of place he would have wanted when he first started out. He secured investment, and with the help of local businesses in the community, he built our first workspace in Manor House.
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. The first resides in Manor House, an area very close to our hearts (and where it all began). Our second space recently opened in Hackney, one of the fastest growing areas for all things innovation, in London. 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.