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The pop-up office and co-working with Space on Tap
Space on Tap's Colleagues on Tap network is now transforming some of the region's spaces into pop-up offices to provide the perfect place for homeworkers, and people who normally work alone or in small teams, to work together for the day.
Co-working is a new innovation in networking and takes various forms. Co-working hubs have been springing up around the country providing permanent bases for freelancers, particularly in the digital and creative sectors, to work alongside each other, although their businesses operate independently. Useful, value-added collaborations have emerged, as well as the obvious - new contacts and informal business mentors.
Hubs have also taken a more fluid form as occasional workspace, available whenever you need it, sometimes involving a membership programme which provides a minimum number of desk days in a given period. NeST in Barnard Castle is a great example of this in action, where artists and digital creatives across the Teesdale area are starting to congregate in the cafe and workspace areas, resulting in new collaborations within and through NeST.
|Our 'before' space at the North East BIC in Sunderland|
So far we've majored on business centres, including the Keel Suite at the North East Business & Innovation Centre that was transformed from a meeting space to a workspace over night.
|Pop-up office ideal for Colleagues on Tap co-working|