Collaboration is a spirit that has woven its way into the development of people, projects and businesses in Nottingham since the second world war. It’s invisible and essential: it’s behind and in front of us but we can’t quite catch what it is and what it can give us.
All businesses have to collaborate to succeed: the difference now is that we need working spaces that are light on management: we need places where great work can happen, great connections can be formed, where the new and the old can inform each other and communicate.
This is what Dee Miller is doing at Minor Oak in Sneinton Market 4 Gedling St 2-12 Avenue A, Sneinton Market, NG1 1DS
To be healthy and happier we need balance between the inside and the outside. The desk work and what’s going on outside, what’s happening in the community and how we can connect with it, collaborate with it, make our contribution and feel satisfied. Existing small to medium businesses need to be refreshed with news about new ideas, new people. New people need to understand what’s happened before, how they can contribute.
60,000 people are working as as sole traders, consultants, or are working from home in Nottinghamshire. 60,000. As ordinary people we don’t know where these businesses are and rely on the internet, works of mouth or the normal day to day to find out what’s new.
Co working spaces bring these skilled and expert people into your every day life. Vibrant, interesting, or just ordinary and plain boring, they’re people like you and me who want to do something worthwhile and different.
If there are spaces where skills, experts, new ways of thinking are located in your working or home neighbourhood then that’s got to be a good thing because you have the opportunity to meet them, introduce yourself and what you do.
Existing knowledgeable and experienced businesses need to know where this expertise is. So if you’re a business in Sneinton Market you can also meet the new business people and develop your business, the Minor Oak co working space in Sneinton Market needs the businesses and people in the area to come in and find out what the vision is!
If you’re in the centre of town you can also connect to Cobden Chambers and Cobden Place. on Pelham street which is surrounded by the independent and creative retailing of Hockley, Lace Market and its sharing of space history.
There’s a real benefit when you work alone of a space that is yours as often or as little as your work dictates, among other professional, competent and supportive people who want their business (and yours) to succeed.
Antenna was the first co working space for gaming and digital small businesses: the person who can advise you about working there is Ian Lockwood, guru of all that is digital, setter up of many fantastic small business initiatives such as the meet up: Drink Digital Ian has been involved in delivering and developing training courses in web development and online marketing for many years and enjoys assisting tech innovation in business.
The development of the meet up is encouraging more people to expect a really good space to work in. The best way to find out about these new spaces is to visit them and talk to the people who want to help you reach your goals!
Cobden Place Pelham Street part of Cobden Chambers Co Working spaces Brilliant ideas brought to life in Nottingham.
Co Working Space at Cobden Chambers Pelham Street.