About Us

More than just a desk. We offer beautiful, flexible co-working spaces designed for creatives by creatives.


Our spaces are influenced by the historical buildings they sit within, whilst our communities are shaped by people – the creatives that call us home. Our values guide us to build places that foster creativity and community.

Gather Round Values


Creativity inspires creativity

It’s is at the heart of what we do. Our co-working spaces, designed solely for creatives, have everything a professional needs to thrive, a vibrant community of likeminded individuals and beautifully designed spaces.


Open arms community

With a people-first attitude, packed events calendar and member benefits designed to inspire. We bring people together and go beyond standard perks so our community flourishes.


Kindness first, always

At the core of Gather Round are principles of openness, honesty and integrity. We are committed to give back to our community and champion creatives who shape the industries we work within.


December 2018

cigar factory purchase

After a 6 month period of negotiations we get the keys to the ground floor of the Cigar Factory in Southville, Bristol. A 5,000 sq/ft open plan space with windows on three sides. Time to get building.


June 2019


After 6 months of hard work, we bring the beautiful Cigar Factory building back to life and welcome a small group of dedicated creatives into the Gather Round family. A place to share, collaborate, and evolve – the community of Gather Round is born.


March 2020

community spirit holds strong

Amidst the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic, we briefly close our doors. However, this challenging period only strengthened our community. Back with a bang, upon reopening we celebrate with an infamous Christmas party with our amazing members.


April 2021

brunswick square acquisition

After a period of negotiations we take on the lease of Brunswick Square, a beautiful Georgian building located in Bristol city centre. Work begins on the fit out.


October 2021

brunswick opens its doors

We proudly throw open the doors of Brunswick Square, our most ambitious project to date. After a meticulous and sensitive restoration, the building is once again a thriving hub of the community. We welcome over one hundred members in the first three months.

May 2022

Events and production spaces open

The events and production spaces at Brunswick Square open up. Three different versatile, flexible and modern spaces for creative events, workshops, talks, screenings and film shoots.

October 2022

we reach 200 members

Three years after opening the doors at Cigar Factory our community of creative professionals reaches 200.

June 2023

trinity church catches our eye

A year filled with collaborations and community across our spaces. Our first glimpse of Trinity Church, Bath sparks exciting plans into motion.

May 2024

a huge year already

We celebrate our 5-year anniversary with a brand refresh, new website, and the exciting addition of our third coworking space at Trinity Church, plus a whole new packed events schedule!

Meet the Team


Our team make Gather Round the place it is. Creatives at heart, when not supporting our community they’re painting, photographing, DJing and more.


Jason Smith


Whether professional plate spinning or trying to run a marathon, Jason loves a challenge. With a hands on attitude to all creative business, Jason gives everything at Gather Round one hundred percent.


Ben Steers


Alongside running creative businesses and leading teams, Ben enjoys nothing more than having fun with his young – very active – daughters. Ben’s greatest achievement is appearing on Blue Peter at the age of 9 months old. He’s still waiting for a badge.

Megan Ward

operations Manager

Our dedicated Operations Manager from day one, Meg played a key role in launching GR and was fundamental in fostering our genuine community, immediately. When not working, she’s loves to play netball and explore Bristol.

Danie Stinchcombe


Danie leads on all things marketing and communications for the Gather Round brand. With a background in performance and dance, Danie brings energy to all she does. After hours, find her wild swimming, camping or up a mountain.


Luisa Tavares

operations and community Manager

Lu keeps the wheels moving at all our spaces, as well as leading the Community Managers that look after our members. Alongside doting on her two cats, she writes Young Adult fiction and runs a wedding photography business.


Hannah Coton

COMMUNITY AND Events Manager

Hannah leads on the diverse public and members events across our Gather Round spaces. Hannah is a multidisciplinary artist immersed in colour and shape and known for her standout paintings. She is currently expanding her creative practice with collage and building her ever-growing vinyl collection.


Mary Bowen

community Manager

After a decade in hospitality, looking after people comes naturally to Mary. As Community Manager she keeps our members happy and spirits high. Outside of Gather Round, you’ll find her on the Bristol food scene, teaching a yoga class or dancing.


Joelie Sleap

community Manager

Joelie is on hand to help all our members and keeps Brunswick Square running smoothly. A creative at heart, Joelie has a passion for film photography, is learning to DJ and loves an adventerous solo holiday.

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