Creativity and Community: a Love Story

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09/15/21

Calling the laptop cafe lover, the kitchen table connoisseur and the battle-weary spare room crew. There’s a new way. A way with the flexibility, community and creativity you need at its centre. And the coffee is (probably) way better.

Shared office spaces have been popping up since San Fran paved the way and a generation of freelancers and startups are flourishing. Offices split across cities and a new approach to flexible working from modern start-ups mean that co-working is here to stay.

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The benefits of joining a co-working space are as long as your to-do list;

Increased productivity

Spaces designed for your working day and with focus and efficiency in mind. A relaxing, comfortable space to break for a coffee is as important as a heads-down quiet space for deep thinking.

Peers

The inspiration of like-minded souls around you and a friend always on hand to give feedback.

Connections

Co-working spaces can’t promise lifelong friendships, but they do have chats over coffee and someone to share lunchtime with.

A work-life balance to be proud of

You get to go home! A different place to where you work! Such a novelty!

Networking

A whole load of independent, creative businesses looking to work with independent, creative businesses (just like you).

Cost Efficiency

Pay only for the space you need, with the flexibility you need as your business grows into a huge, massive, gigantic billionaire corporation.

Here at Gather Round we knew the benefits of co-working, but we couldn’t find or perfect space here in Bristol. So we decided to create one. A space designed by creatives, for creatives.

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Gather Round; Community, Creativity, Collaboration

Bristol is a city long-known for its celebration of creativity. Tastemaking musicians, culture aplenty and a love of art found from the pavements of Clifton to the patched grass of Turbo Island (if you know, you know).

The decision to build a creative business here was a simple one for our founders Ben and Jason. After a successful start, their design studio Fiasco Design grew quickly and they found themselves moving studios as they expanded. After struggling to find a workspace that wasn’t a corporate office with extortionate rates and a long term contract, the idea of Gather Round was born.

Now our Southville residence at the old Cigar Factory proudly hosts creative thinkers and doers that call it home. Morning coffee chats, lunchtime collabs and a deep understanding and respect of one another is something that has happened naturally. We’ve created a space that allows that all to thrive. We’re soon to be heading north of the river to Brunswick Square to hold host for another incredible bunch of creatives, and we can’t wait.

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