A note from Nick Sturge, Engine Shed Director: Local Industrial Strategy
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Engine Shed is pleased to welcome two new business lounge members from June 2017, offering the opportunity for creative hot-desking, providing an exciting, collaborative hub for meetings, and an extensive networking resource for all members.
The School for Social Entrepreneurs – a charity that supports people using entrepreneurial approaches to tackle social issues – have signed up for a year from 1st June 2017. They run practical learning programmes and courses to support people from all backgrounds to realise their potential and bring about lasting social and environmental change, and approach everything with their founding premise: that everybody has the capacity to be remarkable.
Bristol Property Agents Association (BPAA) will also begin their membership from 1st June 2017 and are our first business lounge members to commit to a three-year contract. The BPAA is the collective, authoritative voice of the Bristol property market, created from individuals from both the commercial and residential sectors. Their busy social calendar brings members together to meet, affording more opportunities for networking, which in turn supports their goal of making Bristol a centre for investment and leadership.
Dirk Rohwedder, Director SSE Bristol and Dartington said:
“The School for Social Entrepreneurs has been supporting change makers and social enterprise leaders in Bristol since 2012. With more than 100 graduate entrepreneurs from its programmes the SSE is making a significant contribution to the social economy in the West of England. We are delighted to join the vibrant business community at the Engine Shed. Not only does the Business Lounge offer a convenient central meeting place for our team, it also allows us and our social entrepreneurs to interact with other creative and ambitious entrepreneurs. Thereby pushing boundaries and forging cross sector alliances.”
John Sisman, President BPAA commented:
“We are delighted to have been supporters of Engine Shed since it’s inception and this year to expand and formalise our involvement. We are pleased that our members will be able to work alongside all the new, thriving and expanding business in the Engine Shed and look forward to all the benefits that they can enjoy from this collaboration.”
The Engine Shed business lounge is a shared working space for informal meetings with our network of academics, high-tech, creative, and low carbon entrepreneurs and innovators, business leaders, policy makers, and professionals. Furnished with train-carriage style pods, high tables, comfy sofas, a café, and superfast broadband, it’s the perfect environment for businesses to connect and do business. Member benefits include access to all our facilities within working hours, discount on room hire, and free visits for up to two non-members.
For more information on how you can join the Engine Shed business lounge, visit our website.