Inspiring New Workspaces Network Event 2
A second Networking Event was held in July 2018 at Llantwit Major Youth Centre.
A successful networking event with Mark Hooper, from Indycube, speaking about its development over the last 8½ years. Indycube coworking spaces are located across Wales including Barry, Cardiff, Swansea, Wrexham, Bangor as well as England including London and Wakefield. He explained about the 2 models of managing the space:
- Full management of the space which involves Indycube taking on the long term lease of the premises and pay all the bills etc. and open up to co-workers
- Management of co-working space where the building owner will only get paid if there is someone sitting in the desk. Indycube will have the responsibility for managing bookings and will send the person responsible for the building details of who has booked into the space each week. The owner of the building is responsible for all the bills. This model has worked where a community centre / pub has had an underused spaces
There are various membership packages including membership of the Indycube Community Network, part time desks and full time desks.
Being a member enables co-workers to be part of the Indycube Community Network which is a wider network of freelancers and independent workers enabling networking opportunities with like-minded individuals from across the UK as well as having access to the Community Benefits Pack (in term of legal support, cash flow management and a host of business and leisure benefits).