Indycube Choose Wakefield for England Debut
Tue 24 May 2016
One of the world’s leading coworking and creative office space business IndyCube is opening in Wakefield - the first in England.
It pioneers new ways of providing office space for small businesses, freelancers and remote workers who prefer not to work alone, by providing workspace in a community of like-minded people, overcoming the problems of solitary working or in small offices or from home or on the road.
IndyCube has 27 coworking centres and is a co-operative owned by its members. People can rent a desk by the day or month and have access to the growing network of IndyCube Centres across the UK.
The new IndyCube Wakefield is based at the Wakefield Media and Creativity Centre, King Street, and offers 14 desk spaces.
Charlotte Blacker and Mark Taylor, who run animation business Good Cop Bad Cop Productions are the Centre’s first tenants.
The Centret works to a philosophy that your future success is not down to what you know - but who the people around you know, and how you collaborate is going to be your defining skill for future success.
IndyCube uses what it calls a bottom-up approach to business expansion, relying on emergent opportunities through people contacts and available properties to direct its growth. All its centres were previously in Wales with Wakefield being the first outside the Principality, with three other centres expected to open across England this year.
Commenting on the launch of IndyCube Wakefield Charlotte of Good Cop Bad Cop Productions said:
“A remarkable success story is coming to Wakefield. Its good news for anyone looking for somewhere better to work, it’s good for Wakefield in creating a new vibrant place. And it’s good news for IndyCube being their first Centre in England.”
IndyCube’s founder. Mark Hooper said:
“Creating success for small businesses is not about bricks and mortar it’s about flesh and blood - the connections and connectivity you have with the people who share your values, collaborate better and smarter that will breed your success. In radically changing times you need to think and work differently. Foremost is having a collaborative mindset and new ways to connect and co-create. You don’t need a business or a workplace - you need a tribe to support your efforts.
He added: “If you hate working from home or your claustrophobic office, or just want something new in your work, then do check out the new IndyCube Wakefield."
Mark Hooper left, founder of IndyCube and Andy Green right of the Wakefield Media Centre in front of the new IndyCube Wakefield Centre.