Here at the Great British & Northern Irish Entrepreneur Awards, we are passionate about all things entrepreneurship. But, what is an entrepreneur without a space to grow and flourish?
That is why this year we have decided to compile a list of the top 100 co-working spaces in the UK, recognising the entrepreneurs behind the spaces that are actively supporting entrepreneurship across the country.
Moving away from the novelty that it was once considered, co-working has been embraced by freelancers, entrepreneurs and big corporations of the like, thanks to its harmonious relationship between work and workspace; enabling creativity, growth and most importantly, collaboration.
In addition to forgoing conventional office spaces and lengthy lease contracts, co-working spaces offer like-minded individuals a sense of community, and invaluable networking potential.
And when it comes to co-working, the UK has been one of its biggest ambassadors, with countless creative, inspiring and innovative spaces popping up as demand grows. With data from SocialWorkplaces.com showing that close to 80% of the co-working spaces in the UK are planning to expand in the near future, it is clear to see that the popularity of co-working will only continue to rise.
So, where are the best co-working spaces in Great Britain?
The 100 spaces that you are about to read about are all innovators that are re-defining the way that we work and operate.
The spaces on this list personify the future of work, with an abundance of intelligence, inspiration and information we can all learn from.
These innovators and their spaces are the future of the way that we work and collaborate, and that is why by making this list, all spaces have automatically been entered into the Great British & Northern Irish Entrepreneur Awards, as this year we are introducing the ‘Entrepreneurial Co-working Space of the Year’ award, sponsored by Knomo.
The judging process for this award is a little different to the way that we usually do things. As co-working is all about collaboration, the initial round of judging will be conducted via a public vote. Who better to vote and show their support for the spaces than the very people that they champion?
The voting for the Entrepreneurial Co-working Space of the Year Awards has now closed, and the shortlist will be announced shortly.