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Thursday
Jun062013

Our very own Jamie Hopkins appointed to the London Enterprise Panel’s Small & Medium Enterprise Working Group

 

Our very own Jamie Hopkins has been appointed as a member of the London Enterprise Panel’s Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) Working Group.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, set up the SME Working Group as the champion for London’s Micro businesses and SMEs and it proposes priorities and actions for boosting their growth and long term sustainability.

Jamie Hopkins said:

“I am delighted to have been asked to join the London Enterprise Panel’s Small & Medium Enterprise Working Group. Workspace has worked with SMEs for many years, our properties are designed to enable businesses to grow and I am honoured to be able support their growth. New and growing companies are crucial to London’s economic development and I look forward to working for them in my new role.”

Stephen Howard, Chief Executive of Business in the Community and Co-Chair of the London Enterprise Panel’s Small & Medium Enterprise Working Group, commented:

“Securing and identifying affordable premises is one of the biggest challenges facing SME’s in the marketplace, which is why providing affordable workspace for London’s start-ups, micro businesses and small companies is a priority for the LEP SME Working Group. Jamie’s experience at Workspace Group will provide valuable insight as we support growth in these businesses. We are delighted to welcome him to the Group.”

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, set up the SME Working Group as the champion for London’s Micro businesses and SMEs and it proposes priorities and actions for boosting their growth and long term sustainability.

Workspace Group plays an important role among London’s SMEs – it provides tailored business space to some 4,000 new and growing businesses employing over 30,000 people and owns over 100 properties across London.

Jamie Hopkins said:

“I am delighted to have been asked to join the London Enterprise Panel’s Small & Medium Enterprise Working Group. Workspace has worked with SMEs for many years, our properties are designed to enable businesses to grow and I am honoured to be able support their growth. New and growing companies are crucial to London’s economic development and I look forward to working for them in my new role.”

Stephen Howard, Chief Executive of Business in the Community and Co-Chair of the London Enterprise Panel’s Small & Medium Enterprise Working Group, commented:

“Securing and identifying affordable premises is one of the biggest challenges facing SME’s in the marketplace, which is why providing affordable workspace for London’s start-ups, micro businesses and small companies is a priority for the LEP SME Working Group. Jamie’s experience at Workspace Group will provide valuable insight as we support growth in these businesses. We are delighted to welcome him to the Group.”

 


 

Monday
Jun032013

V22 Collection Show 2013 9 June – 28 July

V22 is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition: the V22 Collection Show.

Presenting new works from the V22 Collection, the show will open on June 8th in V22’s large F Halls in Bermondsey. 

The show presents a variety of works from established and emerging artists:

Shahin Afrassiabi | Phill Allen | Aaron Angell | Sam Austen | Phyllida Barlow | Vanessa Billy

David Blandy | Marc Camille Chaimowicz | Alice Channer | Lucy Clout | Alexandre da Cunha  

Tomas Downes | Brian Griffiths | Conor Kelly | KERNEL | LuckyPDF | Gustav Metzger

Eddie Peake | Peles Empire | Elizabeth Price | Fergal Stapleton | Rebecca Warren

Gary Webb | Martin Westwood | Keith Wilson | Yonatan Vinitsky

V22 is a contemporary art organisation that specialises in the collection of contemporary art, the production of exhibitions, events and educational initiatives, and the provision of artists’ studios. V22 believes that artists need more direct access and control within the wider art economy, and aims to enable this through its shared ownership structure, a sustainable business model and strategic partnerships.

The V22 Collection is the first ever publicly traded contemporary art collection. Founded in 2006, V22 is listed on the ISDX-ICAP stock market in London, and is owned by artists and investor-patrons. The collection is grown and sustained on the recommendations of art experts and its core artist-owner base.

Please check our website for details and further information:

www.v22collection.com/collectionshow

Notes to Editors:

 Artists’ biographies and images are available on request

Visitor Information:

V22 Collection Show 2013

F Block Halls

V22 Workspace

The Old Biscuit Factory

100 Clements Road (at the Junction of Webster Rd)

Bermondsey

London, SE16 4DG

Opening times: Thurs-Sun 12 - 6pm


· Exhibition Dates:                            9 June – 28 July 2013


· Press View:                                      2 – 5pm, 8 June 2013


· Opening Event:                              6 – 9pm, 8  June 2013

 

Monday
Jun032013

Workspace Urban20 competition

London Pupils Bowled Over by Workspace Urban20 competition

Over 80 pupils from seven schools across London tested their cricketing skills in the ‘Workspace Urban20 competition’ at the Ken Barrington Cricket Centre at the Kia Oval earlier this month (15th May). The event hosted two separate tournaments for boys and girls from the u13 age category and is part of an ongoing partnership between the Cricket Foundation and Workspace Group PLC.

Workspace Urban20 is a cricket competition for secondary age children from schools involved in the Cricket Foundation’s charitable ‘Chance to Shine’ campaign. It allows all age groups to partake in cricket activities, whilst learning key core values.

Both the boys and the girl’s competitions were won by Kingsdale School, from Southwark after defeating London Nautical from Waterloo in the boys’ final, and Charter School also from Southwark in the girls’ final. The victorious Kingsdale boys’ team then took on a team of Workspace employees in an exhibition game, which the children duly won. All of the girls’ teams had the experience of a lifetime as they were given a master class by England Women’s captain Charlotte Edwards.

The Workspace Urban20 cricket tournament forms part of Workspace’s ‘E3’ community investment programme which enables engagement between entrepreneurship, education and employment. As part of Workspace’s wider ‘E3’ initiative, young people from Chance to Shine schools will have the opportunity to learn important life and vocational skills by being involved in the planning and staging of future tournaments. Further engagement in local community will be offered by Workspace PLC - staff will have the opportunity to engage with youngsters in local Chance to Shine schools to share knowledge and experience of the working world.

Workspace Group PLC is a specialised property based business which provides business accommodation for new and growing businesses throughout London and the South East. Workspace Group is providing office support to the Cricket Foundation as part of the partnership.

Workspace Group encourages urban regeneration and co-operation between the public and private sectors. Cathie Sellars, Head of Marketing said: "We’re delighted to continue our partnership with the Cricket Foundation, which runs such effective community engagement programmes. It was a fantastic day and great to see so many local children enjoying this opportunity."

Talking about the day, Kingsdale School P.E Teacher Jason Price said, "It was a really great day for the kids and they really enjoyed it."

Yerodin Moxam, captain of the winning Kingsdale side, stated, "This was a really wonderful opportunity to show the talent we have, and, the talent that all the kids around London have. We really enjoyed it and hope to come back again."

 

Tuesday
Apr022013

Workspace tenants Metro Broadcast shine at The Sparkle Ball

Metro Broadcast moved to Kennington Park Business Centre at the end of 2012 and are now fully settled in our new premises and very busy with events and conferences following a great start to 2013.

Metro is an event production and audio-visual service provider.  We produce live events all over Europe but for this blog entry we thought we’d focus on an event we produced recently that was a little closer to home, in Vinopolis, next to London Bridge.

The Sparkle Ball was a fundraising event organised by the UK branch of the Akshaya Patra Foundation, the world's largest non-governmental organization providing food for over 1.3 million deprived school children across India.

Metro were commissioned, along with Vinopolis, our partner, to provide all production services for the Ball, including sound and video as well as specialist rigging and lighting for the event.

Both Metro and the Operations team at Vinopolis worked very closely with the Foundation's UK representative, Dipika Khaitan, and renowned fashion designer, Anamika Khanna, along with her coordinators in India, to make the event a success. 

Akshaya Patra and Anamika Khanna were determined to create a 5-star VIP event as all attendees were highly prestigious and distinguished personalities from both London and India.

We liaised closely with their lighting designer to create the look and ambience required by Anamika Khanna and also took full technical responsibility, as well as part of the logistical responsibility, for the entire evening, including taking partial control of what was a very flexible running order.

We’re delighted to be part of the thriving business community that is here at Kennington Park Business Centre.  We would be only too happy for you to come and have a look round the premises and meet the team, so please get in touch if that is something you’d like to arrange.

Thursday
Oct042012

Welcome to our #NewClub @ Kennington Park!  

The doors of our third Club Workspace location are now open! As you may have heard, we’re growing really quickly here at Club Workspace. Our two existing venues have been playing host to some of London’s most exciting startups and entrepreneurs since June 2011, and we have now added a third venue at Kennington Park. Any questions, please drop me an email!

This modern and vibrant venue is nearby to Oval tube station, and neighbours with the excellent PureGym. The Kennington Club Workspace is also situated within a wider business centre, as are all Club Workspace locations. This benefits Club Members as it immediately enables them to network and collaborate with established entrepreneurs and SMEs. 

The Kennington Park Club Workspace is the first of three new Club venues that will be up and running before Christmas! One new Club will open at Enterprise House, which lies on the South Bank just behind the Oxo Tower; and another will be located at the stylish Barley Mow Centre. But we’ll tell you more about those later.

Want to Visit the New Club? CheckIn on FourSquare for a Free DayPass!

Do you want to try out the new Kennington Club for free? We’d love to show you around. If you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, startup or other independent professional who thinks that Club Workspace may be the right choice, your free day pass is waiting for you. This will enable you to use the space for a day with full membership benefits - from wifi access to free tea and coffee. 

All you need to do to access your daypass is go to the Kennington Club Workspace, CheckIn on FourSquare and follow the simple instructions on screen.  

#NewClub 

When you’re there, please give us a tweet! Tell us what you think about the new Club Workspace by tweeting @clubworkspace using the #NewClub tag. We’ve used the tag to tweet blogs, events and pics so far, so please check it out. 

Thank you all for reading, and see you soon.