About

About

Our story

Across the UK and beyond, the Coworking movement is growing at a remarkable rate. There are thousands of Coworking spaces in the UK, and new spaces are being created each year. We know that extraordinary people building work in Coworking spaces and this is revolutionising the workplace for the better. The UK Coworking Assembly generates new ideas, supports diverse communities, inspires innovation and creates enormous human value social impact. Coworking spaces are driving the demand for better workplaces and a more human centred approach to work.

Up to now, there is no single UK national organisation that puts people at the house of Coworking, that's where we come in. We were founded to unify and support the U.K.'s Coworking movement to empower change. We are part of the EU Coworking assembly, joining a collective voice across Europe.

Who we are

We're a dynamic group of community focused innovators

Mike Zeidler

Director
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Mike Zeidler is co-founder of the Centre for Thriving Places, The Association of Sustainability Practitioners, the Hub Bristol and the UK Coworking Assembly. He's worked in corporate responsibility, community engagement and social enterprise since 1993.
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Gareth Jones

Director
Experienced the pain and joy of founding and leading one of the UK’s largest communities of entrepreneurs. Driven by systems change, Gareth is passionate about improving the way entrepreneurs and their employees work.  He aims to make a difference through a variety of posts: director of the UK Coworking Assembly; member of the Prime Minister’s Small Business, Scale ups and Entrepreneurs Business Council; board member of a number of fast-growing tech companies; management team of Cardiff University Clwstwr; director of Cardiff Start; and Great British Entrepreneur Award judge. He is also an UnLtd. Future Pioneer, was one of the Maserati 100 in 2019, and was named in the Next 30 by the Institute of Welsh Affairs as one of the 30 people who will make a positive impact on the future. When he isn’t working, Gareth enjoys teaching his son about his favourite music, walking in the countryside, and expanding his mind through travel and books
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Bernie J Mitchell

Wisdom Council
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At Engaging People, I know you want to be a profitable and thriving coworking business, to do that you need to increase sales to fill those empty desks and studios.
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Fiona Ross

Director
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Fiona works work with SME's and coworking spaces to identify and implement technology solutions and effect business change
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Rebecca Collins

Director
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Rebecca dedicates her time to understanding how we can underpin our businesses, relationships and systems with Emotional Intelligence and authenticity.
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Jeannine van der Linden

Director
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Founder of de Kamer, an intentional network of coworking spaces, Managing Partner of Open Coworking and Director of the European Coworking Assembly Foundation. Jeannine champions the values of Collaboration, Openness, Community, Accessibility, and Sustainability in shared workplaces.
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Anna Guy

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Anna is a lawyer who in her 'spare' time assists her husband in running his recording studio and rehearsal space for Bristol based musicians, from where her interest in coworking derives.
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