There are a range of business hubs available throughout the County, and in the Mendip District they can be located at:
Frome – One large workspace and hub drop in is operated by Forward Space Company at the Old Church School; the other drop in hot desking facility is at the Cheese & Grain
Glastonbury –the Red Brick Company on the Old Morlands site
Wells – The Mendip Hub on Southlands
Please contact the Hubs direct for availability and the latest details, as these can change. More details on each, below.
FROME – Forward Space
“In 2007 we embarked on a mission to revolutionise the way we work. We pioneered co-working and shared workspace in regional towns. Spaces for people who want to work for themselves, just not by themselves.
We own remarkable workhubs for smart-thinking entrepreneurs, creative start-ups and ambitious small businesses. And although we don’t like to shout about it we are recognised as one of the leading operators of shared workspace in the UK.
We understand that people like to be around people like themselves. So we create inclusive, collaborative communities of like-minded people doing exciting things. We work really hard to bring together the right talent, energy and resources to create an environment in which you feel inspired and are successful.
We insist on our workspaces being in the town centre – so you can walk or cycle or get the bus to them (and your kid’s school, the shops, Javier the hairdresser…you get our drift). We invest mucho dollars in buying amazing buildings. So if it looks like a shed on a faceless edge-of-town business park it won’t be one of ours. It’s just not our thing.
We tailor the workspace to suit your needs, from co-working, to full-time desks, work pods and studio. And to make sure you don’t spend all your time at your desk we wrap them around a hub consisting of cafe, lounge, garden, shared resources, event space and meeting rooms.
We believe you should have fun at work. So we throw in a good dose of table-top football, deck chairs, hammocks, table tennis, beers and pizza on a Friday, cycling club, rounders in the park and loads of social events.”
FROME – Cheese & Grain
Located in the old Market building in the middle of town, the Cheese & Grain building is an events space hosting markets, live music and other entertainment, and a café alongside small offices and space for training or for drop in hub work. The venue is a great meeting place and is buzzing downstairs whilst providing some quiet space upstairs. It is run as a not-for-profit social enterprise.