Our coworking space at Old Broadcasting House
Our coworking space is a great place for startups and freelancers working with all things digital to do business and focus on developing their potential, ideas, and success. Currently our membership is made up of developers, designers, copywriters, film-makers, web designers, digital coaches and entrepreneurs.
Coworking is different to hot-desking or renting an office. Our members sign up to shared values of community, openness and collaboration where relationships and connections between people of different disciplines and with different skills are as important as the physical space.
The open space has a number of working areas with wireless and wired broadband, and Apple 30″ studio displays. Members have access to meeting rooms, shared social spaces, and great coffee.
Membership costs £90 plus VAT per month. One month’s notice is required.
Coworking in Action
James Ward has been a coworker since 2008. Inspired by “hero products” such as Twitter and Mailchimp, James has launched Pianola - a social web app for bridge club managers and players. After two trips stateside to research, develop and market the business, the “Facebook for bridge” was officially launched as a paid-for product in January 2012.
“I joined nti as a coworker when I was freelancing as a digital coach,” said Mr Ward. “Being based here really opened my eyes to the possibilities of what I could do with my ideas by calling on the expertise, knowledge, skills and feedback of everyone here. I’ve been a keen bridge player for years and it occurred to me that there must be something that could be done to make the organisation of a bridge club less of a hassle for those who run them.”
“It was with this in mind that Pianola was born. By getting members to take care of their own data via Pianola, running a club becomes much easier for managers. But more than that, Pianola builds on the social element of bridge clubs, so it’s also a social network, connecting players so they can find out when a friend is promoted in the rankings and discuss hands.”
James describes coworking as being about collaborating and “stumbling on an idea and running with it - thinking big” because you are working alongside the people who can help make an idea a reality. James is already working with clients from Australia, Singapore, America and Europe, and planning his next trip stateside.
There's more information on coworking with nti Leeds over at the Old Broadcasting House website