It’s been a wonderfully busy year for us here at Innovation Space. The nature of our space means we are always open to variety and change and we have enjoyed a lot of that this year!
We started off the year by launching our new website. We really wanted to push our brand out there even more and showcase what we offer here at Innovation Space. Since then we have kept it fresh and current by adding some pages and displaying some of our members on the site. We couldn’t and wouldn’t be without our members here and changing our website slightly to really focus on them and what they get from basing their business here is at the core of everything we do.
Throughout the year we have continued to run our extensive events programme – this year alone 558 people have registered for one of our Wednesday events. Every Wednesday evening at 5:30pm we warmly welcome one of our speakers to present, many of our speakers are or have been one of our wonderful members within our space. We’ve had a range of topics covered this year from Digital Marketing, Productivity to Branding and Bookkeeping. We have also began to introduce coaching style events to our offering. All of our events are free to attend to anyone, all we ask is that you sign up through our Eventbrite page. The events have been and will continue to be a great source of information, knowledge building and a great opportunity to make connections.
In March we attended the Enterprise Showcase – this was an event ran by the Nest team who provide the student and graduate incubator based within Innovation Space. The Enterprise Showcase was an exhibition of student and graduate businesses who were showcasing their work, businesses and experiences. It was followed by an awards ceremony where previous Innovation Space member – Kunle Adetayo won the Student and Graduate Start-up of the Year award with his company JustFastFood.
We have sadly said goodbye to Andy Mew as well as some of our members over the last year, however we have also welcomed a new management team at Innovation Space as well as lots of new faces – currently our membership is at a peak. In the last couple of months we have seen a rise in new joiners which has been fantastic and added more value to our community vibe.
To celebrate the success of 2016, we are offering all new members who sign up in December the whole of January 2017 free! We hope this will encourage more people looking for a fresh start in the new year to consider joining us. Call us on 02392 847 000 to organise a tour or book a space.
As the year is coming to a close, we’ve just celebrated with our Christmas Party – a great chance to unwind and relax. I personally want to thank all of our members for being such a brilliant part of our space this year, I hope our community will be joined by many new faces in 2017.
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.