Blog and Events Calendar
Article: Strong leadership & working in your PJs
Posted: 3rd March 2013
This week we've seen Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, making a stand against homeworking, requesting all staff to leave their homeworking existence and report back to the office from June. Much has been said and written about this policy shift, so I decided it was time for me to add to the debate!…
Article: A new perspective on flexible workspace for Consett
Posted: 28th February 2013
On 28th February 2013 a new type of business space launches in Consett, Derwentside. Business owners Fran and Simon Williams open their family-owned and run business space 'Perspective Business Centres' at Ponds Court Business Park in Consett. Facilities at this stage include hot-desking…
Article: Exposed ... Colleagues on Tap is good for business!
Posted: 3rd February 2013
People who work for themselves often work by themselves. In this short presentation, Jayne Graham, Founder and Director of Colleagues on Tap, explains how co-working can be a welcome antedote to the isolation many businesses face when they work alone, and provides some real life examples of people…
Article: New Colleagues on Tap sidekick for Newcastle’s West End
Posted: 28th January 2013
Colleagues on Tap welcomes new sidekick, Jo Singh, to its growing team of Associates to host co-working days in Newcastle's West End from February. Jo’s appointment represents yet another stepping stone towards the company's quest to extend Colleagues on Tap across the North East, and…
Article: Value of Collaboration Proven by Award-winning Writer Rachel
Posted: 27th January 2013
Our already lively SpoT chat at The Beacon Colleagues on Tap day in late January was lifted further with some great news from regular co-worker Rachel Cochrane. Rachel, a writer and dramatist, and the founder of website listenupnorth.com that showcases other local writers, has been…
Article: First ever Colleagues on Tap Office Xmas Party was a real cracker!
Posted: 20th December 2012
It's great working for yourself. That's a fact. 'Going it alone' means freedom, flexibility and of course plenty of fun, but as we've discovered through Colleagues on Tap a few people around you now and again can help to make running a business much more fun; working…
Article: 'More than Helpful' Host supports Colleagues on Tap expansion
Posted: 3rd December 2012
Exciting developments are a-foot for small business owners and freelancers in the North East, as Jayne Graham, founder and director of Colleagues on Tap, gets set to launch more ground-breaking new services in the New Year in response to market-demand, as well as stepping up co-working event activity.…
Article: "Colleagues on Tap inspires and motivates me on so many levels" explains Lynn Carr-Woodward
Posted: 21st November 2012
Lynn Carr-Woodward has run her business and people development consultancy since 2004. Building on her background as a quality assessor and auditor, Lynn prides herself on being able to help people to get organised, save time, and develop their businesses. While she was looking at how to move…
Article: Temper Temper at Colleagues on Tap!
Posted: 16th November 2012
Martin Underhill designs and builds websites for small businesses, and his affable style has brought him regular and long-standing customers from a pretty diverse range of sectors, from travel and tourism to finance. His website business, Temper Temper, runs from wherever Martin is; being able…
Article: A refreshing change of attitude towards home-based business, helped along by Colleagues on Tap
Posted: 9th November 2012
Having held over 60 successful Colleagues on Tap co-working days all around the North East, it's clear to founder Jayne Graham that home-based and freelance businesses see co-working as the way forward. Jayne explains "Co-working days provide the opportunity for homeworkers to combat…
Article: Coworking: Collaborative Spaces for MicroEntrepreneurs, a report by EBN
Posted: 16th October 2012
Space on Tap's Founder & Director Jayne Graham has contributed to development of a White Paper on Co-working and Co-working spaces written by the EBN (European BIC Network) in partnership with Global Enterprise. The paper, which was published in October 2012 explores how and why…
Article: Hugh Stolliday's Top 5 Tips for Getting your Space Hired Out
Posted: 9th October 2012
Hugh Stolliday, Development Manager for Friends of Summerhill, the Trust that owns and runs Summerhill Bowling Club on Summerhill Terrace in Newcastle, has shared with us his top 5 tips for hiring out space. Summerhill Pavilion is becoming an increasingly popular venue for both business and private…
Article: I've used spaceontap.com 4 or 5 times and it's worked for me!
Posted: 5th October 2012
We all love positive feedback that endorses that we're doing a good job! It was great to receive thanks from Emma Harle, Director of Elrah Consulting, this week; her thoughts on spaceontap.com are below. Elrah Consulting provides development programmes that help people…
HELP HAS GONE BEYOND WHAT WE EXPECTEDDr Anne Allen, on behalf of Barnard Castle VisionWe have been impressed by the Space on Tap service (in particular the website service and your use of social media and e-newsletters) and also by your enthusiasm to understand and support the NeST project. The help you’ve provided ... has gone beyond what we expected.We have examples already at NeST of businesses who are now working together and others that have won new contracts as a result of the hotdesking membership and workshop activities that have been promoted through Space on Tap.We wish you every success with the venture and look forward to continuing to work with you.