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New Colleagues on Tap sidekick for Newcastle’s West End

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 beyond.

Jo (pictured left), founder of company Virtual Sidekicks, will be hosting regular Colleagues on Tap co-working days at ‘The Beacon', a fully serviced business centre and community space that opened in Newcastle’s West End last year.

She will be aiming to build on the success of the sell-out Colleagues on Tap events that have been held monthly in the Portal Co-working Hub at The Beacon since April 2012, and hopes to increase the frequency of the co-working days in response to demand.

“Jo will be a great addition to the Colleagues on Tap Associate Team”, explains Jayne Graham, Founder of Colleagues on Tap co-working days that have been held around the North East region for nearly 3 years. “She joins Emily Gettins of Practical Panda, who now hosts the regular co-working days at One Trinity Green in South Shields, giving us extra capacity to drive forward more exciting new developments within Colleagues on Tap. " 

"I’ll also continue to personally host the co-working days at Newcastle Business Village Clavering House in the city centre which take place every 2 to 3 weeks, and am now on the look-out for Associates to work with us to bring Colleagues on Tap to Durham, Teesside and Northumberland on a much more frequent basis”.

Jo Singh is thrilled to be joining the Colleagues on Tap team, having gained so much from attending events herself over the past few months. “I’m so excited to be able to help facilitate the development of fresh ideas, creativity and genuine interactions between local business people who have until now been working on their own.”  

And Jo is well placed to stimulate creativity, having worked in film and media, marketing and innovation before setting up Virtual Sidekicks in 2011.

As Associate Host she will also be working closely with Rhianne Dixon, Centre Manager of The Beacon, spreading the word to people who work for themselves in the local area that they no longer need to work by themselves”.

  • Happy Customers


    Peter Berrie, Corporate Business Manager


    I have found Space on Tap to be a brilliant resource when I want to arrange an offsite meeting for my team. 
    It’s a “one stop shop” for finding both high quality and interesting places to hold business or indeed social events.  I have discovered a number of convenient venues that I simply didn’t know offered their rooms for private events. 
    No longer do I need to “Google” for hours on end to find the local space I need – I simply turn to Space on Tap instead. 
    I have found Space on Tap people to be very approachable and keen to help as well.
    Peter Berrie, Corporate Business Manager