On the 19th of September, we held the official launch event of The WorkSpace Commerce, The Hale facility, in North London.
The event, supported by the London Borough of Haringey, was well attended by London business leaders and representatives from the local government, universities, colleges and charity group Mind in Haringey. VIP guests include the Mayor of Haringey Councillor Stephen Mann and Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Social Inclusion and Sustainability, Councillor Joe Goldberg who graced the ribbon cutting ceremony officially commencing the launch event.
The Mayor of Haringey Councillor Mann stressed on the added value WorkSpace Commerce is bringing to the area, he explained, “I think there are a lot of people who run their own start-ups and their own business. They work from home while others travel to London; so I think what it [WorkSpace Commerce] will add to Haringey is to provide people with somewhere to work outside their home where they do not have to go to London and I think this is fabulous.” The event also included an influential talk by WorkSpace Commerce Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Panny Lawrence, highlighting on the potential role of The Hale within the Haringey Regeneration program, as the right platform and support system to nurture young entrepreneurs of the community achieve their professional best. Mr. Lawrence added “We’ve gone to universities and colleges, they are all working with us to bring their talents and communities to work with us. A lot of these kids are going to be entrepreneurs in the future, a lot of them have great ideas. We want them to come here and use our facility.”
Event attendees and members of the Haringey council enjoyed networking over light refreshments. The event closed with a raffle draw in aid of the Mayor’s charity Mind in Haringey, the leading charity supporting the needs of people affected with mental health within the Haringey community.
WorkSpace Commerce is planning to launch a second facility in North London in the coming months which will also offer creative, shared office space solutions. The exact location will be disclosed soon. “With most new businesses, location is quite important, but it [also] depends on what you are doing. For us, we look at price point, what need is unfulfilled in the area and how we can address that need; then the location fits into the equation. Like any entrepreneur and any new business, we are always open for change and seeking ways to work within a community’s potential.” Mr. Lawrence further mentions on the future of WorkSpace Commerce.