The Circle business centre in Dundee, Scotland, which is described on the official website as “a hub for charities, social enterprises, community groups and socially aware businesses in Dundee”, has provided further evidence of its commitment to the community and local businesses by offering sole traders, business owners, individuals, students and social enterprises free use of co-working office space within the hub.

The offer, which is in place until the end of June, will allow such businesses use of the co-working space formerly home to an IT suite for the Claverhouse Group, before they departed from the building. The offer also includes Wi-Fi access among other amenities, although businesses are required to supply their own computers and other required equipment.

Founder and CEO of The Circle, Kirsty Thompson, is now urging the community to take full advantage of the offer. They also intend for those businesses within the building to have an input of the transformation of the business hub, which is apparently due a redesign.

Nicola Donnelly, facilities and services development manager at The Circle, said of the offer and future plans, “We have already seen a good uptake of the office space and meeting room hire in recent months.

“The next stage of our development is to create a co-working space that meets the needs of its members.

“To make sure we design the space to best suit the local workforce that will use it, we are opening the doors for free, for two months. Anyone who is working from home, who is just starting out, who is between offices or needs somewhere to drop in while in Dundee for meetings is welcome to come in.”

The offer has also received praise from Alison Henderson, chairwoman of the Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce, who commented, “It’s a really good idea. Businesses can go in there and it’s perhaps the next step to them advancing and growing their business.

“The facilities I’ve seen at The Circle are of a high standard and people can be guaranteed Wi-Fi and other essentials needed for running a business.

“It may lead to those who use it working with other businesses as well as providing the opportunity to discuss possible collaborations with other groups already using the working space. Another positive aspect of this is that it’s really good to see a building come back into use.”

Those interested in the offer should contact The Circle via email, using the following address: bookings@thecircledundee.org.uk  


Sam Bonson

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