The Revolution Has Begun…
Photographer, Monir Ali is encouraging the entrepreneurial nomads of St Albans businesses, the creative community, local artists, digital and tech specialists and those who are self-employed to work together under one roof.
After 10 years of working and running a business from home Monir found work could sometimes be isolating and stifling occasionally disrupting his work-life balance.
Monir, a well established Commercial & Lifestyle Photographer is also father of two young girls and describes his experience of ‘talking to the goldfish’ as motivation to pioneer what he hopes will become a new way of working for the city, and is aiming to develop a much needed St Albans creative community.
Co-working is fast becoming a new way of working in St Albans and in cities like London, Manchester and Birmingham. There are many key benefits of co-working, aside from innovative, comfortable and informal working, co-working spaces are valuable for many businesses and help create a community culture. Highlights of co-working also includes social events, organic networking, increased productivity, a supportive environment, financial benefits and increased creativity. Working from home has its joys, but working where you sleep, eat and enjoy a family life can hamper inspiration and the home can provide distractions.
The Village Workspace, less than 5 minutes from the town centre offers members shared and individual pods, hot desking options, a meeting room, workshop space, pop-up space and a Photography Studio.
Since opening its doors in July 2017 The Village has attracted a diverse range creative folk, remote business owners and freelancers. Members include Illustrator Jo Bird, Animator Tom Langton, Red Bridge Asset Management, Video Producers Yellow Lizard Media, Sue Wybrow of Pop Dance & and St Albans Businesses, Web developers and Designers Mira Tech and not forgetting Monir Ali’s lifestyle photography studio The Portobello Picture company.
Co-working is a positive choice for those wanting to create colleague relationships and be part of a working community. The Co-Working environment is supportive and a platform for sharing and inspiration.
To find out more about the co-working revolution visit http://www.villageworkspace.co.uk find out about the networking events on the facebook page http://www.facebook.com/villageworkspace and join the conversation about co working revolution at on twitter twitter.com/villagestalbans using