3 Best Coworking Spaces in Leeds for Budding Businesses
Leeds is the best place in the UK to start a business, according to bark.com. The city has over 6,000 small and medium-size enterprises, and sits behind only London and Cambridge for the proportion of its firms which are classed as ‘fast growing’.
As well as abundant talent from its universities and great transport links, Leeds offers small businesses a number of co-working spaces. These facilities make it easier and more cost-effective to run a business, while also making networking a doddle.
Read on as we look at three of the best coworking spaces in Leeds:
The rise of co-working
With access to the internet, it’s now possible to work remotely, from wherever you choose. Over time, that’s made the traditional fixed office seem almost redundant. That’s especially true for small businesses, where an office can be the biggest outgoing cost.
At the same time, nobody wants to be constantly working from cafes or at home – not least because of productivity. It’s also important for businesses to have a separate work address, to maintain a professional look to clients and customers.
That’s where co-working spaces come in. They give you an office space with all the facilities you need, but no ongoing commitment. That space is shared with other like-minded individuals and businesses, meaning you share the cost – but also that you can meet and work with so many new people.
As one of the UK’s leading cities for business, Leeds has its own fair share of brilliant co-working spaces to choose from…
1. Wizu Workspace
Wizu Workspace offers co-working along with serviced offices and meeting room hire. You can choose from a hot desk or book your own dedicated desk with a monthly package, getting access to unlimited coffee, free breakfast and fast Wi-Fi along with plenty of networking perks. They even have a quiet zone, for when you really need to concentrate…
Their virtual office service allows you to use their city centre address for your business and all your post. With a monthly membership, you can use either of their two co-working spaces in Leeds – by Park Square and Kirkgate Market – or even their office in Bradford.
2. Duke Studios
As the name suggests, Duke Studios is a co-working space dedicated to creatives – from designers and film makers to writers and bloggers. Located just outside the city centre, near Crown Point Shopping Park, it’s the perfect place to get your creative juices flowing and meet plenty of like-minded people.
With their co-working membership, you can use the desk space, power points, Wi-Fi and meeting rooms at any time between 9am-6pm on weekdays. There’s also kitchen access, free tea (Yorkshire, of course) and a business address service available at a very reasonable £15 per month.
3. Beam Works
Another option just outside the centre is Castleton Mill, which adds a quirky twist to the conventional co-working space. Their dedicated co-working floor, Beam Works, offers everything you would expect from co-working within a Grade II listed mill. The former textile mill combines rustic original beams and stone floors with modern facilities, including CCTV and kitchens on every floor.
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The all-inclusive membership gives you 24-hour access to the desks, internet and even showers, along with cycle space, visitor parking and a business address service. Best of all, it’s the closest co-working space to us!
Local accountants in Leeds
Office space and accounting are two of the biggest hurdles for small businesses in Leeds. The options above can help you tackle the first of those problems. For the second? That’s where UWM Accountants comes in.
We’re a team of experienced accountants in Leeds city centre that’s passionate about helping local businesses. Whether you need a hand with business planning, bookkeeping or VAT and tax, we’re always on hand. Give our team a call on 0113 231 0202 for a friendly chat.