We go beyond to help create Communities of the future – local, global , diverse , connected + inspired – we believe that our collective, shared experience is transformed when we recognize, unlock + catalyse the full potential of our diverse, individual, human potential – all ages, every race, income, social standing and emotional orientation.
We believe that the World is a better place + that we all get more when everyone gives a little… we believe that we are stronger when we stand, work + grow together.. + that there is un-limited value when you find compelling, inspiring new ways to bring people together #thepowerisournetwork, #togetherwearestronger
Operating in the heart of local Communities we connect, curate and galvanise a ‘Network’ of Members (startups + coworkers), Partners (Councils, Community groups, Third Sector organisations, small + large businesses) + Individuals (Wellness Providers, Performers, Makers, Mentors + Investors) through the creation of affordable physical space and a connected, inclusive online network, both of which are underpinned by the CIC Engage Programme of work / life events + experiences, the objective, growth, balance + value for all.
1. To support Public libraries – relevant, sustainable, open for all
2. To empower local entrepreneurs + startups – inspired + connected
3. To build stronger communities – cohesion, resilience + opportunity
4. To support local authorities – economic / social innovation + value
1x vision, 3x brands, 300+ jobs* created, 500+ members, 600+ community events, 000’s additional library event attendees / visitors, £250k+ generated in income for Councils & Libraries, £1.5m* local spending, £000’s re-invested back in to library buildings, 000’s of hours saved in commuting, £ms raised by members as they startup, stay up + grow up in their local community… #togetherwearestronger! (*estimate.)
We make it possible for Entrepreneurs, start-ups + remote workers to live good lives, to grow their businesses within flexible, affordable spaces that they love, surrounded by & close to the people that they care most about (a home), whilst contributing and giving back to their local community. We offer the most affordable space in town and an alternative to working alone, at home or in coffee shop. For those that can not yet afford or perhaps who may not need a physical space / desk we offer a Virtual Membership to unlock the power of the CIC Network. All Members can connect to a powerful network of spaces, partners and like-minded others, join our programme of work / life events + experiences + access CIC Partner PowerUps, benefits selected to help all Members grow & maintain balance #togetherwearestronger
In the heart of local Communities, we transform under-utilised space, providing a local, affordable home for Startups, Entrepreneurs + Remote Workers. From this ‘home’ and through our Network (of Members, Partners + local groups), we curate a programme of work / life experiences to help a diverse group of individuals + teams to start up, stay up & grow up locally. When space is full or limited, we can unlock the power of the CIC Network + support local entrepreneurs, startups, large + small commercial + community organisations via our Virtual Membership programme. All physical + digital events + experiences help increase local spending, enhance local employment opportunities + strengthen community cohesion = economic & social value for all!
We make it possible for local Communities to better connect, help & support each other, embracing cultural & demographic differences to ensure that we can individually & collectively live our best lives possible. We harness the power of the CIC Network to deliver a combination of community work events + life, which when combined with increased local spending, income, innovations & enhanced employment opportunities, strengthens community cohesion and delivers significant economic & social value #thepoweristhenetwork