Guest post by Edward Woolley, organiser of Leicester Co-Working meetup group:-

Do you love the independence that working from home brings, but at the same time miss working in a collaborative environment? Do you wish you could share your skills and benefit from those of others in a co-working environment. Are you an entrepreneur starting out on your own looking for like minded individuals? Working for yourself, do you end up doing a little bit of everything? but have less time to focus on your businesses service or product….


If you can relate, or answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the group for you.


I started my journey as a freelancer. Being self-employed, I found myself doing everything myself from creating my website to doing the accounts. I found it a bit overwhelming. Furthermore, I had several ideas formed off the back of my business which I wanted to develop into fully fledged start ups; however I did not have the technical expertise. That’s when I started to explore Leicester’s entrepreneurial community and found leicester start-ups. Since then I’ve found people to collaborate with, filling some of my skill gaps and in return offered my expertise – but it has taken time.


Leicester could really do with a coworking space to foster and grow a network of like-minded entrepreneurs. A permanent dedicated space would be ideal, however this won’t come tomorrow. therefore I’ve set up a meet up group to encourage coworking now. We’ll be able to collaborate and skill share straightaway, at various locations around the city.  Then when the coworking space does come, that’ll cement our efforts and give us a place we can call home.


– Edward Woolley

Join the new Leicester Co-Working meetup group here