Hello Raw Spacers,
Happy belated new year and welcome back to the office! We hope you had a wonderful break over Christmas and have been able to slowly ease your way into January.
Here are our newsletter highlights:
✨ Share your feedback on our space
✨ Buy a Pieminister pie for a great cause
✨ Games Night on 29th January from 5pm @ Chance & Counters
✨ This month’s member spotlight is Karen Walsh
As always, if you have feedback or suggestions for our newsletter or space, drop us an email or chat with Emma.
Your Raw Space Team ☺️
Space News 🗞
As we start the new year, we’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback on our space. We’ve put together a short survey that will take less than 3 minutes to complete and we’d really appreciate it if you can take the time to complete it.
Our community is at the heart of everything we do, so let us know what you love, what you need and what we can do better 💜
You can access the survey here.
The wonderful Christina is selling Pieminister pies to raise funds for a junior bursary at City of Bristol Rowing Club. Place your order and pay with cash by Feb 6th, and pies are available for collection from the office on Feb 21st.
Flavours to choose from are:
Souk Chook – A free range British chicken, harissa, red pepper & chickpea filo pie
Light as a Feta – A spinach, feta cheese, kale, lemon & garlic filo pie
Maroc Star – A moroccan-spiced carrot, spinach & chickpea filo pie
All pies are £2.80, order as many as you want! Pop a message in our Chit Chat group or find Christina in the office 🥧
A gentle reminder to please be mindful when taking phone calls in the main space or in our phone booths. Noise can easily travel around our open room layout and our phone booths are not 100% soundproofed. Please talk into your headset versus the whole room ☺️ The same request goes for playing content on your phone, please use headphones to watch or listen to anything ☎️
Our next Games Night is on Monday 29th January from 5pm at Chance & Counters down the road. We’re mixing it up and trying out the newest board game cafe on Gloucester Road We’ve got a table booked for six people, if you want to join us let Emma know ASAP so we can reserve you a spot! The QR code to join our Whatsapp group is in the kitchen or you can click here 🎲
We still have a couple of desk shares available for anyone that feels their hot desking needs fall in between our Silver and Gold memberships. It’s £125 a month (1/2 a Diamond membership).
We also have several Diamond memberships that have become available in our front office, if anyone fancies upgrading to having their own desk away from home. Get in touch with Emma to find out more 🪑
We now have lockers available located in the Sycamore room and are offering them to any of our members. We require a £20 cash deposit which we will hold on to until you decide you no longer wish to use a locker. If you lose your key, the cost of replacing it will come out of your deposit. If you’d like to rent one, please let us know 🔑
A gentle reminder to keep an eye on your hours if you’re on our Bronze and Silver memberships. We trust you to stay within your hours and let us know if you need to adjust your membership level to match your current hot desking needs ☺️
This time of year with cold temperatures, wind and plenty of rain we’re finding a few bits and pieces need fixing and tending to. Know that we are working hard to get them sorted, order parts that we need to and hire the right folks to help us. Thank you for your patience 🥰
In the meantime, we’re still working our way around sprucing up the office. We’ve repainted the meeting room, touched up the paintwork in the toilets, popped up a blind, replaced some of our older desks and have more plans in the pipeline to freshen up our space. Thank you for your feedback on our kitchen board ✅
How do you fancy a free lunch? We’re looking for as many of our members to leave us a Google review so we can continue to grow our wonderful community 🥰 The more reviews we have, the easier it is for people to find us. If you leave us a review, we’ll buy you lunch as part of our Wednesday lunch club! Top tips – use keywords such as meeting room, hot desking, office space and coworking.
A gentle reminder please that if you wish to pause or cancel your membership, we require 30 days notice. As a small, independent business it supports us to manage our membership numbers and keep growing our community 🌱
New Members 🤩
Welcome to our new members who joined us in January:
Nikol Smith, Silvia Gonzalez, Maddie Walder and Holly Burn.
New members, don’t forget to send us your picture & bio info so we can pop you on our member’s board in the kitchen 📸
Member Spotlight 🔦
This month we’re spotlighting Karen Walsh who’s been with us since the summer of 2023.
What do you do for work?
I support leaders/managers and management teams work through change, challenges and transitions and do this through individual coaching, team coaching, and consulting.
What do you love to do outside of work?
Loving a challenge, I’ve entered a 100 mile walk in north Scotland in May. I also enjoy running, dancing (although my enthusiasm is stronger than skill) and the occasional cold water swim.
What do you love most about the Raw Space Community?
The community! The chats! Everyone is so friendly and supportive. I appreciate Emma supporting and organising things for us. It can be a bit lonely working from home every day and I really appreciate having people around and the social events.
What can Raw Spacers come to you for?
If there’s a work related issue on your mind and a non-judgy sounding board might be helpful then why not invite me for a coffee and 30 min walk. Let’s see if a mini coaching session can help.
Who would you like to connect with?
Management/leadership teams looking to enhance their ways of working. Managers feeling the pressure, or in the midst of organisational change who need a space to think and to see the bigger picture.
How can people get in touch?
Would you like to be featured next month?
If so we’d love to hear from you!
This is a great opportunity to introduce yourself to our community, let us know what you do, who you are and the best way to connect with you.
Please fill out this form and Emma will be in touch.
Raw Space Events 🎪
If you’re looking to connect with your fellow Raw Spacers, come join us at one of our many events. They are a great way to get to know each other, take a break from work and have fun!
We have some running weekly and monthly, so plenty of choice depending on your schedule. No need to sign up, just show up on the day or join our WhatsApp groups to stay in the loop ✨
Wednesdays: Lunch Together in our meeting room @ 1pm
Thursdays: Drinks on Gloucester Road @ 5pm & Poker Night @ 7pm
Every month: Games Night – our next date is Monday 29th January from 5pm @ Chance & Counters
External Events / Future Events 🌟
New Women’s Health Courses at Bristol Folk House
Delivered by Medical Herablist and Raw Space member Claire Goulding
Ever wanted to find out how using herbs might help you or a loved one?
Want to try out new things with sleep, stress or hormone imbalance?
Want to learn how to make low-cost, simple remedies at home?
Want to share your event with our community or perhaps there is there an event you’d like to see or organise?
Send us an email to [email protected] with all the details and you can be featured in our next newsletter.
Meeting Room 🪑
Did you know that even if you’re not a member of our space you can rent out our meeting room?
Whether you need it for a couple of hours or the whole day, we’ve got you covered. And the best thing is you can book it all online via our website.
Virtual Office 📤
Need to register your business but don’t have an office address to use?
We provide a virtual office service where you can register your business and have your post delivered to our office space.
Check out our Level 1 and Level 2 mailing subscriptions here to find out more.