Since I started work in Cambridge, I’ve been an accountant, a sailing instructor, a freight forwarder, a project manager, a software salesman and a small business advisor and business coach. Almost all of my work has been in and around Cambridge, apart from a brief spell in Cornwall. I’ve worked in a variety of different offices, but also in cafes, hotel foyers and a small office by myself at home - and that’s why I’m one of the founders of CambridgeSpace! I passionately believe that we all benefit from collaboration and interaction - step forward co-working!
I moved to Cambridge 30 years ago to join the Business Start up group at Arthur Young helping young businesses raise finance. They included such companies as Napp Pharmaceuticals in the early days of the science park. Since then have I worked internationally in Europe and in India as a management consultant in Business Transformation and Technology Outsourcing. I am passionate about creative leadership, the power of diverse teams and accelerating serendipity. Hence a founder of CambridgeSpace.
I am a creativity researcher & lecturer at the University of East Anglia, and a co-founder of CambridgeSpace. My research helps individuals and teams to find their creative resources and develop innovation practices. In my work I bring together scientific evidence and design thinking tools that empower teams to innovate, achieve better well-being and business success. I believe that the future of work and ideas relies on collaboration, but collaboration needs trust, flexibility and courage. This is at the core of the CambridgeSpace community.
I'm a team coach and facilitator, co-founder of Impact Hub Cambridge, Trustee of ActionAid UK and founder of creative leadership company, Curve where wehelpsthe world’s most ambitious organisations transform to take advantage of the opportunities offered by digital technology. I love helping people develop creative leadership skills and enjoy building and mentoring brilliant teams to produce new ideas and solve problems - and this is exactly what I see happening in CambridgeSapce.
I am a creative thinker, community activist and founder of Cambridge Style Week. I’m now working to influence my community through political activity. My experience runs across drama and performing arts, events management, marketing, PR and community building.
After a few years living and working abroad I settled in cambridge and started my own graphic design business. I work with a variety of clients on a print and digital projects. I joined the cambridgespace team when they started in october 2016, I designed the cambridgespace logo and website, design marketing materials and help with the general operation of cambridgespace. I love running my own business, and being able work, interact and collaborate with other creative people in a shared space makes working as a freelancer much more enjoyable.
I help small businesses, startups and social enterprises to grow by using social media for brand awareness, online networking and community building. I’m also running social media for CambridgeSpace, helping out with events and supporting our member community!
Gerry WestwoodHub Wizard
I am a marketing specialist, focusing on enhancing how clients understand the impact of creating a great customer experience for their customers journeys. I started as a biochemist, then a brewer, followed by time with a lip-smacking, gut wrenching global soft drinks manufacturer, before setting up a marketing agency and becoming a marketing consultant, most recently for high-tech Cambridge companies. Cambridge really is great place to be in right now, and Cambridge Space is set to fulfill an increasingly important role in helping nascent ideas turn into viable business entities.
Beverly NolanHub Wizard
I am a movement and bodywork professional, a yoga teacher and teacher trainer, with a corporate background in travel and event management, marketing communications and brand development. I believe in the power of individuals to create positive change at a personal and collective level through greater embodiment and conversational leadership. Happier these days in a studio or in the landscape than in an office, I have a private practice in Cambridge and facilitate mindful movement workshops around the UK introducing new ways to think, feel and move through the body as well as creative journaling workshops for getting unstuck and inspired.
Alex CollisHub Wizard
I'm a local social entrepreneur with an interest in food waste prevention and the power of food to strengthen communities. I run WOUP, the ethical soup company, and head up communications, outreach and fundraising for FoodCycle Cambridge, an organisation that provides free meals to those experiencing food poverty. You can also read my monthly sustainable food column in the Cambridge Independent. I joined CambridgeSpace at the beginning of this year to help with events and content generation, and am really enjoying the creative, interactive environment.