14/09/2012 - 08:19

Thanks for all the recent enquiries and visits.

We now have two new members in Mick Chesterman and Nurse First and a waiting list for membership.

We still have a few hotdesking and full time, non-member desks available but space is now limited.

As always, if you're interested pop by for a coffee and a look at the space.

15/08/2012 - 13:07

Hello, just a quick email to let you know that we have desks available for full or part-time rent in our very cheap, wonderfully friendly, light bright lovely shared office. 

If you are interested drop a line to info@openspace.coop or give us a call on 0161 20 999 30.

Do please let anyone else know who might be interested. 

03/11/2011 - 14:21
Advice UK


Sarah Collins of AdviceUK looks at fundraising within small charities.

Working for AdviceUK, a national organisation that has over 800 charities as members, a lot of questions have arisen over the years around fundraising...... and now, more so than ever.



Chasing the money

25/10/2011 - 12:24
Grim Reaper seeks good home

This 11 foot tall grim reaper puppet needs now has a new home, as we don't didn't have space for it any more.

It's head turns, it's jaw talks, and it's finger points / moves... it's very impressive and gets lots of wows in public.

Only drawback is it's very heavy and needs a strong soul to wear it, but for someone with prop building skills it wouldn't be too difficult to rebuild his body from lighter materials..? Paul can  advise how ...

17/10/2011 - 17:54

Polyp has landed another book commission:

Right now I'm thrilled to be working on another political history graphic novel... one with lots of science stuff in it, and centred around an issue I care deeply about.

It even has a chapter set in the future, full of rare optimism, and a spacecraft! Bliss.

The publishers have asked me to keep the details to myself until they announce it themselves, so watch this space early next year!

14/10/2011 - 15:59

Making a small multi-site organisation work

Running a small business is very challenging, as anyone working in one knows. Without enough people to form a department for each business function, everyone has to take responsibility for anything that requires attention. Under these circumstances, where knowledge is highly distributed within the business, good communication is paramount.

06/07/2011 - 14:35

We’ve got desks available at OpenSpace Co-op, if you’re running a social enterprise or involved in the creative sector come down and take a look.

OpenSpace Co-op

04/07/2011 - 18:01

or "What it takes to be a freelance illustrator" from our own Ben Tallon:

Yesterday I sat here at my studio desk. I went through my daily routine, (or as close as a freelance creative gets to routine) checking my run of websites, eating lunch when I felt satisfied with my mornings progression.

Familiar people infiltrated my inbox and my ever expanding Itunes spat out it’s increasingly erratic playlist. Then one of those regular invaders dropped me a very interesting link...

23/06/2011 - 11:09

There's plenty going on at Carbon Co-op, a new low carbon social enterprise developed by OpenSpace tenant Jonathan Atkinson working alongside URBED Co-op and Kindling Trust.

14/06/2011 - 12:31
John of RagingTrifle

A big warm OpenSpace welcome to new part-time tenant John Ossoway of RAGINGtrifle.

John is a freelance designer and illustrator - check out his site at www.ragingtrifle.com

It's great to have a web designer in the office to complement our two developers, one programmer, and an SEO. I'm sure we'll be hiring each other and working on more joint projects in no time!