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Connect & Conquer Marketing opens new coworking space in the heart of Napier

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Connect & Conquer Marketing is excited to announce the opening of Here Collective, a coworking space where people can come together to collaborate and support each other.

After experiencing a year like no other in 2020, founders of Connect & Conquer Marketing, Tracy Pope and Carlee Atkin began hearing stories of self-employed people struggling with
the isolation of the home office, and the huge benefits of the coworking movement.

Additionally, their marketing company was experiencing significant growth as small to medium businesses worked to innovate in the face of the global pandemic. Their team was
also growing which further emphasised the need for a bigger office space.

“We all want the flexibility and affordability that comes with sharing a space, but this way we don’t have to give up the support and social structure of a more traditional workplace”, said
Atkin.

Here Collective welcomes everyone from solopreneurs, travellers, digital nomads, contractors to freelancers. “It’s a magical thing really – that someone sitting at a desk right
next to you might have a natural skill or loads of experience in an area you are struggling with, so solving a problem can be just a conversation away”, said Atkin.

With the new office located on Hastings Street, it’s surrounded by Napier’s best cafes and shops. It’s a heritage building that has been restored by landlord Charlie. It’s adorned with
contemporary art from neighbouring business, Boyd Dunlop Gallery, and littered with indoor plants to bring even more life into the space.

The main open-plan space houses permanent desks and hot desking options. There are an additional four natural light-filled office spaces, accommodating 3-6 people in each. Here
Collective provides its members with amenities such as a full kitchen, bathroom facilities and chill out areas.

“The long term vision is that we have a strong, engaged collaborative community that shares knowledge and actively supports each other. So as a community, we are collectively building
Napier’s business vibrancy” said Atkin.

Here Collective believes any good coworking space is shaped and led by its community. It hopes to provide an environment where businesses can grow and conquer their goals.

 

Press Release: Connect & Conquer – 29 June 2021