Vibe builds at co-working space

New Hastings HIVE manager Claire St John Pedlar is stamping her own mark on Hastings HIVE bringing her “can-do” attitude and creative flair to the HIVE at a time when COVID-19 has been an unwelcome disruption to all.

From positive affirmations and quotes on the fridge in the café area, through to a morning coworkers’ quiz to kick off the day, Claire is enjoying her role as manager whilst operating her own marketing businesses from a desk in the shared “i-desk” coworking area.

“It’s such a great place to come and work from. There’s a wide cross-section of people here and that adds to the atmosphere. We have all faced challenges recently, but we also uplift each other.

The HIVE will become even more vibrant when Stage 3 opens. The smaller format offices have proven very popular with all but one Stage 2 office now taken. And hopefully we can soon emerge from COVID restrictions and reintroduce our get togethers in the central café area and create an awesome co-working vibe.

We can’t wait.”

Stage 3 construction underway 

A vision to create the Hawke’s Bay’s first large-scale co-working space is reaching its final stage of completion, having welcomed many new businesses since their launch in January 2020.

Inspired by shared work place concepts pioneered in international trading centres like London, New York and Toronto, Rob and Jenny Gill’s vision is to create a modern co-working space with all the benefits of a corporate office space but with a super affordable and flexible rental model, for small and emerging businesses.


First published by The Profit. Click here to read the full article.