December/January 2020 exhibits at Venturefest

GM Business Connect caught up with exhibitors Use.Space who were keen to describe their unique co-working building set up this year in Ancoats. Founder David Walter and Community Manager Sam Harratt were on hand to explain the concept and go into detail how they were finding exhibiting at Venturefest. We spoke to Sam to see how they were getting on:

Sam Harratt,

Tell us about today? How have you found it so far at Venturefest?
“Its been a brilliant day at Venturefest. It’s the first time we’ve been exhibiting here and we’ve been really pleasantly surprised at the leads generated today. There’s been some great speakers too, along with some fantastically cool interactive seminars showcasing Entrepreneurs from Manchester and the surrounding region.”

Can you describe your business in more detail?
“We offer a variety of co-working memberships, office space, event space hire, also meeting room space hire. The business focuses on sustainability, creativity, bringing through fresh talent in the world of tech, plus a focus on Entrepreneurs. It’s also a family-owned business. It definitely brings something different to the Manchester Co-working scene. We have three options for using our space that offers a real flexibility for whatever business you have. If you’d like your own patch of permanent space we offer residencies, then we have ‘Nomad’ members who have full access but can locate wherever they please, whether in the breakout spaces, at desks or even in the Garden on sunnier days. We also cater for those only wanting 40 hours per month access and finally offer a half day or full day rate for occasional access.”

Where are you situated and what sort of businesses work there?
“We’re based in Ardwick, just a 10 minute walk from Piccadilly Train Station. We’ve got on-site parking as well which really sets us apart from our competitors. We also have a variety of residents within our co-working space from photographers through to accountancy firms, and we cover everything from tech start-ups to mature businesses. Our culture is based on community and wellbeing, with collaboration, communication and co-creation at the heart of what we support. It’s about coming together to experience growth through a shared experience of a dynamic environment.”

To find out more contact Sam Harratt on 07712 177 701 or