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by Rob Hingston / Head of Origin

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19th Mar 2020

Temporary Closure of Origin Workspace

In response to the UK government’s new measures to contain the spread of coronavirus, from 30th March we will be temporarily closing Origin Workspace.

The safety of our community is, and always will be, the most important thing to us and in light of the government’s recent measures, we have consulted with our members and agreed to freeze memberships and provide a membership fee holiday whilst government advice is to work from home.

We are actively working to maintain our fantastic community and encourage our members to stay connected on Slack and to our wider community on social media. Thank you for your support, we look forward to reopening our doors again soon.

We will reopen when we receive government advice that is safe to do so.

Stay well and best wishes,
Rob Hingston
Managing Director, Origin Workspace

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Ongoing Community Support

Community is at the heart of everything we do here at Origin, and it is great to see that our members continue to pull together to support each other. If anyone is in need of any support during these unprecedented times, please feel free to get in contact with any of the businesses below.

Finance + Funding

Ali Kami, ihorizon – Accountants specialising in accounting and finance solutions to entrepreneurs and tech start-ups in the UK and US.

Ali has kindly offered to provide Origin members with free support to help navigate through these tough times. They will be happy to answer any questions / concerns that you may have from delaying payments to HMRC, coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Schemes, Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, Deferral of VAT and more.

Book a call here

Health + Safety

Pete Weaver, Quinton Associates – Health & Safety Specialist.

Email – pete.weaver@quintinassociates.co.uk
Mobile – 07710637753

Legal

Charles Cook, Cook Corporate – experienced solicitors specialising in corporate, commercial and employment law.

Email – charles@cookcorporate.com

PR + Marketing

AMBITIOUS PR

Our PR agency, AMBITIOUS PR, who have worked with us since the inception of Origin Workspace are offering free communications advice to members to support them during this time. They work across a number of sectors and have expertise across media relations, social media, stakeholder engagement and general marketing communications. To book a call email Director, Sarah Woodhouse.

Email: sarah@ambitiouspr.co.uk

Wild West Communications – Westcountry based PR and communications agency.

Wild West Communications, is offering free consultancy clinics to support businesses during these difficult times.
For one hour each day, the Wild West team – who specialise in PR, social and digital communications for food, travel and lifestyle brands – will be available for one-to-one video conference advice sessions.

The free sessions are available to businesses of all shapes and sizes from 11am to 12noon Monday to Friday.

To book a free slot, email jade.obrien@wildwestcomms.co.uk.

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