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๐Ÿ…ฑ๏ธ Patch becomes B-corp certified
Freddie Fforde shares that Patch has become B-Corp certified, and why that matters to him, the team Expand ๐Ÿ‘‡ and their members.

๐Ÿ’ฌ Discuss this ยท ๐Ÿ”— Direct Link ยท โฑ๏ธ 8 days ago ยท ๐Ÿ“ฉ Week 14, 2024

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Local hub operator adds Library of Things into mix
Patch in Twickenham have partnered with social enterprise Library of Things to help members and Expand ๐Ÿ‘‡ their surrounding community borrow things for their homes, projects and adventures.
I do love this, and as Paloma Strelitz notes, this partnership does champion DIY, sustainability and the sharing economy on the UK’s high streets.

๐Ÿ’ฌ Discuss this ยท ๐Ÿ”— Direct Link ยท โฑ๏ธ 64 days ago ยท ๐Ÿ“ฉ Week 06, 2024

๐Ÿ“จ Gotta love a good Founders Letter
I’m a big fan of founders who pen (or you know… type) open letters to their stakeholders and the Expand ๐Ÿ‘‡ wider community. In Freddie Fforde’s letter for 2024, he shares thoughts on Work-Near-Home’s progress and hints at what we can expect from Patch this year.
It’s a fantastic way to align mission, vision, and report on expected and actual impact to old and new team members, members, alumni, investors, partners, vendors and neighboring businesses.
P.S. If you write letters like these, please share them with us. If not, why not?

๐Ÿ’ฌ Discuss this ยท ๐Ÿ”— Direct Link ยท โฑ๏ธ 71 days ago ยท ๐Ÿ“ฉ Week 05, 2024

๐Ÿ“ฐ The next generation have a savvy playbook…
… to be where people actually want to be. This piece by Fast Company, looks at how suburban Expand ๐Ÿ‘‡ coworking is growing, benefiting both workers and their neighborhoods.
The piece explores stories like Laetitia Gorra’s "micro-coworking space" called the Studio in New York’s Westchester County, Serendipity Labs’ seeing of growing demand in suburban markets, TailoredSpace’s plans to double their suburban portfolio in Southern California, IWG’s and Industrious’ continuous suburban expansions, and the UK’s Patch launching spaces on main streets in suburban centers and small towns.

๐Ÿ’ฌ Discuss this ยท ๐Ÿ”— Direct Link ยท โฑ๏ธ 78 days ago ยท ๐Ÿ“ฉ Week 04, 2024

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BBC digs into WNH coworking hubs across the UK
Dougal Shaw shares how coworking isn’t "going out of fashion" with highlights of UK local Expand ๐Ÿ‘‡ brands like Patch, ARC Club, Platform 9, Oru Space, and the Desana platform.

๐Ÿ’ฌ Discuss this ยท ๐Ÿ”— Direct Link ยท โฑ๏ธ 148 days ago ยท ๐Ÿ“ฉ Week 46, 2023

Freddie Forde chats with Jerry Alexander on the Commercial Property Investor podcast about how Patch Expand ๐Ÿ‘‡ are on a mission to create opportunity for people, work, and community on every high street in the UK.

๐Ÿ’ฌ Discuss this ยท ๐Ÿ”— Direct Link ยท โฑ๏ธ 176 days ago ยท ๐Ÿ“ฉ Week 42, 2023

Freddie Fforde dives into why and how they’re building Patch with Iyas AlQasem on the Karmic Expand ๐Ÿ‘‡ Capitalist podcast.

๐Ÿ’ฌ Discuss this ยท ๐Ÿ”— Direct Link ยท โฑ๏ธ 205 days ago ยท ๐Ÿ“ฉ Week 38, 2023

๐Ÿ› How landlords, big names, and coworking startups are revitalizing retail districts
Consulting and creative agency Wunderman Thompson looks at how shopping streets will be revitalized Expand ๐Ÿ‘‡ by focussing on community. In this interesting post, Marie Stafford explores how innovative approaches are helping to reverse waning footfall in retail districts, where in the UK alone over 17,000 stores shuttered in 2022 (up 50% from 2021).
Examples include LGIM Real Assets supporting budding local traders at Kingland Crescent (in Poole, UK), H&M’s concept store offering bi-weekly themed activations (in NYC), Athlete’s Foot hyperlocal collection (in Midtown Atlanta), and how Patch is helping revitalize high streets (in the UK) with neighborhood shared spaces for work, leisure and community.

๐Ÿ’ฌ Discuss this ยท ๐Ÿ”— Direct Link ยท โฑ๏ธ 232 days ago ยท ๐Ÿ“ฉ Week 34, 2023

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Commuter coworking co launches 3rd hub

Freddie Fforde and the Patch team share that their third location, in Twickenham, is now open.

๐Ÿ’ฌ Discuss this ยท ๐Ÿ”— Direct Link ยท โฑ๏ธ 259 days ago ยท ๐Ÿ“ฉ Week 30, 2023

๐Ÿ˜ What a coworking crush looks like.
Aaron Taylor Gough shares their appreciation for what Patch are doing and how it differs from Expand ๐Ÿ‘‡ PLATF9RM’s approach (and where it doesn’t).

๐Ÿ’ฌ Discuss this ยท ๐Ÿ”— Direct Link ยท โฑ๏ธ 288 days ago ยท ๐Ÿ“ฉ Week 26, 2023

๐Ÿ“ Key Info

Patch’s vision is to enable the ‘Work Near Home’ era, and believe that spending more time in our local community is key to creating happier societies, healthier high streets, and greater opportunity for all.

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