Collabor8te founder Teresa Jackson seeks co-working space in Edinburgh

The owner of a co-working space in Glasgow is looking to capitalise on the popularity of the flexible office industry and expand her business into Edinburgh.

Teresa Jackson believes the Collabor8te model of co-working can work across Scotland.

Collabor8te owner Teresa Jackson opened her first shared workspace in The Italian Centre in Glasgow three and a half years ago and said high demand prompted her to move to a larger space within two years.

She believes the model – which includes networking opportunities also open to non-members – can work across Scotland, and she has Dundee and Inverness in her sights.

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Jackson said: “Many home workers struggle with the constant distractions at home and working in isolation.

“I set up a co-working office because it was the type of place that I wanted to work from as a small business owner myself.

“Whilst many of our earlier members joined for the convenience of a city centre base, there’s no doubt that businesses are now realising that being based in a co-working office gives them access to a wider network and a lot more opportunities.”

Also currently president of Scottish Women in Business, Jackson added: “With so many innovative Scottish start-ups, freelance contractors and an increase in flexible working across Scotland, the same model will work across right across the country.”