Back in February the Scottish Coworking Network opened its very first hub in the library, providing everything the data graphics company needs to grow their business. The Network is the first national network of its kind and aims to create a network of business hubs in underused spaces in Scotland’s public libraries.
With 14 fixed desks, five hot desks, a breakout area and refreshment room, the hub is the perfect base for local companies to meet up, work and collaborate. Prices at the hub start at £35 per month (plus VAT) for a hot desk and £50 per month (plus VAT) for a fixed desk, with unlimited access within library opening hours. And as one of the first local businesses to sign up, Data by Design is reaping all the benefits the coworking space provides.
Phil Taylor, Data by Design Managing Director explained: “Dunfermline is an area on the up and needs places like the Scottish Coworking Network Hub. I have a hot desk which suits the way I work. Data by Design has been going for around two and half years and I needed somewhere which offered flexibility but that could also meet my core business needs.
“I like to mix and match the way I work and the Hub lets me do that, spending some time at the Hub, some time at home, time in meetings or in a local coffee shop. Now I’m hoping that as more people join the hub it becomes even more of a creative environment, collaborative environment.”
Members of the SCN can access desk space, online resources, events and professional development workshops. They can also use any of the hubs within the network. The Scottish Coworking Network is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by SLIC.
Data by Design specialises in designing compelling reports and infographics. Based in Rosyth, Phil has worked with a host of local and national companies looking to present complex information in compelling ways.
Phil said: “I’m a Graphic designer and data specialist so I focus on conveying complicated data into easy to interpret infographics. I specialise in graphic data reports – everything from one off publications to annual reports. Nobody wants to use a spreadsheet when trying to market themselves or take their business forward. I try to help create useful and useable visuals so that businesses can convey important facts and figures to their customers or investors.”