Raglan HQ, the high-end coworking space at 13A Wallis St, recently celebrated its first year in business. Workers at the shared office have enjoyed building an inclusive, dynamic culture in this bright and open space. It has become the perfect hub for freelancers, small business owners and employees wanting to cut the commute.
Within this network of over 20 diverse colleagues, business collaborations, ride-shares and spontaneous fruit-picking all coexist in one place.
The eclectic group of people who share the space range from financial advisors to fencing businesses, from lawyers to auditors and researchers to excavation specialists.
Raglan HQ owner and manager Hayley Willers says starting up the shared office in Raglan has hugely benefited the work, life balance she struggled to achieve when she was commuting to Hamilton.
“Avoiding the commute two days a week gives me extra family time, plus the opportunity to go for that morning run that I can never fit in (or hit snooze a few more times). The unintentional networking that comes from working in a shared space has been an added bonus” Hayley laughs.
Rag;an HQ marketing manager Francesca Dodd says her productivity has increased tenfold since starting work at the coworking space.
“The camaraderie that comes from working in a shared space, alongside the productivity that comes from having a dedicated working space – entirely separate from home – is hard to beat,” Francesca says.
Lucretia Bird uses it as an office to complete her PHD…it saves her from having to travel in to the University of Waikato.
“I love the HQ, it’s upbeat, social and quiet all at the same time, we are spoilt for choice for lunch retreats and I arrive home to my family with a warm feeling, knowing I got all of my tasks done without leaving my seaside paradise,” she says.
If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, come and try out this diverse community of workers, all enjoying the flexibility that the HQ’s shared office-space offers, with options ranging from a casual desk a day a week, through to a more permanent space you can call your own full time. Prices start from just $35 a day for a fully serviced office space, including meeting room access, internet and printing, tea and coffee and so much more.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a free trial day.