No lease, no contract, no catch

Community plus collaboration = growth

New words crop up all the time, but sometimes they take a while to get down from the big cities where they often originate to the smaller towns. “Co-working” probably fits that category, but it has now arrived in Rye – and it may even be better for your health, and relationships, than working from home.

Are you running a small business and concerned about overheads, fixed term contracts, raising a large deposit, and an onerous or lengthy lease? Finding a suitable town centre premises without all the usual hassle is normally quite a tall order, or so you thought.

As an alternative to renting office space on a traditional commercial lease why not give yourself the freedom to run your business from town centre offices with 24/7 access, easy in, easy out, situated in a good central location just five minutes from Rye station and with easy parking nearby. The private three roomed suite within the Old Cinema in Rye could be your solution.

More and more employers are encouraging flexible working for their staff and these organisations are happy to pay for their employees to join a co-working space close to their home base as it is not only cheaper than leasing office space, but it proves to be better for productivity and mental well being than be isolated working from home dressed in your PJs with all the distractions that go with that routine.

Think of the advantages, no need to organise internet connections or utilities, as within your monthly fee for your own private suite business, rates, heat, water, electricity, coffee and tea and even stocking up on loo rolls is all included.

Plus, Wi-Fi, desks, chairs and lockable pedestals, weekly cleaning, access to member events, fair use printing, kitchen and shower facilities and a pet friendly working environment are all part of the service. The only overhead is your team’s monthly membership fee of £935.00 plus VAT.

Taking a dedicated office suite within a co-working community gives your business affordable and hassle-free growth opportunities. Your team won’t be isolated like some on large scale and impersonal industrial estates, they will be members of a local community in the town centre. Use the shared kitchen facilities to make your own healthy lunch or stroll along Rye High Street to one of Rye’s excellent cafes, lunchtimes will never be the same again!

With a shower at your disposal and if fitness is your thing, why not go for a walk or run down to the beach with the dog or for a swim at the leisure centre which is just 5 minutes walk away? After hours why not relax with a glass of something at the bar with your clients, colleagues or co-workers at The Brewery Yard Club where you can, unwind, let your hair down and have some fun!

The three roomed suite is ideal for teams of up to 6 people, around 28 square meters in total, your own space within a shared space, surely the best of both worlds?

If however, your current budget doesn’t allow you to stretch to a suite of rooms there are various options available to you which start at just £1/per hour for a Hot Desk for example, yes £1/hour, much cheaper than working in a café as the coffee is included! As an option, a 100 hour Hot Desk plan is available at just £100 plus VAT per month.

Jane Brook welcomes guests at her co-working space in the Old Cinema in Rye

For further information or to arrange a ‘tour’ of these fabulous facilities contact Jane Brook on 07595 838642 or by email,

Image Credits: Space Coworking , Samara Jayne Martin .



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