31st October 2019
Herne Bay’s reputation as a hub for independent business growth, gains another string to its bow this year with the launch of Neptune, a new co-working space set to open soon.
Recognising the need to nurture and support entrepreneurs in the East Kent seaside town, Canterbury City Council are managing the project funded by the Coastal Community Fund.
Local Economic Manager, Natalia Sukhram says,
“There is a thriving network of start-up businesses, solopreneurs and individuals who need an inspiring, affordable and welcoming space to help their ideas flourish. Neptune will offer an ergonomic, collaborative environment with ‘connection’ at the heart of its design. We have made it incredibly flexible in terms of cost and availability to break down any barriers to entry, so that even those in the embryonic stages of their business journey can tap into its resources.
“Co-working also fosters opportunities between businesses to network and collaborate with one another. The mixture of skills coming together in a like-minded environment naturally promotes growth and development.”
Neptune’s location also comes with the bonus of being a two-minute walk from Herne Bay beach. This is a big tick in terms of wellbeing at work with fresh, sea air and panoramic views on hand for those much-needed breaks.
Vicki Crwys-Williams is the Project Manager for Neptune and comments,
“People don’t do well in total isolation all of the time.
“Many entrepreneurs, start-ups and freelancers have to work from home financially at the beginning of their journey. But being around a team of like-minded workers in an affordable and flexible space like Neptune can offer the chance to share their ideas and tap into the positive energy of a great environment. The flexible booking system allows our members to reduce office overheads and daily rates start from £12 with a £20 membership fee.”
Neptune will offer 32 workspaces, Ultrafast WiFi, hot desks as well as residential desks, a private office for up to six people, meeting rooms, shared kitchen and more.
The co-working members will have access to evening events, business coaching sessions and training sessions. There are also plans for networking breakfasts and guest speakers.
Neptune will regularly invite members of the community to workshops and business coaching sessions. As the hub grows the project hopes to develop outreach initiatives to include Neptune scholarships for people who show great promise but need support to grow their business idea.
For all enquiries, please contact Vicki Crwys-Williams at
Neptune Co-working Hub, William St, Herne Bay CT6 5NX