Member Mondays: Sukhi Anand

This week we interviewed the lovely Sukhi Anand of Ska Content. Although she isn’t in every day, when she is, there are always laughs and giggles from her side of the room. Sukhi is the owner of her own company focusing on copywriting and content creation and we just love her spirit and energy when she is the space!

What are you working on while you are here at BDCWorks?

It depends on what projects I have got going on, whatever I have in my diary. I treat this space as a normal office and schedule my time accordingly.

How did you get into your field of work? Give us a brief history of your journey to where you are now.

I am a copywriter and content creator, which basically means I write anything and everything. Copywriting is the art of selling through words so basically I write blogs, website content, articles and social media posts for other businesses. That’s all the online stuff, then offline I do brochures, marketing material, leaflets etc.

I set up my business, Ska Content, in 2016 because I hated working for other people, I hated being told what to do! I have always had a real issue with having to be up early to be somewhere for someone else. As I had ten years of experience as a journalist and a years’ experience as a technical copywriter in a construction firm I decided to set up on my own and been doing that ever since! [Angeliki: Amazing! So would you call yourself a freelancer?]. So, right now because I am still in the initial stages, I would consider myself a freelancer but hopefully, as time goes on, I will be more in more of an editor position, but who knows!

Why did you decide to join a coworking space?

So, I was very, very fortunate to be offered six months free in this space. I applied for a startup loan through the government when I started Ska Content and through that you get lots of offers and discounts. So, this popped up in my inbox in August last year – it was four questions, I answered them and then I was offered this free space. I couldn’t actually start until around September so I lost a month but I have been here ever since.

Some weeks I make better use of the space than others but I just needed to get out the house. I had been working at home for a year and unlike a lot of people, I didn’t like going to coffee shops because I felt a bit under pressure to keep buying coffee! I was just getting very lonely at home, finding it very isolating and by the evening, I was desperate to be out and about and to see people. If somebody called me, I would talk their ear off because I hadn’t heard anyone’s voice the whole day (laughs).

What is your favourite thing about being in this coworking space?/What is your favourite story/memory/experience of being in BDCWorks?

I think it’s the people. I know that’s really cheesy but from the first day that I came in, Leanne was really friendly, really warm and it was great because I was actually a bit nervous! You know when you work on on your own for a while you lose your confidence a bit! You start questioning things like, do I wear pyjamas in public, do I not? (laughs). Should I brush my hair when I leave the house? So, I was very nervous but everyone was very warm and very smiley. It’s a really nice environment, it’s gotten busier and it’s grown and you make friends, which is great.
If you are looking for a copywriter or content creator, look no further than wonderful Sukhi. To contact her or find out more about the work she does, have a look at the details below:

Mobile: 07970 715618





Member Mondays: Jay Diamond

With our International Womens’ Day event coming up THIS THURSDAY! We thought it would be great to interview the lady we have collaborated with for the evening, Jay Diamond. Jay has not only helped us put the evening together but is one of our three inspirational speakers! She is also a member of the BDC Works family and so we thought we would find out more about what it is she does while she is working here. Jay is such an interesting lady and we love having her energy in our space and can’t wait to hear from her on Thursday night!

What are you working on while you are here at BDCWorks?

As a result of working me, my clients get juicer relationships and a more orgasmic life and soul level success! I spend my time at BDC Works to work on my upcoming women’s retreat in Portugal, the promotion and design for my Aphrodite Yoga classes, to plan my workshops and talks and build the back end of my online course. Basically everything that isn’t my one to one healing work with clients; and there is a lot of that.

How did you get into this field of work? Give us a brief history of your journey to where you are now.

I started practicing Reiki when I was 18. I kept it as a sideline for many years, taking the occasional training along the way to reduce my own stress levels and help others. About 3.5 years ago I was awarded business development support from Ogunte, who help women have an impact in the community. I decided to take the bull by the horns and move my healing work as my main focus rather than a sideline, I also qualified as a yoga teacher.

Why did you decide to join a coworking space?

People think working from home is great. That’s because they don’t do it everyday. It gets boring, tiring and a bit lonely. There is something really valuable about getting up and getting out of the house to work, having a few work friends to have a laugh with and bounce ideas off. I found I was working all the time because there was no separation between work and home. I needed to change that, so I joined a coworking space – and I love it.

What is your favourite thing about being in this coworking space?/What is your favourite story/memory/experience of being in BDCWorks?

Everyone is really friendly and doing interesting things. The staff that run it are great and really make an effort to create a fun and harmonious place to work. I’m co-creating an event at BDC Works for International Women’s day with the fabulous Katie Purchase and it’s been so much fun!

What is something you are extremely passionate about?

Helping people live the best possible version of themselves, and seeing them break the chains of the past to create a better future. Lights me up.

One quote that you try and live by on a daily basis?

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle”.

I think just after reading this, we are so excited to hear more from her when she speaks on Thursday and we hope you are excited too!

For more information or to buy tickets for our International Womens’ Day Event this coming Thursday 8 March, click here. A night of bubbles, stalls and inspirational speakers.

To find out more about Jay and the work that she does, have a look at her social networking profiles:





Coworking: A Newbie’s Perspective

Before I share my story with you all, I thought it would be best to give some context. My name is Angie and I am the new intern at BDC Works. Having never stepped into a coworking space, walking through the doors of BDC Works was an interesting experience for me. Coming from South Africa, the idea or concept of coworking is quite foreign and new to my ears.

My initial perspective on a coworking space was simply just a place where you come in, work at your desk and go home at the end of the day. A place that is simply just away from home and allows for the ability to be more productive.

Boy, was I wrong. This space is so much more than that. I have only been working here for a few weeks and I have found myself in a world of coworking that I didn’t even know really existed. Not only is this space a place to work but it’s a space to network, collaborate and be apart of a much larger community. Friendships are even formed – this was recently shown to me on a night out for drinks with the BDC Works members (felt like I was part of a family).

So, although I am still new to all of this, I thought I would write about my experience of how to make the most of being in a coworking space – especially as a newbie.

The most important thing I have realised is that a coworking space is a community. It is a space in which members interact, share their stories and experiences and most importantly, share their skills with one another. This was something that fascinated me the most. How incredible must it be to work in an environment with so many different people that are able to teach you things that might benefit your own business? This is exactly what a coworking space offers. Not only can they teach you things but you could possibly be involved in a collaboration. Whether you need a new website to be created, advice on your social media or need a photographer – there is someone here who you could collaborate with. They say the world is your oyster – I like to think BDC Works is your oyster, if you are a member of course.

However, that’s not the only thing. The Majority of the individuals that work in this space run their own companies, work on their own and are self-employed. Most of whom if they weren’t here, they would be working from home. Instead of working from home by themselves, they come into this space and meet new people, make friends, have people to chat to during their coffee break and like I mentioned earlier, a visit to the local pub is a bonus too.

Although a foreign concept to some, the idea and vision behind a coworking space is one that is far deeper than what meets the eye and I feel so lucky to have been introduced to my first coworking experience through BDC Works.

Fancy seeing for yourself? Pop in for a visit or have a free trial day – we love welcoming new people.

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