Networking Tips For Coworking

If you’ve landed on our blog because you’re looking for networking tips, we’ve a hunch that you’re trying to grow your business, get more clients on board or look for opportunities to learn and develop your skills.

And these are all excellent reasons to engage in some professional networking. By its definition, the term ‘networking’ refers to the exchange of information and the concept of developing one’s professional or social contacts.

But it can be hard to do. Some people like the idea of networking but don’t know how to get started. Others may be shy or introverted and feel daunted by the prospect of having to meet and talk to people they don’t know. Perhaps you’re not convinced of the value of networking and need to understand more about whether it’s worth your while.

Whatever your knowledge of networking – our top 5 networking tips will give you a few points to think about.

  1. Networking may not benefit you immediately

Sometimes, the term ‘networking’ can be a bit off putting to some professionals. If you re-frame the concept and think of it as ‘future opportunity creation’, it can help you assess its value more clearly.

Networking doesn’t have to bring rewards immediately. Sometimes you’ll meet a contact who can’t provide anything to you right now, but may be someone who is ideal for giving you advice or assistance sometime in the future.

You may attend a networking event and meet a handful of people who are nice enough but work in a very different industry or business type. Hold on to their details and don’t be afraid to call on them in the future if you’re recruiting, developing your client base or need fresh perspective on a project – this is the power of building a strong network.

 

  1. Know where to look

You don’t need to attend a specific networking event to be able to meet people who could help you professionally or socially. Any environment in which there are other professionals or like-minded individuals can become a networking opportunity.

Conferences, shows, awards evenings, meetups, even shared offices and co-working spaces can provide an opportunity for networking.

Event websites like Eventbrite are a great place to start as they share upcoming listings in your local area and you can search by date, event or location. For large scale networking opportunities, you can also visit event venues’ websites and take a look at any shows or exhibitions they have coming up that might be relevant to you.

 

  1. Tap into professional networking sites

Networking doesn’t have to take place face to face. Professional networking sites like Linkedin and Meetup allow you to create and join groups, meet people and share knowledge and content with contacts without ever needing to meet in person.

Also don’t be afraid to use your own personal social media network to help boost your professional profile or expand your knowledge. Often, friends can be extremely valuable sounding boards or advisors, especially when they’re the kind of friends who will be brutally honest with you. They may know of someone who is perfect for a role you’re recruiting for, or perhaps have connections who could turn into clients for your business.

 

  1. Don’t burn bridges

The world of business is a rich melting pot of personalities, characters and emotions. People sometimes post inflammatory content or opinions on networking sites, or you may meet someone at a networking event with whom you just don’t click. Stay professional, be polite and if they ask to connect, remember that networking is about opportunity – you don’t need to become lifelong friends!

Being rude or condescending can have a knock on effect on your networking reputation. Be nice. It’ll benefit you a lot more than you might think.

 

  1. Make a great first impression

You’ll need to be memorable for all the right reasons! When meeting new contacts, be genuine and warm, ask questions and seek to learn and engage. Handing out your card and introducing your business is fine but don’t try to sell your services directly.

Offering help can also be a great way of networking. If you’re engaged in a conversation with someone who has a real business challenge that you believe you can fix, offer to connect with them outside of the event and explain how you might be able to help. Your skills, knowledge and personality are all key assets when it comes to networking – so be yourself, take a deep breath and go for it!

If you’re interested in finding out how to grow your network through renting shared office space, check out our co-working community to see whether this could be your ideal new work environment!

 

Coworking Ideas – Ideas To Get The Most From Your Coworking Life

If you are new to the scene and looking for coworking ideas then you have found the right place!

BDC Works is a unique coworking space dedicated to innovation, creativity and above all empowering ideas and collaboration between members. If you are thinking about moving into a coworking space or looking to get more from your existing space then we have the following recommendations.

Idea 1: Network With Your Fellow Coworkers

Networking is one of the real benefits of working within a coworking space. From cultivating new business opportunities to simply making friends; networking with your peers is a great way to boost your productivity and explore new and exciting opportunities.

At BDC Works we have a fantastic community of both full and part time coworkers. From lone wolves to small teams like the fantastic Eleven Hundred PR Agency, it provides a fun and interactive space to call your work home. We regularly promote networking with various events and opportunities to get involved with to meet fellow peers and make the most of coworking experience.

Idea 2: Refer Your Friends!

While coworking alone can be extremely productive, wouldn’t it be a lot more fun with one of your friends? A lot of coworking spaces have referral schemes to encourage you to share the love and BDC Works is no different! So not only do you get your friend to work alongside you, but you get a nice bonus to enjoy a cheeky pub lunch with!

To learn more about our refer a friend scheme you can email Katie at KatieP@bdcworks.london

Idea 3: Personalise Your Coworking Space

To really get the most from your coworking experience we recommend giving it that personal touch. Some of our residents choose to don their green thumb and install a mini rainforest at their desk, while others go for the more familiar family touches with photos and personal items to keep them motivated! If you choose a private desk at BDC Works you can call it home and are welcome to personalise it however you please. (within reason!)

Idea 4: Learn To Take Power Breaks

One of the best coworking ideas is around learning how to take productive work breaks. To avoid the overwhelming feeling of procrastination we installed a breakaway high-top desk where workers can get away from their desk and sit down to enjoy a drink or relax and have a chat with others. Taking a 10-15 min power break is the perfect way to get your brain revved up and ready to go again before sending an email that’s been bothering you all morning!

Idea 5: Suggest/Implement Your Own Coworking Ideas

The key ethos of any coworking space is to promote innovation and creativity. Creating your own coworking ideas and sharing them with the team is an amazing way that spaces grow and benefit from exciting new ways of working. Ideas we have put into place over the last twelve months include!

  • BDC Works Christmas party in Soho!
  • An International Women’s Day celebration and photoshoot
  • A coffee and cake lunch event

If you join our fantastic coworking space we’d love to hear your ideas and suggestions to help us grow and enrich our coworking community!

BDC Works is located in the heart of Angel, Islington at the iconic Business Design Centre. To learn more about our unique coworking space or to get more coworking ideas from the team – send us an email at hello@bdcworks.london or call us at +44 207 288 6421to book in a free, no obligation viewing!

The Advantages of not Commuting if you live in Angel, Islington.

 

Standing on the tube this morning as I had someone’s armpit in my face, I could smell other people’s breath and someone was balancing their Newspaper on me- I started to think about the impacts of not commuting and how it could benefit our day to day life and wellness.

 

As a fan of people watching I sometimes find commuting wildly interesting (in a non creepy way). What’s their story? Where are they going? Are they married? Happy or sad?

 

However, according to this article from the Independant commuting for more than 20 mins increases stress- having an direct effect on your work and social life.

 

So why do we do it?

 

Well unfortunately, we don’t all have the luxury of being more flexible with our working day and dictating who, where and when we work. The exception are my Coworking superheroes at BDCWORKS.

 

Many of our members in BDCWORKS live or work for larger organisations in Angel and need to get out of the house or office for productivity purposes and to surround themselves with like minded people.

 

A lot of our members also Cycle and blimey- if you thought we had it all already- BDC also has secure cycle storage.

I am personally slightly terrified of the roads (since a bus reversed into my car with me in it- but that’s a story for another day).

 

But, I shouldn’t be, this article by The Guardian highlights the benefits of cycling and quotes a study of 264,377 people from the UK Biobank who were asked to record how they commuted found that during the five years of the study, those who did their commute by bike were less likely than any other commuters to die of anything.

 

So if you want to ‘reimagine your commute’ and improve your quality of life get on your bike to BDCWORKS, unless you live here in Angel Islington, then you can walk.

 

At the time of writing this Blog it is National Happiness Day and that’s what you get everyday here in BDC.

 

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Member Mondays: Eleven Hundred Agency

This week we decided to interview the lovely, Claire Ayles, co-founder of Eleven Hundred Agency. Having recently, in the last ten weeks, started her own business with business partner, Mike King, we decided to find out more about what the two of them have been working so hard on since launching! Happy reading.

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

In January, Mike, my business partner, and I launched a new company, Eleven Hundred Agency. We are using BDC Works as our base as we get things rolling. Eleven Hundred is a PR consultancy which specialises in helping technology companies and professional services firms such as lawyers and accountants, boost their brand awareness in the market via the press, by creating marketing material and over social media platforms. So, that’s how I’m spending my day.

[Angeliki: How has it been since January, has it been going okay?]. Yes! We launched in January with two clients and in the ten weeks since then we have won two further clients so we have doubled our business! Our work is split between client servicing – helping our clients get in the press and raise awareness – and pitching for new business.

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

I have been working in technology PR for about 18 years. I’ve worked with Mike all that time, indeed, I used to work for his company. Eleven Hundred Agency is our chance to do it again and start a new brand company. It’s all about being our own bosses! When I graduated, I really wanted to work in communications so I started off working at BT in one of their communications teams and then I left that and went and worked at a University and helped with drafting brochures, organising events and that really steered me into working for PR. In 2000, I applied for a job in a PR agency, which I happened to get, and happened to be for Mike. Here we are 18 years later! At the time, the technology scene was massive and I haven’t turned back since!

Why did you decide to join a coworking space?

We wanted a proper business address with high quality facilities because we have clients who want to come in and meet us. We didn’t want to be a completely virtual organisation so BDC Works allows us to have an office and all the trimmings that come with it but with the flexibility of not having to sign a long term lease. That kind of commitment is a massive risk when you are just starting out; you don’t want to plunge yourself into debt from day one when you don’t have to. We looked around lots of coworking spaces, including the big, well known ones. We found they were very corporate and although they had fantastic facilities, when we came to BDC Works, it just felt different. It felt much more informal, people were friendlier and we felt it was a place where we would be happy. We based the decision on happiness rather than commercials. Also, I love being in the Business Design Centre – I find it to be such an interesting facility and I love Angel too!

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

That’s quite difficult because I haven’t been here for very long! But I think just the general vibe, everybody is very friendly but not in your face friendly or distracting you from doing your work. People can get on with work and team that runs BDC Works can’t do enough to help us.
What is something you are extremely passionate about?

I’ve just started a business so there is no room for anything else (laughs). At the moment, I am even dreaming about work. Apart from that, I am a massive sports fan, I cycle and run quite a bit. I have two fabulous daughters and a very supportive husband, so I try to spend as much time with them as I can.

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

If you work hard, you will be rewarded. I truly believe that you get out of life what you put into it and you can’t expect things to just land on your plate and you will be successful if you keep plugging away!

Thank you Claire for the opportunity to interview you and congratulations on the success of your new business! We love having you in the space and look forward to watching you grow.

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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:

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5 Facts You Need to Know about International Womens Day 2018

Before I even begin, a very happy International Womens’ Day to all the beautiful women out there from the BDC Works community. Since today is such an important and progressive day, we thought we would bring you five facts (with a bit of history) that you need to know about #IWD18.

  1. Why do we celebrate it?

The day is largely aimed at inspiring, motivating, recognising and celebrating the achievements of women across the world. However, the origin and purpose of the day is to create awareness and motivation around the movements of creating gender parity, campaigning for women’s equality and creating a fair and equal nation.

  1. What is the theme of 2018?

This years theme is #pressforprogress. Although we know that gender parity won’t happen over night, women all over the world are making positive changes every single day. The idea of this theme is that we can’t give up on this movement and therefore now, more than ever, there is a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. As the website says: ‘There is a strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive’.

  1. When did it all begin?

The first observance of a Women’s Day was actually held on February 28, 1909 in New York (over 100 years ago)! It first emerged from the activities of labour movements in North America and across Europe. Since then, it has become more and more recognised and has (obviously) become an international celebration worldwide. Some countries even make it a public holiday – amazing right?

  1. In 1910, a second International Conference of Working Women was held in Copenhagen. A woman named Clara Zetkin (Leader of the Womens Office for the Social Democratic Party In Germany) tabled the idea of an International Women’s Day. She suggested that every year in every country there should be a celebration on the same day to create awareness and motivate a movement. (Go Clara!).
  1. In 1917, the day was declared a national holiday in the Soviet Union and was celebrated mostly by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted by the United Nations in 1977. For a more detailed chronological timeline of how it all began, click here to read all about it on the United Nations website.

So, there you have it ladies (and gents), a brief fact sheet on #IWD. Join us tonight for our very own celebration for #InternationalWomensDay2018 at BDC Works inside the Business Design Centre. Three incredible and inspirational women speakers, lovely stalls and of course, free bubbles.

To find out more or buy tickets, click here.

Fun fact: The two highest IQ scores ever recorded in the world were both women (wooh!).

Happy Women’s Day ladies. 

Member Mondays: Andrew Fleet

Another Monday, another wonderful member! This week we decided to interview Andrew Fleet, a member of ours who is always in and out of our space busy on the shows and busy doing what he does best. We sat down with Andrew (over a warm cup of tea) and found out all about who he is and what he does! Happy reading.

What are you working on while you are here at BDCWorks

Basically, I am just covering the logistical movements on the events which the BDC handle in the venue. So technically, I am making sure all the clients are happy, making sure all the freight arrives at the right time, liasing with the clients, seeing what their requirements are at the end of the show and then at the end of the show, we pack it all up and ship it to anywhere in the world it has to go. [Angeliki: Is it difficult dealing with all the different clients?]. To be honest, the easy bit is dealing with the clients, it’s the fun part really. It is very difficult when the client isn’t happy but if you do a good job and you do the service, it’s all about word of mouth, that’s how we get business at the end of the day.

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

I grew up in the shipping industry. A lot of my family were in the shipping industry and I decided I wanted to do something different that put my knowledge within the shipping industry out there. I joined a company called Beck and Pollitzer and at the age of… very young with a full head of hair (laughs) – I ended up in Beijing and never came back. I spent a year and a half in Beijing doing exhibitions. That’s how I learned the business and got into the industry. It’s one of those industries where you either love it or you hate it. If you love it, 30 years go by but if you hate it, you are out within a week. [Angeliki: What was Beijing like?] It was different. Compared to now, you wouldn’t recognise it. Total culture shock but very interesting.

Why did you decide to join a coworking space?

Mainly because I moved to London and we needed a place to work here. We joined the coworking space because we handle all the exhibitions and freight for the shows here. I was a bit unsure at first – we usually have our own offices. Our main office is in Cambridge and actually I quite enjoy it. I can float in, float out – the best thing about it is how flexible it is. For me it’s good, we may actually consider bringing another person in. [Angeliki: Yes, I see you are on your own here]. Yes, that’s because I live here. Everyone else lives out in Cambridge where the offices are. For me, it’s great in London, I can run around and have meetings here. The BDC Works unit works well, the office space is great, especially for us. If you on site, people can find you and believe me, people do find me (laughs). Im able to generally keep an eye on everything and make sure it all runs smoothly.

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

I find it quite interesting, especially the chatter you hear. The sales pitches from the one guy, the other guy is keeping very quiet and whispering, it’s quite fun really. It’s very different. [Angeliki: I guess it’s interesting to see how other people do and run their business?] Yeah, it’s very interesting. We all learn from each other which is great.

What is something you are extremely passionate about?

I sail. I sail big boats. I have sailed from Fiji to the South of France. My passion – I would like to do the Oyster sailing around the world but that’s not going to happen for a while. [Angeliki: That’s amazing, why not now?]. Unfortunately, I don’t have time. I’m probably going to do it in stages. I’ve done the Med as well, it’s cool and it’s fun. This is why I work hard. [Angeliki: I guess it’s work hard, play harder]. Laughs. The harder I work, the luckier I become.

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

Oooh. That’s a difficult one. I think it changes every hour (laughs).

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, don’t settle as with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” ~ Steve Jobs

Thank you for a fantastic interview, Andrew and for giving us some insight into what it is that you do!

For anyone that is looking for a professional logistic service for exhibitors, broadcasters, sports events and music touring – see their website and contact details below.

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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:

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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.

Email katiep@bdcworks.london for more information.

Sharing Is Caring in Islington, Angel

As I sit at my desk eating lunch- staring at the screen and not achieving anything, I realise that eating alone is the worst and I started to ask myself why sharing food and not eating alone brings so much happiness.

Not just to me, but others also.

This morning, I decided to put this to the test and fed BDCWorks. Turns out, however, they think I am a feeder and not good at helping them with their waistline.

But hey, this way we got to share food, have discussions and make things work.

I believe it stems from when time began and food brought people together. It was a bonding ritual and a way to bring communities together. It works in the same way as having Family dinners- why is this important?

I read this article the other day that states ‘Technology is a negative influence on us because it separates individuals from reality’.

We all get so fixated on technology these days that we forget what is actually important. Take time to reflect and discuss and talk.

I put this to the test and went out  to my favourite Tapas restaurant in Angel-

La Farola

Classic with a modern twist and if you like Charcuterie then this is an absolute treat.

Their chefs use only the highest quality authentic Spanish food and organic ingredients, combined with fresh local produce, to create menus that will instantly transport you to their sunny homeland; accompanied by an equally impressive range of wines, arranged into drinking styles to assist your selection.

The menus will make your mouth water (as I try not to dribble at my desk thinking about it).

Charcuterie and Picoteo dishes start at £3.95 and include one of my favs- Padron Peppers.

Perfect for sharing there and a great way to try as much as possible on the menu there is a great array of meat, fish and CHEESE!

Get me to Spain already!

Maybe because I am sociable I like to do this.

However, on the flip side some of us are just greedy, really hungry or just like Joey from friends.

“Joey doesn’t share food”

If that’s you- you may relate to this BuzzFeed article I found – it made me lol.

If you can’t remember the last time you shared a meal – get involved and see what happens or just pop in to BDCWorks – we have loads of food.