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The Guild Office Space

Come on in, the desk surfing’s lovely

Published on: Tuesday 21st August 2018

“Ride the business waves with us,” is the invitation from co-working venue The Guild in Abbey Street, Carlisle.

Website designer and clothing entrepreneur Dan Jesse was quick to sign up, moving in to the first floor office even before most of the desks and the electrics had been fitted.

“It’s a really nice environment and it’s helpful to be with people who understand the ups and downs of business,” says Dan, who runs Sparrow Digital and adventure clothing brand Jack Rabbitt.

“If you’re stuck on a problem you can talk to people about it. I think it’s going to be really good for Carlisle.”

The Guild is base for Jacqui and Keith Jackson, who run the food consultancy business Thomas Jardine & Co and are also directors of Bruce & Luke’s, the coffee brand their son Luke Jackson runs with Bruce Brown.

Jacqui and Keith plan to run their consultancy, which promotes independent and family-owned food and drink businesses, from the office, but also wanted to invite in other businesses to share the space and work with clients.

“They don’t have to be food focused. It’s businesses that add value to food producers like web designers, graphic designers and copy writers,” says Jacqui.

“There’s a huge amount of talent in the area that we want to be able to tap into. It’s about saying to young people that they can create something and do something in this place.

“We’ll be consulting on food businesses and bringing them into the building.”

Image: Dan Jesse with Jacqui and Keith Jackson at The Guild.

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