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Our Aims & Values

Blick Studios - Our Aims and Values

Mission Statement

Blick Shared Studios is a social enterprise that provides fully serviced, creative and affordable shared space, facilities and resources for creative and digital start-ups, freelancers and small businesses. Set up by a group of creative entrepreneurs to fill a gap in the market for suitable workspace for creative businesses in Northern Ireland, we provide studio and office space within Belfast and Derry~Londonderry.

Our properties have a creative and professional work environment and a friendly, informal and supportive atmosphere that encourages communication, collaboration and inspiration. Our workspaces are affordable and with flexible leases which takes the risk out of renting property. They are also fully serviced which eliminates hassle for residents so they can concentrate on growing their businesses. Meeting rooms and event spaces are available free of charge for our residents and at affordable rates for non-resident creative businesses.

We offer virtual services for creative businesses just starting out that are not able to afford workspace or for those happy to work from home but seeking a professional public image for their business. Sharing resources such as internet, utility costs and meeting rooms as well as minimising unnecessary overheads keeps our services affordable. We have a small team of staff and offer a friendly and personal service to all our clients. We are interested in collaborating and working with other creative organisations and building our business to become a profitable, recognised and respected brand whilst maintaining our independence and brand values.

Our Values

  • Independent

    To remain an independent financially sustainable social enterprise

  • Entrepreneurial

    To maximise opportunities and be flexible and business minded in our approach so we remain financially independent and sustainable

  • Inclusive

    Be inclusive and open minded to new ideas and new people and be an organisation open to everyone

  • Industry Focused

    Remain focused on the needs of creative industry entrepreneurs

  • Innovative

    Be innovative and forward thinking to provide sustainable solutions to the needs of creative entrepreneurs

Our Aims

  • To offer affordable workspace solutions and business services to help creative and digital start-ups to get started

  • To offer fully serviced workspace solutions that take the hassle out of organising premises and allow our resident creative businesses to concentrate on running their businesses

  • To bring together creative and digital start-ups to encourage collaboration, business to business sales and peer learning

  • To create a supportive atmosphere within our workspaces and activities that encourages creativity, innovation and collaboration

  • To be an independent, innovative and forward thinking organisation, able to adapt quickly and flexibly to the needs of creative entrepreneurs.

  • To develop long term, meaningful business support for creative and digital start-ups in Northern Ireland.

Our Locations

Malone Road, Belfast

Hill Street, Belfast

Cotton Court, Belfast

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Monday Motivation on a very difficult week for mos Monday Motivation on a very difficult week for most small businesses. Like most small businesses in Belfast we have already been impacted by the pandemic and will continue to be over coming months. We have postponed all our events and workshops, cancelled external bookings and are closed to new residents for the time being. No-one knows what will happen in the coming days and weeks so all we can do is keep calm and try and use the downtime efficiently to rest and think, develop new skills and work on new projects
#fridayfocus Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all #fridayfocus Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all are keeping cosy and warm in this spring weather. . We are back again with some new events & funding opportunities that are happening in Belfast City. . Each week we try and gather information and resources from various industries just so you know where to look. . Keep the momentum going, the weekend is near! . Full blog on our website - link below https://www.blickstudios.org/fridayfocus/fridayfocus-events-funding-opportunities/ #workspace #creativeworkspace #coworkingspace #socialenterprise #creativecity #nicreatives #fridayfocus #blickstudios
Another gorgeous spring morning. Walking through b Another gorgeous spring morning. Walking through botanic park is a lovely way to start the day. . The perks of having a studio in this area. . Hope your morning is fresh and full of inspiration!
Gorgeous light at our Malone Road studios. Spring Gorgeous light at our Malone Road studios. Spring is definitely here and we are super excited! . Great light always brings great inspiration.
We are fortunate in our Malone studios to have @_f We are fortunate in our Malone studios to have @_flow.yoga sharing our ground floor. Giving a lovely atmosphere to the space and making it super easy to nip down after work or over lunch for a quick yoga class to unwind
Do you struggle to balance your finances within yo Do you struggle to balance your finances within your business? . Do you find the finances part of your business overwhelming? . Join us on the 31st of March for an evening workshop led by Rosy James where she will be giving some top tips and information on how to manage your finances within small businesses. . Blick Finance manager, Rosy James, will be offering some simple tips on getting your finances right – working towards the tax return of each year. Rosy, who has set up the finance systems and managed the accounts of numerous small businesses will be offering some great tips. . Limited spaces available . Book your space at : https://www.blickstudios.org/events/blick-academy-managing-the-finances-of-your-small-business/
#fridayfocus - It's that time of the week again wh #fridayfocus - It's that time of the week again where we share what's going on in this fabulous city! - This week we will be covering Events & Funding and Opportunities - Full blog post available on our website https://www.blickstudios.org/fridayfocus/fridayfocus-events-funding-and-opportunities/#blickstudios #belfast #workspace #creativeworkspace #coworkingspace #socialenterprise #creativecity #nicreatives
Do you struggle with being consistent and discipli Do you struggle with being consistent and disciplined with your goals? - Do you get overwhelmed on where to start when thinking about starting a creative project, starting a business or maintinnig a business/project that you have, but need fresh ideas? - In this 6 Week course we have created a plan that helps you break down your large goals into managable steps that feel attainable. - It is so easy to get swpet up with goal setting, dreaming big, but not feeling like you have the resources or where with alls to achieve it. - In this course we are offering you time and space to figure that out. Asking questions of what you really want out of life, what is your dream lifestyle and how can we create a plan to move forward. - It is extremely important to always dream big, but it is equally as important to do the work, create systems in place to get there and to be consistent. - You don’t have to do it alone. We want to create an encourage safe space to figure out what YOU need to do and what you want to do. - Time is something that we always feel that we don’t have. Therefore we know that it is hard to make time for ourselves and priories those needs and desires. - By choosing to do this course, you will be choosing to invest in yourself, your wellness and examine what you want to do and change. And what a better time to do it coming into Spring. The Time is Now, are you ready to start? For more information visit www.blickstudios.org/events/the-time-is-now-6-week-course/
Such a lovely peaceful atmosphere in the Cathedral Such a lovely peaceful atmosphere in the Cathedral Quarter at this time of day. Great start to the working day! . . . #walktowork #belfast #city #lovebelfast #cathedralquarter #CQBelfast #ireland #travel #northernireland #explore #discoverni #niexplorer #cityscape #citylife #urban #loveireland #architecture #VisitBelfast #BelfastCC
A chilly, but beautiful start to March in Belfast! A chilly, but beautiful start to March in Belfast! . . . #march #belfast #cathedralquarter #cqbelfast #creative #design #art #artist #artwork #wallart #streetart
#fridayfocus - It's that time of the week again wh #fridayfocus - It's that time of the week again where we share what's going on in this fabulous city! This week we will be covering Events, Funding and Opportunities & Business Resources. Be sure to check out the full blog below! https://www.blickstudios.org/fridayfocus/fridayfocus-events/
Hump day sunshine ☀️ . . . #wednesday #humpday Hump day sunshine ☀️ . . . #wednesday #humpday #hillstreet #creatives #creativeworkspace #business #sharedworkspace #blicksharedstudios #belfast #creativebusiness #cqbelfast #cathedralquarter
February fuel in the Cathedral Quarter. Where is F February fuel in the Cathedral Quarter. Where is February going?! . . . . #cqbelfast #cathedralquarter #belfast #lovebelfast #discoverni #creative #coffee
#fridayfocus - A new weekly blog giving informatio #fridayfocus - A new weekly blog giving information about what is going on in our city! Check out our blog below to see all the opportunities available. https://www.blickstudios.org/fridayfocus/fridayfocus-funding-opportunities-studio-spaces/
Team catch up! We had a lovely meeting catching u Team catch up! We had a lovely meeting catching up and creating a plan of attack for the year! - You will be hearing more about our team at Blick and who we are & what we do. - Hope you all are having a blessed day!
Peaceful Tuesday in our Hill Street Studios . . . Peaceful Tuesday in our Hill Street Studios . . . #hillstreet #belfast #cqbelfast #blickstudios #workspace #creativeworkspace #coworking #studio #studiospace #architecture #entrepreneurlife #creativelife
Jan & Feb are months of planning for us at Blick. Jan & Feb are months of planning for us at Blick. Resetting the balance after the busyness of the previous period and catching up with admin and other essential tasks. We have lots of new events and projects planned for 2020. However it's so easy to get caught up in plans and details and not actually get time to implement new ideas so keeping this quote in mind over the next couple of weeks to keep us moving forward to our 2020 goals
The storm seems to have lifted here at Cotton Cour The storm seems to have lifted here at Cotton Court! ☀️ . . . #cottoncourt #coworkingspace #creativespace #workspace #belfast #blickstudios #cqbelfast #cathedralquarter #creative #city #cityscape
Dreading leaving the warmth of the studio today! . Dreading leaving the warmth of the studio today! . . . . #hillstreet #belfast #cqbelfast #blickstudios #workspace #creativeworkspace #coworking #studio #studiospace #architecture #entrepreneurlife #creativelife
Our gorgeous front room in our Malone Studios is a Our gorgeous front room in our Malone Studios is available to hire weekdays before 5 and weekend afternoons for workshops, events etc
Lovely day for a lunchtime meeting in the Cathedra Lovely day for a lunchtime meeting in the Cathedral Quarter! . . . . #cqbelfast #cathedralquarter #belfast #lovebelfast #discoverni #creative #architecture
Toasty Tuesday in our Hill Street studios! . . . # Toasty Tuesday in our Hill Street studios! . . . #hillstreet #belfast #cqbelfast #blickstudios #workspace #creativeworkspace #coworking #studio #studiospace #architecture #entrepreneurlife #creativelife
The afternoons are definitely getting lighter now. The afternoons are definitely getting lighter now. Lovely for travelling home! ☺️ . . . . #belfast #cathedralquarter #dukeofyork #belfastcity #belfastpub #lovebelfast #CQBelfast #creative #city #belfastcreatives