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.
To remain an independent financially sustainable social enterprise
To maximise opportunities and be flexible and business minded in our approach so we remain financially independent and sustainable
Be inclusive and open minded to new ideas and new people and be an organisation open to everyone
Remain focused on the needs of creative industry entrepreneurs
Be innovative and forward thinking to provide sustainable solutions to the needs of creative entrepreneurs
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.