When you are thinking of joining:
What is Impact Hub Bradford?
We’re a locally rooted, globally connected, co-working space for entrepreneurs, creatives and professionals starting or scaling businesses with a social mission.
There’s three distinct elements to our work. First, we’re a vibrant community of passionate and entrepreneurial people who share an underlying intention to bring about positive change and act as peers to collaborate and develop ventures. Second, we’re a source of inspiration that provides meaningful content through thought-provoking events, innovation labs, learning spaces, programmes and facilitated conversations that support positive impact. Third, our physical space in Little Germany provides a flexible, practical and creative place to work, meet, learn and connect. The magic happens where these three elements collide creating connections, opportunities and creativity.
Oh and did we mention we’re part of the global Impact Hub network – the world’s largest network focused on building entrepreneurial communities for impact at scale? That means our members join a community of over 16,000 members based in over 100 cities across the world. You can also access the global website where you will find the list of all Impact Hubs in the world and their local websites.
Why join Impact Hub Bradford?
Impact Hub Bradford is about the power of people with ideas. We offer community, workspace, business support, programmes, events and much more. We’re a place for purpose-driven people just like YOU, to connect and build solutions for a better world. Our members consist of value-driven entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, activists, creatives, investors, freelancers and mentors who work together, share ideas and resources. Find out more about our current members here.
There’s so many reasons to join…
transform your idea into a start-up. work from our space. prototype and test products. find co-conspirators and partners. attend events. book a meeting room. co-design a programme. access funding. collaborate with us. produce podcasts. host workshops. become a mentor. ask for a mentor. participate in social networks. build campaigns. create change…all within a member-driven, Impact Hub-hosted environment dedicated to accelerating possibilities!
You gain access to like-minded entrepreneurs, modern coworking space, regular events, innovative programming, meeting rooms, business planning support and membership to the world’s largest network of changemakers!
Is Impact Hub Bradford an incubator or a coworking space?
Impact Hub Bradford shares many things in common with incubators and co-working spaces, but also think-tanks, cafe’s and community centres. Though access to our space is a central feature, we’re more than just a coworking space. We offer a like-minded community of entrepreneurs, coaching, advice to start or scale your business, event curation and support programmes. Based on your needs, you can leverage the HUB to get work done, incubate a project or business, or build something together with fellow members in the UK or beyond! What makes Impact Hub Bradford truly unique is its multifaceted approach to supporting a community whose measure of success places a high value on positive social and environmental impact.
What is Impact Hub Global? And how does the global network relate to Impact Hub Bradford?
By being a member of Impact Hub Bradford, you are a member of all Impact Hubs around the world and can access them when visiting other cities.
Impact Hub is a global community of people from every profession, background and culture working to tackle the world’s most pressing social, cultural and environmental challenges through their ideas and businesses. From San Francisco to London, Johannesburg, Rio, and Madrid, Tokyo, Melbourne and Tel Aviv, there are over 17,000 members in more than 100 cities on 5 continents.
Each Impact Hub is unique, so please speak with our team ahead of a planned trip.
How can I collaborate with Impact Hub Bradford on programming?
You just have to ask. We’re happy to discuss your ideas. In the past, we’ve collaborated on workshops, bootcamps and events. As an example, you may wish to collaborate on a workshop, learning lunch, business clinic, or programming that provides practical training for organisations and entrepreneurs. If you’re interested, email us at [email protected] with your request and a member of our team will get in touch.
Will Impact Hub Bradford be a productive work environment?
We designed Impact Hub Bradford with collaboration in mind so you can tap into community resources, host meetings and events, break out into one to one sessions or work quietly on your own. Your ideas for how we can increase your productivity are always welcome as we shape the space and our online support! We want to see how our members use the space to work, ideate and socialise.
How do I know a workspace will be available for me when I come to Impact Hub Bradford?
Right now, our physical space is closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. When we reopen, only meeting rooms can be reserved at Impact Hub Bradford.
There are a finite amount of Memberships available and the Impact Hub Bradford team is able to manage the flow of member hours and usage to guarantee that work and meeting space will be available. Most desks in the open co-working environment are first-come first serve. We do have options to rent desks for your team, we call this an Anchor desk. The Anchor team package includes a desk for 5 people, unlimited use of the space, unlimited teas and coffees, storage space, 2 hours free meeting room hire per day and a registered post box. Ask the team for current prices and availability for this offer.
How do I know what’s happening at Impact Hub Bradford?
We update our website with upcoming events and send regular newsletters to let you know about events, programmes and opportunities. Sign up for our newsletter now.
Can I visit Impact Hub Bradford to check out the space?
Yes! We’d love to give you a tour of the space and go through any questions you may have. You can book a tour by contacting us at [email protected] – our hosts can help schedule a time for your tour.
Coming to Impact Hub Bradford for your first time:
Where is Impact Hub Bradford located?
Impact Hub Bradford is based in the heart of Little Germany at the Design Exchange, 34 Peckover Street, Bradford BD1 5BD. We’re a short walk from Bradford Interchange and Bradford Forster Square (the city’s main train and bus stations).
Where can I park?
You can find metered parking bays throughout Little Germany on Peckover Street, Cater Street, Burnett Street and Chapel Street. We also have a number of car parks within walking distance, including The Broadway Shopping Centre.
What COVID-19 safety measures do you have in place?
Your safety and well-being and that of our team and members is our number one priority. We conducted a COVID-19 workplace risk assessment in line with HSE guidance and comply with all recommendations (see ongoing measures below for more information). We will also continue to monitor and follow government and Bradford District Metropolitan Council guidelines.
Update: effective 5 November:
- In line with Government restrictions our coworking space and meeting rooms in Little Germany are currently closed for members of the public. We are engaging and supporting our community of members in the virtual world through our weekly Community Calls;
- Impact Hub Bradford coworking members who require a physical coworking space for business or wellbeing purposes may request permission to access our Coworking space. Our team will assess each request. We will continue to carry out cleaning as usual.
- Sanitise: Sanitising stations have been placed in the main entryway, meeting rooms and our co-working space. All members and guests are required to sanitise their hands upon entry.
- Sign-in: all guests and members must-sign in and QR codes are displayed to ‘check-in’ with the NHS COVID-19 app;
Social Distancing: desks, tables and chairs have been rearranged to allow for proper social distancing. We will not exceed the maximum amount of people in our space. Members are encouraged to minimise their movement around the building.
Now that you are a member (YES!):
How do I book a room at Impact Hub Bradford?
We have three spaces which can be booked by the public or Impact Hub Bradford members. Rooms are available to members for discounted prices. You can see details of each room here.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently unable to offer room booking in November or December 2020.
How do my hours work?
Hours are individual, non-transferable and are associated with your name only. Please note that your specific number of hours are allotted on a monthly basis and that there are no roll-overs or accrual of unused hours, so that we can have more predictability of space usage.
What hours can I work at Impact Hub Bradford?
- MON to FRI: 8am to 6pm
- SAT to SUN: closed
Impact Hub Bradford is a dynamic space. Please expect that the space will be altered on occasions for evening events, workshops or classes. We will notify members if it requires using the entire space and we hope that you enjoy these events as an opportunity to connect with other members. Please note however that some events will be private.
Can I have my mail sent to the Impact Hub Bradford?
Yes! Depending on your membership level, we will issue you a mailbox upon request or
you can add a mailbox to your existing membership package for a small monthly fee. Please see a Host for current pricing, availability and requirements.
What if I want to host guests or have meetings with non-members at the Impact Hub Bradford?
We love welcoming guests to Impact Hub Bradford. But right now, that’s not possible as our space is closed in line with the Government’s COVID-19 restrictions.
Under general circumstances, you can have friends and colleagues meet you at Impact Hub Bradford. You are given a three hour guest allowance per day without additional charge which may be allocated between one or more guests proportionately. This means that You can have one guest for three hours or two guests for one hour and a half each or three guests for one hour each. If you would like your guests to work with you for longer hours, you will be required to purchase them a day pass with your member discount. Please note, if the space does become too busy we will offer members priority of the hot desking space.
We ask that if there are more than 4 to a group, that you reserve a meeting room. Also it is very important for fire safety reasons and for the team to understand space capacity your guests sign in and out at the Welcome desk.
What do the Impact Hub Bradford Hosts do?
The Hosts at Impact Hub Bradford orient members, connect members to each other, facilitate the community, ensure that the space is running smoothly, design and implement events, and cultivate value-added tools, services, partnerships, and sponsorships. They act as peer mentors and share advice on how Impact Hub Bradford can support their aims.
Can I change my membership level after I join?
Yes! We make it easy for you to adjust your membership level based on how much you will actually use the space every month. Just speak to a host and they will direct you to a membership change form. We ask for a minimum of one calendar month notice for this, for example, if you need to reduce membership from December you will need to inform us by 5th November at the latest.
Can I rent Impact Hub Bradford for an event and how much will it cost?
Assuming the space is available, yes, of course! Members receive a discount on meeting rooms and our larger event space. If you are interested in hosting an event of your own or in partnership with us, please ask the welcome host about the options.
As often as possible, we focus our space rentals specifically on values aligned events. As a rule of thumb these are events or programmes that are enhancing the greater good of our communities and are focused on the field of Impact & For-benefit, sustainability, civic engagement, arts & culture, and capacity building for entrepreneurs. If in doubt, give us a call!
When does my membership start?
All our memberships run from the beginning of each month but you can sign up at any time and start using the membership from the day of induction.