WORK INSIDE THE BOX: The Box CoWork is an exciting new co-working space which will open in Killarney in a few weeks time. Pictured were: Adrian McCarthy (Grandview Media) and Jennifer Dowling (Work and Organisational Psychologist). Photo: Michelle Crean
By Michelle Crean
A brand new business concept is set to transform working life in Killarney with new co-working spaces to open next month.
Freelancers, remote workers, start-ups and digital nomads will soon have an opportunity to rent a desk at The Box CoWork, located on Pawn Office Lane.
Co-founded by Killarney local Adrian McCarthy of Grandview Media, and Work and Organisational Psychologist, Jennifer Dowling, the space will offer fixed and flexible desk space for individuals and small companies working in the Killarney area.
Adrian had previously rented space in Killarney, while Jennifer has been helping big and small businesses to organise their spaces.
They explained that it was a concept that they had been thinking about for a while and once they found the ideal location they set it up.
Now they’re offering hot desks for €20 a day and fixed desks at €200 a month with the space designed to take the headache out of renting and managing office space for small businesses and freelancers, and also offers an alternative for those working remotely from home offices.
The way people work is changing, modern workers no longer need to be tied to their city centre office desks, Adrian explained to the Killarney Advertiser.
“There is an obvious need for it in Killarney town,” he said.
“And the need is growing. We’re starting Phase 1 with 15 to 16 spaces and we’re going to triple that from October onwards. Downstairs we plan to turn it into an events space for up to 60 people.”
He said that The Box CoWork will be a flat daily or monthly fee which will cover internet, ESB, cleaning etc., eliminating multiple bills and taking the headaches and risk away for small business owners.
“We also have a great meeting room with video conferencing facilities which make it easy to meet clients in a professional business space in the town centre.”
Jennifer added that the number of jobs being advertised now that are one hundred percent remote means that the days of having to choose where we live based on what we do are limited.
“The chance exists now, to choose somewhere like Killarney to live and still work in high skilled roles, it’s an exciting time for digitally enabled workers and tourists.”
For more contact Jennifer on 087 791 8130 or Adrian on 086 158 2923.