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Startup at Boxworks: Win an office in Bristol

Here at Forward, we know just how hard it can be as a new business trying to find its feet. Acquiring your own workspace is both time-consuming and a big investment for new startups and can put pressure on you at a time where concentrating on the project ahead is essential. 

Teaming up with Bristol Creative Industries and Circus Journal, we’re looking to fix that. Aimed exclusively at small businesses within the BCI network, which you can join frome just £45 a year, we’re launching Startup at Boxworks, a competition giving creative startups the unique opportunity to win a free 3 month tenancy in a serviced office in Bristol, situated in one of our most exciting working spaces, Boxworks.

What is Boxworks?

Located in Bristol’s Temple Quarter, at the heart of the city, Boxworks offers the perfect office space for creative startups. A unique space comprising twenty revamped shipping containers, Boxwork studios provide the perfect blank canvas, giving you freedom to let your creativity flourish and grow your business. Connectivity is central to what Boxworks offers; whether virtual, offering high-speed fibre in all of its studios, or in-person with its ideal location next to Bristol’s train station, Temple Meads, Boxworks ensures you can build connections with both your team and and beyond within the business world as you look to grow. 

How to enter?

If you’re a small business with an annual turnover of less than £150k, this competition is for you. We want to make sure the space is given to someone who can utilise it to its full potential. Entry is easy, simply outline to us how you think the space will allow you to take your business to the next level. For more information on how to enter the competition, click the link here. Entries will remain open until February 17th with the winner announced by the end of March.

Our guide to working at Boxworks

Given its central location, our serviced offices in Bristol benefit by being surrounded by a wide range of exciting local businesses. Whether you’re looking for that essential lunch-break coffee or a space for that post-work gym session, the location has it all. Here we’ve broken down just a few of the businesses nearby that you’ll be able to enjoy should you win.

For a morning coffee 

We know the working day can sometimes be slow-starting and that, for many, that morning caffeine hit is essential. Located just a short walk from Boxworks is Mokoko, an independent coffee shop and bakery, the perfect way to recharge and power through the day.

For your lunch break 

It’s no secret that your lunch break is often the most exciting part of the working day, but Temple Quay Market takes that to new levels. Just a stone’s throw from our serviced offices in Bristol, the market offers street food from an eclectic range of independent vendors. Whether it’s noodles or pizza you’re craving, Temple Quay Market has it all. 

If you don’t know where to start, why not try some of our faves. Alp Mac; Mac and cheese food truck with lots of delicious toppings. Murray Mays; Charcoal grilled kebabs, inspired by the streets of Istanbul. Full of colourful goodness. Or Gurt Wings; Multi-award winning fried chicken, super indulgent and super tasty.

For a change of scenery 

At Boxworks, we’re fortunate enough to have access to all of the facilities at Engine Shed located just next door. With a coworking lounge, communal kitchens, meeting rooms and secure bike storage, their amenities help make your day at work that little bit easier.

For your post-work gym session

Situated closeby to Valesco Fitness, our Boxworks offices are perfect for gym-goers that want to incorporate a workout into their working day. Open from 6am-8:30pm most days, Valesco is perfect for both those who like to get their workouts in early or those who prefer a gym session at the end of the day.

For end of week drinks

At the end of the working week, there’s few things more satisfying than a pint with one of your co-workers. Just a short journey from our Bristol serviced offices is The Golden Guinea, a traditional yet modern pub that is perfect to relax and unwind in after a long day at work.

Navigating the business world as a small startup can be difficult, but here at Forward we’re looking to give that helping hand that your business may need to reach its full potential. If the opportunity to win a 3 month tenancy at one of our most exciting serviced offices in Bristol is something that interests your business, you’re encouraged to send in your application here. Bristol’s creative industry is one of the most vibrant in the country and we cannot wait to hear what you come up with.