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Inspired Spaces North 2018 winner revealed at wrap party in Manchester


The Inspired Spaces North initiative – the search for the most inspired workspaces in the North – came to an end last night with a wrap party at Windmill Green in Manchester attended by 120 people.

Once the judges’ comments and public vote – which attracted an incredible 6,000 votes – had been taken into consideration, the winner was revealed as Proactive Property, owner of Liverpool-based creative hub The Tapestry.

The full top 10 is:

  1. Proactive Property – The Tapestry
  2. Peak – Peak HQ (Neo Building)
  3. Sorted Group – Sorted House
  4. Buffalo 7 – The Treehouse Suite
  5. Manchester Science Partnerships – The Bright Building
  6. Engage – Engage HQ
  7. Workspace Design & Build – Oxford House
  8. Citypress – Citypress HQ
  9. Zeal – Zeal Office Space
  10. Thoughtworks UK – Thoughtworks Manchester at Federation House

You can see profiles of all the shortlisted entries here.

Watch the full reveal video here:

Watch the 10-1 countdown revealed at last night’s wrap party

The Inspired Spaces North initiative, in association with Active Profile and Prolific North, was backed for a second year by headline partner Sheila Bird Group, with supporting partners Zut Media, GVA and Windmill Green.

Atul Bansal, co-founder of headline sponsor Sheila Bird Group, said: “I think the competition is really important because people care much more about where they work than they ever did, I think companies are trying to talk to their staff, their communities and we consume spaces as individuals – we go shopping, we go out to eat and we are very vocal about what we are unhappy with and businesses in that sort of sector respond to it which doesn’t happen in a place of work. It’s about to happen.

It’s a wrap – the Inspired Spaces North party 2018

“That’s why employers are trying to engage with their staff, there’s a talent war out there and when you want to employ people who are the best of the best, they have a demand in their soul they want to love where they work and I think competitions like this help to support the wonderful things that happen and it doesn’t have to be a big thing it could be small but they are all making noise about communities and what people want which is why Inspired Spaces North is a good thing.”

Jason Abbott (left), of winners Proactive Property, with Atul Bansal, co-founder of headline sponsors Sheila Bird Group

Jason Abbott, of Proactive Property said: “It’s been amazing to win the Inspired Spaces North award and this win really is for the communities that are growing in The Tapestry and the Fabric District; The Fashion Hub, DoES Liverpool, Sample Beauty, No Face Tattoo, they’re all growing their individual communities and businesses – this is for them and for everyone who are looking to come to the fabric district.”

See inside the winner of Inspired Spaces North 2018

Headline Sponsor: The Sheila Bird Group

Another big year for Inspired Spaces North

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