A new place for businesses to work from and to meet up started up earlier this year:
As covered on the Futures Forum:
It’s been hosting events:
And its founders have just been interviewed by the Herald:
Tell us about your business:
The Lighthouse is a Community Interest Company – which means it’s by the community, for the community. The Lighthouse offers flexible workers from Exeter, who live in Sidmouth, a way to improve their work/life balance and cut the commute (and the parking fees).
It is for like-minded entrepreneurs, freelancers, micro-businesses, remote workers and self-employed people who need to work in a productive work-focused environment (no more clearing the kitchen table). Members not only pick up business within the community, they also meet people who are dealing with the same challenges that they are, members are really generous with sharing their knowledge and expertise and learning from each other. The Lighthouse was always intended to be about a friendly, fun community – we hold a comprehensive series of business master classes, educational workshops, productivity events and community socials. There are also regular social and professional gatherings.