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Jordan KensingtonJordan KensingtonOctober 29, 2017
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The office of the future may not be based on how many floors you can manage or how much staff you can cram into one space.  The rise of  technology  has led to entrepreneurs wanting much more than your standard box stereotype when it comes to office space. There is a disruptive demand for a space where individuals can exchange ideas, network and enjoy the work/life balance that is essential to build a successful brand. With London being  the global capital of entrepreneurs and innovation. The new buzzword is ‘Disruptive workspace’ and every workplace designer’s tongue is talking about incubation, cross-pollination, symbiosis and co-working concepts that are causing even more walls to come down and hierarchies to flatten further. In today’s parlance, the corner office is no longer seen as a prize, it is seen as a burden. Introducing…LABS, the company re-defining London’s coworking revolution, has launched LABS Hogarth, it’s 27,000 square foot space in Holborn. The building is a short walk from Holborn tube station, and includes a variety of design-led, sophisticated workspaces including open plan cafeteria and bar, private offices, dedicated desks, dynamic lounge areas, fully equipped meeting rooms, and event spaces.

Bianca Bass, Head of Marketing at LABS who took us through the whole concept and the future of coworking added “In the past coworking has been associated with freelancers and entrepreneurs, LABS is redefining the way established businesses work, with tenants varying from KPMG to King’s College London, and providing our members events by companies such as Uber and many more”.

Events are a primarily vehicle used by entrepreneurs for networking and LABS takes it’s concept of events one step further.   “Members are welcome to host their very own events within the LABS spaces, everyone from Twitter to Uber have already booked LABS Hogarth to create and host their experiences”.

This is just the tip of the iceberg as LABS’ mission is to help businesses not just work, but grow, no matter what their size or industry. Behind LABS are some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and technology experts who are keen to share their knowledge, including the Israeli billionaire, Teddy Sagi who is the Founder of LABS.
Israeli entrepreneur Teddy Sagi lives in Tel Aviv but has strong U.K. ties to many of his assets. He founded Playtech in 1999 and sold a 12% slice of Playtech for almost $400 million in 2016; there were some further sales in 2017, as he wanted to further diversify his investments and fund his real estate and co-working interests. He now owns only 6.3% of Playtech.

Sagi is a strong believer in the future of coworking and is investing in Holborn and Camden to rejuvenate these areas, attracting a range of workers and businesses who bring innovation and entrepreneurship. He mentioned “Across the globe, the way established businesses work, and the way they want to work is changing. The coworking revolution is causing a generational shift in the way the property industry works. LABS is the future.”

Interested? 
Lounge membership starts from as little at £50 per month (+ VAT) and other options include coworking, dedicated desks and private offices. LABS is on track to reach up to 500 co-workers at Hogarth House, and has started to develop more coworking space in the Midtown area. As part of LABS’ global expansion plans, offices are soon opening in Tel Aviv and Bucharest, as well as six sites across Camden and Holborn.

Chelsea Monthly in collaboration with VooVix TV and Labs brings you a brand new TV show called #TheBusiness . Follow us : @ChelseaMonthly for new episodes each Friday and for more information on LABS . Click here


Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongApril 6, 2017
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Chelsea Monthly Newspaper talks to Vicky Madelyn, CEO of Just Cos Catering, on company strategies, running a successful catering business, and dealing with competition.

How did you start Just Cos Catering and what was the inspiration behind starting your own catering business?

My Sister Priscilla and I both bring a combination of 22 years experience in the Catering Industry. We have been the sole caterers for all events at our local church and at friends’ and family’s celebrations. We come from a Large Ghanaian family and brought up in the UK, with celebrations every month, be it birthdays, anniversaries or Christmas, there is always the need to gather to eat. Even though we appreciate our African background, we are influenced by a large array of diverse cultures, the likes of Mediterranean, English, Oriental and Asian to name a few which is reflected in our menus. Our critics have been our children, nieces and nephews who do not hesitate in critiquing our cooking. Our kids have Michelin star palates and we suppose they get this from eating Grandma’s and our cooking.
In August 2011 whilst on vacation in Portugal, we decided to replicate a dish we’d had in a very prestigious restaurant the night before, and got amazing reviews from our Michelin Star Critics who then advised us to quit our day jobs to start Just ‘Cos Catering so that everyone is able to indulge in what they taste every day.

What have been the most exciting projects and events you have done since you started?

Being the official caterers for London Waste Ecopark, we are privileged to be the Caterers for the prestigious Annual London Mayors’ Lunch Event. We have been and still are the caterers for Deluxe Digital Technicolor Christmas events for the past 5 years and of course becoming official partners of this year’s National Film Awards. However the most exciting and challenging project was catering for Professor Stephen Hawking
and his crew at a London Film Studio. When we initially received the call, we thought it was a prank until we received the confirmation email. Professor Hawking follows a gluten free diet with additional dietary requirements, therefore a great challenge, at the same time exciting. We had amazing reviews from the man himself, a very rewarding and awesome experience!

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You recently became official catering partner for the 3rd annual National Film Awards and received amazing feedback from your catering, service and delivery. How was that experience for you?

My goodness…. Knowing we were catering for 350 celebrity guests who dine at the finest eateries, we found ourselves again challenged and excited. It was manic but we had a ball through the chaos and worked tirelessly to ensure our guests enjoyed every bite. We are pleased to hear the amazing feedbacks and look forward to many more.

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What type of customers do you aim to target with Just Cos Catering and what makes the service you offer different from any other competitors?
All food Lovers! For us it’s about the taste and being personable with our clients. We are a very friendly bunch always smiling and mingling with our guests. We always make them feel at home whilst enjoying a fusion of flavours.
If you have a belly, it’s bound to be filled up with good nourishing wholesome food. We are aware of the stress that comes with this industry however we try not to take the whole business too seriously; it is food after all, so we aim at delivering the best taste, service beyond every expectation with loads of passion and fun. With music always playing in our kitchens, and an atmosphere of culinary explosions you are guaranteed to be taken on a taste bud journey!

Where do you see Just Cos Catering in the next 5 years?

Opening Restaurants, food trucks across London and getting our ‘Just ‘Cos’ Brands in a supermarket near you.

How can clients get in touch with you?
By calling us on 0208 364 0209, 07931134433, 07506720679 email: info@justcoscatering.com
Website: www.justcoscatering.com

What are your top 5 tips in providing a top catering service?
1. Understanding every client’s needs and prompt response to email and phone enquiries
2. Never taking criticisms personally and respecting clients’ honest feedback
3. Working your butt off to deliver the taste, service beyond every expectation
4. Passion in everything you do!
5. Enjoying what you do and a service with a smile!



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