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Northern Powerhouse: The State of Manchester’s Startup Scene

Famous for its industrial roots, rich musical heritage and football (amongst many other things) Manchester is one of the leading cities in the UK for innovation and startups. The city’s credentials are impressive. With a digital workforce of more than 62,000, Manchester is home to the largest number of digital professionals outside of London. Read more…


Say Hello: Simon Lyn

This week we talk to Simon Lyn, a composer and performer from Cardiff (via Canada) with a studio at Meanwhile House Cardiff. He uses his space as a place to compose, mix and market his music.

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A Guide to Cardiff’s Growing Startup Sector

Cardiff is one of the UK’s fastest growing digital cities. With Wales’s National Assembly actively involved in supporting Wales’s creative business sector and significant inward investment and infrastructure development, Cardiff is well on the way to becoming a real competitor to other creative industry hubs across the UK. Read more…


Say Hello: Cardiff Artspace

Cardiff Artspace, set up in 2017 by Kate Broadhurst, offers workshops and art courses to adults of all ages and abilities. It’s a space where anyone can put paint to canvas, experiment and make something unique. Here we catch up with Kate to hear all about it. 

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Say Hello: Cat Sinnamon Large

Cat Sinnamon Large is a maker and owner of Catupholstery. She creates bespoke upholstery for vehicles from her space in Freestone Studios. She took a leap of faith and set up her own business in 2017, inspired by her travels in a van as a newlywed. Her story is one that many of us can identify with!
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The Office Dogs of Meanwhile

On Sunday the 26th we celebrate National Dog Day! Here at Meanwhile Creative we are a big fan of furry friends, so much so, we allow well-behaved office dogs into our creative workspaces. Did you know having pets in the workplace can create many benefits for you and other employees?
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Top 6 Bristol-born festivals

Bristol always has an incredible array of events happening over the year especially when it comes to Bristol festivals. In this blog we discover just a few of the festivals which originate from here on home turf – products of the imaginations of free-spirited, creative, fun-lovin Bristolians. Be sure to check them out if you haven’t already!
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The Top Five Cardiff Markets You Must Visit

There are plenty of reasons why it’s worth going local for some of your gifts and groceries and what better way to do this than shopping at your local Cardiff markets?! Whether you’re out to find a good bargain, to pick up some fresh organic food or support small independent businesses, these Cardiff markets will allow for all of that.
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Say Hello: Patrick Lake

Today we speak to Patrick Lake, one of the first tenants to move into our latest project – Cardiff Containers. His business has had quite the upgrade since becoming a Meanwhiler. From working long unsociable hours on his bedroom floor to now having the opportunity to start his own business by working in his own space. Here is what he had to say about it…
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Say Hello: Charlie Banthorpe

If you see somebody carrying unwieldy lengths of timber on the back of a Raleigh Stowaway, it’s probably the creator of BANTHORPE + CO. – Charlie Banthorpe.  Read more…