Posted: Tue 7th Aug 2012
Coffee Birmingham, an initiative founded by EN contributor Tim Wilson, is linking up with the co-working organisation Jelly as part of a 'SuperJelly'in Birmingham this Friday (August 10th). The monthly Birmingham Jelly enables independent business-owners to come together in the same space and network while working on their own projects. Tim's Coffee Birmingham initiative has sprung from his own support of independent businesses and his love of coffee shops and will bring three cafes into the SuperJelly on the day: Urban Coffee Company, Cafe Ezra at Hotel LaTour and Six Eight Kafe. Between us, Tim and Enterprise Nation have arranged for each of the three venues to offer special coffee and snack deals for 'Jellyheads' throughout the day, in addition to working and networking space. Furthermore, the Coco Meli Bakery will be providing some free samples of their sweet and savouries for participants to enjoy. Said Tim: "What EN does completely complements Coffee Birmingham's aim to build Birmingham's independent business community and to give small independent businesses opportunities to showcase what they do. "As a mobile worker myself, I work in independent coffee shops all the time. They are great places to work, especially when other people are co-working in the same place." Our own community manager San Sharma, also a fan of both coffee and co-working, said he hoped to make some new friends through Coffee Birmingham [Don't you have enough friends already, San? - Ed]. "We're really happy to be involved," San continued. "Jelly is a great excuse for hardworking homegrown business owners to get out of the house and work with new people."
To hook up with other independent business owners - and enjoy some coffee and cake - just pop along to one of the three venues above during the day. You can keep tabs on the event on Twitter using the hashtag #superjelly. Find out more about Tim's independent business movement at the Coffee Birmingham website or follow @coffeebrum on Twitter