Posted: Thu 30th Oct 2014
Made in the valley are a co-operative based in Hebden Bridge, they've been working together for four years setting up pop up shops and organising markets.
In June 2014, the co-op were runners up in the Enterprise Nation Fund 101 small business competition and are going from strength to strength, most recently turning their hands to co-working.
Having set their sights on developing a comfortable and flexible working space for creative start up-ups and self-employed people, the Co-operative members; Amy and Sue Mellis, Rachel Johns and Katch Skinner have worked tirelessly over the summer to clean and decorate a disused building remembered locally as 'The Egg Factory'.
To support the co-working development, Made in the valley have launched a crowdfunding campaign. They hope to raise Â£10,000 for the new working space and have dubbed this, operation "Get Cracking".
The objective is to provide funds for much needed heating, printers, tables, tools, and screens along with work desks and bespoke storage pods. The 'Egg Factory' as it will continue to be known, will provide the perfect base for local creatives and new ventures to build their network and take advantage of facilities they may not otherwise have access to.
The new space will also serve the wider community as Made in the Valley plan to host a range of workshops, talks, exhibitions and events for the public to enjoy.
Co-operative member Rachel Johns says, "The Egg Factory is a space for creative business people to fertilise and incubate new ideas"
In return for a pledge, The co-operative will be hand printing their own artwork on to cards, bags, prints and banners as well as offering vouchers for workshops, craft parties and one to one tuition. Â