Desk Union Team Up With RBS To Launch The Bank's First Coworking Space

Victoria Arnold, CEO of the corporate powered work space provider, Desk Union (and Next Women Advisee), talks to The NextWomen about the company's recent deal with the Royal Bank of Scotland, to launch the bank's first co-working space.

Desk Union is the only corporate powered workspace provider, which offers community-driven workspace for small businesses across the UK and offers the opportunity for their various business partners to affect positive change by enhancing local business communities through collaborative workspace - a pioneering concept that the company hope will help support young entrepreneurs.

Desk Union has cause to celebrate this week after announcing that, along with their new partner the Royal Bank of Scotland, the company will be opening the Desk Union at The Square -  an innovative community workspace on the first floor of the bank’s iconic flagship branch, 36 St Andrew Square, in the heart of Edinburgh.

Speaking on behalf of Desk Union, the company's CEO, Victoria Arnold - who also finds the time to run two additional businesses: Homestayfriend, a national service established in 2011 which offers short-term homestay accommodation for international students and, a support network for single founder entrepreneurs across the globe, which was launched earlier this year - had this to say:

"We are absolutely delighted to have the backing of Royal Bank of Scotland and are so excited to start taking on members, allowing them to build communities and collaborate through the use of this unique space in such a prime location".

The pioneering co-working space will be accessible from August and will consist of 24 workspaces alongside a large meeting room, which will be available for hire by the hour.

Victoria Arnold (pictured above with RBS's Managing Director, Chris Wilson) goes on to describe how this latest venture reflects how the way people work has changed:

"We are no longer restricted to set hours or based in office cubicles. Businesses crave ‘touchdown’ workspace, where workers can meet, connect and collaborate with like minded coworkers. In recognising this growing trend for shared space, flexible working, Royal Bank of Scotland will be supporting growth businesses across Scotland that are looking for workspace in the city’s capital".

To book a tour of this new space, or to discuss membership pricing and availability please contact, or call 0800 1588558.

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