Victoria Arnold

Founder & CEO
Desk Union
Nationality: British

Fast facts

■Founder and CEO of Desk Union
■Founded Homestayfriend, Desk Union and Hubcreate
■Homestayfriend was named “Best Young Business 2012” from the Association of Scottish Businesswomen
■Mentor for the Power of Youth Scotland
■Experience in entrepreneurship, female perspective, workspace and co-working


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Victoria Arnold, is the founder of Homestayfriend and Desk Union, two UK-based businesses with global connections, which she set up in her twenties.

Victoria’s first start-up was Homestayfriend which received the accolade of “Best Young Business 2012” from the Association of Scottish Businesswomen. Homestayfriend is a service offering short-term homestay accommodation for international students, interns and those travelling on business.

Desk Union, Victoria’s second online venture, allows commercial landlords and corporates to register their property details to a platform where growth businesses can browse and book workspace. Desk Union is primarily aimed at small businesses, freelancers, consultants and independent professionals looking for cost-effective workspace.

At the end of 2013, Victoria has announced the launch of Hubcreate, an exciting collaboration designed to create, manage and market the transformation of workspace for businesses of all sizes. Combining business and technological elements, Hubcreate offers a turnkey solution for workspace development.

Victoria is also a mentor for the Power of Youth Scotland. The Power of Youth bridges the gap between the entrepreneurs of the present and the entrepreneurs of the future.