Raw Space


Raw Space

Who We Are

Raw Space provides coworking and private office space in Central Bristol. We enable individuals and businesses to achieve more in 4 main ways: Co-working: People work better in a shared environment than on their own. Collaboration: creating connections to help people find opportunities to share projects. Community: An interactive community creates social bonds, helping members live more fulfilled lives. Productivity: Our way of working enables people to get stuff done, from accountability groups to workshops. We took the coworking model and created a space where people get the best out of themselves.

What Happened

A number of funding options were proposed, many of which avoided equity funding, enabling Sam to retain full control of Raw Space. Loans and mortgages, particularly for the acquisition of physical assets like property are an obvious choice, but then the question of ensuring a reliable revenue stream becomes important to ensure the repayments are covered. Facilities like a gym, creche or coffee shop are an ideal part of the expansion plans, but should be converted into an "anchor tenant" style revenue stream rather than operational headache. This is done by sub-letting the space to a third party business or manager to run at a profit and charging either a rent or profit share to give a guaranteed income.