The Circle 1 Year on

The Circle formally opened on the Friday 25th November 2016 and this Saturday we are celebrating our 1st Anniversary at our premises at Staffa Place.

The Circle provides affordable work space to charities, social enterprises and businesses and now have 16 tenants; ACK, Enable Scotland, Ashton McGill, Prestige Health and Safety Training, Fields in Trust, Apex Scotland, Lumillo Casting Studio, The Story Edge, Grant McGregor Ltd, Co-operative Learning Consultants, The Food Train, Uppertunity, Wastewater Technical Services Ltd, Informationalities Ltd, Rathbone and Cornerstone.

In addition, The Circle has had hundreds of local people through the doors attending groups such as Slimming World, BeaFit mother and baby fitness classes and charity, social enterprise and business events and networking events.

The Circle is about to embark on a new training and development programme. We are also developing their co-work space, a creative space, a Friends of The Circle package and various corporate sponsorship packages over the coming months.

Saturday is our 1st Birthday and on Saturday we are celebrating with Uppertunity at their Christmas Market https://www.facebook.com/events/564643300593554/

Founder and CEO, Kirsty Thomson, says the event recognises the hard work that has gone into starting the project so far and kick starts the beginning of an exciting new era for the building. She adds, “The generosity of organisations and people in Dundee to get The Circle going has been tremendously encouraging. The purpose of The Circle is to increase interactions between organisation, and by facilitating appropriate space and opportunities seeing them thrive.”

The Circle Manager, Paul Hastie, says “Even in just the last six months there has been a huge transformation. The number of people through the doors has risen massively with more and more people engaging with the old building. We’re very keen to hear ideas from the local community about what more we can offer.”

About The Circle

Charities, social enterprises and businesses are to benefit from the creation of a new community hub in Dundee. The Circle is located in Staffa Place in Dundee and it is being transformed into office, co-working and event space. The building will be developed in phases over the coming years.

As well as providing spaces for organisations to work, The Circle, is host to a regular lunch clubs, groups for older people, community gardens and event space for community groups.

Other groups in the city already hire meeting rooms in the building to run training sessions and meetings.

For enquiries about offices and bookings contact The Circle Manager, Paul Hastie on paul@thecircledundee.org.uk

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