Highlights of 2018

2018 was filled with so many enjoyable moments.

From hosting different events to meeting new and exciting people, to being apart of the innovate scene for our City; here are some moments that will make 2018 truly memorable.

January 2018   We stared the New Year with a brand new layout. We saw exponential growth in 2017 and we needed to expand our capacity to accommodate new members With our new design and layout, we’ve been able to continue to sign up new members and continue to run Nelson’s best coworking space.

January 2018

We stared the New Year with a brand new layout. We saw exponential growth in 2017 and we needed to expand our capacity to accommodate new members With our new design and layout, we’ve been able to continue to sign up new members and continue to run Nelson’s best coworking space.

February 2018   We welcomed our neighbours  The Workshop . We get so excited when new shops and incentives pop up in our neighbourhood. We took the crew over to support their grand opening and we have loved heading over on Friday arvo for a pint.

February 2018

We welcomed our neighbours The Workshop. We get so excited when new shops and incentives pop up in our neighbourhood. We took the crew over to support their grand opening and we have loved heading over on Friday arvo for a pint.

March 2018   Morning teas are engrained in our culture. We always break to stop and connect with each other. We’ve seen business ideas spring out of morning teas, we’ve seen the support of stressful circumstances and something we pride ourselves on is genuine friendships.

March 2018

Morning teas are engrained in our culture. We always break to stop and connect with each other. We’ve seen business ideas spring out of morning teas, we’ve seen the support of stressful circumstances and something we pride ourselves on is genuine friendships.

April 2018   This photo is from when we had an amazing lunch and learn where members brought in a plate to share for lunch. We carved out time to learn more about each other and our businesses. In these moments is where trust is built between members. And when we come across someone who needs our friends services or expertise, we can recommend each other because we have a strong understanding of each others businesses.

April 2018

This photo is from when we had an amazing lunch and learn where members brought in a plate to share for lunch. We carved out time to learn more about each other and our businesses. In these moments is where trust is built between members. And when we come across someone who needs our friends services or expertise, we can recommend each other because we have a strong understanding of each others businesses.

May 2018   We had so much fun MC’ing and helping  Lucid  host a  Shopify  meetup at  NMIT . We met so many incredible entrepreneurs. Fun fact;  Pip  who was a guest speaker now works for Lucid! Look at what networking does! It can open doors you didn’t realize you should knock on.

May 2018

We had so much fun MC’ing and helping Lucid host a Shopify meetup at NMIT. We met so many incredible entrepreneurs. Fun fact; Pip who was a guest speaker now works for Lucid! Look at what networking does! It can open doors you didn’t realize you should knock on.

June 2018   We were asked to share about collaboration by Sarah Holmes who operates the  Nelson Tasman Business Trus t. A very trustworthy and amazing service that Nelson is lucky to have. We had a wonderful evening sharing about we do and how all businesses in Nelson can collaborate. It just takes some ingenuity.

June 2018

We were asked to share about collaboration by Sarah Holmes who operates the Nelson Tasman Business Trust. A very trustworthy and amazing service that Nelson is lucky to have. We had a wonderful evening sharing about we do and how all businesses in Nelson can collaborate. It just takes some ingenuity.


July 2018   We had our founder  Galen King  come home for a short visit. We kept him pretty busy but we’re looking forward to our next visit! We also welcomed the wonderful Pip (pictured left) to the team at  Lucid  who work upstairs with us.

July 2018

We had our founder Galen King come home for a short visit. We kept him pretty busy but we’re looking forward to our next visit! We also welcomed the wonderful Pip (pictured left) to the team at Lucid who work upstairs with us.

August 2018   Wine o’clock anyone? Some of our favourite moments are carved out intentionally to spend time together. Though most of us don’t work in relation to each other, that doesn’t matter. You create the culture of your workspace even if you don’t think you have influence or your name isn’t on the door. Our work culture is community and collaboration.

August 2018

Wine o’clock anyone? Some of our favourite moments are carved out intentionally to spend time together. Though most of us don’t work in relation to each other, that doesn’t matter. You create the culture of your workspace even if you don’t think you have influence or your name isn’t on the door. Our work culture is community and collaboration.

September 2018   The first tables and benches arrived in  Kirby Lane ! Here, we have our members  Jamila  and  Christie  having a meeting and turning them into a workspace.

September 2018

The first tables and benches arrived in Kirby Lane! Here, we have our members Jamila and Christie having a meeting and turning them into a workspace.

October 2018   We often get postcards from our members from their travels and holidays. It absolutely means the world to us! Our members truly make the Collective a fun, accepting, and creative place. It refuels us when our members take the time to send us letters and emails when they’re overseas.

October 2018

We often get postcards from our members from their travels and holidays. It absolutely means the world to us! Our members truly make the Collective a fun, accepting, and creative place. It refuels us when our members take the time to send us letters and emails when they’re overseas.

November 2018   We officially launched  Kirby Lane ! Words can’t truly describe the relief, the emotions and excitement to see our space bring together so many people. It has taken a lot of blood, sweat and tears but we created a wonderful, functional and vibrant space.  Kirby Lane  uplifts this City and it brings a new vibrancy to Bridge Street. We have accomplished a lot in four short months, and we’re excited to how  Kirby Lane  evolves in 2019.

November 2018

We officially launched Kirby Lane! Words can’t truly describe the relief, the emotions and excitement to see our space bring together so many people. It has taken a lot of blood, sweat and tears but we created a wonderful, functional and vibrant space. Kirby Lane uplifts this City and it brings a new vibrancy to Bridge Street. We have accomplished a lot in four short months, and we’re excited to how Kirby Lane evolves in 2019.

December 2018   Busy bee’s hard at work before the Christmas break and New Year. We had such a fulfilling year and we’re very thankful that it was filled with a lot of laughter. We’re incredibly grateful for each member who calls The Collective their office. And we hope we can always be a starting point for people who are new to Nelson. Adios 2018, and hello 2019!

December 2018

Busy bee’s hard at work before the Christmas break and New Year. We had such a fulfilling year and we’re very thankful that it was filled with a lot of laughter. We’re incredibly grateful for each member who calls The Collective their office. And we hope we can always be a starting point for people who are new to Nelson. Adios 2018, and hello 2019!

Christine Donaldson