Community has always been at the forefront of our business.
We opened Exeter's first and completely independent cowork space in 2012. Since then we've grown and evolved organically to become the space we are today - a cowork space with soul.
Our People. Our Planet.
Our mission is to provide an inclusive and coalescent ecosystem that nurtures the success and growth of businesses with consideration of both people and planet to ensure a positive impact.
2012 | The Launch
'Moving to Exeter was great, but it was challenging to meet the local business community. I'd worked in other cities and found coworking spaces to be the heart of opportunities and new connections, and felt Exeter needed a place for a thriving ecosystem to come together. I found a city centre office space, invited a few connections to join me and this was the launch of the Generator Hub; Exeter's first cowork space'. Neil Finnie
2014 | ONE BECAME TWO
'Like many other entrepreneurs, digital nomads and freelancers, I found the Generator Hub to be a home from home. After chatting to Neil (over a Friday cowork beer) about my own passions for building a strong community of like-minded professionals, there was little doubt that together we could grow and strengthen the community; so one soon became two'. Jim Strong
2016 | down by the river
We later embarked on an exciting opportunity to inhabit a second Generator Hub location, right on Exeter's beautiful and historic quayside. This unique location of the city has its own vibe, and we feel lucky to be immersed around so many quirky and independent eateries, bars and shops, not to mention being close to water and so much nature. With the creation of a whole new community, it was really exciting to watch this grow alongside our more established city centre community.
2018 | THREE IS THE MAGIC NUMBER
'As a freelancer in the science field and soon after having our second child, I decided to join my hubby (Neil) in the cowork community quite early on - and I can't image life without it. When our wonderful space manager left to move abroad, I decided to change career paths and take on this role. Thankfully we now have a great team, meaning I can focus more on the operations and sustainability side of the business whilst remaining immersed in the community'. Liz Finnie
2020 | The great pause
This year doesn't need much explanation, except to say how devastating it was to see the hussle and bussle of the hubs cease overnight. We are so thankful to our community in remaining strong and loyal; our members recognised the importance of having a space to come back to so supported us in so many ways. This pause also enabled us to reflect on the business and consolidate to one location, sadly closing down our city space. The upside is, we now have all our members under one roof.
2022 | 10 years & more
This year we celebrate 10 years of the Generator Hub and can reflect back on this time with many happy memories of all the great staff and members - past, present and future - alongside all the events, collaborations and friendships that have been and continue to happen. We are looking forward to the next 10 year journey with our Generator Hub family.