By @SimonCocking

Describe the company the elevator pitch …

At Glandore, we create space for business to grow. Established in 2001, Glandore is the leading provider of flexible workspace in Dublin & Belfast. Offering much more than office space, we create environments that encourage, inspire and support the growth of the companies and members we house.

Collaborate, create, connect. Why coworking is the future

How are you different?

Glandore is different because we’re not only about office space. We create a dynamic, supportive and friendly community in which every Glandore Member can grow. We are an Irish family run company. Every day, our goal at Glandore is simple – to offer world class support and genuine care.

With our extensive alumni, 15 years of experience, dynamic mix of companies and partner perks & benefits, the Glandore Members Network is truly unique in the flexible workspace industry in Ireland.

We are also the only flexible workspace provider with its own on-site restaurant, Suesey Street, and luxury event space, No. 25 Fitzwilliam Place.

 Why will the company do well?

We believe that businesses need the right environment to achieve their full potential. So, it’s not only important to us that Glandore does well, we want our member companies to do well too. We believe that if companies feel part of our community, we can assist in helping them to achieve and surpass their goals.

Where are you based?

Glandore has prominent locations in the business and tech hubs of Dublin & Belfast.

We have four properties in Dublin and two properties in Belfast;

Fitzwilliam Hall, Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2

16 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2

33 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2

Grand Canal House, Dublin 4

Arthur House, 41 Arthur Street, BT1 4GB

Arthur Place, 24-26 Arthur Street, BT1 4GF

We also have an exclusive private dining & event space, No. 25 Fitzwilliam Place, and our own on-site restaurant and bar, Suesey Street at 26 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2.

When was the company launched?

Founded by the Kelly family in 2001, Glandore is an Irish, family owned and managed company, still run by the Kelly family today.

 What have been your biggest wins to date?

It’s been fantastic to see companies like Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Ancestry, Eaton Corporation and WorldPay grow within our walls. Glandore has held the position as first home and EMEA headquarters for many international companies.

Since 2001, we have developed long lasting relationships with the many FDI companies and individuals we have hosted. Fifteen years later we’re excited to see many of our alumni returning with their own start-up ventures.

 What type of people (market segment) are you trying to attract to your product?

Glandore Members come a range of different industries, from tech and creative backgrounds to aviation, finance and law. Many are start-ups or freelancers, both local and international, whilst others are large enterprises that have been established for many years.

We work very closely with the IDA and Invest NI in supporting the growth and landing space of FDI companies touching down in Dublin & Belfast, but we also work closely with enterprise and start-up initiatives to support the huge growth we are seeing in the Irish start-up community.

Tell us about your team?

We have a wonderful team renowned for their warm, service and flexible can-do attitude. All of our team members are based on-site and the reason our Glandore Members choose to stay and grow with Glandore, is all down to our brilliant team.

Our team believe in the value of connecting people and sharing experiences. The early days are crucial for any company so we act as concierge, connecting our members with trusted, relevant partners, that can assist with anything from banking and recruitment to housing and childcare.

What are your long term plans for your company?

We will continue to support companies and individuals in Dublin and Belfast throughout their various stages of growth and development. We also plan to launch another location in Dublin mid-2017.

What are your favourite tech gadgets?

We’re very excited as we are just about to launch our online members portal and app, which will offer Glandore Members a community board, partner perks and benefits and an events calendar, along with the ability to book meeting rooms and coworking hotdesks at the touch of a button! As well as this, Glandore Members across our Dublin & Belfast network will be able to engage and interact with each other even further.

Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?

Glandore facilitates an immediate set up in fully fitted, innovative workspace with a focus on flexibility.

We can offer members the ability to scale from one to 350 persons in prime Dublin & Belfast city centre locations, from a business address to coworking and private offices on a ‘pay as you grow’ basis.

How do people get in touch with you?

Join the Glandore Members Network by visiting glandore.ie.

You can also get in touch via phone or email.

Dublin: +353 (0) 1 669 4700

Belfast: +44 (0)28 9044 7100

[email protected]

Don’t forget to follow us on social! Check us out on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook & Instagram via @GlandoreNetwork.


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