Under new Management since November 2022
I'd been co-working at Meraki Workspace for 6 months when the opportunity arose to take it over. I had spent time in 3 different co-working spaces prior in Hamilton so I was pleased to be closer to home in Cambridge. I've been working hard on connecting with and becoming part of the local business community.
Meraki was originally founded in August 2016 and the original owner is still in business with us. Prior to Meraki I had been working from home for 6 months, post covid lock downs in 2021. The home office was fine but I found it difficult to create balance work life balance. Distractions were always eminent and when you live rural the human connection can be difficult too.
The other co-working spaces I had worked in the past were all located in Hamilton and having worked in all of those places, the 1 hour commute from my South Waikato home wasn't looking so bad. However it was not only unsustainable, it was also uneconomical and that's why I found Meraki as such a treasure.
Meraki's Vision was and continues to be;
A space for all the amazing business owners, freelancers and mobile employees of Cambridge to come together.
To support each other and grow together.
A space dedicated for them - where they don't have to feel stink about taking someone else's spot or have to deal with a poor wifi connection.
A metropolitan concept in small town New Zealand
So that the people of Cambridge can truly live and work here and not have to commute to other places.
Because here is the thing:
When every aspect of your business depends on you, and you are working somewhere that is distracting or lonely, progress can feel almost impossible.
That's why our goal at Meraki is to create a community where locals support each other and grow together.
We tackle this big audacious goal by creating space for three essential things, co-working, meeting and community.
We know that a lot of people find the process of building a business isolating and they struggle to find options for growth that are flexible.
We know that most people need dedicated time, space and support to continue developing their ideas.
So we created an organisation that is exclusively dedicated to helping communities and the people in them do just that, flourish, grow, succeed.
The point we're trying to make is:
Running and growing your own business is hard.
Working from your dining room table is hard.
We have a solution for you to make it a little bit less hard in a lot of different ways.
We'd love to show you how we do that.
If you're keen to find out more click below and go on a journey with us.
The Meraki Team
Archana Trembath - Director
Archana is a Landscape Designer by trade, a real creative at heart. She is passionate about the environment and sustainable design.
She has a Diploma in Technology and years of experience in the customer service and support work industry prior to becoming a designer. She holds people close to her heart and enjoys connecting with others.
At Meraki Workspace you will find her managing the space as well as connecting and collaborating with members. Archana handles all the day to day operations and communications of Meraki.
Nathan Trembath - Director
Nathan also comes from the Horticulture industry. He also runs his own business as the owner/operator of Outer Haven Farms which is a no dig, natural, spray free micro farm in South Waikato.
He is the financial coordinator of the business and also hands any hands on projects/ maintenance of the space. You may see Nathan in the space from time to time working on said projects.
Susanne Lorenz - Founder
Susanne is your textbook serial entrepreneur - after completing her Bachelor majoring in Accounting of all things, she's set out to start her first online business, the smart VA.
Today she is a certified life and business coach for busy mumpreneurs - helping and supporting other mums in business to discover their wildest dreams and making them a reality.