Workspace Barossa opens in Tanunda

One of Tanunda's most iconic main street buildings has had a major revamp and everyone's invited to be a tenant.

Workspace Barossa is an exciting new business venture from husband and wife team, Shelley and Sam Cox, incorporating modern work practices with old fashioned community values.

The pair have renovated and refurbished the 'old music store' in the Schrapel building into a vibrant, collaborative and supportive co-working meeting and office space.

Ms Cox, a winemaker and business consultant, said the idea was born when she started her own business, Compass Collective, and began working from home.

"While it's a dream for many to work from home, I found the experience a little lonely and, at times, de-motivating," Ms Cox said.

"It's only natural to crave community and collaboration, which is why flexible workspaces have been growing in recent years and are proven to improve staff productivity.

"We want to challenge the way we traditionally work and inspire collaboration across the Barossa.

"Workspace Barossa provides a professional and welcoming space, either as a satellite office for regional teams or giving support and focus for those working for themselves and entrepreneurs.

"This space is exactly what I needed when I started working from home and I'm proud to be able to offer this facility to the Barossa."

Workspace Barossa offers wi-fi, printing, meeting spaces and dedicated desk areas across a range of membership arrangements.

The workspace is also available for events, functions and business networking workshops, giving members the opportunity to help others and connect with like-minded co-workers.

Mr Cox, an IT consultant, is also on hand to assist with any technical requirements and business support.

"I know there are many people in the Barossa who, like me, have spent countless hours on the commute to and from Adelaide for work and this space means that could soon be a thing of the past," Mr Cox said.

"We'd love to invite anyone keen on becoming part of our community to stop in, see the space and join us."

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