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From cleaning to coworking

Former Bristol Grammar School student and our Young Enterprise entrepreneur in residence has gone on to launch another business in pursuit of growing his local business empire. OB Joseph Edwards, who left BGS in 2008 and set up Gleem (, a higher quality cleaning service for homes and businesses in Bristol and Bath, has now moved on to his second venture Raw Space Coworking (

Joseph tells us that the idea started whilst he was searching for a new office location for Gleem, but when he found the perfect space for a business idea he'd been thinking about for some time, he knew the timing was right to expand. After some business planning and securing the building, the space is now complete and open to the public.

Raw Space aims to offer much more than just a desk and a chair, seeking to develop and nurture a culture of collaboration and community in the heart of Bristol's local independents on Gloucester Road. The space itself provides a variety of different environments to help people to find their focus. The community approach is underpinned by Raw Space's app that helps members to manage bookings, desk reservations, chat with fellow members and communicate with the plethora of mentors and experts that Raw Space has connected with.

Seeing a gap in the market and an opportunity, he set out researching and developing his own unique offering. With his previous business experience of growing Gleem into a local hero, he has a wealth of experience and contacts on which to draw.

Joseph's cleaning company can be found at and Bristol's newest coworking space can be found at 111 Gloucester Road (or

Congratulations Joseph on your continued success; we look forward to hearing more about your ventures in the future.