The Jelly Story
Jelly was established in 2006 when two New York freelancers were talking about a major drawback of working alone; namely the lack of company.
They decided to invite a group of freelancers to bring their laptops and work together in their apartment for the day, and called it Jelly as they were eating Jelly beans at the time!
A wiki page followed shortly thereafter as news of Jelly spread and it is still used heavily by most Jelly organisers to promote their events held around the world.
Co-working means meeting up with like-minded people to work together in a different environment, to exchange help and advice, and maybe come up with a new idea to collaborate on.
Jelly’s differ from networking in that the aim is not to ultimately to find new clients or to just sell yourself or your business.
The Jelly’s help build a cohesive local economy, especially in rural areas, especially within Devon / Cornwall / Somerset and Dorset where there is a strong number of small/micro businesses.
Jelly South West was born from just one Jelly in Honiton per month 4 years ago, over time Jelly South West has grown to demand to now 7 locations per month pre covid.
Jelly South West has also formed its own collaboration events, and so far worked with several co working venues, along with regular events with Essence of Exeter, Grow, Lyme Bay Ladies, Business Information Point and Cosmic... watch out for more..... all sharing the same ethos.
Coworking | Speakers & Workshops
Jelly SW offers itself as a platform for speakers and workshops provided by freelancers | small businesses for freelancers and small businesses / start ups.
Meet the Jelly Lady
Louise Pallister Turley
Jelly Lady & Graphic Designer
I started the Jelly's after running a local netwoking event and was asked about the Jelly concept, from this conversation I learnt about the Jelly ethos and decided the South West is full of fellow small businesses and freelancers that would benefit from getting together and building a community.
Jelly South West was born.... and fortunately the co-working boom also happened giving Jelly's the venues and recognition to blossom...