IslandWorks Community Open Day at Sheerness Dockyard Church • IslandWorks

IslandWorks Community Open Day at Sheerness Dockyard Church


Sheppey, United Kingdom – July 18, 2023

IslandWorks, an innovative coworking space and business incubator, is excited to announce its grand opening in the historic Dockyard Church on the Isle of Sheppey. With a vision to foster collaboration, support entrepreneurship, and create a vibrant community, IslandWorks offers a range of services to meet the diverse needs of professionals, entrepreneurs, and local businesses.

IslandWorks is not just a traditional coworking space; it is a dynamic hub that brings together individuals from various industries, providing them with an inspiring environment to work, connect, and grow. The facility boasts the following features:

  • Coworking Space for All: IslandWorks offers a flexible and collaborative workspace that caters to individuals from any industry. Whether you’re a freelancer, remote worker, or small business owner, our coworking space provides a vibrant atmosphere conducive to productivity and networking.
  • Start-up Business Incubator: In partnership with the esteemed Kent Foundation, IslandWorks provides a specialized incubation program for aspiring entrepreneurs aged 18-30. This program offers mentorship, resources, and support to help young innovators turn their business ideas into reality.
  • Event Space and Meeting Room Hire: IslandWorks boasts beautifully-spacious modern meeting rooms and event spaces available for hire. Whether hosting corporate meetings, workshops, or networking events, our versatile spaces cater to all business needs.
  • Home of the Sheppey Business Network: IslandWorks proudly houses the Sheppey Business Network, a community of local businesses dedicated to collaboration and mutual growth. Members of the network benefit from exclusive opportunities to connect, share resources, and foster strategic partnerships.
  • Public Coffee Shop: Nestled at the heart of IslandWorks is The Coffee Lounge, a coffee shop open to all. We take great pride in announcing the imminent opening, led by our manager Sharon Morgan, and her exceptional team of skilled baristas. Soon, patrons will be able to indulge in a diverse selection of speciality coffees, all while enjoying a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The Coffee Lounge offers visitors a remarkable opportunity to immerse themselves in the distinctive architecture and models of the renowned Dockyard Church, while simultaneously embracing the spirit of coworking.

IslandWorks understands the power of synergy between its various components. Coworkers enjoy exclusive discounts on meeting room bookings and coffee purchases, while members of the Sheppey Business Network gain complimentary coworking access. Furthermore, IslandWorks offers catering packages for meetings, seamlessly integrating the coffee shop experience into the broader coworking ecosystem. Young entrepreneurs also benefit from the Kent Foundation’s extensive range of free resources available on-site.

“We are thrilled to unveil IslandWorks as a catalyst for collaboration and innovation on the Isle of Sheppey,” said George Beresford, Community Manager of IslandWorks. “Our vision is to create a dynamic ecosystem where professionals, entrepreneurs, and local businesses thrive together, leveraging the power of community and shared resources.”

IslandWorks Community Open Day will take place on 22nd July 2023, 10am-3pm, featuring a series of engaging events, including guest speakers, networking sessions, and guided tours of the premises.

For media inquiries, interviews, or additional information about IslandWorks, please contact:

George Beresford
Community Manager, IslandWorks at Dockyard Church

To learn more about IslandWorks and its offerings, please visit
To learn more about The Kent Foundation and its offerings, please visit
To learn more about the Preservation Trust behind the restoration of the Former Dockyard Church, please visit

About IslandWorks: IslandWorks is a pioneering coworking space and business incubator in the iconic Dockyard Church on the Isle of Sheppey. Committed to fostering collaboration, supporting entrepreneurship, and building a thriving business community, IslandWorks offers a range of services, including coworking spaces, a start-up business incubator, event spaces, a vibrant coffee shop, and the Sheppey Business Network.

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