THE WORK NEAR HOME VISION

The future is local

Where, when and how we work has changed.

We call it the 'Work Near Home' era, and it's based on our belief that spending more time in our local community is key to creating happier societies, healthier high streets, and greater opportunity for all.

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Members

Members are the core of the Patch community. They understand that the world of work is changing and are looking for new solutions to balance their work-life goals.

Our members work across varied sectors from tech to the creative industries. This makes Patch a brilliant place to connect with a diverse professional community in your local area.
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Online Network

We are building an online community for people interested in the Work Near Home world, where we welcome everyone to get involved. We want to hear your ideas and support you with community, inspiration, and resources.

The world of work is changing - have your say on how that happens.
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Local Businesses

Patch believes that strong local economies benefit everyone. We want to see our high streets and communities thrive and we’re committed to being a positive partner of the local business ecosystem.

We are always looking for opportunities to work, collaborate and partner with local businesses, operators and suppliers.
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Community Groups

Because Patch is part of the local fabric, community is central to everything we do. Patch Academy and Market are beautifully designed, well-equipped local venues to host your workshops and events.

From book clubs to coding workshops, we’re interested in supporting you to deliver your mission, in a dynamic and supportive environment.
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Councils and Public Bodies

As a purpose-driven company our mission is to create opportunity for work, people and communities on every UK high street.

We seek meaningful opportunities to work collaboratively with local authorities and public bodies, supporting the goal of creating sustainable and inclusive local economies.
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Partnerships

Patch aims to be the new anchor of the high street. We combine a commercial high street presence, with spaces for community use. This means we’re an exciting environment to help your business or organisation reach new audiences.

We’re motivated by partnerships which have a positive impact in our communities and on the planet.

Join the team

We’re on a mission to reimagine the world of work, and we need brilliant people to help us do it.

Click below to submit a speculative application and we'll be in touch.

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Meet the Patch Team

Abbie Carter

Abbie Carter

Community & Events Executive

Twickenham

Abbie is one half of the community and events team at Patch in Twickenham, where she oversees member experience, partnerships and community interaction. She brings a mix of creativity and logistical know-how from her background in hospitality and operations, and is excited to build Patch into an inspiring destination for connection, conversation and idea-sharing.

Alexa Scott-Dalgleish

Alexa Scott-Dalgleish

Content Marketing Lead

Alexa is responsible for developing and implementing the company's content strategy, from PR and marketing to social media and newsletters. She joins from a background in journalism, PR and copywriting, and particularly enjoys telling the stories of the Patch community and the role Patch is playing in creating a more inclusive and sustainable working world.

Ben Newton

Ben Newton

Head of Operations

Ben is responsible for supporting the site teams in delivering an exceptional experience to all who interact with Patch. He comes from a background managing a wide range of hospitality venues and brands, including music venues, clubs, restaurants, and specialty coffee shops. In his role at Patch, Ben enjoys thinking outside the box when it comes to how we can keep ahead of the curve as we navigate through the Work Near Home landscape.

Clare Mroz

Clare Mroz

Community & Events Executive

Twickenham

Clare is one of our two dynamic Community & Event Executives in Twickenham. Coming from a background in marketing and events management, she has a passion for bringing people together in a warm and inclusive environment. In her role at Patch, Clare enjoys collaborating with local partners to deliver an events programme that the whole community will enjoy.

Conor Moses

Conor Moses

Design Lead

Conor is focussed on the architectural design of future Patch locations. He joins the team from a background split between traditional architectural practice and the tech-enabled start-up world. Building on the success of Patch’s first three locations, he is excited to help expand a network of physical places that help to build local life across the UK. In this, Conor is driven by design which amplifies local pride and supports human connection.

Ed Clark

Ed Clark

Site Director

High Wycombe

Ed is the Site Director in High Wycombe. He manages our vibrant community by enhancing our member experiences, championing public events, and bringing enthusiasm and positivity every day. Drawing from a rich background in Front of House and building management at the prestigious London Palladium, Ed brings a touch of West End magic to Patch.

Elle Pieri

Elle Pieri

Community & Events Executive

Chelmsford

Elle’s primary role is ensuring that all members have the best possible experience. This includes curating a calendar of inspiring events, a highlight of which for her are the regular members’ brunches. Elle is a trained chef and well versed in all things hospitality, with a particular passion for bringing people together through delicious food.

Freddie Fforde

Freddie Fforde

Founder

Freddie leads our commercial and operational functions. He’s started Patch to increase access to opportunity for people based on who they are, not just where they live. With a background in startups, he’s excited about the potential for technology to bring people together.

Jessi Haymon Gorlov

Jessi Haymon Gorlov

Head of Property

Jessi is responsible for finding our Patch sites and managing our partner relationships with property stakeholders. She joins the team from a leading global asset manager and brings over ten years of experience as a real estate lawyer in the City. She is focused on realising the potential of property to drive positive change for people and places.

Josh Moulder

Josh Moulder

New Membership Lead

Josh is responsible for growing the Patch member network. He joins the team from a global workspace operator and brings over ten years of experience in the workspace industry. He enjoys sharing the endless benefits of being a member and supporting the growth of the Patch community in each new location.

Naomi Briffett

Naomi Briffett

Site Director

Chelmsford

Naomi is the Site Director in Chelmsford. She leads the direction of the team, from ensuring next-level service for members to supporting public events. She thrives working in a creative and welcoming community, and brings a wealth of experience from her years with a leading workspace operator in London.

Paloma Strelitz

Paloma Strelitz

Head of Product & Creative Director

As part of Patch’s founding team, Paloma is motivated to create a future world of work that promotes inclusion, sustainability, and well-being. She writes, speaks, and advises on cities, culture, and technology. Paloma is a Harvard University Loeb Fellow and prior to Patch, she co-founded Assemble, the Turner Prize-winning social-impact design studio.

Meet the Patch Investors

We are backed by a deliberately broad mix of investors, with experience in technology, retail, real estate, and civic place making.

Each investor supports our social goals and our mission to build a more inclusive Work Near Home future. Many are already active in founding or leading charitable or social initiatives.

30% of our founding investor group are women, and over 60% reflect minority groups. All are united by the goal for Patch to be an enabler of social change.
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3 Ways to join the Work Near Home community

We’re building a national network of neighbourhood workspaces and will be sharing news, ideas and plans from the Work Near Home world. Sign up to discover more and get involved.

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