A BUSINESSMAN from Solihull has launched a novel way to stop home workers’ social skills turning to Jelly.
Information architect Andy Cowin is organising a free ‘time out’ event for people who work from home.
The Jelly event started in New York three years ago and similar schemes in the UK have proved popular. Solihull Jelly will allow home workers to come together for one day to break up the monotony of working from home.
Mr Cowin, aged 50, who also manages the LinkedIn West Midlands Business Network, said: “Isolation is one of the biggest challenges of working from home.
“It can get pretty lonely if you’ve been used to an office environment where you’re surrounded by people. Jelly is a great way for freelancers, home workers and small business owners to escape their home office for a change of scene, a good chat and a shot of inspiration. They give you a chance to meet and work with people in a similar situation in an informal venue.
“All you need to bring is your laptop and mobile phone.”
The event will be held at the Station Cafe Bar in Dorridge on Monday, January 30.
Limited free places are available from http://Solihulljelly.eventbrite.com