Coronavirus update

Due to Government guidelines our co-working and meeting spaces are closed. This includes Devonport Guildhall, C Space & Ocean Studios.

Anyone with an ‘All in’ membership will be contacted individually, so we can discuss your options and support. If you have any questions email

We want to help our community at this time, so any new members can still benefit from our support and activities through our other membership tiers. Our new online platform will be broadcasting regularly, to provide business support, as well activities for our young persons and educators alike. Our membership is always evolving, so we can offer you the best of Real Ideas. We want to create opportunity and solve problems, so let’s find a way for us to do this together.

Coronavirus support

Membership never looked so good...

As a member you will have access to our support, insider knowledge, experiences and spaces.

We want to grow our community, so our members can share our creative workshops online, mentoring and consultancy. In addition to our community and news, you can access our co-working spaces, studios and teaching spaces.

Join us - Free

Become a free member and join our community. Share in Real Ideas news, stories and support

Benefits include 

  • Members Newsletter
  • Valuable Sector Insight
  • Priority Invites to experiences
  • Discount on selected activity

During COVID19 we are offering access to a Free 30 Minute business support session including our tools and resources. 

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Connect - £20 per month

Benefits include  

  • 4 full days per month access to our Co-working Desks, Flexible Shared Studio Spaces and Specialist Studios with fixed equipment 
    • (8 sessions per month – each session is 4hrs)
    • Additional sessions can be purchased via our website to extend access to these areas 
  • Members Newsletter featuring Real Ideas leadership and insight 
  • Access to 1hrs Business Support per month 
  • Access to Real Ideas support tools and resources, webinars and events 
  • 20% discount on Real Ideas experiences – e.g. Workshops, Events, Classes, Talks etc.  

As a connect member you will have access to Virtual office facilites including postage and our address. For more details on this you will need to contact the team

Connect members are not responsible for business rates. We will require a minimum 3-month membership commitment. Payment will be taken on a rolling repeat subscription on one calendar month after the first payment. 

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Dedicated - £250 per month

Inclusive of VAT

Benefits include 

  • Private dedicated space: 
    • Secure private studio / workspace inclusive of electricity 
    • Post and delivery collection available 
    • Access to bookable meeting rooms 
    • Self-serve refreshments   
  • Tailored sector specific news and insight 
  • Unlimited access to Real Ideas support tools and resources 
  • Access to 3hrs business support per month 
  • 20% discount on Real Ideas experiences – e.g. Workshops, Events, Classes, Talks etc. 

Members at this level are responsible for their own Business Rates. This means if you are eligible you will be able to apply for Small Business Rates relief schemes. We will require a minimum 3-month membership commitment and payment will be taken on a rolling repeat subscription one calendar month after the first payment. 

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Become a content partner

Become a content partner and join the Real Ideas Organisation to collaborate in the creation of  content and experiences for our physical and digital spaces.

You will have the opportunity to share our space, network and reach. We can help host your ideas or partner in a co-hosting agreement. You will be able to showcase your ideas, events and experiences with our targeted social enterprise, creative, education and business audience segments.

We currently have 300+ members and are growing daily. Our members have access to support, space, experiences, our leadership and insight. As we grow our community, we will focus on our journey toward empowering ideas, creating opportunity, and solving problems.

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What happens next?

You will receive a double opt in email to confirm your registration and then we will be able to contact you regarding your membership selection.  

Memberships linked to spaces will receive an invite to schedule a meeting at the space and go through our requirements. These include a basic health and safety overview, some general onboarding information and a tour of the space. This is mandatory.  

To see our privacy policy click here To see our T&C’s click here  

Cornwall’s coolest co-work

C-Space is a £2 million multi-use co-working space in Newquay, Cornwall. It offers people the chance to connect, collaborate and create under one roof. The renovated building will fuse business and incubation space, as well as a state-of-the-art production studio, event space and a local produce café and bar. 

Membership coming soon to these spaces...

Ocean Studios
Ocean Studios offers a space to create, providing affordable studios and workshop facilities for artists to develop their practices in the heart of the historic Royal William Yard. In addition to individual studios, shared spaces and well-equipped workshops, we also offer award-winning freshly baked bread and delicious pastries at our Column Bakehouse Café.
Liskeard library
The much-loved Liskeard library will be refurbished to provide a flexible reading space for children and adults alike. The space will retain its heritage features and any new additions will be simple and elegant to allow the character and style of the original building to shine through.
Devonport Guildhall
In 2009, Real Ideas embarked a careful and painstaking restoration of Devonport Guildhall to its former glory.

Working closely with Plymouth City Council and the former Devonport Regeneration Community Partnership, RIO renovated Devonport Guildhall with the local community in mind.

Market Hall
The Market Hall will be a world class space for digital innovation.
Building on Devonport’s incredible heritage of innovation and exploration, the Market Hall will be home to an awe-inspiring immersive dome, as well as providing space for people to learn, work, develop new ideas and have fun!

Contact us

Got a question about our membership? Not sure which tier is best suited to you or your business? Get in contact with our team, we’ll be able to answer any of your questions and support you to sign up to a membership that works for you.


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