Makers & Merchants Barossa / and / Workspace Barossa
Shelley Cox is a Barossa-based business operations and people-enthusiast! She left her qualified position as a winemaker in 2018 to start her consultancy business guiding small businesses in the Barossa. She identified the need for a collaborative space for the region’s freelancers and small business and so the co-working solution of Workspace Barossa was born in July 2019. Since then, Workspace Barossa has fostered the Barossa’s entrepreneur ecosystem, reaching 90% capacity, with 48 members and servicing over 100 businesses within & surrounding the region. In June 2020 Shelley extended this offering with her next venture, Makers & Merchants Barossa. This is a fully serviced retail and online space to share regional producer’s stories and sell their products. Shelley was inspired to create a welcoming retail space plus support for those in product-based businesses. She wants to help consolidate costs and minimise risks for product-based businesses. Shelley is a mum of three, and a proud, committed community member who strives to provide support across both industry and regional organisations as well as on the netball court!