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What is the key to happiness at work? We asked for 5 insights from BizSpacers this International Week of Happiness at Work

2020 has been a rocky road for workers across the UK. Thanks to COVID-19, there are a wide range of unforeseen situations to contend with – from a national lockdown and the mass-adoption of remote working to the threat of redundancy and the introduction of furlough schemes. At times like this, society needs to evolve with the times to maintain wellbeing and mental health. That’s why this International Week of Happiness at Work we decided to ask our very own BizSpacers what their key to happiness at work is.

25 Sep 20

The Future of Work: Is the city dying?

Last week, an article in the Financial Times titled 'Bosses predict permanent shift in working and an evolution for cities' explored the future of work in cities and whether COVID-19 and the mass adoption of home-working has destroyed city working for good. Is home-working here to stay? How will the office change and will we need so many? And are big cities in danger? Khalid Aziz, Marketing Director at BizSpace, responds.

23 Sep 20

Business Centre Manager Preston

Vacancy alert: recruiting for a Business Centre Manager in Preston

21 Sep 20

The rise in start-ups during the coronavirus lockdown

Despite the coronavirus lockdown, June 2020 was a record-breaking month for new business creation in the UK, with entrepreneurs forming a total of 77,574 new start-up companies (a year-on-year increase of 47%). We’ve also seen a spike in demand for office space from newly formed businesses. Join us as we unpack some of the reasons behind the increased numbers of start-ups being formed across the UK. We’ll also share top tips on what it takes to become a successful start-up based on our chats with a career coach who launched his business during the lockdown and is helping others to do the same.

18 Sep 20

How to communicate between satellite offices

Satellite offices are becoming an increasingly common phenomenon. Whilst there are plenty of benefits to regionally distributed setups and the hub and spoke office model, organising effective communication between offices can be challenging without the right approach. This BizSpace guide offers some top tips on how to communicate effectively between satellite offices. Beginning with a section on organising your people and processes, we’ll move on to explore remote communication and how you can encourage cross-office collaboration.

11 Sep 20

New Face at BizSpace: The Rainbow Hub, Swindon

After over 20 years as a Support Worker, Anita Wellsteed recently decided to take the plunge and start her own not-for-profit organisation, The Rainbow Hub, supporting disabled adults and children in Swindon. Anita has chosen BizSpace Swindon to create her safe and secure space, where she says “people with additional needs can visit and find a pot of gold at the end of their rainbow.” Learn more about The Rainbow Hub here.

04 Sep 20

What is it like to work in a satellite office?

As hub and spoke offices increase in popularity and FTSE 100 firms look to adopt decentralised workplace models, many of our customers have been asking us what it’s actually like to work in a satellite office. Join us while we explore what these setups are like for employees and what employers can do to offer the best experience.

27 Aug 20

All is Wells in East Northants

BizSpace, in partnership with East Northamptonshire Council, is providing small businesses in East Northamptonshire with a dedicated, purpose-built business centre. In June 2020, Enterprise Centre East Northants reached completion and the builders handed over the keys. While East Northamptonshire Council owns the building, BizSpace has been chosen to operate the centre on their behalf. But who is leading the charge on the ground? Our brand new Business Centre Manager, Fiona Wells.

21 Aug 20