29 January 2014
Our third Work Lounge is opening tomorrow in Manchester, allowing freelancers, mobile workers and homeworkers to work flexibly in a business environment.
From tomorrow, freelancers, mobile workers, owners of start-up businesses and homeworkers will be able to work at our third Work Lounge in Manchester.
We are in the process of opening a network of coworking spaces at our centres across the UK. Our Work Lounges in Letchworth and Brixton are already up and running and tomorrow sees an open day at our latest location – the Empress Business Centre in Old Trafford, Manchester.
People interested in finding out more about coworking will be able to look around the Manchester Work Lounge between midday and 6pm tomorrow. Those attending the launch event will also be able to take advantage of our fantastic exclusive opening offer of one month’s free membership of the Work Lounge.
Coworking spaces offer a flexible and professional environment for people to work in. As you only need to pay for the amount of time you use, it is a great alternative for people who are not ready to take the step of renting their own premises on a full time basis.
Our Manchester Work Lounge has already been given a test drive by members of the Manchester branch of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The feedback was extremely positive and members thought the space was attractive, bright and spacious.
Simon Edmondson, the branch’s Recruitment Advisor, says the Work Lounge would offer small business owners in Manchester a valuable opportunity to work independently alongside like-minded people.
He says: “This is a huge benefit, especially for people who normally work alone.”
Ian Walker, Business Centre Manager, says the new space offers ultimate flexibility. There is an option to pay a monthly fee, but users can also pay by the hour.
The price includes high speed WiFi, plus free hot and cold drinks, making it great value for money.
It is hoped the space in Manchester will attract homeworkers, freelancers, mobile workers and people with start-up businesses. It will also provide a great base for people who are visiting the city for work.
Ian says: “We wanted to provide a coworking space to help small and fledgling companies grow and thrive. We have carried out customer research and we have given a great deal of thought to what our customers may need and how best to provide it for them.”
Our first Work Lounge opened in Letchworth, Hertfordshire in September and has proved popular. This was followed by a second coworking space in Brixton earlier this month.
To find out more about the space in Manchester, pop in to our open day tomorrow or contact Ian Walker on 0161 8775579.