The flexible working phenomenon is upon us, giving employees and entrepreneurs the chance to work in a way that better suits their lifestyle and needs. In fact, it’s been growing in popularity in the 21st century, shaping the modern workplace -arguably- for the better. Flexible working is now a more recognised concept, with 77 per […]
10 Start-ups to watch out for in 2017, Could they float on the stock market too? Start-up businesses by new and serial entrepreneurs are one of the most exciting things happening to our business economy. We have seen a huge rise in new companies forming over the past couple of years. Most aim to keep […]
By: The Social Shop Founding Director www.thesocialshop.co.uk After noticing a gap in the market for a social media marketing agency for SME’s, I launched The Social Shop late in 2013 after spending 8 years working my way up recruiting for the marketing and advertising agency sector. Knowing I had 3 month’s wages in the bank […]
Read about the incredible rise in the flexible office market around the UK in our latest blog. It’s estimated that the current market is worth £16 Billion, so in another 9 years, could we really be looking at a valuation of £126 Billion? Some have even said this could be undervalued by 20%. It wouldn’t surprise us!! It’s […]
Some interesting research has been collated by ParcelLive.com using data from the Office of National Statistics and Transport for London to highlight the best and worst London boroughs for business longevity.
With the news that one of our operators has gone under offer to take space in The Shard, it clearly demonstrates that flexible workspace operators are now offering not only an invaluable level of service, but aesthetically, some of the best office spaces in London and across the UK. London has various commercial skyscrapers with many of them now offering flexible serviced offices, with exceptional design and breath taking views. With the advent of flexible working, they’re rapidly becoming more and more popular for SMEs as well as large corporations. SME’s are increasingly looking for Grade A, iconic space on a flexible basis and our operators now have space in The Shard, The Gherkin, Heron Tower, The Leadenhall Building, Broadgate Tower, Tower 42, CityPoint, 1 Canada Square E14, 40 Bank Street E14, Euston Tower and Millbank Tower, all of which are among some of the best serviced office spaces in London.
Co-working involves working with and alongside others. There is an abundant amount of reasons for why that’s helpful. Being around like-minded people inspires you to be creative, and focus. Plus, it’s encouraging to know there are others in the same boat as you. All of them – working on something that’s important to them.
In recent years, major companies have begun to introduce the idea of the all-inclusive office – most famously, Google’s US headquarters, with their quirky décor, chill-out rooms and open plan spaces. The idea is to encourage a more holistic work experience, with gyms, lounges, cafeterias and a mind-boggling range of other facilities to keep employees healthy, happy and motivated. Until recently, the only way to get these perks was to work for a corporation big enough to afford them in their permanent office space – but this coming January, The Office Group will open the doors on their renovated serviced offices at Henry Wood House and offer London an entirely new breed of workspace.
Leased spaces have historically been the preferred option for small and larger businesses. Yet things have gradually begun to change and Serviced Office spaces have come into the frame. The technological changes we’ve been dealing with have morphed into changing the dynamics of the office space industry. Serviced offices are becoming more popular, for several reasons which we will explore.
Searching for office space doesn’t have to be a daunting task, especially if you are looking for your first office. Other than your budget there are a few points that Loc8 consider to be ‘major’ factors that will require your consideration before you start your search and this will ultimately determine your search criteria. Loc8 understand that every company is different and only you will know in which order of importance these come.