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The Importance of Blended Offices for Flexible Working

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Wednesday 24th November 2021

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Earlier this year, PwC changed its flexible working deal to provide employees with more freedom and flexibility to decide the best working pattern for themselves. Simon, an analyst relations manager at Logitech, and Dara, who leads PwC’s BXT initiative, have shared their experiences of working in a blended office model. Dara and Simon are both […]

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Office Space enquiries jump 800% after Boris Johnson’s announcement.

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Wednesday 24th February 2021

101 Princess Street Manchester - Serviced Offices Manchester City Centre - Office Space

Enquiries for office space in the major UK cities jumped 800% on Tuesday after Boris Johnson’s announcement that the return to the office is not far away. “The announcement from the Prime Minister has obviously sparked a vote of confidence for UK businesses working out what the return to normal looks like. We are getting […]

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When will offices reopen?

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Friday 29th January 2021

UPDATE 23RD FEBRUARY 2021 From March 29th the Government’s “stay at home” message is removed. However, May is being sighted as a sensible time to reopen an office – with the social contact guidance removed on the 21st June. Many businesses are moving slowly, waiting employee confidence. The general feeling from speaking to businesses owners […]

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Working from Home with Kids – 10 tips on how to survive!

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Tuesday 5th January 2021

Jonathan Ratcliffe with son Tom

As the reality of the next few months sinks in, more parents once again face the hardships of home schooling and home working, we explore how parents can cope with the pressures of working from home with kids (again). “Our hearts literally sank when the Prime Minister said those words “schools are to close” because […]

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Mental health “perfect storm” will affect millions this Winter

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Monday 28th September 2020

A “perfect storm” of mental health stresses is being created with lockdowns, economic anxiety, enforced social distancing, poor weather and isolation – meaning millions of home workers will suffer in silence this Winter. The UK is possibly facing its biggest ever mental health crisis since the WWII this Winter as a combination of many factors […]

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Would you return to the office if you got a free lunch?

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Wednesday 12th August 2020

Following from the success of the “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme, is asking the Government to give free lunches to all city centre office workers to encourage them to return to work with the “Lunch is on us” Campaign. City Centres are struggling; cafes and sandwich shops empty, trains and buses underused – […]

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New £1m Serviced Offices to Open in Nottingham September 2020

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Wednesday 5th August 2020

Workers poised to move into Fenchurch House, a new office development in Nottingham city centre, will be lucky enough to enjoy free beer and coffee on tap in only a few months’ time. The amazing £1m development on King Street, situated just above a Zizzi restaurant in a building called Fenchurch House, boasts a host […]

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Bristol Office Space: St Nicholas House

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Friday 17th July 2020

Looking for office space in Bristol City Centre? Consider viewing St Nicholas House located a short walk from the station, featuring stunning Art Deco design and bright open private serviced office spaces. Availability as of 17th July 2020 Office Number Sqft Desks Price per desk Date Available St. Nicks House – 2.02 152 3 £359.33 […]

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Call to make facemasks compulsory in all offices and workspaces

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Wednesday 15th July 2020

Making facemasks compulsory in all common areas of offices and workspaces would increase employee confidence and help convince staff it is safe to return to our cities and get back to work. “We desperately need everyone back at work, and the confusion about whether it’s safe or not is not helpful at all. Including compulsory […]

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NEW! Oxford Office Space: New Barclay House, Botley Road

Posted by Jonathan Ratcliffe, Friday 10th July 2020

We are pleased to announce the opening of the new Oxford serviced office building at New Barclay House, off Botley Road located next to Seacourt Park & Ride. The centre enjoys a super location off the A420 Botley Road giving access to the City centre one way, and the A34 the other. Fully serviced offices […]

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