officebroker.com Blog: November Round-Up
Catch up on all the property news and highlights from November, as reported on our Blog.
November Business Centre of the Month… Went to Stansted-based Thremhall Park. A superb business centre located practically opposite Stansted Airport, based in 12 acres of parkland on the site of an ancient priory. Thremhall Park ticked all the right boxes with its excellent client offering, customer service and top-notch facilities.
officebroker.com report helps i2 Offices choose new location…officebroker.com’s Insight Report service has played an “invaluable” role in the decision of i2 Offices to take nearly 16,000 sq. ft. of premium office space in Glasgow City Centre. i2 Offices have also announced that their new Marylebone centre has reached 90% occupancy in just 3 months.
Movember… Richard Rees, Simon Renwick and Steve Marsden from Regus joined thousands of other fundraisers around the world and grew moustaches for a month, in the name of men’s health charity Movember.
Central London workstation prices continue to rise… The average cost per workstation of serviced offices in London continued to rise throughout October 2010, according to officebroker.com’s Q3 stats. The remaining regional reports from officebroker.com’s Serviced Office Review series were published on the Stats & Facts page.
The office fire… A small fire in the Marketing & Finance office at officebroker.com HQ kicked off an experiment by Marketing personnel Simon Jones and Jo Disney, who turned the situation to their advantage by trying out alternative methods of working to see which works the best.
- Day 1 ΓÇô Working from Home (Jo Disney | Simon Jones)
- Day 2 ΓÇô The Shared Serviced Office
- Day 3 ΓÇô The Private Office
Vacant space? If you have a spare office, what can you do with it other than letting it sit empty until your next tenant moves in?
The big BCA bash… Representatives from all walks of serviced office life came together at the BCAΓÇÖs annual awards ceremony and black-tie dinner. Eight members of the officebroker.com team took the trip to London and converged on the prestigious Park Lane Hotel in LondonΓÇÖs Piccadilly.
Expansion news… Avanta marked the launch of their new centre on Fetter Lane in central London, Orega celebrated the first anniversary of their Colmore Plaza location in Birmingham, and Ventia added a tenth location to their serviced office portfolio with a new business centre in the City.
Tube strikes… In what is now becoming commonplace for London commuters, Midlands-based Chris Meredith ΓÇô officebroker.comΓÇÖs Head of UK Sales ΓÇô got caught up in a melee of tube strikes and transport problems on a day trip to London, during a visit to several office providers in the capital.
Guest blog with Zach Douglas… Co-founder of serviced office provider Orega joined officebroker.com to share his views on the industry, in our latest Guest Blogger series.
You can now become a Guest Blogger for us too! Get in touch with Jo or Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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