BusinessLodge, Bury’s leading flex-space provider, is demonstrating it’s commitment to the safety of it’s clients and visitors, as well as the wider community, with the installation of a brand new life saving defibrillator. The new piece of kit, which will be installed at a central outside point at the centre on Barcroft Street, was chosen after consultation with BusinessLodge client the North West Ambulance Service. It’s location will mean that it will also be available for any member of the public to use in an emergency.

Esther Johnson, Health & Safety Manager at BusinessLodge explains more:

“When you look at the statistics, they are really quite sobering. Less than 1 in 10 people in the UK survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. This has been partly attributed to two factors – there aren’t enough people trained to perform CPR when someone has a cardiac arrest and in addition, there aren’t enough defibrillators.”

“As a busy business centre that is open 24 hours a day housing hundreds of clients across 4 buildings, we felt it was our responsibility to be prepared should the worst happen, as well as giving something back to the local community alike. By having a defibrillator on premises and by training team members in CPR, businesses can play an important part in helping more people survive a cardiac arrest. In the installation of a defib at BuisnessLodge, the company is demonstrating to clients, colleagues, visitors and the local community alike that it is committed to taking people’s safety seriously.”

Businesses can play a big part in creating a nation of life savers. Having a defibrillator in your workplace and training colleagues in CPR means that more people will know what do when someone has a cardiac arrest.

Esther Johnson continues: “As life slowly returns to normality, we’re seeing more and more people come through the doors of our centres. We felt it was imperative to ensure that we had the means to offer the best form of support to these people should the worst happen.”

The LIFEPAK CR2 USB was purchased through the defibrillator accreditation scheme. All BusinessLodge first aiders will receive basic training in machine, however as at semi-automatic piece of kit, it is specifically designed to be easy for anyone to use.

In addition, during any calls relating to cardiac arrest in the area to 999, callers will be directed to the BusinessLodge defibrillator and given basic instruction over the phone to deliver potential life saving treatment using the machine.


BusinessLodge, based on Barcroft Street in Bury, has an enviable reputation for providing top-end office facilities combined with exceptional customer service and a true community feel. It’s four unique buildings offer a development of high spec, contemporary serviced offices with a free gym, catering facilities and ample on-site car parking, Minutes from Bury town centre and the M66/M60 motorways, BusinessLodge Bury is easily accessible for commuters.

Three years ago, the business fulfilled ambitious expansion plans with the opening of new premises in Staffordshire to offer innovative office solutions to Stoke’s growing business community. The new building, Trent House, has been finished to an extremely high spec and offers modern serviced offices, virtual offices, meeting rooms and conference facilities, along with catering and relaxation options. The Stoke centre also has a defibrillator.