Our customers asked – we listened! Electrical Vehicle charging points installed at BusinessLodge Bury and Stoke


At BusinessLodge, one of the North’s leading flex-office space providers, we’ve always been committed to two key things – excellent customer service and remaining at the forefront of technology.

As society as a whole becomes more conscious of our collective carbon footprint, we also strive to operate in as green a way as we can.

Over the past 18 months, we’ve had more and more requests from customers for the installation of Electric vehicle charging points  – and we’re delighted to announce that we’ve just completed an installation at both our sites in Bury and Stoke.

BusinessLodge is a contemporary flexi-business space provider, offering innovative office solutions featuring high-spec serviced facilities as well as providing virtual offices, meeting rooms and conference suites. We’ve always led the way with continuous innovation and it was the natural step to be able to provide a facility for clients to charge their electric cars on site.

As a business with a sharp focus on customer service, we wanted a comprehensive solution that would give us the option of multiple driver groups and charging rates, and the ability to tailor our EV charging pricing to allow clients to benefit from reduced rates, as well as using time-based pricing to encourage off-peak charging, in line with Government guidance.

After extensive research, we partnered with Manchester-based Charge-m8, who provided an impressive proposal which included many beneficial additional features and proved highly cost-effective.

From helping us with the OZEV grant application and holding on-site introduction and training meetings to explain the new system to our clients, Charge-m8 have made our introduction to EV Charging very straightforward.

We know all of our clients are super busy in their own business and so we wanted something that was simple and straightforward to use.

Using the new charging points couldn’t be any easier for BusinessLodge Clients, who are able to use the new 22KW 3-Phase Charge-Points by downloading the free Charge-m8 APP or by scanning a QR code on the charger display. We’ve also built in a system to ensure a fair use policy so that everyone gets the chance to charge their vehicle.

Electric Vehicle Fast Charging has now been installed to satisfy demand as the switch to EVs gathers pace across the UK and more tenants are changing their petrol & diesel vehicles.

With the UK Government widening the eligibility of EV Grant schemes to include landlords (residential & commercial) and small hospitality operators like B&B’s, the demand for professional EV Charger installation continues to increase. “As a vertically integrated charge-point manufacturer, installer and charge-point operator (CPO), with our own in-house fully qualified engineers, we can 100% guarantee the quality of each and every installation as we do it ourselves,” says Julian Smith, Chief Executive Officer at Charge-m8. “We offer a growing range of EV Charging options for the Home and Workplace and as an OZEV (Office for Zero Emission Vehicles) approved Installer for both Domestic & Workplace charge-point installations, we’re really focused on delivering affordable solutions for clients looking to make the first step into EV Charging or expand their current charging provision.”

The BusinessLodge charging schemes feature five Charge-m8 Delta Three-Phase 22KW ChargePoints at each site with dedicated electrical infrastructure to support maximum capacity charging, along with bespoke EV charging-bay signage and floor markings. 

Our clients are already benefitting from this additional facility we have provided – just another thing to help them #lovewhereyouwork.