The past three years have been interesting to say the least. The pandemic, Brexit and economic crisis have all had a huge impact and have changed the way many businesses operate in countless ways. A key trend has been the launch of many new businesses as would-be entrepreneurs took time to fulfil their dreams of launching their own venture. BusinessLodge, Bury and Stoke’s leading business centres, are proud to offer a range of facilities to support start ups and help them thrive in to successful businesses.

Getting you started
Our Virtual Office Services are fantastic for start-up businesses to begin on the right foot – giving the right impression. This might be for you if:
• You don’t want a permanent office but need a receptionist service
• You want management of your front of house business needs
• You are a start up business and want to keep your costs down
• You are testing the water in a new location
• You want to be part of a thriving business community

Our virtual office service offers everything you will need to get started with the right first impression and includes:
Business address – A business address will enhance your professional image on your correspondence and marketing materials. Through our service, we will not only provide you with an address, we’ll sort and forward on your mail to you.
Call answering service-First impressions count – and that often starts with a phone call. Our fully trained receptionists can take care of your calls and add a touch of professionalism, answering with your company name and transferring them directly to you.
The telephone service can also include a call forwarding option and we’re able to offer an additional app to enable the client to make or receive calls using their landline number provided by BusinessLodge – which is proving particularly popular at the moment.

In addition, we offer a full virtual office service which we can tailor to your specific requirements, including:
• Office space on an ad-hoc basis
• Co-working
• Meeting room use
• Mail forwarding
• We can also offer a business Registered address for an extra cost per Annum if the client is taking a postal , telephone service or both.

Co working
Fed up of looking at the same four walls and talking to the cat? Working from home can be great – a novelty even – but for many people, it can also be very lonely. Mental health is higher on the agenda than ever before, and we able to support small businesses with this by offering co-working space, building a sense of community in the workplace to make a huge difference to an employee’s wellbeing, even if you’re a one-man band.

As Co-working becomes increasingly popular, even smaller businesses can benefit from building their own community through shared space, building their network and working side-by-side with others from different industries.
Our innovative, modern co-working space is the perfect place to help young businesses thrive, network, and generate ideas and benefit from full use of all of our facilities – from just £150 +VAT per month.

Small and Shared offices
If you are at the point where you’d like a place of your own. We offer a range of small one and two person offices in both of our centres, starting from as little as £175 +VAT per month. They offer a great opportunity to fully become part of the BusinessLodge community.
Meeting rooms
Sometimes, smaller businesses will need more space. Workshops, seminars, events and high profile meetings all require a place to work from – and Business Lodge can help out. We offer a range of meeting rooms for hire, providing a tailored approach in a professional environment. Tailored is the key word here – whatever a business needs, we can work with them, from tea and coffee making facilities to stationery and projectors, or a light lunch delivered to your room. And if you need a time out, visit our breakout spaces for a coffee – or a game of table tennis or air-hockey.
Our on-site management team will be on hand to offer assistance, to ensure that your business is projecting the very best first impression. We’re here to support your business with meeting solutions in a professional and friendly environment. Rooms are available to hire from hour to a full day. We have spaces for 2-50 people and they are equipped with everything you may need.

Building a sense of community in the workplace will make a huge difference to an employee’s wellbeing, even if you’re a one-man band.
Being part of a flex-working space means that you will instantly become part of a community, whatever your circumstances.
Client’s can also benefit from our games room, with each centre offering a range of different activities such as football tables, air hockey or table tennis – intended for R&R, it’s not unheard of for very productive meetings to take place in the games room! Our wellbeing courtyard at Bury is incredibly popular.