5 Ways BusinessLodge Co-working Spaces Support Wellbeing

5 Ways BusinessLodge Co-working Spaces Support Wellbeing

Maintaining your team’s mental health and overall wellbeing is crucial for driving success and productivity in your business. At BusinessLodge, our Co-working spaces go beyond mere desks and Wi-Fi – they create an environment that fosters productivity and support. Here’s how our Co-working spaces contribute to your wellbeing:

Improved Focus and Productivity

In a clutter-free, professional setting, your focus and productivity soar. The distinct boundary between work and personal life in coworking spaces signals your brain to gear up for focused work. Plus, the presence of others diligently working around you silently encourages you to stay on track, making you feel more accountable for your work.

Boosted Mood and Reduced Stress

Being part of a BusinessLodge Co-working space not only enhances your mood but also lowers stress levels. The communal atmosphere fosters social interaction, reducing feelings of loneliness commonly experienced in solitary work settings. With a dedicated workspace, distractions fade away, allowing you to escape the commotion of home offices or busy coffee shops. Additionally, our wellness pop ups, such as yoga classes and meditation sessions, promote relaxation and mental clarity, nurturing your overall wellbeing.

Reduced Isolation and Loneliness
Working alongside others in a BusinessLodge Co-working space combats isolation, fostering a sense of belonging. Whether it’s a friendly smile from a fellow coworker or attending social events, you’ll find opportunities to connect with like-minded professionals, forging meaningful relationships.

Increased Sense of Community and Belonging
Our Co-working spaces promote a close-knit community atmosphere, bringing together like-minded individuals with shared ambition for success. You’ll find plenty of chances to collaborate, whether it’s working on projects, sharing ideas or discovering potential partnerships.

Flexibility and Autonomy

Co-working at BusinessLodge provides flexibility in your work hours. Forget about rigid 9-to-5 schedules – work when you’re at your best.


Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Experience the benefits of co-working at BusinessLodge firsthand. Get in touch with us today to discover the tailored, flexible monthly packages we offer.

Client Focus – Creative Kids

Client Focus – Creative Kids

Tell us who you are? What services or products do you offer?

Headquartered in New York, Creative Kids Group is a toy creator and innovator bringing to market joyful, intuitive products that engage children around the world in incredible, productive experiences. For more than 25 years, Creative Kids Group has set a benchmark of standard goals: build confidence, harness creativity, and unleash imaginations.

The company’s diverse brand portfolio includes Sense & Grow, STEAM products, Play-Doh, Miracle Gro, and Glitter Academy among many others.

Let’s play! To learn more about Creative Kids Group, please visit www.creativekids.com and follow the fun on Instagram and Facebook.

How many team members are currently employed – who are they and what do they do?

Roughly 120 across the globe.

Media Contact:

Michelle Hawthorn


Sales Contact:

Daniel DeLapa


What made you want to start your own business / or work for your company?

Creative Kids was started more than 25 years ago with the goal of bringing quality, safe kids’ products to the market at various price points, allowing consumers of many economic statuses to have access.

Why was Bury BusinessLodge chosen as a location / how long have you been here?

Creative Kids is a brand new member of the Bury BusinessLodge family! We were attracted by the central location and space allowed to present our products.

Are you based in any other location?

Creative Kids has offices in New York, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Belarus.

Are you planning anything exciting in the near future… personal or business?

Creative Kids will be launching several new product lines including Nickelodeon Slime!

What’s the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received?

Do the best you can with the best of intentions and you’ll be just fine.

You’re on a team night out, where do you go?


Doggy Focus – Penny from New Era

Doggy Focus – Penny from New Era

Penny is our 5 month old puppy Cocker Spaniel, she lives at home with her 2 sausage dog brothers Wallace and Alfie who she loves fighting with.

She loves playing in the mud and collecting empty plant pots from the greenhouse which is how she’s earned the nickname “Stig of the dump.”

She loves it when her Mum works nights so she can spend the day at BusinessLodge causing trouble and seeking attention from everyone.


BusinessLodge: Empowering SMEs for Growth

BusinessLodge: Empowering SMEs for Growth

As a modern flexible workspace provider, we get it: businesses are always evolving and they need adaptable solutions. For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in particular who face unique challenges, the potential benefits are numerous.

Tailored Spaces for Every Business

Our office locations boast a diverse range of office spaces, from cozy one-person suites to expansive areas accommodating up to 50 people. What sets us apart is our commitment to offering competitive pricing without compromising on quality. Each office size comes with access to our amazing on-site facilities and amenities, ensuring that businesses of all sizes can thrive in our spaces.

Flexibility at Your Fingertips

BusinessLodge understands the need for businesses to scale up or down as their operations evolve. Many of our clients have experienced firsthand the seamless transition from our temporary office space to a more permanent solution. Take Oliver Caunt, Managing Director of JCS Nuclear Solutions, for example. After initially seeking temporary office space following a relocation due to flooding, Oliver and his team found themselves so impressed with BusinessLodge that they decided to make it their permanent home.

Endless Networking Opportunities

At BusinessLodge, we believe in fostering a sense of community and collaboration among our clients. Our coworking spaces, breakout zones, and coffee points provide the perfect setting for spontaneous interactions and idea exchanges. Moreover, we host regular networking events, client socials, and on-site pop-up events to facilitate meaningful connections among our clients. Whether it’s sharing insights over a cup of coffee or collaborating on a project in our breakout zones, BusinessLodge offers endless networking opportunities to help businesses thrive.


With competitive pricing, flexible solutions and a vibrant community, BusinessLodge is the partner of choice for dynamic businesses looking to embrace change and stay ahead of the curve. Enquire today to take your business to the next level!

Client Focus – St. Bart’s Multi-Academy Trust

Client Focus – St. Bart’s Multi-Academy Trust

The St. Bart’s Multi-Academy Trust (Central Team) are delighted to join the BusinessLodge family at Trent House having moved into offices on 10th July 2023.  Previously, the trust were based at its sponser academy (Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy, Longton) since its incorporation in 2013.

We are a West Midlands based Trust, spanning 4 local authorities (Cheshire East, Shropshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire).  Since moving to BusinessLodge, our trust has grown from 19 primary academies (age 3 to 11) to 22 including Abbey Hill Academy and College (age 3 to 19).  This brings our total number of pupils to over 7000 and employees to over 1100.
Our core business is to advance education and our mission is to provide the best education and curriculum in all our schools, enabling every child to realise their full potential.

Our Central Team provides leadership and support to all our academies:

Central Leadership Team
Lisa Sarikaya – Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Ian Hunt – Deputy CEO and Director of School Effectiveness and Standards
Sean Thomson – Deputy CEO
Vickie Keeling – Chief Operations Officer (COO)
Anthony Roche – Chief Finance Officer

Extended Leadership and School Improvement Team
Chris Brislen – School improvement Officer
Claire Tomlinson – School improvement Officer
Eva Cerioni – Training and Development Officer
Gini Cotton – HR Manager
John Collier – Training and Development Officer
Julie Rowlandson – Sustainability Officer
Kelly Deaville – Head of Digital Transformation
Linda Jones – School Improvement Officer
Lisa Henshall – SEND Lead
Sarah Cope – Compliance and Due Diligence Officer

Central Support Team
Charlotte Stokes – Trust Personnel Officer
Chris Leach – Compliance and Risk Manager
Dan Jones – Media
Emina Sarikaya – Administration Assistant
Josephine Edwards – Head of Operations and Executive Assistant
Matthew Latos – Digital Lead
Maxine Parris– Trust Procurement and Contracts Manager
Steve Jones – Trust Business Manager
Steve Robinshaw – Trust ICT Manager

Finance Team
Diane Harrison – Head of Finance
Lisa McLoughlin – Accountant
Sarah Barnes – Trust Finance Officer
Michelle Green – Accounts Assistant
Vivien Hill – Accounts Assistant
Emma Furnival – Assistant Finance Administrator
Jessica Heath – Finance and Administration Officer
Simon Burd – Business Support Manager
Jo Lockett – Business Support Manager

More information can be found on our website and X (Twitter)
We even have our own YouTube Channel!