Return To Work

Return To Work

Return to Work Guide at BusinessLodge

Over the coming weeks and months, as the stay-at-home restrictions begin to be lifted and businesses start to come back to their physical workspaces, we want to ensure we are doing all we can to help you navigate the process. We want to help you be prepared for your return to your BusinessLodge workspace and ensure the transition is safe, and effective and aligned to the needs of your organisations and people.

We have been working hard to prepare our approach on how we will reoccupy our buildings, considering all safety and control measures needed to ensure everyone’s health and reassurance.

The Return to Work update and FAQs below outline some of the current thinking and planning already in place to support your transition back to your BusinessLodge workspace, as well as managing your expectations as we remobilise our own teams and building processes.

We have developed five core areas of focus which we believe are applicable to each of our buildings and all of our client’s businesses – large and small. These priorities will be developed and evolved over time in line with government guidance and continually informed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and relevant health authority advice.


Case Study: The BestofBury

Case Study: The BestofBury



Thebestofbury have been based at Business Lodge for four and a half years. The company offers marketing support services to over 100 businesses across Bury and so has very specific requirements when it comes to serviced office facilities. 

The requirements

Thebestofbury had not used service office space before and so were taking a huge leap of faith. The owners had looked at various premises but said:

 “As soon as we walked in to Business Lodge, it felt right. We just knew that this would be the place where our business would grow and flourish.”

As a company, Thebestofbury offer various marketing support services to many businesses across the borough. Due to the nature of the business, the need for conference and function spaces was as important as the office space itself.

Thebestofbury run lots of courses and sessions which have different requirements every time, including IT and refreshments. They also often needed meeting rooms at very short notice and several times a year they needed out-of hours-space for up to 70 delegates.

The solution

Business Lodge provided thebestofbury with a small office to get them off the ground and as the company has expanded the team worked closely with the owners to find suitable larger office space. 

Debi Fellone, MD of thebestofbury said:

“ We can’t praise the Business Lodge team enough. They are always able to fulfil our requirements for meeting rooms and conference facilities – with great catering!

“The offices themselves are bright and well maintained and the communal areas, including the break out zones, kitchens, on-site catering facilities and Starbucks, are a real bonus.

“The Business Lodge team are simply incredible.”

The Business Lodge Community

At Business Lodge we pride ourselves on our community spirit. Debi Fellone says:

“There is a fantastic community spirit here at Business Lodge, both amongst the companies based here and the wider business community.

“The communal areas are very well designed and promote lots of social interaction. After 4 years, we know most of the companies on our floor and have made some great friends and even won some business!

“The Business Lodge management team encouraging networking and there is a vibrant Facebook group to keep us all connected and engaged. They also co-host Brunch, bringing together women in business from across the borough.

“The social side of Business Lodge is also very important to us – the annual barbeque is a fantastic opportunity to network with the local business community – and it’s a great party as well.

“Business Lodge are incredibly active in the local business community – they sponsor both the Made in Bury Business Awards and The North West’s Premier Business Fair. In addition, Business Lodge play a key role in local community events including Bury Pride and The Pride of Bury Awards, as well as actively supporting local charities.