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.

Conclusion

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.

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.

Conclusion

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!

Meet the Team – Sam Gibbs – Bury’s New Centre Manager

Meet the Team – Sam Gibbs – Bury’s New Centre Manager

If you’ve been around BusinessLodge Bury lately, you might have already noticed a friendly new face. Sam officially joined our team on Friday, March 1st, taking over from Lisa as our new centre manager.
Recognising the importance of the role, we knew that it would take someone extra special to fill it – and so we’re absolutely delighted to introduce the latest addition to the team, Sam Gibbs.

A familiar face to many in Bury, Sam’s deep ties to the community and extensive experience in hospitality make her a natural fit for this role.

So without further ado, we’re thrilled to welcome Sam!

You are the Bury Centre Manager – what does that mean in real terms?

I am here to oversee the day to day running of our Business Centre, to ensure the customer journey is an exceptional one. I deal with all the new sales enquiries, matching new clients with the perfect office for them.

What is the best part of the job?

Meeting new clients and ensuring our existing clients are happy. I love engaging with the business community and developing new relationships (you’ll often catch me at a good networking meeting or local events).

Can you tell us a bit about your career background?

I stepped into my first hospitality role at 19 at The Midland in Manchester and have mainly worked in hotels since then. I have done several roles within hotels ranging from Reception in my early years to General Manager later in my career. In Nov 2019, I took over The Major in Ramsbottom, as some of you already know, as I had the pleasure of serving one or two of you during my time there. Sadly, Covid, amongst other factors, impacted my plans and the rest is history. The main highlights of my career were 5 years as Reception Manager with Hilton Hotels and 11 years as Meeting and Events Sales Manager with Village Hotels – Am I old enough to have had so many roles???????

What made you want to join BusinessLodge?

I have been in and out of BL for several years, in different roles within the town, and have known Kate (MD of BL) for over 10 years. I love the friendly feel around the offices and absolutely love working in my hometown. Where I can, I love connecting people who can collaborate in business, so the opportunity to work with so many different businesses is amazing. For me, this role is a really nice combination of various roles I have had in the past.

Do you plan to make any changes?

We are already in the planning process for an amazing new coworking space, which will hopefully be ready soon – watch this space. A great new brand coming into service: Grab and Go, offering. Other than that, I never make too many decisions in the first few months. I like to really get to know a place before I implement change.

What’s your superpower?

A good eye for detail.

BusinessLodge Bury: Employee Appreciation Day

BusinessLodge Bury: Employee Appreciation Day

At BusinessLodge Bury, we love to celebrate our incredible team. We take every day as an opportunity to recognise the hard work, dedication and passion of our amazing team members. In honour of National Employee Appreciation Day, we wanted to do something extra special for the individuals who truly make BusinessLodge Bury a special place.

Meet Our Outstanding Team Members

Kate Holt –  Managing Director
Kate is an outstanding leader and a strong pillar of support for her team. Her forward-thinking approach and unwavering commitment are the driving forces behind the success of BusinessLodge Bury. With a strong business mindset, Kate navigates challenges effectively, promoting innovation and creating an environment where everyone can thrive

Emma – Assistant Centre Manager
Emma plays a crucial role as Assistant Centre Manager, ensuring our operations run smoothly and efficiently. Her proactive attitude and strong leadership skills guarantee seamless operations. Additionally, her exceptional communication skills and emotional intelligence enable her to build strong rapport and cultivate professional relationships with clients, ensuring their satisfaction and fostering long-lasting connections.

Rebecca – Operations Assistant
Rebecca’s support as an Operations Assistant is invaluable in keeping our day-to-day operations running smoothly. With exceptional communication skills, Rebecca ensures seamless collaboration with every task. Her proactive attitude and willingness to go the extra mile never go unnoticed.

Esther – Health and Safety / Operations Assistant
Esther’s dedication to health and safety, coupled with her operational support, keeps our workplace safe and secure. As a green champion, Esther plays a crucial role in promoting our values as an eco-friendly workplace and shares valuable tips with clients and colleagues on saving money and preserving the planet.

Anna – Accounts and Admin
Anna’s meticulous attention to detail and unwavering dedication ensure that our accounts remain impeccably organised. With strong logical thinking and efficient problem-solving abilities, Anna is a highly valued member of our team.

Polly – Operations and Design 
Polly’s creativity and practical expertise bring energy to our workspace. Whether she’s brainstorming creative solutions or enhancing our processes, Polly consistently delivers results with precision and excellence.

Yasmine – Reception Team 
Yasmine’s dedication is remarkable. Her friendly demeanor and proactive approach make her invaluable. She goes above and beyond for both her team and our clients, creating a welcoming atmosphere with her warmth and willingness to assist.

Dani – Reception Team
As a member of our receptionist team, Dani warmly welcomes everyone who enters our doors. With amazing organisational skills, Dani expertly manages parcels for our clients.

Lynn – Reception Team 
Lynn’s professionalism and eagerness to assist are vital to our reception team. Her ability to multitask and solve problems ensures that every visitor’s needs are efficiently and gracefully addressed.

Paul – Facilities 
Paul’s expertise in facilities management keeps our premises in top-notch condition. His proactive approach and can-do attitude make him an invaluable asset to our team.

A Heartfelt Thank You

On this National Employee Appreciation Day, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every member of our phenomenal team. Your hard work, dedication and passion are the driving force behind our success and we couldn’t be more grateful to have you on board.

Here’s to many more achievements and milestones together!

BusinessLodge Stoke: Employee Appreciation Day

BusinessLodge Stoke: Employee Appreciation Day

This National Employee Appreciation Day, we’re taking a moment to celebrate the heart and soul of BusinessLodge Stoke: our exceptional team. Behind the scenes, our dedicated members pour their passion and energy into creating a thriving community hub. As we honor their unwavering commitment, we’re excited to shine a spotlight on each member who contributes to our shared success.

Meet Our Incredible Team

Kate – Managing Director
Thanks to Kate’s exceptional leadership, BusinessLodge Stoke is flourishing. Her forward-thinking approach and steadfast dedication motivate us to aim higher and achieve more. She’s proactive, organised and deeply passionate about supporting local businesses.

Paula – Centre Manager
Paula is essential in ensuring our clients are happy and our offices are thriving. With her exceptional communication skills and emotional intelligence, she not only fosters professional relationships but also creates a warm and inviting atmosphere with her fun and bubbly personality. Paula’s ability to connect with clients ensures their satisfaction and cultivates lasting connections, contributing to our overall success

Mike – Assistant Centre Manager
Mike, our dedicated Assistant Centre Manager, plays a key role in ensuring our operations run smoothly and efficiently. Mike always steps up whenever needed and can always be counted on to lend a helping hand. Mike’s proactive approach is evident in his approach to supporting his team and ensuring our clients receive the best experience possible. Mike leads our pop-up initiative, offering our clients various opportunities to connect and learn. From well-being workshops and food stands to invaluable business advice, there’s something for every business.

Mairead – Operations Assistant
Mairead stands out for her upbeat demeanor and eagerness to support both colleagues and clients. Her adept problem-solving and organisational skills make her as a vital asset to the team. Mairead’s exceptional communication skills ensure seamless collaboration, while her remarkable attention to detail guarantees accuracy in all tasks.

Lee – Facilities Coordinator/Caretaker
Lee is a familiar and friendly presence in our building, recognised by many of our clients. With his can-do attitude and positive demeanor, he’s an indispensable member of our team. Lee’s exceptional problem-solving skills ensure our premises are always in top-notch condition. Furthermore, as a green champion, he plays a crucial role in promoting our values as an eco-friendly workplace and shares valuable tips with clients and colleagues on saving money and preserving the planet.

Siobhan – Receptionist Team
Siobhan adds a professional touch to our reception, managing tasks with efficiency and precision. Her friendly demeanor creates a welcoming atmosphere for both clients and team members, enhancing the overall experience for everyone.

Olivia – Receptionist Team
Olivia warmly welcomes everyone who comes into our buildings with a friendly smile. Her helpful attitude ensures that our clients are happy and that everything runs smoothly.

A Heartfelt Thank You

On this National Employee Appreciation Day, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every member of our amazing team who bring BusinessLodge Stoke to life every day. Your hard work, dedication and passion are the driving force behind our success and we couldn’t be more grateful to have you on board.

Here’s to many more achievements and milestones together!

Be part of the Buzz at BusinessLodge

Be part of the Buzz at BusinessLodge

Join a Thriving Community

At BusinessLodge, we pride ourselves on our community-centered approach. Our modern workspace provides ample opportunities to network and build your community. With inviting communal spaces, comfortable breakout zones, cutting-edge meeting rooms, catering services and more, BusinessLodge has something to benefit every business. Whether you’re a solo entrepreneur or leading a team of 120, we take pride in fostering a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere across all our locations.

With regular networking events, client socials and on-site pop-up events, there’s lots of opportunities for you to connect with others and build meaningful relationships in the workplace. Whether it’s sharing a coffee break at our popular coffee points, taking some time out in our breakout areas or joining in on team-building activities like our annual Easter Egg Hunt, BusinessLodge is committed to creating a vibrant and supportive community where businesses thrive and friendships flourish.

Make a Lasting Impression

To ensure you make a lasting impression, BusinessLodge offers contemporary meeting and conference rooms equipped with cutting-edge technology. These spaces are designed to facilitate productive discussions and presentations, setting the stage for successful meetings.

In addition, we provide access to popular Dapapods, which are high-quality office meeting pods. These pods are perfect for impromptu calls or meetings where privacy and quiet are needed. Oliver Caunt from John Caunt Scientific Ltd. attests to their quality, comfort and soundproofing, noting that they enhance professionalism during video calls and presentations. Plus, they offer seamless access to BusinessLodge Wi-Fi, ensuring uninterrupted connectivity.

Moreover, our reception area is staffed daily to offer call answering and administrative support. Our friendly receptionists are ready to assist with any enquiries or assistance you may require, further enhancing the professional atmosphere and ensuring smooth operations throughout your workday.

Prioritise What Matters Most

At BusinessLodge, we understand the importance of safeguarding your business, allowing you to concentrate on your core tasks with peace of mind.

One of the key features we offer is easy access to a safe and convenient on-site car park. Our car park is enhanced with state-of-the-art security measures, including CCTV surveillance and advanced number plate recognition barriers. With these security measures in place, you can focus on what matters most – your business.

Moreover, we provide 24/7 access security and CCTV surveillance across all our facilities. This ensures comprehensive monitoring and protection of your workspace, even during non-business hours, providing an added layer of security for your peace of mind.

Additionally, we understand the hassle of managing incoming mail and parcels. That’s why our expert team takes care of it for you. With years of experience managing hundreds of parcels weekly, you can trust us to handle your mail efficiently and securely. Whether it’s receiving packages, sorting mail or forwarding important documents, our dedicated team ensures that your postal needs are met promptly and professionally.

An Office Provider That Cares

We demonstrate our commitment  by hosting regular pop-ups featuring local businesses and charitable organisations. These events not only help the local economy but also give our clients chances to enjoy wellbeing activities, delicious food and other useful resources.

In line with our focus on wellbeing, we organise various initiatives aimed at promoting a healthy work-life balance among our members. From wellbeing events and art exhibitions to our break out areas, on-site gym and games room, we strive to create a supportive environment where individuals can thrive both personally and professionally.

Furthermore, we believe in giving back to the community, which is why we organise events such as raffles and cake sales to support charitable causes. One notable initiative is our partnership with Young Carers, where proceeds from our events in Stoke go towards assisting young carers in the North Staffordshire area. By participating in these activities, our clients not only contribute to a worthy cause but also foster a sense of camaraderie and goodwill within our BusinessLodge community.

Start your BusinessLodge Journey

If you’re looking for more than just a workplace, consider BusinessLodge, where you’ll not only find an office, but a unique community. Contact us to start your journey!