Navigating the Future of Flex Space: Insights from the 2023 UK Market Report

Navigating the Future of Flex Space: Insights from the 2023 UK Market Report

Meeting Demand: Key Amenities

The report highlights the rising importance of amenities for workspace users. BusinessLodge Bury and Stoke excel in providing sought-after features like parking and 24-hour access, addressing our clients’ demands.

Furnished offices are a top priority, and BusinessLodge meets this need with contemporary serviced spaces, designed meticulously for the modern workforce.

Community-Driven Spaces

Emphasising a community-driven approach, BusinessLodge structures its buildings with communal spaces and unique features like a games room in Stoke and a cafe in Bury.

Client satisfaction is paramount. BusinessLodge has garnered many positive reviews, praising our friendly staff and vibrant community environment, reinforcing the report’s focus on service and brand differentiation.

Our Sustainability Commitment

Addressing the growing interest in sustainability, BusinessLodge integrates eco-friendly practices across its workspaces. The Green Champions program, led by individuals like Lee Arnold in Stoke and Polly, Esther, and Paul in Bury, fosters eco-consciousness.

Your Flex Space Partner

Our commitment to providing more than just an office aligns seamlessly with the insights from the UK market report. Choose BusinessLodge for a tailored, community-driven experience that anticipates and meets your evolving needs.

Exploring the Link Between Office Design and Productivity

Exploring the Link Between Office Design and Productivity


Believe it or not, your workplace’s design plays a pivotal role in shaping your team’s productivity. At a time where the average employee spends 36.4 hours a week at work (ONS, 2023), creating an inspiring workspace is essential for fostering a happier, healthier and more efficient workforce.

The Productivity Challenge

Productivity is more than a simple measure of output per input; it’s about creating an environment that enables employees to thrive. However, achieving this in the workplace is not always straightforward. The challenge lies in ensuring that your office space is designed to support the well-being of your employees.

The Impact of a Quality Workspace Design

A well-designed workspace contributes to a less stressful and more productive atmosphere. Employers must consider the physical work environment of their employees, as comfort and calmness are crucial factors in unlocking their best work.

Research consistently shows that an organised and ambient office space not only enhances energy levels but also reduces stress, ultimately leading to improved productivity. To put it in simple terms, employees happy in their work environment are more likely to be happy with their jobs.

Recognising the importance of office design, there’s even an international organisation, the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL), dedicated to establishing requirements for creating productive and comfortable indoor environments. While becoming WELL Certified might not be an immediate goal for every business, embracing its principles can contribute to a healthier workplace.

The WELL Building Standard focuses on seven key concepts of building performance: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort, and Mind. Even without a substantial budget, companies can apply these principles to create a healthier and more conducive work environment.

BusinessLodge’s Approach

At BusinessLodge, we understand the significance of going beyond traditional office setups. Our spaces offer more than just cubicles; we provide collaborative zones, focus-driven work booths and social areas. Our diverse office designs aim to create an environment that fosters innovation, understanding and most importantly, enhanced productivity. From our on-site gym and outdoor spaces to our grab and go facilities and break out areas, BusinessLodge excels in meeting every principle of the WELL Building Standard.


In the pursuit of maximising productivity, don’t underestimate the impact of your workplace design. Whether you’re implementing principles from the WELL Building Standard or exploring innovative office solutions like BusinessLodge, investing in a thoughtful and employee-centric workspace can lead to a happier, healthier and more efficient team.

The Power of Community in the Workplace

The Power of Community in the Workplace

“Community creates belonging. And belonging can motivate members to elevate their performance and dedication to what they care about most”  – Forbes. Businesses are now recognising the immense value of fostering a sense of togetherness and belonging among their employees. This is where BusinessLodge shines.

Redefining the concept of community in the workplace

BusinessLodge offers a wide range of services and facilities, from meeting and conference rooms to virtual offices and co-working spaces. But what truly sets them apart is their unwavering commitment to building a vibrant and interconnected community within their workspaces.

Fostering collaboration and connection

In today’s digital age, where remote work is increasingly prevalent, the need for physical spaces that encourages collaboration and connection is paramount. BusinessLodge understands this need and has created work environments that cater to a modern workforce. Their facilities include communal spaces, break-out zones, a games room (as seen in their Stoke location), and even a fully-equipped gym. These amenities are designed to promote interaction and break down the barriers that often isolate employees in traditional office settings.

A holistic approach

Good food and coffee are more than just perks in the workplace; they are essential fuel for productivity. BusinessLodge recognises this, with our cafe in Bury, coffee points, and grab-and-go food service. We understand that well-nourished employees are happier, healthier and more focused, leading to increased overall productivity.

Whether you’re a one-person startup or part of a 120-strong team, you’re not just renting an office space; you’re joining a vibrant, supportive community. The friendly and inclusive atmosphere is a testament to the importance of a cohesive workplace.

Networking and celebration

But it doesn’t end with the daily grind. BusinessLodge goes above and beyond to create opportunities for its members to network and celebrate together. They host regular networking events that allow businesses to connect, collaborate and grow. Their annual Christmas party is a time for members to relax and bond in a festive atmosphere. And of course, their legendary annual BBQ is an event not to be missed, fostering a sense of unity and camaraderie that extends beyond the workplace.


In today’s fast-changing world, the power of community is more crucial than ever in the workplace. Businesses that recognise this and take action to create a sense of belonging among their employees are reaping the rewards of improved morale, increased productivity, and stronger team dynamics. So, if you’re looking for more than just a workspace, consider BusinessLodge, where you’ll not only find an office but also a true community. Contact us today.

Make the Move to Hybrid

Make the Move to Hybrid

Enhancing workspaces and embracing flexibility

In a world where business landscapes are constantly evolving, the need for adaptable workspace solutions has never been more critical. The BusinessLodge, a contemporary flex-space provider, is at the forefront of this transformation, offering innovative office solutions that cater to the dynamic needs of businesses and communities in Bury and Stoke-on-Trent.

At The BusinessLodge, we understand that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to modern work environments. That’s why we provide a range of services designed to meet the diverse demands of today’s workforce:

  1. Meetings & conference rooms:
    Our state-of-the-art meeting and conference rooms offer the perfect space for collaboration, brainstorming and hosting important gatherings. Equipped with the latest technology and ergonomic furnishings, these spaces are designed to enhance productivity and foster creativity.
  2. Virtual offices:
    For those seeking a prestigious business address without the need for a physical office, our virtual office services are the ideal solution. Benefit from a professional image and mail handling services while working remotely or from anywhere in the world.
  3. Co-working spaces:
    Our co-working spaces provide a professional and friendly working environment that encourages networking and collaboration. With flexible membership options, you can choose the setup that suits your needs, whether it’s a dedicated desk or a hot-desking arrangement.

A community-focused approach

What sets The BusinessLodge apart is our unwavering commitment to building a thriving and supportive business community. We understand that success is not just about physical office space; it’s also about the connections you make and the environment you work in.

Our clients benefit from:

  • Professional and friendly atmosphere:
    Step into our spaces and you’ll immediately sense the positive and welcoming atmosphere. Our staff are dedicated to ensuring your workday is both productive and enjoyable.
  • On-site gym:
    A healthy workforce is a productive one. That’s why we provide an on-site gym to help you maintain work-life balance and stay energised.
  • Catering facilities:
    No need to venture far for a delicious meal or snack. Our catering facilities are designed to keep you fueled throughout the day.
  • Chill-out zones:
    Sometimes, a quick break in a cozy chill-out zone can spark your creativity or help you recharge. We offer dedicated spaces for relaxation and unwinding.
  • Ample and secure car parking:
    Convenience is key. We provide ample, secure parking facilities to make your visits hassle-free.

Hybrid working is no longer just a trend; it’s the modern way of doing business. Companies and professionals alike are discovering the advantages of blending office-based work with remote flexibility:

  • Increased productivity:
    Employees can choose the most suitable environment for their tasks, resulting in improved focus and efficiency.
  • Enhanced work-life balance:
    Hybrid working allows individuals to better balance their professional and personal lives, reducing stress and increasing overall well-being.
  • Cost savings:
    Companies can reduce overhead costs by optimising office space and utilities, making hybrid working a cost-effective solution.
  • Talent attraction and retention:
    Offering flexible work options can attract top talent and improve employee retention rates.

Join the BusinessLodge today

As we embrace the new era of work, the BusinessLodge is your trusted partner for innovative office solutions and community-focused workspaces. Contact us and make the move to hybrid, where flexibility and productivity go hand in hand.

Benefits of Office Engagement

Benefits of Office Engagement

Boosting Productivity and Team Success

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, one thing remains constant: the importance of office engagement. At The Business Lodge, we understand that fostering a thriving and engaged office environment is key to unlocking the full potential of your team.

Every manager aspires to lead a team of dedicated and connected employees. In essence, they aim for a workforce that’s truly engaged. Employee engagement is a multi-faceted concept, encompassing factors like job satisfaction, peer and managerial connections and recognition for contributions. When employees are genuinely engaged, their teams transform from good to exceptional. Challenges evolve into opportunities, outcomes into achievements and individuals give their all. Let’s dive deeper into the benefits of office engagement and why it should be at the heart of your workplace strategy.

      1. Enhanced Productivity
        Engaged employees are more productive employees. When your team feels connected to their work, their colleagues, and the company’s mission, they naturally put in more effort and focus into their tasks. This increased productivity can have a profound impact on your business’s bottom line.
      2. Improved Employee Retention
        Engaged employees are less likely to seek opportunities elsewhere. They are committed to their roles and feel a strong sense of loyalty to their workplace. This reduces turnover rates, saving you recruitment costs and preserving the institutional knowledge that long-term employees bring to your organisation.
      3. Increased Innovation
        Engaged teams are more innovative. They are more likely to share ideas, collaborate on projects, and contribute to the company’s growth. An environment that encourages engagement nurtures a culture of innovation, driving your business forward.
      4. Better Teamwork and Collaboration
        Engaged employees are more likely to work well together. They communicate more effectively, resolve conflicts constructively, and support one another. This teamwork and collaboration lead to better outcomes for projects and initiatives.
      5. Greater Customer Satisfaction
        Engaged employees are more likely to provide exceptional customer service. They are enthusiastic about their roles and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction. This can lead to stronger customer relationships and increased loyalty.
        Employee Engagement
      6.  Strengthened Company Culture
        A culture of engagement helps define your company’s identity and values. It sets the tone for how employees interact with one another and with clients. A strong company culture can attract top talent and create a positive reputation in the industry.
      7. Enhanced Employee Development
        Engagement fosters continuous learning and development. Engaged employees are more likely to seek out training opportunities, acquire new skills, and take on challenging assignments, furthering their growth and contributing to your business’s success.
      8. Adaptability and Resilience
        Engaged teams are more adaptable and resilient in the face of change. They embrace challenges and are open to new ways of working. This adaptability is crucial in today’s ever-changing business landscape.
      9. Business Success
        Ultimately, office engagement leads to business success. It’s the driving force behind increased productivity, innovation, customer satisfaction, and employee retention. By prioritising engagement, you’re investing in your company’s future success.

      Join the Business Lodge

      The BusinessLodge takes office engagement to the next level, offering a wealth of tailored services designed to elevate your workplace experience. Our flexible workspaces and community-focused approach provide the ideal environment for your team to thrive. Whether you’re looking for collaborative areas, virtual offices, or co-working spaces, we have the solutions to elevate your workplace engagement.

      Contact us today to explore our offerings and start your journey toward a more engaged, productive, and successful workforce.