Anywhere working could save firms money and increase productivity – Microsoft

RESEARCH from Microsoft suggests that a flexible ‘anywhere working’ approach could benefit businesses by £4.5bn in productivity terms and reduce money lost through absenteeism by £3.2bn a year.

The firm’s small and medium-sized business marketing manager Daniel Langdon said companies are latching on to the benefits of a flexible approach.

He said employees clogging up roads trying to get to and from offices during peak congestion hours costs UK plc £8bn a year.

“Ten years ago anywhere working seemed to be something only big businesses were interested in doing. Today, it’s another tool in a company’s armoury to be as flexible and cost effective as possible,” he said. has teamed up with Microsoft for an exclusive event to provide businesses with everything they need to know about how to benefit from anywhere working.

No matter what size of company you run, your people can work from any location and still have access to the tools and communications opportunities to keep business moving.

Experts from Microsoft and GrowthAccelerator will highlight the benefits of anywhere working at an exclusive seminar hosted by editor Andy Coyne.

The breakfast event is being held on Tuesday, April 16 at the offices of accountancy and advisory firm Grant Thornton at Colmore Plaza, 20 Colmore Circus, Birmingham B4 6AT.

Registration is from 7.30am and breakfast snacks will be served. The seminar will run from 8am to 10.30am.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. To register please email

In advance of the event we invite you to learn more about anywhere working here and experience the technology yourself with a free trial of Microsoft Office 365 by clicking here.