Property firm launches ‘business buddy’ office share scheme
Workspace and leisure provider Bruntwood Works has launched a new service for businesses to partner up and share a space together.
The Office Share initiative provides a flexible and cost-effective solution for businesses to join forces and share a workspace as many adjust to a ‘new normal’ following the coronavirus pandemic.
The initiative will allow businesses to spend just two to three days in the office and enable staff to work flexibly, something which has proved successful for many during this period. Their ‘business buddy’ will then use the space for the remainder of the week.
It is designed to support those firms that want to carry on working from home, but still need office space at certain days and times for their employees to come together. It will also support those who might need reduced space or to decrease overheads.
Bruntwood Works will bring businesses of all sizes together to provide tailored support – enabling businesses to save money and share a workspace as they recover from the challenges created by coronavirus.
Ciara Keeling, Bruntwood Works chief executive, said: “Hopefully this new trailblazing service will be a match made in heaven for so many. It’s normally not possible for businesses to share space, but as we own and manage all of our own spaces, Bruntwood Works is in a really unique position to offer this.
“Businesses of all sizes have been severely affected by the pandemic with many forced to change their ways of working.
“Finances and expenditure will be tightened for many, but we know that the right workspace is a place that’s vital for staff wellbeing and is a place where great ideas and people come together.”
The Office Share service follows the launch of Spark by Bruntwood Works, a service designed in partnership with small business support network, Enterprise Nation, to provide management teams of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with the support needed to develop new ideas, take the next step on their growth journeys and navigate the challenges created by coronavirus.
It will also inspire further collaboration among businesses within the Bruntwood Works community and encourage knowledge-sharing among the company’s network of 55,000 customers and 2,000 member businesses across Birmingham, Cheshire, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester.
Ciara added: “For businesses and cities to thrive – we need each other – so we are providing tailored support and guidance by buddying up firms together to form a lasting partnership that helps them save costs and grow their business in an adapted workspace.”