It has been well reported that Milton Keynes is set to be one of the fastest growing towns or cities in Britain over the coming years, thanks to its buoyant digital economy and central UK location.
In addition, post-pandemic, the flexible business space market is growing rapidly. Latest industry estimates suggest that there will be nearly two million people working in flexible office spaces by the end of the year.
As a result, more businesses are coming to realise the benefits of alternative working environments. This trend is especially apparent in vibrant business hubs such as London, Birmingham and, of course, locally.
The centre has been fully open for over two months and the initial signs are good. It has already received its first visitors and users to great success. With its doors now fully open, the centre has already hosted its first events and guests.
Last month, local business representatives attended the first Business Breakfast, with representations from key experts, to learn more about industry placements. With the employment market particularly difficult at this time, the employer guests were pleased to learn how these services can support the growth of local businesses.
More recently, Digital Futures, delivered by Biztech, was designed specifically for local schools, as an overview of the ongoing digital research in MK. The intention, to build stronger links between schools and technology companies, bringing these communities together to explore strategic opportunities. The Year 12 students had the opportunity to quiz the presenters about their projects, try the latest Virtual Reality (VR) headsets and discover more about digital technology delivered through the SkillsHub:MK.
Offering flexible business space, meeting and training rooms, co-working areas, managed and hybrid spaces, means that Milton Keynes now has a resource that can respond to the needs of the market.
When somebody says ‘shared business space’, some might immediately picture a crowded open space with little privacy or peace and quiet. That’s definitely not what it looks like at the Chaffron Centre. The space is light, bright, and contemporary. It makes for a professional environment that is conducive to productive working.
The Chaffron Centre offers a range of different spaces, suitable for everyone from solo workers to larger groups. There are private spaces of all sizes to accommodate groups of between five and 150-plus. For smaller businesses, there is more suitable options such as ‘hot desk’ stations. And for larger groups and events, the centre can even offer catering.
The key benefits of hiring this a high-tech environment include:
Flexibility: the flexibility of the Chaffron Centre sets it apart from other more traditional spaces available locally. A short-term space hire means the business gains an additional flexible space option which is cost effective but without the restrictions of traditional options.
Fully supported: hiring a workspace helps businesses to focus on their commercial operations – there is no worrying about setting up utilities or procuring equipment and facilities. The businesses benefit from every high-quality facility imaginable without having to bear the full cost of providing these services for themselves.
Collaborative: being around other like-minded individuals and businesses. The proximity of others can act as a real boost to commercial operations, making it one of the most attractive advantages associated with working from a flexible space. This can lead to fruitful collaborations as like-minded individuals align to share their goals and ideas.
Good first impressions: the first-rate facilities provided by the Chaffron Centre serve as a great reflection of a business. Your workspace speaks volumes and will impress your customers, clients, and investors – helping you leave a great lasting impression.
Change of environment: the centre’s innovative breakout areas offer time to focus away from the office. This can be beneficial in a number of ways, not only by providing networking opportunities with others, but also giving staff the chance to take a break and revisit their workloads with a fresh mind.
Perfect for hire: the events the centre has staged already have been as varied as the businesses that have booked them. Whether it’s a simple single room hire or booking the entire two floors with all its rooms and facilities – the Chaffron Centre can fit any requirements.
If you have a requirement or are planning an event, the Chaffron Centre can help. Space can be hired for as little as a day or a longer stay. The team will ensure the space suits the unique needs of a business or requirements.
To find out how the Chaffron Centre can offer the right space solution for your business, or to book a tour, contact our knowledgeable and experienced staff. Email Caroline.Indge@mkcollege.ac.uk or visit the website.