The joys of hot-desking

Technology has given us many fantastic things over the years, and one of the most recent perks for office workers is the freedom of hot-desking. Why not take the idea of an office hot desk a step further (and closer to home) and try Devon Work Hubs? Work hubs can be found across the county, so all you need to do is break those office shackles and find your nearest one!

Offices everywhere are discovering the rise in productivity that comes with flexible working, and if you’re ready to branch out and work closer to home – or competition is fierce for your office’s hot desk it may be time to discover your own hub.

Whether you just need somewhere more inspiring to work from time to time as a change or somewhere with a professional image to meet clients and associates, Devon Work Hubs require no long-term commitment, so you can work your visits to them around your work schedule. The concept of the hot desk has left the office, and you can have one to call your own (well when it suits you). Enjoy a professional atmosphere while you work and rediscover the sociable side of working close to others.

Tavistock Enterprise Hub is Now Open

he second of Devon’s Work Hub project is now up and running. This is after Totnes opened for business on 30th November.

This is only the beginning for Tavistock as plans to open another 140 sq ft office area is on course to open in February. The current 176 sq ft space contains office, meeting and conference areas.

Tavistock Enterprise Hub is based on Brook Street in the heart of Tavistock. TEH will offer space and opportunities to meet, share and develop small businesses.

Tavistock Enterprise Hub Manager, Adam Fleet says; “We want to create a dynamic and inspiring workspace. Excitingly, Tavistock Enterprise Hub will be defined by the people who join the community. We want to focus on young entrepreneurs;” He continues, “with several schemes in the offing, we are working with partners to develop some incredibly exciting opportunities for the youth in the Tavistock area. There is some amazing talent out there and we want to develop it!”

Totnes Work Hub Open Day

Since the Totnes Work Hub opened in August it has gone from strength to strength to become a thriving workspace!

Totnes Work Hub is having an open day on Friday 30th November from 10am – 1pm. It will be an opportunity to see the new workspace along with meeting rooms, hot desks and office facilities. You will also get the chance to meet the current work hub users.

Guided tours will be available at 10am, 11am and 12pm.

Various bits of Information will be available on the day such as the hubs discounted design offers (while meeting the in-house designers). Discover the ‘Smart’ website packages and meet the team. You can also check out the training workshops and special offers for 2013.

If you are interested in attending please RVSP: info@totnesworkhub.co.uk or call 01803 861080

New website goes live

The Devon Work Hubs website has received a full facelift!

Visitors to the site can now find out more about the Devon Work Hubs programme, book a space or meeting room at the Totnes work hub and access resources designed for anyone wishing to open a flexible work space of their own.

Watch this space as the Devon work hubs network looks set to expand over the coming months, and get in touch to let us know if the site is useful and what else you’d like to see featured. Happy reading!

First Devon Work Hub opens in Totnes

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The first Devon Work Hub supported by Devon County Council is due to open its doors for business on Friday 3rd August from 10am-4pm.  The Totnes Work Hub based at South Devon House, Babbage Road will be having an Open Day to showcase just what it has on offer to local businesses, start-ups and homeworkers.

The newly refurbished Totnes Work Hub offers a wide range of services, including:

  • Short-term office accommodation
  • Meeting spaces
  • Desk space – regular or as you need it
  • Access to fast 54MB broadband
  • Great printing facilities
  • Postal address to receive your business mail
  • A space to meet and work with other like-minded people
  • Business support
  • Great coffee!
  • And much more…

And all this starts at just £18 per month!  For further information please visit the website www.totnesworkhub.co.uk.  Alternatively if you’d like to book a tour of the facilities at another time, please get in touch with Celia on 01803 861080 or email info@totnesworkhub.co.uk

More funding for Devon Work Hubs launched

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A second round of Devon Work Hub Funding to bring forward the development of flexible work spaces for home-based workers and micro-enterprises across Devon has opened for applications, with grants of up to £20,000 on offer to organisations.

Devon County Council has funds available to support the development of work hubs in up to five market and coastal towns in Devon.  In addition to the funding, the County Council is also providing a comprehensive and wide-ranging package of support for successful bids. This will include initial training and advice, business support, provision of a marketing and branding toolkit, access to an interior design manual, and an on-line booking and membership system. It is also planned that there will also be a business advice service on offer to work hub users.

Applicants must register their intention to bid by 17:00 on 6th August 2012 (email:rachel.mildon@devon.gov.uk or tom.dixon@devon.gov.uk) with the deadline for completed applications 17:00 on 28th September 2012.