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How working with Workplace took the stress out of event planning

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Author since:
October, 2015
106 blog posts

This blog was written by our member Julie Russell from June Studios. Julie recently used our boardroom for a workshop event she ran for her clients at Workplace. Over to Julie . .

I have been a member of workplace for a few years now. I love their business lounge and can often be found meeting clients or working from here whenever I am in Manchester City Centre. It’s location is so central. There are a number of train stations and other transport links really close and it has a few really great options for room sizes and layouts. So was the obvious choice for us when we needed meeting space.

I have been so impressed with how the Workplace team worked with me to make sure my event seamless. I wanted to share my experiences here:

  • Pre-Planning

As soon as I knew there was going to be a key session with the client I gave the workplace team a call. I knew I would need a meeting room in the heart of the city centre.

The team confirmed my meeting slot and sent me a follow up email. At the time of booking we discussed how many people would be attending and what refreshments would be needed. I wasn’t entirely sure at the time but I gave them a rough estimate and then a few days before they followed up to make sure that the catering and room were to be set up correctly.

I needed the room set up for a workshop so the team and I discussed which of presentation, boardroom or cabaret style would be most appropriate. There were options on the lunch catering and nothing was too much trouble even the dairy-free, gluten-free, & vegan options were all catered for. 

  • On the day of the event

My team arrived 30mins before the meeting started and the Workplace team were so great at helping us set up. They made sure we had all the adapters and technical support we needed.  We were put as ease as technology fails can be a real stress when you need things to run smoothly.

When the clients arrived they were greeted by the Workplace team at reception and provided with refreshments in the lounge. Our guests were looked after so well. The Workplace team discreetly let us know they have arrived so we could get ready to start.

At key intervals through the day the team provided us with refreshments when needed.

When lunchtime arrived we were greeted by a buffet laid out and prepared by the workplace team- what a spread!

  • Winding up the day

At the end of the day the Workplace team helped with the clean up of the room and made sure that we had collected up all out materials. The day was a massive success! It was a Friday it was time for a drink! It was perfect that we could store our materials in the lockers provided whilst we went out with the clients.

 

Could workplace be the perfect venue for your next event?

At Workplace we have a number of spaces to suit any kinds of event from open networking and office parties through to board meetings, workshops & client presentations. Contact us today for rates and availability. 

Workplace is a 5-star coworking and serviced office company in Manchester. It is perfectly positioned on Oxford Street, close to Oxford Road Station and only 10 minutes walk from Piccadilly Station.  It has easy access with the tram system in Manchester being only a few steps from  Albert Square.  Full Google Directions and Location

Workplace Manchester offers excellent flexibility with day desk hire, coworking, reserved desks, offices and meeting space.

 

 

 

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The rise of the reserved desk

Workplace
Author since:
October, 2015
106 blog posts

A reserved desk or dedicated desk is a desk or space in a co-working environment which is just for you. At workplace you will have your own dedicated booth, desk, filing cabinet and lamp within an open plan area.

A reserved desk is often a great transition step between hot desking and getting your own private office. So what are the advantage between these two options and is it the right time to consider this as an option?

 

What are the benefits of a reserved desk vs hot desking?

  • Consistency

There is nothing worse than making your way to the office, heading over to your favourite spot but it has been taken by somewhere else. If you find yourself always choosing the same spot in the open plan area. If having to decide where to sit each day stresses you out. Then maybe a dedicated desk could be you.

  • Familiarity & personalisation

Having your own space means you can make you’re your own a little. If you need to feel at home in your workplace this could be ideal for you. Pictures of loved ones, holiday snaps to give you some drive through the day. Industry magazines or being able to spread out your array of stationary. Whatever your style of working is; messy or clean, clinical or personal you will have a dedicated space to make sure it stay just how you like it. No one will sit in or use your space.

  • Logistics

If you have a lot of things you need in order to get your job done then a dedicated desk is ideal. The filing cabinet storage means you don’t have to lug those books, papers, stationary etc, back and forth between home and the office each day. It might be a simple thing but it can make all the difference!

  • Privacy

A dedicated desk provides just that extra bit of privacy compared to hot desking. If from time to time you will need to be dealing with sensitive information or if the thought of people seeing your screen makes you nervous then a dedicated desk could be the solution

What are the benefits of a reserved desk vs a home or private office?

  • Social & Networking opportunities

Sitting in an open plan office means there is a bit of a buzz rather than being by yourself in a home office or private office. You will be exposed to people from a range of different companies each day. These may even be complimentary to your business and provide opportunities to do business together

  • Cost

For one man bands or small groups of co-workers a few adjacent dedicated desks could be a cost effective solution for those who can’t quite afford an office yet. It means that you are guaranteed to be able to sit together and you can swap between members or staff as you need to.

  • Flexibility

For companies which have premises elsewhere but needs a city centre base for staff then dedicated desk could be the perfect solution. You will always have the space dedicated to your company but they can be used by anyone who is in town.

.Contact us today to view our available reserved desks.

Workplace is a 5-star coworking and serviced office company in Manchester. It is perfectly positioned on Oxford Street, close to Oxford Road Station and only 10 minutes walk from Piccadilly Station.  It has easy access with the tram system in Manchester being only a few steps from  Albert Square.  Full Google Directions and Location

Workplace Manchester offers excellent flexibility with day passes, reserved desks, offices and meeting space.

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