Webinars, Livestreams & 1-2-1 support from our Combined Authority
Whilst physical meetings, training and support might not be happening as scheduled and planned, the Combined Authority have made available a number of online videos, webinars and support all aimed at helping businesses in the area.
There are three categories - pre-recorded, live and one-2-one support - listed below with links to more information. Take a look, watch, sign-up and share these with other businesses that might benefit from this service.
Understanding the Key Govt Support initiatives for SMEs: https://youtu.be/mpyeQseP0Pg
HR: Layoff v Furlough: https://bit.ly/PWS-CAfurlough
Accessing Finance: https://bit.ly/PWS-CAFinance
Marketing: Crisis Comms: https://bit.ly/PWS-CAComms
Return to Work Safely: https://bit.ly/PWS-CAReturn
Tuesday 16 June, 11am
Driving Efficiency: Focusing on Efficient Operations:
Thursday 18 June, 11am
Getting the Most from Home Working: Safely & Securely:
Tuesday 23 June, 11am
Repositioning your Business:
The Combined Authority are funding one hour consultations, on the phone or via video link, from an experienced business adviser to discuss your needs and provide guidance on how to access relevant support from the our services and central government. Click the link below then click on 'SPEAK TO AN ADVISOR' button and complete the form.
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Welcome to our latest new tenant...
Hair design for all.
Little Bird Hair Design has finally opened its doors here at Workspace House and has already been busy. An established and recognised stylist, owner Jill Hendry, decided the time was right to go it alone and open her unisex, appointment-based stylist and barber business.
Being based in Workspace House gives Jill the access and flexibility she needs for her fledgling business whilst ensuring she has the infrastructure she needs and all at a low cost. Minimal costs and a simple rolling monthly contract mean that when the time is ready for Jill to move on to bigger and better premises she can do so without having to worry about exit fees that may hamper her business.
Little Bird offer a comprehensive service from beard trimming, gents cuts, highlights, Balayage bespoke techniques and much more! Bridal hair appointments are a speciality and Jill recommends these are booked and planned well in advance.
You can find out more about Little Bird here or you can call Jill to book an appointment on 07927 227 888.
Workspace House was created to meet the needs of entrepreneurs like Jill and Little Bird Hair Design; somewhere that offered more than just serviced office space. Our goal is to give local entrepreneurs, business start-ups, sole-traders and others, the space they need to start and grow their businesses. Ultimately, we want to see our tenants outgrow Workspace House and move into their own premises.
More businesses make Workspace home
Three more businesses join us and more are set to follow
Deciding to move your business off the kitchen table or out of the spare room is a big challenge for any business owner. Letting go of the benefits of a home office is more than just the need for a more commercial and professional appearance. A dedicated office or workspace can be a major asset for any business that is looking to grow and expand and there are a multitude of options in Peterborough. It is therefore pleasing when Workspace is the chosen location.
Our first new tenant is a craft kit business. CoolKatzCraft create, design and offer 3D project kits with a "From Start to Finish" range, and album design kits with a "From Cover to Cover" range.
The business uses local TV channel Hochanda as their main marketing channel and they regularly feature on the channel on hour-long sessions showing their kits, how to assemble them as well as insights into other products and plans for CoolKatz.
Although a relatively new business, the owners (Maggie & Kay) have ambitious plans to grow and are already adding shipping to overseas countries and are building a growing audience from the online presence, YouTube channel and more. Opting for Workspace enables CoolKatz to have the space they need to grow as well as a fully serviced space including a staffed reception that handles deliveries whilst they are away from the office.
If you want to find out more about CoolKattzCraft use the links below:
Sally Howell brought her well established business to Workspace to benefit from the fast internet! In order for BusyBee to grow, Sally needed speed and reliability for her telephony and IT. A serviced office was the obvious location.
Sally excels in offering a complete virtual assistant service with a strong focus on admin. Sally set up BusyBee Admin so that sole-traders, small businesses can focus on doing their jobs whilst leaving the 'annoying admin' to her.
To find out more about all the services offered by BusyBee Admin visit their website:
Tick Virtual PA Services
Our newest tenant is run by Donna Parnell, who made the decision to start her business after more than 15 years working for other people. Less than a year old, the fledgling business has grown quickly and the need to move away from a home office to serviced office became necessary.
Tick Virtual PA Services work with small businesses including coaches, consultants and trainers who are feeling overwhelmed and are missing out on opportunities that could potentially increase the productivity and profitability of their business. Donna sees her function as offering to run her clients back office tasks, enabling them the time to focus on running their business and generating income in other areas.
Find out more about Tick Virtual PA Services here: https://www.facebook.com/tickvirtualpa
We are almost ready to announce a further two new tenants at Workspace, meaning that all our serviced offices and workspaces are occupied. We still have capacity for virtual office tenants, so if you want to continue working from home but want to have a full commercial address for a professional appearance, improve your Google My Business entry and benefit from access to discounts at Workspace House, get in touch:
Tel: 01733 390707
Visit: Workspace House. Maxwell Road. PE2 7JE
Print Promo Business joins Workspace
Space and opportunity to collaborate were major factors
Workspace House is home to a diverse range of businesses which creates a unique, supportive and collaborative atmosphere. This was key to the latest tenant to join us - TPRP Merchandise Ltd.
This new business, primarily specialising in branded mugs and clothing, needed a serviced office/workspace that gave them enough room to grow without being so large that the cost was prohibitive. When Tom Parsons, the business owner, factored in the fully serviced package, low-cost and the previously mentioned atmosphere it was clear that Workspace was the ideal place to be. Tom has clear plans to grow and expand beyond the current product range on offer and the current range can be viewed on their website - https://www.tprpltd.co.uk/
Busy times at Workspace
It seems that Peterborough entrepreneurs are making 2019 the year they decide to up their game, follow their dream or start their side hustles as Workspace House continues to take on new tenants and virtual tenants.
So if like any of the businesses below you are looking to start up a business from home but want the privacy and security of a virtual tenancy with a professional commercial address or you are looking for serviced office or workspaces in Peterborough to allow your business to grow don't hesitate to get in touch with us and we will be glad to help you.
Our virtual tenant (mailbox) service is growing and at the start of April we welcomed three diverse new virtual office tenants:
from a new digital media company that focus on SEO and Facebook advertising. Please Digital Media Solutions works very closely with its clients and uses its knowledge and skills to create individual, targeted marketing strategies and campaigns that aim to ensure quality results time and time again.
Recognising more and more clients were needing to improve their results from local searches such as 'serviced offices near me' or 'tattoo artist near me' PleaseDigital felt that moving from a home address to a virtual commercial address here at Workspace House put themselves in a far better position when promoting their own services.
The business also helps clients with Facebook advertising, from research to audience segmentation, re-targeting, landing pages and much more. As they themselves say on their website "we love getting the cogs all fitting right, working as they should".
If you want to find out more about PleaseDigital use the links below:
facebook - @pleasedigital
Magnotherapy for Health
...is owned and run by Nikki Pepper who has been retailing magnotherapy products since 1997. As a open minded sceptic, Nikki saw the benefits in the products herself while 'trying to prove it didn't work' and then also saw the significant benefits felt by friends and family.The nature of the product means that word of mouth is the key driver for new clients.
Nikki has now decided the time was right for a commercial address so she could take full advantage of GoogleMyBusiness as well as improve her SEO. Our virtual tenant service is perfect for Nikki as it means that her home address and location remain private and she can boost her SEO by ensuring her new business address features on search directories that she had previously not featured in.
Nikki has customers from all over the UK and further afield, she can even boast a glowing review from 'Santa Claus, North Pole' saying... 'It really works!'
Magnotherapy for Health is making plans to add new products through the next 12 months including a sports range and additional product options for horse owners.
If you are curious to know more, you can contact Nikki via her website https://www.magnotherapyforhealth.co.uk/
The most recent virtual tenant to join Workspace House is GPS tracking provider that can boast a diverse range of clients including clients based in the USA and Caribbean. Currently there are Activus Tracking devices fitted to cars, vans, lorries, motorcycles, boats, agricultural machinery, mobility scooters, dogs and coming soon to dementia sufferers.
We constantly upgrade our existing products and launch new ones to meet expectations of our customers. and although an independent supplier, Activus Tracking is also an authorised global distributor for Teltonika devices.
To find out more about Activus and their products and services visit
We are also welcoming two new businesses that have decided to relocate their businesses to our serviced offices and workspaces.
Started in 2014 by owner Natalie Rose, Rose Beauty was started with the aim of giving their clients the most relaxing & luxurious experience they could. At present Rose Beauty offer lash, brow, skincare, makeup and nail treatments but Natalie is constantly looking and researching for additional products and services that can bring added value to her business and enhance the customer experience.
Natalie, decided to move into Workspace House as our value driven offer meant she was able to secure a large serviced workspace - significantly larger than her previous space - that gave her the space she needs now but also space to expand as she grows the business.
An appointment based business also means that Natalie did not have to locate her business in a high footfall area, which often attract higher costs but also restrictions on use. Again the benefits of a serviced workspace with 24hr access and full CCTV helped Natalie decide that Workspace House could work for her.
To follow Rose Beauty search for @rosebeautyuk on both Facebook & Instagram
Although a new business, our next new tenant is already an Award winning business!
Very Craftea, specialise in socially responsible loose leaf tea and craft kits created by Tasnime Jennings. Originally operating from residential premises Very Craftea has been searching for a unique commercial space that was small in size and this proved more of challenge that first thought. The answer, following a number of discussions, was to create a micro office and workspace here at Workspace House!
What makes Very Craftea stand out is that the business is more than just selling, and aims to help its suppliers. For example, for the tea they use, they decided to work with a single supplier who, to quote Tasnime, " ... give 50% of their profits to address the issue of educational development in and around the under-served tea growing region of Darjeeling, so the more tea I sell, the more money can go towards projects to help. This money goes direct to the people it affects, not to a big corporation."
The craft kits also have a collaborative approach. The kits are complete kits (apparently something that is not always the case for the majority of craft kits) that are sourced from women who run their own businesses here in the UK, giving them support and awareness. The business is looking to expand the craft range and Very Craftea are always looking to source new suppliers.
If you want to find out more about VeryCraftea or follow them use the links below:
With our virtual tenant services starting from just £25 plus VAT per month and serviced office and workspaces available from as low as less than £285 plus VAT a month, don't hesitate to call, email or drop in to see how we can help you and your business grow.
Tel: 01733 390707
Visit: Workspace House. Maxwell Road. PE2 7JE