February 2010

Welcome to the February edition of the Peterborough Workspace Newsletter.

Well, we seemed to have survived the snow and ice here at Workspace House without any major problems and are now looking forward to the green shoots of spring which hopefully will coincide with the green shoots of an economic recovery! The last two years or so have been extremely hard for many small businesses where even survival has been a major achievement but we sincerely hope that the support we and our network of contacts have been able to give to businesses here has contributed to them being in a position to move forward as economic conditions really do improve.

Following the usual quiet period over Christmas, activity has picked up and I'm cautiously optimistic about some of the new tenant approaches we have had. We've welcomed into Workspace House Tom Critchell of Tom Critchell Photography and Katie Amps and her team who trade under the title Life Magazine Group. Katie is a great example of the type of tenant who comes to us in that she initially set up and ran her business from home, actually her bedroom. She was so successful that she eventually had four people working in her bedroom before she decided that she really had to take her first step into more commercial premises!

We've said goodbye to Graham Wild of the Book People who has decided to take a well earned retirement as well as Quad Bikes who's new range of bikes were a little too big for the area they had here! We've also seen further examples of existing tenants switching into different or, indeed, extra units which are more suitable for their current and anticipated trading requirements. This continues to demonstrate the flexibility that we offer here.

Overall we now have four units vacant at the present time, details of which can be seen on our available space page.

We were also very pleased to welcome Gillian Beasley, Chief Executive of Peterborough City Council and Steve Compton, Chief Executive of Opportunity Peterborough to Workspace House who were very interested in what we were doing here, particularly our pleasing occupancy levels given the tough trading conditions that are around at the moment.

As ever I am grateful to Peter Mulhall of Business Link, a very important member of our network of very supportive contacts for the businesses here for providing a further article designed to help small businesses with their all important marketing ideas. This month's article is entitled “Public Relations” which seeks to give an initial insight to how this sometimes mysterious world works - please click on the link to access the article.

Peterborough Workspace is ideal for those businesses working from home who want to get to the next level. If you are aware of any such business which would benefit from the services which we provide please refer them directly to me.

David Newman
Project Director
tel: 01733 390707

Newsletter - December 2009

Welcome to the December edition of the Peterborough Workspace Newsletter.

This is my first newsletter following the departure of Philip who left us at the beginning of November. The tenants, staff and directors gave him a great send off which included presenting him with a Wi Fitness machine which he said he was pleased about but I wasn't so sure!

I've spent the time since Philip left finding out about the intricacies of the Workspace business. I've found a business which is thriving confirmed by the fact that at the moment we only have 3 out of 52 units available and these are attracting a healthy interest. All this is a testament to the work and enthusiasm that Philip showed in developing the business.

My grateful thanks also at this stage to Brian and Clive who have been extremely helpful during what continues to be my settling in period, keeping a kindly and benevolent eye on what I am doing. Thanks again gentlemen.

During November we've seen one business move out of workspace and one move in. We've also seen one business move units with several others planning to do something similar. This demonstrates the flexibility that all at Workspace look to offer our tenants.

We had one workshop this month again run by Mark Jackson of Rawlinsons as part of their Business Builder series which concentrated on the subject of benchmarking or, put another way, comparing your business with others in the same sector, particularly the more successful ones, in order to progress your own.

As ever I am grateful to Peter Mulhall of Business Link for providing a further article designed to help small businesses with their all important marketing ideas. This month's article deals with “Customer Databases and Telemarketing”.

Peterborough Workspace is ideal for those businesses working from home who want to get to the next level. If you are aware of any such business which would benefit from the services which we provide please refer them directly to me.

David Newman
Project Director
tel: 01733 390707

Newsletter - October 2009pws-photo1

Welcome to the October edition of the Peterborough Workspace Newsletter.
September continued the stable trend that we saw in August, with no businesses moving out and one business moving in. So, currently we have only one available unit the details of which appear below. However, that position will change shortly, as I am aware that three businesses will be moving out, two to much bigger units, but more on that next month.
As mentioned last month we have now started our Workshops, and Rawlinsons kicked it off in fine style with "How to get your customers to buy more from you", this month we have three workshops, firstly Media Matters with “helping you raise your profile on the web”, then Easylife IT talking about some of the latest CRM developments, before we end the month with another workshop from Rawlinsons.
This month's Business Link article continues “Staff recruitment theme”, this time on the interviewing process.
For the third year running we will be exhibiting at Business Focus which is held on 9th October at Holiday Inn Peterborough-West, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough. Doors open ay 9.00 a.m. and if you are visiting we would love to see you.
Peterborough Workspace is ideal for those businesses working from home who want to get to the next level. If you are aware of any such business which would benefit from the services which we provide please refer them directly to me.

Philip Moores
Project Director

 

 

 


 

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PCM are members of the Axis Channel Partner Program and are an Authorised Partner and we are also affiliated with Panasonic, who have recently launched the “i-Pro” range of feature rich cameras that bring many benefits to the customer.

We also:-

  • Advise on your network infrastructure requirements
  • Test for network certification
  • Provide bespoke solutions for desk cable management
  • Install and configure surveillance software
  • Install network equipment
  • The cameras that we install usually come with a 3 year manufacturer's warranty, and we also offer service maintenance contracts. We have a dedicated customer support telephone line and we also provide documentation and training on how to get the most out of your new system.

We can advise you on the best network camera solution for your specific needs. Features of the cameras that we recommend can include megapixel resolution, Power over Ethernet, two-way audio and wireless connectivity. Of course there are cameras that are suitable for outdoor use as well as night and day surveillance, fixed or pan tilt and zoom.

For more information on what we can do to help safeguard your business, please visit our website

Newsletter - October 2009
list of businesses at Peterborough Workspace
Welcome to the October edition of the Peterborough Workspace Newsletter.September continued the stable trend that we saw in August, with no businesses moving out and one business moving in. So, currently we have only one available unit the details of which appear below. However, that position will change shortly, as I am aware that three businesses will be moving out, two to much bigger units, but more on that next month.As mentioned last month we have now started our Workshops, and Rawlinsons kicked it off in fine style with "How to get your customers to buy more from you", this month we have three workshops, firstly Media Matters with “helping you raise your profile on the web”, then Easylife IT talking about some of the latest CRM developments, before we end the month with another workshop from Rawlinsons.This month's Business Link article continues “Staff recruitment theme”, this time on the interviewing process.For the third year running we will be exhibiting at Business Focus which is held on 9th October at Holiday Inn Peterborough-West, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough. Doors open ay 9.00 a.m. and if you are visiting we would love to see you.Peterborough Workspace is ideal for those businesses working from home who want to get to the next level. If you are aware of any such business which would benefit from the services which we provide please refer them directly to me.Philip Moores
Project Director

Newsletter - November 2009

Welcome to the November edition of the Peterborough Workspace Newsletter.

It is with some sadness that I have to report that this will be my last Newsletter. I will be leaving Peterborough Workspace, after three enjoyable years, to return to the North East for family reasons. I will be replaced by David Newman who will officially take over from me on 4th November. I am sure that you will continue to give David the same level of support as you have given me.

However, Peterborough Workspace continues and as mentioned last month three firms have moved out, two (LMT and Avellia Designs) to much larger units with two businesses moving in. I must briefly mention LMT and Avellia who have been with us less than two years and both are now in a position were they feel that they can expand their firms by moving to bigger premises. This is the whole reason for Peterborough Workspace and it gives me great pleasure, in my last newsletter to announce this success. As a result of this movement we currently have three units available the details of which appear below.

Last month we had an excellent workshop delivered by Media Matters with “helping you raise your profile on the web” and next month we have another workshop from Rawlinsons.

This month's Business Link article provides “Guidance on effective marketing”.

Peterborough Workspace is ideal for those businesses working from home who want to get to the next level. If you are aware of any such business which would benefit from the services which we provide please refer them directly to me.

Philip Moores
Project Director
tel: 01733 390707

Newsletter - September 2009


With summer coming to an end and autumn fast approaching, welcome to the September edition of the Peterborough Workspace Newsletter.

August has been a much more stable month for us, with only one business moving out and although we had no new arrivals we have had a regular flow of enquiries. Currently, we only have two units available and details of these are on our available space page.

September sees the return of our regular workshops and in this month we have two old favorites returning, first up will be Media Matters and later in the month we have Rawlinsons.

This month's Business Link article is on “Staff recruitment” and, as always, contains some very useful advice. In addition this month we also include information about one of more long standing companies PCM Systems & Services.

Peterborough Workspace is ideal for those businesses working from home who want to get to the next level. If you are aware of any such business which would benefit from the services which we provide please refer them directly to me.

Philip Moores
Project Director
tel: 01733 390707

 


PCM Systems & Services


PCM Systems & Services provide systems integration solutions for Internet Protocol Surveillance Network cameras and access control. We also supply and install network infrastructure including fibre optic, wireless and Cat 5e and Cat 6 cabling. We have successfully installed networks for various sectors such as retail, transport, education and the financial services industry.

PCM are members of the Axis Channel Partner Program and are an Authorised Partner and we are also affiliated with Panasonic, who have recently launched the “i-Pro” range of feature rich cameras that bring many benefits to the customer.

We also:-

  • Advise on your network infrastructure requirements
  • Test for network certification
  • Provide bespoke solutions for desk cable management
  • Install and configure surveillance software
  • Install network equipment
  • The cameras that we install usually come with a 3 year manufacturer's warranty, and we also offer service maintenance contracts. We have a dedicated customer support telephone line and we also provide documentation and training on how to get the most out of your new system.

We can advise you on the best network camera solution for your specific needs. Features of the cameras that we recommend can include megapixel resolution, Power over Ethernet, two-way audio and wireless connectivity. Of course there are cameras that are suitable for outdoor use as well as night and day surveillance, fixed or pan tilt and zoom.

For more information on what we can do to help safeguard your business, please visit our website

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