Welcome to the June '08 edition of the Peterborough Workspace Newsletter.pws-photo1

We continue to see a good level of enquires although no new businesses moved in last month. Occupancy remains high with only three units currently available. Property Search Group, who had been with us for about four years, moved on to bigger premises in May. It is always encouraging for all the businesses to see one of our companies move on due to expansion.

Peterborough Workspace has an excellent track record in supporting business with approximately 85% of all businesses who move into Peterborough Workspace still trading successfully after 3 years, which is about twice the national average.

I am pleased to say that the new boardroom is now ready and the free workshops for the onsite businesses are starting again this month, the first will be by Rawlinsons who will be delivering one of their Business Builder Forums this time on the 7 Keys to Business Success. Later in the month Alan Brighton of Action Coach will be presenting a Business Coaching workshop. In addition,this month also sees the first time that we have run all day courses when on 5th and 12th June Wendy Howard of Spirit of Venus will be delivering Sales Courses at cost of £30 per person.

Like last year the Peterborough Workspace team will be attending the East of England show on 13th, 14th and 15th June and again we will be in the Federation of Small Business's tent. If you are passing please pop in and say hello.

This month's Business Link feature is titled “Does your business need a marketing makeover?” and the Workspace House business article is on Game Solution who have been with us a year.

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


June Business Focus - GAME Solutions

Game Solutions supply and install a wide range of indoor and outdoor specific and multi - purpose sports surfaces. Both the indoor and outdoor surfaces can be new installations or retro fit over existing worn out surfaces with minimal preparation. Approved, used and/or tested by World Sport Governing Bodies including England Hockey, English Volleyball, ITF, IBF, NCAA,FIBA, USA Inline hockey, USA Futsal and Brazil Futsal. TGame Solutions recently unveiled a new outdoor sports surface PowerGame, the undisputed champion of retrofitting hard court surfaces, PowerGame transforms deteriorated outdoor courts and damaged concrete sports areas into fast playing surfaces for sports like Tennis, Netball, Football, Volleyball and Hockey to name a few. Our clients include England Hockey, The Newham Unit for the 2012 Games, Swindon Borough Council, Private and Public Education, Leisure Centres and Private Home. For further information please visit www.game-solutions.com

Welcome to the May '08 edition of the Peterborough Workspace Newsletter.

The level of enquiries in April remains at a positive level. Two businesses (Productive Workplace Health and BestDeal4 Baby.co.uk) moved into Workspace House and with no businesses moving out this means that we currently only have one vacant unit remaining. However, later this month two offices will become available. As I have mentioned previously this level of activity is normal and healthy.

The building work creating a new office at the front of Workspace House is complete. As soon as the telephone line has been installed this office will be ready for occupation (this is one of the offices mentioned above). Also the work on creating the new board room has been completed. I am currently deciding on the furniture which should all be in place by the end of the month. Thereafter, this room will be available for the onsite businesses to present to/meet with existing and potential customers.

This month's Business Link feature is the second part on the importance of budgeting; the Workspace House business article is by Mr.Vinyl who moved in last summer. In addition, this month I have included an article “Make your Advertising Work” written by Wendy Howard of Spirit of Venus, which I hope you will find of interest. Wendy is running two full day Sales Training Workshops at Workspace House on the 5th and 12th June. The cost is £30 per day, if any one would like further details please contact me.

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

 


 

Mr Vinyl

Mister Vinyl provides environmentally friendly digital print solutions to all business sectors, exhibitors, vehicle retailers and modifiers, shops, educational establishments, government departments and the general public. A full trade service is also available.

 

Using wide format digital print, Mister Vinyl can produce signs, vehicle graphics & wraps, window graphics, indoor print, outdoor print, posters, banners, labels & stickers, pop-ups, roll-ups, canvas prints and promotional wear. A full graphic design and product photography service is also available to ensure the best possible quality on all output.

Owner, Daral Brennan has come from a creative background that well qualifies him to recognise, create and deliver exceptional quality. He was a Press photographer for 20 years and worked for the National tabloids and consumer magazines. The cut and thrust of that fast paced professional life was a good basis on which to recognise the need to adapt to ever changing circumstances and deadlines - something that can be paralleled to every day business applications. In addition, he taught photography and lens based media combined with elements of graphic design for 4 years at Stamford College.

 

Over the last three months, Daral has further qualified his creative ability and professional commitment by attending five different courses at the Roland Academy at Walsall College. The Roland Academy is the largest industry accredited sign, engraving and large format graphics education facility in Europe. It has been developed by industry professionals and educators to deliver practical, relevant and accessible courses in a wide range of graphic production disciplines delivering world class hands on training.

Keeping all services offered in house allows full monitoring of the processes involved in creation, design and final output. This guarantees the best possible outcome for clients.

Visit our website for further infomation on our vehicle graphics and signs.

I am delighted to say that we continue to be 100% full and that demand for units is such that we have created a waiting list. The nature of pws-photo1Peterborough Workspace is that we have a regular turnover of businesses and I do expect to have a couple of units becoming vacant in the next few months.
In the meantime we will shortly be converting our canteen, which is at the front of the building, into a very nice office. Work on this is expected to start later this month and the new office should be available in April. We are also taking the opportunity to convert the current Boardroom into an office and to create a canteen and much larger Boardroom in the main body of Workspace House.
The expectation is that the new Boardroom will not only be used for Workshops (for up to thirty people) but also as a room that Workspace businesses can use to meet with potential customers. The completion of this work will create an additional room for renting, brining the total number of rooms/units to 52.
Talking about Workshops, last month we had two excellent ones delivered by Rawlinsons and Wendy Howard of “Spirit of Venus”. This month Rawlinsons return with “Your Vision - Your Numbers”.
This month's Business Link feature is all about a “Green Business” and the Workspace House business article is on t-morph, who moved in last summer.
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 who would benefit from the services which we provide, I would be delighted to hear from you.
Philip Moores

 

 

 


 

tmorphMarch Business Focus - t-morph design solutions
t-morph design solutions specialise in creating the right image for our customers, ensuring that your branding and message are managed effectively across all your marketing communications. A highly creative service that will breath new life into tired logos, business stationery, brochures, websites and email marketing campaigns.

Print design solutions
With over 20 years experience in print design we are in the business of making other companies successful. Creating clear, focused design solutions from first concept to final print ready artwork, we liaise with top quality print suppliers so the final product looks just right. From brochures to advertising, stationery to posters, our unique designs will always deliver your marketing message with clarity and impact.

Tell us about your business, your products, your market place and your budget, we will listen to your ideas and work with you to create the perfect design solution for your business needs.

Web design solutions
At t-morph we develop web solutions that are tailored to your needs and have the capacity to grow with your business. From the simplest single page start-up site through to a fully integrated database driven site with dynamic content. Using the latest coding standards, our designs are easy to navigate, accessible and quick to load, all you need to keep your visitors coming back for more.

Need a domain name or web hosting for your new site we can supply that as well, all at competitive fixed prices.

For more information on any of our services email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Colin on 0844 414 0612

Welcome to the April '08 edition of the Peterborough Workspace Newsletter.
We had three businesses move out of Workspace House in March, each of whom is looking to take their business to the next level, with one business moving in. This activity is very natural. In the last twelve months 30 businesses moved in and nine moved out. The turnover of businesses is healthy and it is good to see businesses grow and prosper. The good news is that we have three units available for occupation, as detailed below. We currently have a high demand for our units and the expectation is that these units will soon be taken, although it is likely that other units will become available.
The work on converting the canteen and current board room into offices is on track, as is the creation of a new canteen and much larger board room. I am very impressed with the quality of work that has taken place and look forward to formerly opening these new facilities next month.
This month we had another excellent Rawlinsons Workshop "Your Vision - Your Numbers", which as always was well received. I must pay tribute to Mark Jackson of Rawlinsons who has been delivering these workshops for several months and they have all provided valuable knowledge to the businesses. This month Mark takes a break whilst the work on the new board room is completed.
This month's Business Link feature is all about a “Budgets and the benefits of having one” and the Workspace House business article is by Homefresh, who moved in last summer.
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 who would benefit from the services which we provide please refer them directly to me.


Philip Moores

 


 

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April Business Focus - homefresh
Domestic cleaning services Peterborough
No time for housework? Or do you just hate ironing and cleaning? Then why not hire a cleaner to do the chores you hate!
Local housekeeping agency “Home Fresh” is the answer for those of you who need to claw back some free time. Their fully vetted cleaners are available for a minimum of two hours per week for only £8.50ph. It's not only affordable to you but will actually create quality time for you to spend exactly how you wish.
Proprietor James McCullen says “Because we allocate you the same housekeeper every week, they become familiar with how you like to have your chores done. With the aid of our task sheet our housekeepers work with you to tailor a cleaning plan that suits you. This method of operating ensures that you get your house cleaned the way you want it done.”
James added “Using an agency such as ours ensures we only put forward local, honest and reliable applicants to you. Any housekeeper you are introduced to will have passed our unique three stage interview process. A visit to the housekeepers own home is part of the final interview. This allows us an opportunity to see what standard they clean to and how they live. It's an essential part of the vetting procedure as we have to use people who will understand the high expectations that our clients demand.”
When you consider that we work more hours than anyone else in Europe, it's no wonder James's business has grown from strength to strength. The domestic services sector continues to explode past the £9 billion pound mark with more and more of us employing cleaners, nannies and gardeners. These services all have one thing in common and that's to give us back that rare commodity of “time”.
o if you hate cleaning ironing or just haven't got the time, you can find out more about Home fresh by logging onto www.home-fresh.co.uk or you can request the Home Fresh free information pack by calling 01733 396712.

Welcome to the first edition of the Peterborough Workspace Newsletter for 2008.news-2008
I mentioned in the December edition somewhat (tongue in cheek) that we could be posting “house full notices”, well that has now happened. Since Peterborough Workspace first opened its doors in 1991, it has never been 100% full until now. In January a further 6 businesses moved in bringing the total to 30 since 1st April and even though one business is moving out next month a new tenant has already agreed to take occupancy. Demand is still high and as we have a healthy turnover of businesses we have now created a waiting list. This is a fantastic achievement when you consider that the occupancy level was below 60% twelve months ago and only 1 business moved in from 1st April 2006 to 31st March 2007. The reason for the success is simply because more people now know that we exist, which has been achieved by an intensive programme of profile raising over the last 12 months.
As far as our plans for 2008 are concerned these will continue to focus on providing the best possible support that we can for the on - site businesses. At the forefront of this will be our Workshops. Rawlinsons have agreed to run a series of their Business Builder Workshops starting next month with “Grow your business with simple stuff that works”. Also next month Wendy Howard of “Spirit of Venus” will deliver a workshop on “The 7 most common mistakes that small business can make ---- and how to avoid them”.
This month's Business Link feature is all about USPs and the advantages of them.
Elite Exteriors, who moved into Workspace House last year have written this month's business article which you will find below.
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 who would benefit from the services which we provide, I would be delighted to hear from you.
Philip Moores

 


 

Elite Exteriors is a commercial and domestic cleaning company.elite_exteriors

If you can throw a bucket of water at it then we can clean it! Hot and cold water pressure cleaning, steam cleaning, drain clearing and specialist cleaning of difficult to access areas such as guttering fascias soffitts and conservatories. Our graffiti and gum cleaning service helps to keep businesses looking good and keeping those customers coming through the door.

Recently added to the portfolio is Elite lawncare. From as little as £5 a month Elite will transform your lawn into a lush green weed free centre piece of your garden.

Contact Jeremy on 0800 731 6319 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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