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

We are now at the end of what has been a dismal summer, weather wise. However, at Peterborough Workspace after a slow start enquiries have started to pick up and indeed last month two new businesses moved in. At the moment we have only 3 units/offices available, as detailed below. Occupancy is currently 93% up 30% on the same period last year.

This month's Business Link article is “How to survive difficult times”. With everything in the press about the “credit crunch”, the article makes very interesting reading. This month Darren Richardson the proprietor of Heatfix, who have been with us for over 12 months, writes about his experience of starting a businesses and moving into Workspace House.

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

It is great that at last we have some sunshine and let us hope that the fine weather continues for the remainder of the summer.
Last month was quiet, which is normal for this time of year and although we had some small internal movement with one of our businesses Rose Fire Engineering Limited, taking over a larger office we remain with six units available which are detailed below.
In July we had another excellent workshop from Mark Jackson of Rawlinson's titled “Increasing your productivity”, which as always was well received. This month we are pleased that Chris Billington - Hughes of Results Corporation will be delivering a Business Coaching workshop.
The Business Link article this month is on how to motivate staff. I am also pleased that we have another article from Wendy Howard, of Spirit of Venus, titled “tips to promote your unique business identity”.
This month's Business Link feature is on how to make one to one instructions effective and the Workspace House business article is on the Book People who joined us earlier in the 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
Project Director


 

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

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Welcome to the July '08 edition of the Peterborough Workspace Newsletter.
Although the level of enquires remains high, for the second month in a row no new businesses moved into Workspace House. Two businesses have moved out for personal reasons and as a result we have five offices currently available which are detailed below. The offices are of various sizes and will accommodate from 2-3 people up to 8 people.
As I have mentioned in previous months the ebb and flow of businesses into Workspace House is natural and indeed we have gone from having 20 vacant units/offices twelve months ago, to being 100% full four months ago to the current position.
Last month we had two excellent workshops, the first by Mark Jackson of Rawlinson's and the second by Alan Brighton of Action Coach. This month Mark is back again delivering a workshop on “Increasing your productivity”. The benefits of these workshops, which are free, to the onsite businesses are significant as they provide a number of hints and tips on how to approach the minefield of running your business.
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 on how to make one to one instructions effective and the Workspace House business article is on the Book People who joined us earlier in the 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
Project Director


July Business Focus - the Book People

The Book People have been operational for the last 19 years, bringing great value books to millions of people. Now one of the UK's largest and most successful booksellers, The Book People were the winners of the BOOKSELLER RETAIL AWARDS 2007 and run web sites for such people as Jamie Oliver and are featured in the Richard and Judy T.V. series.
Locally we cover a 40 mile approx radius of Peterborough. We deliver to any workplace from tower blocks to local shops, to schools and hospitals as well as leisure centres/mother and toddler groups/playgroups and clubs.
In addition we hold Book Fairs or Book Events in large venues e.g. staff restaurants - mainly for firms who are not able to take sample books in the usual manner. We also attend School Book Fairs, in which parents are invited by the school to see and buy books after school hours e.g. Cottesmore, Eye Primary and Leighton Schools.
The Book People has also established an Essential Catalogue for Schools. Locally we are invited by Pre School Learning Alliance to attend their annual party and events day at Huntingdon Racecourse to introduce families of younger children to early reading and book awareness.
You may also see us at small book stalls for Fund Raising events e.g. Village Halls or charity venues like Thorpe Hall and Anna's Hope based around Stamford.
All the titles we deliver are offered at our incredible discounts, giving you the opportunity to shop in your own time with no strings attached. If you decide to purchase any of these wonderful books, simply add your name to the order form, leave your cash or cheque payment, or complete your payment on line with tbp.co.uk. We will return a few days later to hand deliver your books there and then. Yes it really is that easy!
We will visit you approximately every six weeks. Each time you will see a new and varied range of up to the moment popular books from the UK's leading publishers.

If you currently do not receive a visit, or would like to suggest a workplace that would enjoy this unique service, then please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit or website tbp.co.uk

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.

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