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The Venues Collection pivots to providing flexible office space 

The move comes as a shift in working habits has increased the demand for flexible office space. A recent survey conducted by O2, ICM and YouGov found many employees will be reluctant to give up remote working after lockdown, and many believe their employers will change their approach to accommodate this.

Three of The Venues Collection’s eight spaces will be rented out as office space, following the company’s own ‘Stay Safe, Feel Safe Covid Secure Standards Charter’. This includes sections on cleaning & hygiene, distancing, food & drink, and contactless service.

Joanne Barratt, Managing Director, The Venues Collection said: “According to recent research almost half (45 percent) of employees expect to work more flexibly after lockdown restrictions on UK businesses are lifted, and many businesses are starting to consider that this could herald a permanent shift in working habits. 

“This trend, coupled with the predicted recession will see many businesses ditch their permanent office space, but still need some occasional space for their remote teams to meet. We are human and we need to meet our colleagues face-to-face – not just once a year at the big company conference, but on a more regular basis. So as more people work remotely, why should businesses pay for an office that is hardly used? Instead, we are offering businesses easily accessible, flexible and cost-effective spaces. 

“We are happy to accommodate all sizes of business – from a sole trader looking for peaceful space away from home, to a business growing or shrinking its workforce and needing flexible office space to match demand. We can hire space for an hour, or for a month or more. The world is changing and we are keen and ready with a solution to adapt our spaces.”