Permanent Consultant, Bertie Siggers, interviews two experienced virtual assistants about their tips, in order to help personal assistants with the transition to working remotely. They cover: Their favourite technology Staying motivated and productive while working from home Their remote workspace Structuring their day Learning opportunities Creating boundaries Improving communication with their principals Their tips for
As specialists in virtual assistant hires, we’re no strangers to the benefits of working from home. However, sometimes, it’s nice to get out of the house, experience a new environment and plough through a productive day. That’s where co-working spaces come in. Now on every other corner in London, these spaces fill the void between cafes and offices, offering freelancers and remote workers the chance to work in a professional environment with all the resources at their fingertips – without committing to a traditional office. We explored the four of the best on the market in part one, now find out about the final five:
5. Central Working, multiple locations across London and UK
Built on an ethos of collaboration and communication, Central Working aims to provide sophisticated office space and comprehensive support systems to remote workers and start-up businesses across the UK. There are seven spots in London, spanning from White City to Shoreditch, two in regional UK (Manchester and Cambridge) and four international outposts, each with varying facilities. Depending on the location, you can expect to find features like meeting rooms and phone booths, showers, free coffee and kitchen, breakout spaces and 24-hour access. Prices aren’t publicly available, so you’ll need to get in touch with the relevant office to find out what they can do for you.
Check out centralworking.com for more information about your closest location.
At Work.Life’s five London locations, there’s much more on offer than just a spot to plug your laptop in. On top of the “ninga-fast, sumo-stable” wifi, an endless supply of coffee and seven day access, it also offers its members mood booths, standing desks, a running club, local discounts, beer and pizza nights, networking opportunities, food tastings, a breakfast club and visiting wellbeing services, including yoga and massage. With spots in Bermondsey, Camden, London Fields, Clerkenwell and Hammersmith, as well as a regional outpost in Reading, Work.Life is perfectly placed for productive periods. Prices start by the hour (£4+VAT), the day (£30 +VAT) and per mouth (£245 +VAT).
Check out work.life for more information about your closest location.
7. The Allbright
The AllBright, name for Madeleine Allbright, is the UK’s first female-focused space for working women. Located in the heart of Bloomsbury in a converted Georgian townhouse, the luxurious member’s club is designed for women to create, connect and collaborate, all while surrounded by products created by women. A membership, priced at £750/year provides access to meeting rooms, a restaurant and cocktail bar, beauty bar, fitness area and library, as well as a schedule of events, talks, networking opportunities, exhibitions and debates.
If you’re looking for something a little more luxurious in your co-working space, turn to Uncommon. It combines wellbeing with work, with three distinct locations that aim to make you feel good about where and how you go about your day. Therefore, each space has a roof terrace and an abundance of indoor plants, a bespoke soundtrack, custom scents designed to help you focus, specifically designed lighting and ergonomic furniture. This is on top of the 24/7 access, super-fast Internet, coffee lounge, meeting rooms and break-out spaces, bike storage, showers, standing desks and a full calendar of events, including Tuesday Tea Time and Thursday drinks. An in-house nutritionist and access to a range of fitness classes complete the offering. Monthly memberships start at £199 +VAT for a hot desk.
Uncommon has three locations: Fulham, Highbury & Islington and Borough. Check out uncommon.co.uk for more details.
9. Club Workspace
Club Workspace is taking co-working to the suburbs, with 19 branches spread out as far as Chiswick, Wandsworth, Dulwich and Wood Green. Offering blistering-fast wifi, a bursting events calendar, meeting rooms and flexible monthly memberships, the business aims to make virtual working convenient and simple. Packages start from £150/month and include access to 10 workspaces across London, each with refreshment stations, printing and scanning facilities, lockers and showers.
Check out www.workspace.co.uk/co-working for more information about your closest location.
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