Choosing the perfect flexible workspace provider for your business

The BCA assists businesses of all sizes find flexible workspace across the UK.

The sector is made up of small independents, regional providers and large national and international operators, providing serviced and managed offices, coworking space and virtual addresses.

Use the BCA office finder and get in touch with serviced office, workspace and mailbox operators today.

BCA members comply with the Code of Conduct and Consumer Charter. By choosing a BCA member location you have the assurance that the operator is committed to providing professional service and ethical conduct at all times.

The Advantages

One thing that’s certain in the current climate of global uncertainty is change. Capital tied up in commercial property can severely restrict a company’s ability to adapt and grow, whereas flexible workspace providers allow companies to upsize, downsize or even relocate quickly and with no long-term financial commitments. They also enable businesses to concentrate their resources on their core business while leaving workspace management to the operators.

The Facilities

Fully equipped and furnished flexible workspace including offices, boardrooms, meeting rooms, Coworking space and training rooms are fitted out with a wide range of cutting edge technology.

The opportunity to network with other businesses can also be a valuable aspect of flexible workspace.

Better Budget Control

All costs are transparent and you can often decide what you want to include as part of your service. You get a single monthly invoice for a fixed amount, so there are no unexpected bills for rates, heating or lighting – and you also sidestep all the liabilities normally associated with traditional workspace acquisition methods. Rent is fixed for the life of the contract and there are none of the nasty building refurbishment or dilapidation clauses associated with long-term leases. Some centre operators offer a totally-inclusive package which includes free broadband connection, free unlimited telephone calls and free refreshments for the ultimate in budget control.

Costs for taking flexible workspace may vary depending on:

  • location (city centre or out of town business park)
  • size of workspace required and its location within the centre
  • quality of the building and its level of fit out.

Speed to Market

CEOs, MDs and FDs will appreciate the speed with which they can view and move into flexible workspace. Most operators can reconfigure the workspace and handle special technical requirements within a matter of days and many businesses have moved in the same day they viewed the space. Similarly, relocation (especially within a larger centre) is a simple matter. Additionally, occupants of business centres rarely have to give more than three months notice, substantially reducing the risk to a company's bottom line.

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