the WORKSHOP : services

Facilities

Meeting Rooms
A great way to promote your business within a professional setting. Kitted out with a variety of ‘extras’, some meeting rooms have large wide-screen TV’s and Apple Box, flipboards and options for beverages. These spaces are ideal for meeting with clients or presenting to larger groups. Our meeting rooms can be booked by any Workshop tenant and externally by enquiring on our main number - 01303 764270. Prices are from £15 per hour plus vat.
Parking
Parking is available at a subsidised rate for our tenants. The parking is close in proximity to The Workshop, and is a fraction of the cost of central parking spaces within the area.
State of the Art Technology
Our tenants will benefit from a Fibre Network connection, and a number of additional features supported by quality brands:
  • Fibre Network - 500 MB 21 CN BT Net Link
  • Symmetrical Line feed for an equally fast upload and download speed
  • Access to Onsite Private Cloud
  • Wifi connection 802.11n
  • Asterisk VoIP Phone System

Available through the Workshop...

Workshops & Events
With the links and network we already have in place at The Workshop, we are becoming the hub that we had always planned to be. There are monthly social meetups which include both Workshop businesses as well as the Creative Quarter and local retailers. With the additional aim of providing knowledge and support, tenants of The Workshop are encouraged and helped with any meetup ideas that they have at no cost.
  • No boundaries as a small enterprise
  • Make important connections with other businesses within the local area
Funding & Finance Guidance
Whatever stage your business is at, a meeting to consider your funding needs can always be useful. We can help you to get in touch with the right people, and put into place a funding strategy with your objectives in mind. We can also assist you in positioning yourself as an attractive proposition (or, indeed, a worthy project) to local and national schemes. We can help with:
  • Introductions to local bank panel for bank accounts
  • Assistance in preparing for appointments
Professionals Introductory Session
All businesses have questions about day-to-day running, from legal advice regarding contracts or chasing debt to knowing where to go and who to choose when considering managing trading accounts. We have assembled an approved panel of local professionals to run a free session for tenants in each of the categories below:
  • Accounting
  • Legal
  • Marketing
Business Planning Specialist
We offer all of our tenants a free appointment with a business planning specialist to help you develop your business plan and to build the ability to constantly evolve it. Advantages of taking up this opportunity are:
  • Staying focused on the objectives within your plan
  • More effective communication of ideas, plans or proposals to partners or funders
  • Expert advice helps you to get your plan right first time
Marketing Support
Marketing your business will likely be at the forefront of your mind and in modern marketing, social media will no doubt play a large part of that. We offer free support to all tenants with our marketing expert in the format of a bespoke one to one session. Some tenants have benefited by a one off meeting, gaining an independent view on their current marketing strategy whilst others who have perhaps recently started their business, gain from a regular meeting and benefit from coaching.
  • Gain valuable advice and knowledge from the experts
  • Learn the most up to date marketing techniques and beat the competition
Human Resources Support
Depending on the size of your business and whether you are currently employing staff or indeed seeking to employ staff soon or in the future, we have FREE expert support available for you from a Human Resources specialist. The support available not only helps you as a business owner, but also the individuals that you employ, with direct support and access to material that will empower staff to progress their own career within the business.
  • Gain support that is not often available to smaller businesses
  • Support your staff with career training to increase their skill set
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