What is a workhub?

A workhub is a flexible workspace offering an 'office when needed' service for modern micro businesses and mobile workers, including those of you who work from home. Shared facilities typically include bookable 'hot' desks, formal and informal meeting spaces, high speed broadband and costly or space-hungry professional equipment.

Workhubs offer professional facilities that members can use when it suits them. Like a gym, they're making smart use of space, serving more businesses than a traditional office can house.

Workhubs offer a professional front for your business, vital if you're a small or start-up enterprise or a live/worker running your service from home. You can meet clients at a workhub, use its registered address, and have friendly, professional staff handle your phone calls and post.

Workhubs provide a relaxed working environment that facilitates informal business collaboration and networking. But there's no hard sell and no awkward business breakfasts. You'll find that exchanging ideas, advice and services comes naturally and, crucially, a workhub offers an antidote to isolation.

Most workhubs also offer business advice and support. They understand what small businesses need. They understand flexible working. Many are incubators for start-ups. Many offer training in useful professional skills or offer regular sessions with Business Link.

Then there's the coffee (or, if you prefer, tea, juice, cakes, tasty salads or a celebratory glass of wine). The coffee's free and more than a few workhubs offer only top quality fair trade beans. All in all, there's now no need to outstay your welcome in a coffee shop.