Choosing the perfect flexible workspace provider for your business

The Flexible Space Association can help 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, workshop units and virtual addresses.

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

Flexible Space Association members comply with our Code of Conduct.  By choosing one of our member locations for your business you have the assurance that the operator is committed to providing professional service and ethical conduct.

The Advantages

Flexible workspace providers allow businesses to make decisions that are right for them at any point in time.  They can upsize, downsize or even relocate quickly, and with no long-term financial commitments. They also enable businesses to concentrate their resources on their core activities, while leaving workspace management to the operators.

The Facilities

Facilities offered vary, and what's provided will play a part in the cost.  However, flexible workspace will usually come with all furniture required, and often provide access to meeting rooms, kitchen facilities, co-working space, and technology such as WiFi, telephone systems and presentation 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. 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, telephone calls and refreshments for the ultimate in budget control.

Costs for taking flexible workspace may vary depending on:

  • location 
  • size of workspace 
  • facilities provided
  • quality of the building and its level of fit out

Speed to Market

Those with an urgent need for space 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. Similarly, relocation (especially within a larger centre) is a simple matter.

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