Service Innovation Award Goes to Wizu Workspace

The winner of this year’s Flexible Space Association Service Innovation Award was Wizu Workspace, for their health and wellbeing strategy at their Sheffield workspace.

They embarked on a journey to revolutionise the workspace experience, in recognition of the shift to hybrid working and the growing desire of people to have a better work-life balance and awareness of mental health.

Wizu Workspace partnered with a popular local coffee shop, Hygge to create a new space within their premises.  It fuses flexible workspace with hygge-inspired hospitality.  The design of this space within their building incorporates natural elements, warm lighting and comfortable furnishings.

The space is used for casual meetings, brainstorming sessions, or just reading.  The coffee shop offers a range of foo and drinks, with discounts for Wizu’s members.

Wizu Workspace also revamped their onsite gym, with new equipment, branding and fitness and wellbeing classes.  To increase access the costs of the classes were reduced.

There was a review of their services to better meet the needs of businesses experiencing challenging economic times, especially startups an freelancers, with an expanded and revamped virtual offering.

Finally, Wizu unveiled a brand new event space in Sheffield.  This supports their members with team gatherings and other activities, and enables a range of wellbeing-boosting member events.

The FlexSA Awards judging panel liked the comprehensive strategy, and the link up with a local independent business to deliver aspects of it.

Clear benefits were shown from the initiative, with over 80% of their members making use of the new cafe, and a 50% uptake in the gym.

CEO Tom Almas and Chairman John Guggenheim are pictured with members of their team accepting the award last week from Flexible Space Association Board Chairman, Freya Cross, at our Gala Dinner.

30 November 2023

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