According to the Coworking 2018 Report by Cushman and Wakefield, the UK has around 52m square feet of flexible working space in around 3,000 centres. This growth in flexible workplaces reflects the boom in the number of people working freelance or as ‘on-demand’ businesses that are looking for flexibility, affordability and access to good advice. It also mirrors the underlying trend that more people, not less, will be working in this way in the future.
The partnership will see Enterprise Nation profile BCA members on its platform, deliver ‘plugged-in’ business support on site, represent the views of BCA members to Government, and explore the potential of delivering advice on the High Street by turning former retail spaces into prominent community business centres. It will also look to drive small business footfall into BCA member centres, via delivery of national campaigns such as She Means Business and Go and Grow Online in the centres.Jennifer Brooke said: “Making the connection between business growth and access to space will be a very important one for the association moving forward in this changing world of work, and I can't think of a better partner than Enterprise Nation who, over the past decade, have supported small firms to start and grow, so ultimately understand the audience for our centres.