Stuck in email overload?

This is how to get your life back... Sure, email is a modern communication miracle. But email overload is a very real issue. Whilst technology has made work so much easier, saving us from having to have time-sapping face to face conversations, emails – be they work or personal...

Meetings Can Be Effective. Really.

Meetings are the lifeblood of any successful business as the platform to share ideas, provide feedback and make valuable decisions. They push things forward and bring the kind of creative solutions that only face-to-face interaction can bring. Or at least that is the theory.... But, in reality,...

How Your Office Design Can Affect Your Employees' Wellbeing

The modern office has moved on from the austere, cubical forms of the past to seriously consider the best environment for staff productivity and well-being. But there's much more to consider than how funky the space should be and which free snacks and bean bags are best. Regardless of trends,...

Why Serviced Offices Are Here to Stay

Busting Commonly Held Myths Serviced offices continue to grow in popularity as the needs of businesses evolve with technological advances playing a major role. Yet, despite serviced offices losing their once commonly held reputation for being the poorer relation, there are...

Retaining Talent

Trusting staff to work flexibly helps Technology has undoubtedly aided new ways of working. We can more easily work wherever and whenever we either want or need to. Smaller faster and more robust devices; more widely available wi-fi (often for fee) and a plethora of APPs and...

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Office Temperature Matters No one is ever happy with the temperature in the workplace. There's the guy who's still in a t-shirt with frost on the windows and complaining it's hot. Then there's the woman in three jumpers and a coat when the heating is on full,...

Four Compelling Reasons to Ditch Your Commute

It's Monday morning and you are stuck in a line of traffic that hasn't moved at all in 20 minutes. Or maybe you're crammed into a carriage only too aware of what your fellow passengers ate for tea. Yet, it seems commuting still is a necessary evil of working life; a chore we all must...

How to Communicate Well in The Workplace

Nothing is more important than effective communication in the workplace when it comes to guaranteeing company success. How information is shared, accessed and actioned will define how well your team operates. But it means so much more than sharing information. Quality communication is vital to...

Building and Promoting A Strong Company Culture

"Culture" is a business buzzword these days. Businesses frequently talk positively about their 'culture', whilst disgruntled employees complain about it. Moreover, it's often claimed that having the right vibe or culture is central to business success. But what is it? What does it...

How Much Sleep Did You Get Last Night?

You'll have seen those "Tiredness Kills" signs on roadsides and no doubt listened or read recent news reports about sleep – or lack of it – and how it affects our health. There are the enduring myths about highly successful people who succeed on just a few hours sleep. Margaret...

How To Remember More of What You Read

We live in the age of information overload! Constant connectivity at home, at work, on our travels through smartphones, tablets and laptops. Then there's magazines, reports, newspapers adding to the information flow. In many ways, we are reading more than ever, constantly receiving new ideas. Perhaps...

How To Make Your Emails More Effective

The introduction of email has changed how we do business. Communication is quicker and easier than ever. But this also comes with a downside. Because communication is so simple it's often less considered and perhaps not as effective as it could be. Think about your own inbox. How many emails...

Should We Seriously Consider a Shorter Working Week?

Over the past 30 years, the world has changed at a phenomenal pace. Technology has transformed the way we work, with processes that used to take ages now achievable in minutes - from almost anywhere. Even though this climate has created greater flexibility, many businesses are sticking to the...

Working open plan. Is there an etiquette?

In most office space these days, gone are the days of cubicles and closed-off rooms. On the whole they've been replaced by open plan working where everyone works together freely. Whilst this type of environment allows for greater collaboration and social interactivity, it can also come with...

How much office space does your business really need?

In the past, the size and quality of office space was seen as an indicator of how well a company was doing. But with changes in wireless technology, digital business practices and more flexible working businesses can challenge what space they need and how they work to save money and increase productivity.

Can changing the way we think make us more productive?

Is your work life a daily struggle? It's not at all uncommon for people to end their working day unsatisfied and feeling as if they have achieved very little, despite the actual reality. Our fast-paced digital world has created an idea that to be productive we have to fill every minute of every...

A New Year - a new approach?

Why virtual offices are great for start-ups Starting a business is no easy task, there are so many factors to success. In our age of connectivity giving us the ability to work from anywhere, is high on the list – after all start-ups don't want to be lumbered with the...

Does colour in the workplace really matter?

Historically, 'work' was never supposed to be fun and workplaces reflected that fact. Our places of work were often drab, functional and minimal to match the nature of work. But things have moved on, with some of the world's biggest companies, such as Google and Facebook, leading...

Is Music in the Workplace a Good Thing?

Playing music in the workplace is an issue that divides opinion and one that business owners battle with on a regular basis. Although there is evidence to suggest that listening to music while at work can boost productivity and help create a happier workplace, some businesses feel that it is...

Shared And Serviced Offices On The Rise

There is no escaping the fact that we are changing the way we work. What constitutes a job, or career, is no longer limited by working hours or geography. Undoubtedly, technology has played a big part, enabling us to work on the go, morning noon or night. Equally, when it comes to office space,...

Does Workplace Flexibility Actually Matter?

These days, it's not unusual to want to build flexibility into your working life. Indeed, as far back as 2014, the mental health charity Mind reported how important workplace flexibility was when it came to taking care of our physical and mental health. Moreover, according to a detailed study...

Victim CARE Service Establishes New Base At King Street

A social business and charity aiming to support victims of crime in the local area has taken office space at Foxhall Business Centres' city centre premises. Catch22 has been commissioned by the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) to deliver services through an initiative called...

Foxhall Business Centres Welcomes Expanding Specsavers Call Centre

A call centre for leading optical retail chain Specsavers has taken space at Foxhall Business Centres' King Street building in the centre of Nottingham. Specsavers' move to Two King Street follows the recent expansion of its Nottingham-based call centre and support team, which had previously...

Specialist Import Company Moves Into Foxhall Lodge

A Nottingham company that specialises in helping businesses import from China has found a new home at Foxhall Lodge. Import China UK Ltd (ICUK) works as an independent procurement arm for UK businesses, specialising in contract manufacturing on behalf of UK clients, and acts as an intermediary...

Local Jobs Programme Launches In Foxhall Building

Foxhall Business Centres' central King Street building will provide the base for a new programme which will help unemployed people in the local area get back into work. Working Links, a leading provider of employment, skills and offender rehabilitation services, has launched a three-year...

Foxhall to Turn Former Nottingham Private School Into Offices

Foxhall Business Centres has acquired a former private school in Nottingham as it continues to see high demand for new space. Falcon House, in Pelham Road, Sherwood Rise, comprises 3,341 sq ft of office space set across a two-storey detached building. Following the purchase, Foxhall has signed...

THE KEY BENEFITS OF A SERVICED OFFICE AND WHY YOU NEED ONE

Renting premises is a huge expense. When hiring a traditional office space you can't simply pay on a month-by-month basis, and then opt-out of the contract if business turns sour – you will usually be bound to a fixed term of 3-5 years. In addition you'll have to purchase all of the...

5 TIPS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR OFFICE SPACE

At Foxhall Business Centres, we know that making the most of your working environment is crucial, especially considering that we now spend most of our time in the workplace. So, with that in mind, we thought we'd share our top 5 tips on how you can make the most of your small office space; 1....

MICROSOFT AND ROYAL MAIL BOSSES PART OF THE ELITE VISITING GROWING NOTTINGHAM START-UP OFFICES

Entertaining bosses of high-profile companies at its Nottingham office has raised the eyebrows of many neighbouring businesses for Love Media Sales – but it is testament to its rapid growth. The marketing firm, based at Foxhall Business Centre, works with business-to-business (B2B) publications...

APPRENTICESHIPS AND IT SKILLS SHORTAGE

Last week was National Apprenticeship Week, and with it an important issue has been raised - how we meet skills needs now and in the future. According to the Skills Barometer produced for the Department for Employment and Learning, between 2015 and 2020 there is the potential for total employment...

TOP CONSIDERATIONS FOR CHOOSING YOUR OFFICE SPACE

At Foxhall Business Centres, we understand that choosing a home for your business is no simple task; there are lots of considerations from suitability of size, through to location and facilities available. Luckily, we have put together a simple check-list for the most important considerations...

EMPLOYEE MOTIVATION DAY - 25 FEBRUARY 2016

The 'Employee motivation: Who came out on top in 2015?' survey indicated that a staggering 34% of employees did not feel motivated at work even once last year. In fact, only 24% of surveyed employees said that motivation was part of their work life. Needless to say, lack of motivation has...

NOTTINGHAM BUSINESS EXPO - 3 MARCH 2016

The Nottingham Business Expo will take place at the Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham from 09:00 onwards. This is a unique event that is ideal for local SME's and large corporate organisations. Tickets cost £5.50 per person and give you access to a variety of workshops, hubs, zones, and speakers....

WINNING OVER CLIENTS

Business is driven by sales and profit, its well known that sales is the only activity in business that creates revenue, everything else creates cost – so sales and winning new clients should be at the heart of every small and growing business, shouldn't it? So we were surprised to hear...

ON THE GO WITH MOBILE - SMART STEPS BUSINESSES NEED TO TAKE IN 2016

Most of us take our mobile phones everywhere we go. After all, they are incredibly useful. Whether it's finding when the next train home is coming or if you'll need your umbrella tomorrow - your smartphone can give you the answer instantly and on the go. It's not surprising then, that...

I'M AT THE CHRISTMAS OFFICE PARTY - GET ME OUT OF HERE! SURVIVAL TIPS

Christmas is the season of festivity, family, and joy. It is most distinctively marked by woolly Christmas jumpers that you own in the spirit of embracing said festivity and the mad rush to get everyone their presents on time. It is also the season of the much anticipated Christmas office party. Whilst...

HOW TO ENSURE OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY OVER THE FESTIVE PERIOD

We all know that Christmas is a special time of year, surrounded by a relaxed vibe and festive cheer – but, as a business how can you ensure that staff stay engaged in the business up until the Christmas 'break'? Most businesses are happy to get in the 'festive-mood' but are often concerned...

PROCRASTINATING AT WORK - WHY DO WE DO IT AND WHAT DOES IT COST BUSINESSES?

Imagine a typical Monday morning at the office. Your schedule is full with meetings, you have ten reports that need to be completed by tomorrow, and your boss is still waiting for those elusive proposals from last week. Yet, you are drawn to check your Facebook, make tea for everyone at the office,...

FOXHALL LODGE - THE PERFECT LOCATION FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Foxhall Lodge Business Centres has the perfect mix of commercial value and personal touch throughout our centres and office space around Nottingham. Whether you are looking for a fully-serviced office space or simply want a professional representation of your business through our popular virtual-offices...

5 'APP'SOLUTELY GREAT TOOLS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Running from meeting to meeting is not unusual when you are running a business. As such, staying connected and on-track can be somewhat of a challenge. Since businesses are becoming more and more dependent on technology, it's important to know what tools are out there for you to take advantage...

WHY CHOOSE AN OFFICE IN NOTTINGHAM

Nottingham is well renowned for its cultural experience (just about everyone has heard of Robin Hood!), but did you know Nottingham is also one of the leading cities in the UK for business start-up and enterprise growth? There is a wide variety of business support available in Nottingham, from...

10 TIPS TO STAY HAPPY AT WORK

For some work can become tedious or annoying, which may lead to an unhappy working situation. This could develop into a serious health problem such as stress and cause severe negative impact on a person's life. This coupled with the fact that work is such an essential part of our day to day lives...

FOXHALL BUSINESS CENTRES ACQUIRES NEW NOTTINGHAM LOCATION

Foxhall Business Centres has acquired the former regional offices of ACAS, Anderson House, off Clinton Avenue, Nottingham. Trent PTS which delivers NHS psychological therapy, has already been secured as a long-term leaseholder tenant of the building. Foxhall...

SURVIVE AND SUCCEED - THE CAMPAIGN FOR SUCCESSFUL SMES LAUNCH EVENT

A Nottingham finance expert, who was dismayed with the way the Budget hampered SME growth potential, is set to launch a campaign that she hopes will helping small businesses survive and beat the shockingly low long term company survival rates in the UK. Serena Humphrey of The F Word Ltd, the...

IMPORTANT EMPLOYMENT LAW AND HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATE BRIEFING, SEPTMEBER 4TH

This FREE event is for Business Owners/Directors and Senior Executives and will take place on September 4th in Derby. Topics covered; > Auto-Enrolment: A comprehensive overview of the main employer duties. > Simple amendments to employee contracts & handbooks that allow you to grow...

KICKSTARTER FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

The largest family owned accountancy firm in the midlands, Baldwins Accountants, are looking for young adults aged between 18 and 25 to have a go at their annual KickStart Young Entrepreneurs Award. Baldwin Accountants have 14 offices across the region including Nottingham, Derby and Coventry,...

EVENT FOR NOTTINGHAM CREATIVE BUSINESSES, AUGUST 25TH - ACCESSING FUNDING

Just a quick one because we thought this might be useful to some of our tenants and local businesses! This event will take you through various traditional and more 'happening' ways of funding your creative industry business. To book go to Eventbrite.

WHY WE CHOSE NOTTINGHAM FOR OUR DIGITAL STARTUP - A BLOG BY AARON DICKS

Impression is a digital marketing agency that has been based in Nottingham since its inception. In the last 20 months, Impression has grown to a team of 15 talented digital marketing consultants, all but 3 of whom live within walking distance of our city centre office. My co-founder Tom and I...

FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN LOOKING FOR OFFICE SPACE

Office space can be the very core of a business, so in this regard it is imperative that the office space is used meets a business's requirements. For example, is the office space being considered going to be big enough to cater for the staff and equipment without it becoming too cluttered? It...

10 OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY TIPS

Many people struggle with staying productive in the office. Staying focused on tasks and working efficiently is something that more and more people contest with while doing work everyday. This can be easily seen by just looking at the thousands of productivity apps available to people on the market....