A hot-desking initiative at The MintWorks in Kendal has been praised by business owners.
This week was the first in a series of free try-before-you-buy events running every Monday until September at the business hub.
The introductory sessions are designed to alert small businesses to what The MintWorks has to offer including high quality office areas, meeting rooms and access to superfast broadband.
First-time user Andy Ingle – who runs industrial working at height business High Rise – would recommend any small business to sign up to a session.
“It’s given me an opportunity to focus more than I would do at home as there’s fewer distractions,” said Andy.
“The facilities are great, sessions are flexible and the office unit is in an ideal location, I’d recommend it to any small business owner looking for some quiet space to get stuff done.”
For Craig Bowers, a previous user of hot-desking facilities at the MintWorks who now has permanent office space for his company in Kendal, the flexibility of the hub fit his business’ needs.
Craig, who owns business intelligence company Journey BI, commented: “The new scheme is a great introduction to what the facilities can offer a small business.
“For me, the flexibility of the space was ideal. If a client required work to be completed at a later date than scheduled I was able to hot-desk in a central location, at short notice, in reliable and fantastic facilities.”
The MintWorks is located on Highgate next to The Brewery Arts Centre and provides office units for small businesses aiming to start-up or expand in South Lakeland.
The project – run by South Lakeland District Council (SLDC)’s Invest in South Lakeland team – serves the increasing demand for flexible work space and meeting rooms in Kendal town centre with space for tenants, networking events, hot-desking and training seminars.
Councillor Graham Vincent, SLDC’s Economy and Assets portfolio holder, added: “We are always looking for new ways to support businesses in South Lakeland.
“I’d encourage anyone who hasn’t yet done so to take advantage of the terrific facilities at The MintWorks and book a hot-desking session.
“Businesses have nothing to lose by trying this free initiative and could be on the road to realising the advantages that modern facilities provide.”
Anyone interested in booking a session can do so via: www.trybooking.co.uk/3272 or by calling the hot-desk hotline on 01539 793555.