Dow Schofield Watts continues growth with launch of new Reading office

One of the UK’s leading independent advisory firms is expanding its presence in the South of England with the launch of a new office in Reading. The new office, based in the Arena Business Centre in Winnersh, follows the arrival of local advisers Steve and Carla Holmes, who have joined the firm to launch a [...]

2021-10-05T16:24:27+01:00October 5th, 2021|Recent Posts|

IoD partners with Arena Business Centres to create Members’ Hubs

The IoD has teamed up with workspace provider Arena Business Centres to create a network of members’ hubs across the South of England. Arena provides working environments for businesses across Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire and Dorset, with flexible office workspaces from two to 500 desks aimed at entrepreneurs, SMEs and larger corporates. Arena’s latest, state of [...]

2021-07-08T14:04:36+01:00July 8th, 2021|Recent Posts|

Arena Set to Help Companies Move Teams Back to Flexible Workspaces

Over the past 6 months home working has caused many progressive companies to rethink their ways of working, forever. Whilst working from home has exposed many of the downfalls of traditional serviced offices; it has also highlighted the need to gather teams safely together to collaborate, socialise and share their best ideas. The days of [...]

2021-01-13T15:39:48+00:00October 15th, 2020|Recent Posts|

Should You Take a Holiday from Your Inbox?

As many of us prepare to take some well-earned time away from the office this summer, we have been pondering a subject that frequently divides opinions in the workplace (and on the beach!) : should you check your work emails whilst on annual leave? Whilst mobile technology means that we are now better connected than [...]

2020-05-27T13:57:22+01:00August 20th, 2019|Arena Tips, Recent Posts|

5 Benefits of Employee Engagement and Workplace Happiness

‘A team aligned behind a vision will move mountains’ (Kevin Rose) An engaged, happy team is one of the most powerful assets that a business can possess. With numerous academic studies connecting workplace happiness with commercial success, a growing number of organisations are starting to cultivate happiness and contentment amongst their teams as a strategy [...]

2020-05-27T13:58:00+01:00February 27th, 2019|Arena Tips, Recent Posts|

Flexible Offices: Redefining the 21st Century Workplace

With the unpredictability of the current business climate (due in no small part to the unchartered waters of Brexit ahead), flexibility has understandably become a watchword for many organisations. The advantage of flexibility in these ever-changing times is clear: with agility comes the ability to change in response to external influences, which are now especially [...]

2020-05-27T13:41:53+01:00January 9th, 2019|Recent Posts|

5 Things to Love About Portsmouth

Situated on Portsea Island, the ‘Great Waterfront City’ of Portsmouth is one of the most famous maritime cities in the world – and is just around the corner from our newest Arena centre! Read on for our top five reasons to love Portsmouth…   History & CultureAs a naval city, Portsmouth is steeped in maritime [...]

2020-05-27T10:30:50+01:00August 30th, 2018|Recent Posts|

How Serviced Office Space Can Boost Your Business

The way we work is changing. For many years, traditional leased office space was the only real option for companies looking to establish or maintain a professional presence (other than purchasing a property outright, which would be prohibitively costly for most businesses). However, with serviced offices and business centres now providing a competitive alternative to [...]

2020-05-27T10:32:09+01:00July 13th, 2018|Recent Posts|