This September, as we start the ‘new term’ it is clear that there is a renewed appetite for returning to normal. Fuelled by the vaccination programme and a focus on business growth, the shift towards hybrid working is notable. With returning confidence businesses are looking to reunite teams that have not been physically connected.

The demand to blend home and office working sees the rise in ‘hybrid working’, where employee and company needs can work hand in hand. Helen Deverill, Marketing Director, Arena Business Centres says: “Never has there been greater demand for flexible workspaces that enables employees to split their time between head office, home and a local satellite office. This hub-and-spoke approach is a key consideration when defining company strategies.”

Interest in flexible ways of working enables businesses of every size to stay agile in an ever changing business landscape. Over the past year Arena has been helping an ever increasing number of corporates and SME’s to customise workspaces that suit their new way of working. Such clients include Siemens, NHS Trust, Centrica and Balfour Beatty. “Our focus, now more than ever, is working with every client to truly understand their needs and create workspaces for their business to perform and succeed.” Helen Deverill continues.

The office is now viewed as a place to gather, share ideas and to collaborate with the team. Having collaboration areas, meeting rooms, pods and bench seating provides a venue for lightbulb moments. Mixed in with employee engagement, nurturing company values and retaining your best talent; the company benefits are hugely positive.

Arena is focused on growing its network of centres across Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire and Dorset. With their latest centre in Winnersh Triangle completed this year, Arena have now begun its latest project in Basingstoke, whilst actively looking for new properties in key commuter towns.
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