5 areas to explore in the quest to improve energy efficiency & reduce overheads in the flexible office workplace!
As a flexible office workspace operator with several locations in Newry, Northern Ireland, one of our biggest challenges is the enormous increase in operational overheads, particularly the cost of energy – gas, electricity and oil. The quest to improve energy efficiency is ongoing…… Setting the scene: The UK
Happy 10th Birthday to the Hub & all it’s coworking friends & family!
To our coworking friends & family a very happy10th Birthday to The Hub Newry It all started off in 2012 with our cofounders, Patrick Suzanne Murdock in an empty open-plan office in St Colman’s Park, Newry with recycled glass partitions & office furniture from a local convent. Having discovered a relatively new co
Humanity in the workplace – 4 ways that flexible workspace environments can help
With everything going on at the moment the word ‘humanity’ keeps rightly popping up. What about ‘humanity in the workplace’? I thought this was a very worthwhile topic to explore. As business owners, team heads, whatever line of business we’re in we owe it to ourselves and those in our workplace to try and be [&helli
6 simple steps to help your flexible workplace mitigate rising energy costs!
When it comes to energy pricing in the next couple months, costs are set to shoot up and it looks like they’ll be here for a while… It’s not just domestic homes that will be affected but businesses too, commercial premises up and down the land. But is there anything that can be done NOW […]
5 perspectives of sustainability in the flexible workspace industry!
The flexible workspace industry is heavily marketed as promoting its green environmental credentials and low carbon footprint, championing less commuting, LED lighting, green teams, roof gardens and electric car charging points. But there are many elements to sustainability and not just those relating to the buildings that peo
Ep. 13 How has the landscape of finance in business evolved, with Deborah Lynch
Suzanne talks to Deborah Lynch – an experienced accountant who has partnered with a wide range of CEOs, executives, and solopreneurs to grow their businesses. Having spent over twenty years working across a wide range of businesses both as an operations manager and as a financial controller she has a unique insight into
Flex for success through partnering, engagement & continued learning
Want to know how to flex for success and growth and how you can gain a sense of belonging and engagement with others? Throughout my journey in the flexible workspace industry I’ve met the most diverse and amazing people and businesses and heard some truly motivating stories. Through coaching and mentoring, partnering with
Ep.11 – It’s all about choices, flex isn’t going away, with Jane Sartin
Suzanne talks to Jane Sartin – Chief Exec of the Flexible Space Association. The Flexible Space Association is the trade association representing, supporting and promoting the flexible workspace sector across the UK. They talk about: -The evolution of the office model & how we interact -New trends
Ep.10 What stories do you tell yourself about money, with Carmel Seery
Suzanne talks to Carmel Seery of carmelseery.com, a management accountant. Carmel helps small business owners get control of their business, by helping them build simple processes so that they will always know their cashflow. They talk about – Establishing an accounting process – Money mindset – P
Ep.9 Engaging with the changing workplace, with Zoe Ellis-Moore
Suzanne talks to Zoe Ellis-Moore CEO & Founder at Spaces to Places. Zoe has built an 18-year career out of being passionate about the future of the workplace, commercial spaces, and how people engage with them. In her role at Spaces to Places, she works with investors, landlords, franchisees, and operators in th
4 Ways to power your productivity and cultivate your unique, flexible solution!
Creating your own agenda, ignite that energy by discovering your individual flexible working environment and toolkit! Life is one big juggling act, we all work in different ways, at different times, with ever changing mindsets and scenarios arising. How can we really harness our time, energy, skills and cultivate a more flexib
5 ways to be super successful working minimum hours each week – seriously, it’s true!
You know those super successful people who say they only working minimal hours each week, do you believe them? Really, it’s true, it can be done but there are principles, supportive connections and relationships behind them. Remember their journey might not have been as easy as it seemed, they’ve probably worked ve
7 tips to being your unique, most energetic & productive self!
Are you curious about how to be your best, most energetic & productive self with the time & skills that you have available? As a business owner or remote worker do you ever ask yourself “Why do I never have any time?” or “Why is my to do list always getting longer, I just feel […]
How are coworking operators keeping member communities engaged?
Keeping a coworking community engaged during a pandemic and working from home??? Kate Tattersfield, journalist & copywriter caught up with Suzanne Murdock, Our Co-Founder and Director part way through the pandemic to understand how The Hub as a coworking operator was keeping its member communities engaged during this time.
Would coworking work for you & why?
Coworking is defined as the sharing of a flexible workspace by (typically) self-employed, independent professionals who wish to work together in a communal, collaborative setting rather than the traditional employee-only office. More recently these spaces are being referred to as ‘flex spaces‘. Most coworking space
Feeling lonely & isolated at work – what could the solution be?
Being lonely at work can have a negative impact on business in the long term. Coworking and flexible office spaces can bring a sense of community, connectivity, calmness and wellbeing as well as a more structured day. Isolation and feeling lonely seem like very personal, private problems, but they are much more than that. Thes