15 Jan 2021
If you live in East Hertfordshire, then you’ll already know what a great town Hertford is. The UOE Hub is bang slap in the centre of town so it couldn’t be more convenient for the shops, cafés, bars and restaurants.
Most importantly, if you run your own business, you’ll also be within easy reach of many of the other small businesses based in Hertford that you’re likely to be collaborating and networking with.
In the past year, working practices have changed, many permanently. During the first lockdown, the Office of National Statistics found that nearly half the UK working population worked at home – 86% of whom were working remotely as a direct result of the pandemic. And it has been predicted that by 2022, 60% of employees will regularly work remotely.
But what if it’s not really convenient to work from home? Not everyone has enough space to turn a spare room into a home office, or build one in the garden. If you live in a noisy household, work better with people around you, or you just want to keep your work and home life entirely separate, look for a serviced office space like the Hertford UOE Hub.
Facilities – Virtually everything is included in the fixed monthly rental, including high-speed internet, utilities, cleaning and maintenance, office furniture and even the tea and coffee! With someone else looking after the office management, you can spend more time and energy working on your core business.
Flexibility – The UOE Hub has flexible options, whether you just need a hot-desk to work on or a lockable office for one, two, four or more. Our space is flexible, so if your business takes off, we’ll have the extra serviced office space for you to grow into. If you only need a work hub on a temporary basis, you can rent desk space. There’s only one month’s notice, which means you won’t be tied into a long-term contract, particularly ideal if you’re just looking for a professional space to work in while your office is closed for lockdown.
Professional atmosphere – Some people can’t settle to working from home. It may be too chaotic, you get too many interruptions, or you’re finding it difficult to relax and switch-off properly when your work computer is always visible in your living space. By leaving the house to go to a professional working space, you’ll not only be more motivated when you’re at work, but you can also leave it ‘out of sight out of mind’ at the end of the working day.
Work whenever you want – The Hub is open 24/7 so it doesn’t matter if you want to burn the midnight oil or stick rigidly to a 9-5 routine, you can work whenever you wish.
A hop, skip and a jump from London – From the Hub, it’s just a short walk from not one but two railway stations that offer frequent services into London. So whether you need to go to the capital for meetings, or encourage clients to visit you, it’s easy. We also have a meeting room available for hire.
Nature is on the doorstep – If you like nature and greenery, you’re about a minute’s walk away from the beautiful grounds of Hertford Castle, and about a five minute walk away from Hartham Common, with its wide open spaces and walks by the river.
If you’re happy working from home but aren’t comfortable about giving out your home address, use the UOE Hub as a virtual office. For a monthly fee you can use us as your business address or your registered office address, and can collect your mail or have it forwarded. You’ll also get the same discount if you want to hire our meeting room as those who work in the Hub, so you’ve always got a professional setting where you can talk to your clients.
Whatever your office needs, if you want to work from a prime location in Hertford, contact us to find out more about the UOE Business Hub.