UBC Expands Coworking Offering with Flexible Day Rates

UBCUK has expanded its Venture Coworking offering by introducing a new flexible day rate, giving small business owners instant access to a professional, shared coworking environment at any UBC centre.

In December 2013, UBC launched 'Venture Coworking' - a cost-effective shared workspace featuring on-site services and simple monthly contracts to help startups, freelancers and mobile employees ease out of the home office and into a professional workplace.

Three years on, Venture Coworking has proven an immensely popular part of UBC's flexible office portfolio and is now undergoing an expansion.

The original monthly service, now known as 'Venture Premium', continues to equip clients with their own private desk in a shared office with lockable storage, a private business phone number and professional call answering services.

A second offering, 'Venture Flexi 10', ramps up the flexible factor by introducing day rates for the first time.

In place of fixed desks and monthly contracts, 'Flexi 10' clients can pick their desk in UBC's shared coworking environment for up to 10 days per month. Flexi 10 clients can work from one or multiple UBC business centres and enjoy inclusive access to Wi-Fi, on-site mail handling, hot drinks and discounts on meeting rooms.

Instant, free business advice

One of the key benefits of coworking is the opportunity to tap into a shared supportive community of like-minded business professionals. Now UBC is taking this crucial element a step further by giving all Venture clients - both Premium and Flexi 10 - free access to its on-demand business advice portal.

Launched earlier this year, UBC's live chat advice service provides instant access to business mentors throughout the working week. From top-level queries to in-depth questions over tax, financial affairs or business growth strategies, MiVentures provides tailored advice to help UBC clients overcome the challenges of running and growing a business.

"Our Venture Coworking offices have been extremely well received, especially in some of the more populated areas like Cirencester, Southampton and Birmingham Business Park," said Jane Erasmus, UBC's Sales & Marketing Director.

"Until now we've kept to a simple monthly contract agreement, but we've seen a steady increase in demand for greater coworking flexibility in our centres. So we're delighted to answer this need with the introduction of Flexi 10, and we look forward to welcoming more small business owners to our smart coworking offices across the country."

Find out more about UBC's Venture Coworking online at ubcuk.com.