Flexible workspace provider, Bizspace, is to offer free business mentoring or coaching services to all eligible businesses located at its 26 business centres in the Northwest. The new scheme will be provided via the Guardian Angel Entrepreneurs Network run by Community & Business Partners in conjunction with the Northwest Regional Development Agency.
“We work in partnership with all of our workspace clients to help them grow and prosper,” comments Ann-Marie Jeffrey, Bizspace’s northwest regional manager. “So, the mentoring programme will provide business owners and senior managers with a priceless opportunity to work with a dedicated mentor who can help to develop their leadership and management skills. Bizspace is offering this service completely free of charge to all of its customers and we would hope the majority of them will take up this exciting opportunity.”
“Our mentors are local business leaders and entrepreneurs who have knowledge, skills and experience across all business sectors,” comments Mike Ashton, project manager at Community & Business Partners. “They could help local business people develop ability and potential in order to optimise business performance, and they volunteer their time for free. All they ask is a commitment to meet on a regular basis.”
“During the past few months Bizspace has witnessed an unprecedented demand in the Greater Manchester area for flexible workspace from businesses of all sizes,” continues Ann-Marie Jeffrey. “We have more than 110 centres nationwide with a large number in the Northwest, including locations in Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley, Preston and Rochdale and each centre provides a range of flexible workspace options, which allows customers to sign up and move in the same day.
“These provide accommodation solutions for businesses requiring serviced, managed, conventional and virtual office space, studios, workshops, industrial workspace, storage and self-storage facilities, mailboxes and meeting rooms.”