The Future of Flexible Working is bright

26th October 2020

Right now the world and economy has been upended by COVID-19. As we look towards to 2021 here’s our predictions for the future of flexible working. 1. The death of the office is exaggerated. Right now things are bleak for office space providers and the local businesses that rely on office workers. However businesses still understand the importance of having an presence in cities and major towns. Offices are a base for the senior leaders in the business and a hub for employees.  Big long term leased office blocks are a risk right now and as a result we may see firms downsizing smaller flexible Serviced Offices. 2. Working from home, doesn’t necessarily mean working from home.  COVID has accelerated […]

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Our COVID-19 Response

28th May 2020

Our COVID-19 Secure Plan With the recent announcements by the Scottish Government many of our tenants are starting  return to work planning. Whist our 3 Edinburgh Workspaces are still open and accessible to clients, we are taking the following steps to ensure the safety of our members and staff, which is our top priority. Building Management A Risk Assessment has been carried out for each location, based on HSE recommendations We have placed social distancing markers/ signage throughout the locations and set up touchless handwash stations (Walker Street to be completed this week) HEPA Air Purifiers and air purifying plants will be placed in key communal areas We have removed any communal refreshments and are sourcing healthy alternatives Temporarily Replacing […]

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4 Things SMEs can do right now to combat the impact of Coronavirus

3rd April 2020

These are unprecedented times for businesses and humanity itself. It’s easy to feel hopeless, particularly if you work in the retail , hospitality or tourism sectors or are a small business owner. Rubycom Ltd , Kingsford Business Club members in our Edinburgh space,  are a business offering part time Finance Director and corporate finance services to SME’s around Scotland. Kingsford spoke with Scott Davidson the founding director who provided a useful summary of the support available. Guidance on government support available for Coronavirus As at 30th March 2020 Rubycom have produced this summary  setting out financial and other assistance that has been announced over recent days from HM Government, to assist companies deal with the Coronavirus epidemic. For some companies […]

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‘What does it mean to grow old?’ Innovative Care Company Elder takes space with Kingsford

19th February 2020

Kingsford Office is delighted to Welcome Eldercare (UK) to its 2 Walker Street location. Elder is a technology-enabled care agency, and one of the fastest-growing companies in the UK. It helps provide live-in care – an alternative to the care home that allows elderly loved ones to get the full-time, specialist support they need in the place they belong, their own home. It does this by matching self-employed live-in carers to families in need. Using proprietary logistical and matching technology, Elder can get a carer matched on individual needs and personality to any location in the UK within 48 hours. It’s a scalable and sustainable model that is meeting demand where the traditional residential sector cannot. Every 12 days the […]

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Top 5 tips on finding your perfect Office Space

4th February 2020

Your start-up is growing, you find yourself running out of space in the home office. Your Director has asked you to look at opening a new branch. You’re the CEO of a small business that’s won a new contract and need to expand quickly. These are all good problems to have, however looking at renting office space for the first time can be a daunting process especially in a city with many different office providers. Where do you start? While there are pro’s and cons to taking serviced office vs traditntal leased space for this article we are focussing purely on serviced or ‘flexible workspace’. So, here are our Top 5 Tips on Finding Your Perfect Office Space. Space planning […]

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5 things to do in Edinburgh City Centre on your lunch hour

22nd October 2019

We’re all busy people. How many of us skip our lunch or wolf down a sandwich at our desks? I know I’m guilty of this. A recent Bupa survey revealed that nearly two thirds of people lunch for less than 20 minutes while 28% skip it entirely. Whether you’re an employee or business owner, taking your lunch break is vital to boosting productivity and reducing stress levels. Here’s some suggestions: Go out for lunch with colleagues or friends When I am sitting on my own, I tend to browse my phone, checking social media and then I start checking work emails. Going for lunch gives you a chance to unwind and speak to colleagues or meet up with friends. At […]

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How a Virtual Office can strengthen your growing business

11th October 2019

Virtual Offices are useful things. They come in different forms. Commonly a virtual office product will consist of use of a prestigious city centre business address, mail forwarding and maybe a local telephone number or even call answering. There are many benefits using this service for a small business, sole trader or entrepreneur. The first would be it gives your business a Professional image – an address in a prestigious city centre address without the cost of a traditional office. Continuing on this theme, rather than displaying a mobile number on your website , which looks unprofessional, a Virtual Office can provide you with a local landline number redirected to the number of your choice. The address and phone number […]

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What is this trendy Coworking malarkey anyway? And why it is the future

18th July 2019

The Coworking Revolution  Coworking has got massive. The global market value flexible workspaces is estimated at an approximate £21 billion.  What exactly is Coworking and why is it taking over the world? It all started in 2005 when a computer programmer named Brad Neuberg, wanting the structure and community of an open plan office but for freelancers, rented space kickstarting the Coworking revolution Coworking essentially is a shared workspace community for like-mind indiviauls that saves the traditional costs of leasing private office space. It’s estimated there are over 14,000 Cowork spaces in the world, with almost 4 million users. Many are niche and tailor towards to non-profits or tech startups.  More recently there are now woman only spaces. Some spaces are […]

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Four ways that Serviced Offices can help businesses save money

1st June 2018

More and more companies continue to move into Serviced Offices and not without good reason. Businesses now have the opportunity to set up shop in pre-furnished, pre-decorated, often impressive Serviced Offices, cutting days of hassle out of their schedule and leaving them free to get on with business from the day they move in. No longer do they have to bring furniture, buy internet connections or paint walls, but just move in and get on with work in their new, often elegant and impressive, Serviced Office. This might seem like a luxury that only a few could afford. However, FreeOfficeFinder recognised that Serviced Offices can actually save businesses money. Given that many costs are included in the monthly bill and […]

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Teaming up with ‘Balanced Edinburgh’

15th May 2018

Balanced Edinburgh have teamed up with Kingsford Offices to provide you with access to physiotherapy, sports/remedial massage, and osteopathy. Take advantage of 20% initial assessments or book in for a free 15 minute consultation! We have a specialist team of practitioners who are able to provide a one stop shop for all your healthcare needs. We are Edinburghs leading Clinic for postural pain, persistent pain and sports injuries and can provide fast access to expert assessment and onward referral where needed to ensure that you get the fastest recovery possible. Book now and quote ‘Kingsford Office’ for 20% off initial assessments! There is no need to see your GP first, just call or email the clinic and we can arrange […]

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