Poor mental health among workers is costing businesses billions in lost revenue, and flexible working could form part of the solution. Emily Reynolds explores the UK’s current landscape The burden of mental illness in the workplace is not insignificant. According to the Mental Health Foundation(1), nearly one in seven of us have experience of it: 12.7 per cent of all sick days in the UK can be attributed to mental illness, while it’s estimated that better mental-health support could save UK businesses £8bn every year.
We are delighted to see the ongoing success of The Green Deli cafe situated in one of our workshop units at Basepoint Tewkesbury. Clare and Dean opened their doors in November after completing an amazing fit out of the workshop, creating a warm and welcoming environment for customers to relax.
With the variety of serviced and flexible office solutions on offer today, businesses, in some cases, are now favouring a serviced office environment over a traditional lease option. Businesses are evolving in the way they work, with remote or flexible working becoming more common. Many businesses want flexibility to either grow or downsize dependant on how their business may change. Serviced offices will offer that flexibility, usually with a month to month rolling term, lower deposits and a quick and easy move in.
We had a fabulous turn out for our B2B Networking HUB yesterday, despite the extremely cold weather. Although we couldn't secure a guest speaker for this event, attendees commented how worthwhile it was to meet some new contacts in a friendly and welcoming environment. The event is free to attend and Basepoint treats guests to a delicious buffet lunch held in our breakout area. If you would like details of our events please give us a call on 01684 854444. We would love to hear from you.
Local homelessness charity, Emmaus Gloucestershire, is teaming up with Tewkesbury Borough Council to make its Operation Backpack campaign an even bigger success this year. Operation Backpack helps rough sleepers survive in the coldest months of the year by providing rucksacks filled with essentials for winter protection. This year, Tewkesbury Borough Council has offered to be a drop-off point for the community in the hope that the public will find it an easily accessible location.