Workspace Group Launches Property Community Sites to Help Connect Small Businesses in London

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Workspace Group, one of the UK’s leading commercial property providers has launched a wide range of revolutionary websites for their properties in London. Some of the first of their kind in the capital, these sites are designed to bring together each business centre’s local community for the benefit of all customers.

Workspace Group has long been established as one of the biggest commercial property providers in London. After having been established in 1987 during the privatisation of the former Great London Council’s industrial property portfolio, Workspace Group now owns over 100 estates and provides business space for 3,800 entrepreneurs in London and the South East.

Workspace Group has been devoted to improving its online offering over the last few years with YouTube Channels, a blog and a popular Workspace Group Twitter account. The development of community sites for their business centres is an important element of this work. The community sites themselves allow users to communicate with other companies within the same business centre including creating events and posting to the centre noticeboard.

Cathie Sellars, the Senior Marketing Executive at Workspace, says, “With the advent of so many powerful communication tools such as Twitter and blogging, it is now possible to connect businesses in a way never before seen. We have designed the community sites to act as the hub of local business within each of our centres. Allowing all of the companies within the same geographic location to connect using our community sites will bring huge benefits for all of our customers.”

The functionality within the community sites is varied to say the least with upcoming events, featured businesses, centre noticeboards, a cafe menu, local news and travel, centre newsletters and centre directions all easy to find and use. A closer working relationship between local businesses such as the creative industries at Westbourne Studios will have huge benefits for the customers. Communication tools such as Twitter are also taking centre stage within the design and build of the community sites with each business centre interacting with its customers via Twitter and a Tweet stream visible on each community site. Twitter is being utilised by each business centre to promote local events and encourage communication within the premises.

Cathie Sellars continues, “Twitter is a fantastic tool; we are using it to help promote events between all of our customers and their centre managers. Registered businesses can organise events such as competitions, special offers, or simply promote their service, with all of the other companies within the building able to easily see and book attendance if needed. With so many businesses using Twitter and many more businesses online, our efforts with the community sites will help bring all of the companies within our business centres together for the benefit of all.”

The Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey is quickly becoming a hub of creative businesses within the capital and the new community site has already begun to help organise events and competitions. To find out more about the new community sites at Workspace Group, contact today.


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