New Counselling Rooms at the Hub, Ipswich

New Counselling Rooms

We are pleased to reveal our latest project at The Hub!

Our brand new counselling rooms can accommodate up to four people and offer a warm, friendly environment. We understand that privacy and confidentiality is crucial for meetings of a sensitive nature and this is why we have made our counselling rooms fully soundproof to make our clients as comfortable as possible.

Our smaller room is 80sq ft and has a capacity of two people, perfect for one-on-one meetings. The bigger of the two rooms is 127sq ft and has a capacity of four people. Despite the difference in size, we have made sure both rooms are comfortable and appropriate for difficult meetings.With our new layout, these counselling rooms come with a dedicated separate waiting area so that clients can wait for their appointment away from the buzz of the offices. Tea and coffee will be available in the waiting area for those who wish to have refreshments.

Rooms can be booked by the hour, or for a whole or half day, and come with: Tea and coffee making facilities Free WIFI Cabled internet and phone available on request A small whiteboard in each room Manned reception (8:30am-5:00pm) Dedicated client waiting area Weekend and evening bookings availableDiscounts are available for regular bookings.

Call us today on 01473 381400 to discuss your requirements or to make a booking. Alternatively email us on mariana@thehubipswich.co.uk or info@thehubipswich.co.uk

The Hub Ipswich Business Center

Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update *4

I am pleased to inform you all that as of Wednesday 1st July the reception will be fully manned from 8:15 – 5pm from Monday to Friday.

We thank you for your support and patience during these last few months whilst we all tried to find our feet in the current crisis.I am sure you will all be up to speed on the latest Coronavirus updates, however I have linked below an article from www.gov.uk regarding working safely in offices.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5eb97e7686650c278d4496ea/working-safely-during-covid-19-offices-contact-centres-240620.pdf

The Government’s latest “relaxation” of lock down will be coming into effect from 4th July. With this in mind we just wanted to remind and reassure you about all the steps we have taken to make your return to The Hub as safe as possible…

  • Upon arrival please use the nearest facilities to wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds alternatively please use the hand sanitiser located on reception or either waiting rooms. Hand soap will be provided in the kitchens.
  • Please respect the 1-2m social distancing guidelines at all times.
  • For the safety of everyone concerned, please still only one person in the lift at any time to adhere to the 1-2m social distancing recommendation. – Please refrain from using tea towels in the kitchen to reduce the risk of cross contamination. Instead we politely ask you to use the paper towels provided.
  • For the safety of everyone concerned, adhere to the 1-2m social distancing recommendation whilst using the toilet and kitchen facilities.
  • We recommend staggering lunch breaks, arrival and departure times within your company where applicable. – For room hire staff will be able to offer refreshments using disposable gloves and plastic/paper disposable cups to help reduce cross contamination but please specify if you do not wish to have refreshments with your room hire at this time. Please still follow government guidelines with regards to self-isolating if you or any of your household is presenting symptoms.
  • Cleaning – Normal daily cleaning is in situ and particular attention will be payed to areas of frequent contact i.e. door handles, fob patches, hand rails, taps, flushes and all common areas.
  • If you find yourself needing to use the printer/scanner or the portable devices to let your clients in out of hours we have provided antibacterial wipes on reception for before and after use.

In line with any new government advice we will update our measures if need be and in turn update you all accordingly however if you have any further questions, concerns or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact me.

We look forward to welcoming you all to The Hub shortly.

Meeting Room hire in Ipswich

Meeting Room Hire in Ipswich

Do you need to hold meetings however due to the new social distancing measures you are finding your current setup lacks the space? You will be pleased to know that we also hire meeting rooms and training rooms with enough space to safely social distance.Our rooms can be booked for a whole or half day, and is fully equipped with:

  • Tea, coffee and water (staff are taking all necessary hygienic precautions and plastic/paper cups are to be used)
  • Flip charts and pens –
  • Notepads and pens
  • 8x6ft projector screen
  • Projector (available on request)
  • Wifi internet access
  • A friendly and professional reception service to welcome your guests

Call us today on 01473 381400 or email info@thehubipswich.co.uk to discuss your requirements.

Hub Business Centre - Covid Security

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update *3

Although The Hub has remained “Open” for business during this current pandemic, I can appreciate a lot of you found yourselves in a situation where you had to either cease working or continue to work from home. Over the coming days/weeks it is our understanding that the government will be detailing “Return to Work” guidance, however this particular post will be outlining some of the procedures we are enforcing here in the Building in the interest of everybody’s safety. • Upon arrival please use the nearest facilities to wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds alternatively please use the hand sanitiser located on reception or either waiting rooms. Hand soap will be provided in the kitchens.• Please respect the 2m social distancing guidelines at all times.• For the safety of everyone concerned, please only one person in the lift at any time to adhere to the 2m social distancing recommendation.• For room hire staff will be able to offer refreshments using disposable gloves and plastic/paper disposable cups to help reduce cross contamination but please specify if you do not wish to have refreshments with your room hire at this time.• Please still follow government guidelines with regards to self-isolating if you or any of your household is presenting symptoms.• Cleaning – Normal daily cleaning will continue particular attention will be payed to areas of frequent contact i.e. door handles, fob patches, hand rails, taps, flushes and all common areas. All common areas are also due to be “Bio-Fogged”. In line with any new government advice we will update our measures if need be and in turn update you all accordingly however if you have any further questions, concerns or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact me. We look forward to welcoming you all back to The Hub soon. Stay Safe.

Tayne Eaton

Senior Administrator
The Hub Business Centre Ipswich Ltd
T: 01473 381400
F: 01473 381401
A: Hubbard Way, 2 Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2QA

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update *2

I hope this post finds you all safe and well!

I trust you are all up to speed on the current pandemic information however we would like to inform you all on The Hub’s arrangements at this time.

From the evening of Monday 23rd March 2020 the Government advice was as follows:

Stay at home

*Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
*If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
*Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family.

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Information shared from https://www.gov.uk/

As of Tuesday 24th March 2020 The Hub made the correct decision to continue our work from home meaning the Reception will not be manned until further notice.

However, we are still operational from home! We are able to accept new Registered and Virtual clients, we are still able to receive your calls and we are still responding to emails.

Call: 01473 381400
Email : info@thehubipswich.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you all soon but until then,

Stay Safe, Stay Home, Protect The NHS.

Tayne Eaton
Senior Administrator
The Hub Business Centre Ipswich Ltd
T: 01473 381400
F: 01473 381401
A: Hubbard Way, 2 Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2QA

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update *1

In light of the recent and ongoing outbreak of the (COVID-19) Coronavirus, we would like to reassure our clients that we have put additional steps in place at The Hub Business Centre for infection control measures. Listed below are the measures we have put in place to ensure the safety of our clients during this uncertain time:

  • The Hub is regularly cleaned every evening and we will continue to do so to high standards. We will disinfect door handles, hand rails, toilet flushes, taps and other areas of multiple contact.
  • Hand sanitiser is available at reception and on both the first and second floor waiting areas.
  • As an extra measure, we are arranging for the building to be Bio Fogged (commonly used in Dr’s surgery’s as part of CQC and infection control measures) using the chemical Virusolve.

We are following Government guidelines and we are taking the necessary precautions. With that in mind and following NHS advise, please self-isolate for 7 days if you have either a high temperature or a new continuous cough or have been in contact with anyone who may have these symptoms.

If you have a booking at this time and are unable to come in, please do not worry as we can always rearrange it for a different time.

Click here for the latest government advise: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Click here for the latest information form the NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Let’s approach this with a sensible and united front and look out for each other’s health and wellbeing.

We value your cooperation and are happy to chat through any of your concerns.

Thank you,

Mariana Manata and Tayne Eaton
Centre Administration
The Hub Business Centre Ipswich Ltd
T: 01473 381400
F: 01473 381401
A: Hubbard Way, 2 Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2QA

Serviced office in Ipswich available

Office available to rent at The Hub Business Centre

The Hub is a modern business centre located in the Ipswich town centre with easy public transport access. We are delighted to present a spacious office available to rent at The  Hub!

At 418sq ft, the welcoming office easily accommodates 6+ people. The space comes furnished with internet and a telephone handset included. We offer a range of shared facilities such as, two kitchens, bathrooms, quiet waiting areas and a lift, disabled access to the building is also available.

If you’re interested in this lovely and professional workspace please contact us on info@thehubipswich.co.uk or call 01473 381400.

Serviced offices in Ipswich

What is a Serviced Office and do I need one?

What does Serviced Office mean?

A serviced office by definition is “an office or office building that is fully equipped and managed by a facility management company. The company then rents individual offices or floors to other companies.”

Why rent a serviced office?

In most cases a serviced office is more flexible than a lease on an office as you usually wont have to sign up for a 10 year contract! A serviced office will be much shorter term licenses and have shorter notice periods.

A serviced office will usually include a reception service keeping unwanted visitors away and pointing clients in the right direction.

Having an office of any kind gives a more professional impression of your business to potential clients and it saves your home address from being registered on Google for your business.

Many people find working at home difficult. Having a separate space to work can improve efficiency and stress both at home and in work.

At The Hub we aim to make life simpler for business owners by giving an up front inclusive cost. All our offices come with basic internet, a telephone handset, WIFI, cleaning of communal areas, gas and water bills and two communal kitchens for tenant use. For more information give us a call on 01473381400 or email info@thehubipswich.co.uk

5 ways to boost office morale

5 Ways to boost workplace morale

If morale is up so is productivity! By keeping a happy team you’re more likely to keep a happy bottom line, but how can you brighten the office on a typical Monday? With the ever present importance of mental health in the work place employers are making more effort to keep moods up in thew workplace but how can you do this?

1. Acknowledge Good Performance

Rather than breaking team members down, build each other up! If someone closed a deal say well done, if work goes out early comment on it. Anyone who goes above and beyond for your customers should be appreciated for doing so so make the most of those players.

2. Gestures and surprises

Brighten a Monday with treats, bring in cakes, fruit platters or some Sainsbury’s doughnuts even! A little treat can make someones day and kick start the week especially when it’s unexpected. Charles Dickens said “A very little key will open a very heavy door.” As he recognised a little goes a long way, this can be said for gestures in the work place.

3. Monitor and engage

Ask those around you how they’re doing? Actively listen and ask questions, build relationships and take an interest in your coworkers. Ask if anyone else wants a tea when you go and make one. The average person spends 1/3 of their life at work, it’s much less daunting if you like your colleagues.

4. Celebrate Birthdays

It will cost nothing to acknowledge a birthday. If possible put aside a budget for birthday cards each month, it will help your team feel more appreciated and shows personal care.

5. Reduce unnecessary stress

Where possible reduce your workplace stress by ensuring supplies are available, communication is flowing and any difficulties are dealt with as soon as possible with if appropriate update to all those involved.

Remember if morale is up so is productivity so, buy a fruit platter, have a chat, make a coffee and keep your workplace positive!

Comic Relief at the Hub 2019

Comic Relief 2019

We would like to thank everyone who donated and baked to help us raise money for Comic Relief 2019.

We had a lovely afternoon of cake and coffee with amazing bakes from our tenants and staff!

Baked goodies included banana bread, brownies, Salted caramel topped chocolate cupcakes, jam tarts,cornflake cakes, Victoria sponge, crumble cakes and more!

If you missed it you can still donate to comic relief at https://donation.comicrelief.com/