Is it time to end our love affair with the office or can you make it work harder for you?

Date: Wednesday 10th November 2021
Time: 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Location: Kennedys, Trinity, 3rd and 4th floor, 16 John Dalton St, Manchester, M2 6HY
Cost: Free
SME Club

In a post-Covid world which has accelerated flexible and hybrid working, what is the value in investing in office space?

The property you pick can do a lot for you and be more than just a desk and the walls around you. It can be space to collaborate with your colleagues, enhance the working day of your people with health and well-being or even somewhere to network with a community of like-minded businesses.

If you’ve found the perfect home for your business, how do you manage your space? Choosing the right partners can improve your operations and their services can bring a lot of value to your business.

In this session we’ll look at:

  • What added value can a physical office bring?
  • What sort of package from your landlord is going to suit your needs?
  • Who looks after what - is it you or the landlord?
  • What can be the pitfalls and grey areas?
  • Not all suppliers are equal. How do you choose the right fit for your business?

About the Speakers:

Sarah Bateman CEO - Unify Energy

Sarah Bateman, CEO of Unify Energy is an experienced business leader who is deeply passionate about nurturing great ideas, and building her career in scaling businesses. She joined the Bruntwood Group to commercialise an Innovative energy proposition that the property developer had incubated internally after recognising gaps in the Energy market, ultimately leading the launch of Unify Energy, the first regulated Energy supply business to offer an end-to-end energy solution from the supply, and sub-meter management through to billing for building owners and operators. Sarah was previously part of Global tech giant Cisco leading the incubation and commercialisation of start-up ideas across Europe.  As a member of the board of trustees of the Smart Works Greater Manchester charity Sarah is also passionate about supporting women and D&I.

David Porter Partner, Office Head - Knight Frank

David has over 25 years’ experience in Office Agency, Tenant Representation and Development, initially in the M25 Thames Valley office before relocating back to the North West in 2006.  David now heads Knight Frank’s North West commercial business, based in Manchester, whilst continuing a day to day role in various agency, development and tenant representation instructions such as disposals and acquisitions, providing design and market led advice to developers and institutions on new projects and masterplans.  He is also a member of BCO Northern Committee.

Simon Durbin Soft Services Director - Unify

Simon is an expert in improving the customer experience and service innovation, as well as risk management and operational delivery.

He takes the lead on service delivery for Unify customers  spanning cleaning, specialist cleaning and technical services. He previously spent over 10 years with commercial property company Bruntwood leading operations, and before that, a further 10 in customer operations with national brands including David Lloyd Leisure and Whitbread.

Interested In The Event?

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