The Missed Middle: The Impact of Unsuitable Workspace on Britain’s SMEs
Creating optimum workspace for Britain’s missed middle businesses
There has been considerable growth in start-up hubs for emerging businesses and state of the art designer offices for the multi-national conglomerates. While they have a key role to play in housing some of Britain’s companies, they are not accessible to many SMEs – the Missed Middle. But what are the design led alternatives for them?
Every company faces a range of pressures, the cost of renting office space increasing, an inflexibility of lease agreements and the lack of the right office space in the right locations. How do companies overcome these barriers to create the optimum workspace?
This white paper addresses these problems and how the property industry, designers and office providers can assist Britain’s Missed Middle SMEs.
Fears that Britain could be left with a mountain of unwanted office desks, chairs and equipment have led sustainability experts to urge businesses to think before throwing them away. Read Crown Workspace’s carbon-friendly workplace transitions report here!
We were delighted to support VISA (VPL) with the donation of quality used furniture and equipment to SS Peter & Paul’s Catholic Primary School in Ilford as part of their sustainable clearance project.
Crown Workspace has been independently refurbishing and repairing Herman Miller furniture since 2011, and now has now been named an authorised refurbishment partner for the iconic brand.