Office V Home. Which is Better for Working Productively?

In recent years, there has been a significant shift in the way people work, with more and more individuals opting to work remotely from the comfort of their homes. 

However, despite the allure of remote work, there are still numerous advantages to working from an office that make it a more appealing option for many individuals. 

In this article, we will explore the various reasons why working from an office may be better than working from home.

It's that sense of community...

One of the primary benefits of working from an office is the sense of community and social interaction that it provides. 

Working in an office environment allows for face-to-face interactions with colleagues, which can be invaluable for building professional relationships, fostering a sense of camaraderie, and creating a more cohesive work culture. 

In contrast, working from home can be quite isolating and lonely, with minimal social interaction outside of virtual meetings and calls.

What about home and work life?

Another advantage of working from an office is the clear distinction between work and home life. When working from home, it can be challenging to separate work time from personal time, leading to an imbalance between the two. 

This can result in individuals feeling like they are always on the clock and never able to fully disconnect from work. Conversely, when working from an office, individuals have a clear separation between their professional and personal lives, which can lead to greater work-life balance and overall well-being.

And then there's productivity...

Additionally, working from an office can be beneficial for productivity and focus. In a dedicated workspace, individuals are less likely to be distracted by household chores, family members, or pets. 

An office environment also provides individuals with access to necessary resources and equipment, such as printers, scanners, and other office supplies, that they may not have at home.

What about career opportunities?

Working from an office can also provide greater opportunities for career growth and advancement. In an office setting, individuals have greater access to mentors, networking opportunities, and professional development resources. 

In-person meetings and conversations can also facilitate communication and collaboration, leading to more creative solutions and better outcomes.

Is it more comfortable?

Finally, working from an office can be more comfortable and ergonomic than working from home. Offices are designed to provide a comfortable and ergonomic workspace, with adjustable chairs, desks, and lighting. 

In contrast, home workspaces may not be optimized for extended periods of work, leading to discomfort, eye strain, and other physical issues.

In conclusion

While remote work has become increasingly popular in recent years, working from an office still has numerous advantages that make it a more appealing option for many individuals. 

From providing a sense of community and social interaction, to facilitating better work-life balance and productivity, to offering greater opportunities for career growth and advancement, working from an office can provide a wide range of benefits that are difficult to replicate in a remote setting.

What to do now...

If you face some or all of the challenges above when working from home we have a solution? Our welcoming office spaces are the perfect solution for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses looking for a productive and professional environment.

Our offices are fully equipped with modern amenities such as high-speed internet, and meeting rooms. You'll also have access to a communal kitchen and your own designated parking space.

Located in the heart of Cheadle Stoke-on-Trent, our office spaces are close to great restaurants, cafes and shops and easily accessible from all main A roads and motorways making them great satellite options as well.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to upgrade your workspace and take your business to the next level.

Book your tour now! Simply call 01538 787222, or contact us here and leave your message. We will be in touch in 24 hours or less.

The Benefits of Business Networking

7 good reasons to start business networking

Business networking is the act of building and maintaining professional relationships with individuals and organizations for the purpose of exchanging information, resources, and referrals. 

It is a vital component of success in today's highly competitive business landscape. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of business networking.

1. Increased business opportunities

One of the most significant benefits of networking is increased business opportunities. When you attend networking events, you get to meet potential clients, customers, partners, and investors. 

By building a relationship with them, you increase your chances of getting more business opportunities.

2. Access to new ideas and knowledge

Networking allows you to learn from others and gain access to new ideas and knowledge. When you meet with people from different industries and backgrounds, you are exposed to new perspectives, experiences, and insights. 

This can help you stay updated on the latest trends and developments in your field, and make informed decisions.

3. Enhanced visibility and credibility

Networking can help you enhance your visibility and credibility within your industry. When you attend events and engage with other professionals, you are seen as an active member of the community. 

This can help you build your reputation, establish your brand, and increase your chances of being recognized as a thought leader.

4. Increased referrals

Networking can also lead to increased referrals. When you build a relationship with someone, they are more likely to refer you to their contacts who may be interested in your services or products. 

Referrals can be a powerful way to grow your business, as they are more likely to convert into actual sales.

5. Opportunities for collaboration

Networking can provide opportunities for collaboration with other professionals or organizations. By collaborating with others, you can leverage their skills and expertise to create innovative solutions that can benefit both parties. 

Collaboration can also help you expand your network and increase your chances of getting more business opportunities.

6. Emotional support

Networking can also provide emotional support to entrepreneurs and business owners. When you meet with other professionals who are facing similar challenges, you can share your experiences, seek advice, and receive support. 

This can help you stay motivated, overcome obstacles, and maintain a positive mindset.

7. A connector of people

Networking can also provide a great opportunity to connect people inside your contacts and beyond. 

You can dramatically increase your influence with local businesses when you become the person people come to as a reliable source of information for introductions to new contacts.

In conclusion, business networking is an essential activity for anyone who wants to succeed in today's competitive business environment. 

By attending networking events, building relationships with other professionals, and staying active in your community, you can gain access to new ideas, opportunities, and resources that can help you grow your business quicker, easier and in a more sustainable way.

What to do now

If you’re in or near Staffordshire (or simply visiting) and you’d like to try business networking in a friendly local atmosphere, why not come and meet potential new contacts at our monthly Business Class Networking event held the second Tuesday of each month.

We are situated in DaisyBank House 17-19 Leek Road Cheadle, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 1JE.

There is no ongoing membership fee; you simply pay £15 for the event you want to attend (traditional Staffordshire breakfast included). We begin at 8.00 am and doors open at 7.30 am.
Simply click on Business Class networking for full details and secure your place at our next event.

Contact us

T: 01538 787222


Business Class Networking 2022 (a big thanks)

It started with an idea...

We started our first Business Class networking event in August 2022 with a view to doing something a little different regarding business networking.

We would host the event at DaisyBank House, the home of the Hewitt&Carr Group. so that people could come and see the lovely old building in all its glory.

We then decided our event would require no ongoing membership; people could attend the events they wanted without any long term commitment.

We invited local guest speakers whose talks would be more informative than promotional in order to make sure that attendees could walk away from the presentations with actionable business advice.

And... we were absolutely adamant that breakfast would consist of traditional Staffordshire oatcakes.?

The story so far!

To date our new event has been successful and we’re looking to build on that success in 2023.

So as 2022 comes to a close, we are delighted to have had some great speakers and well attended events where new contacts have been made and hopefully new business relationships and collaborations have been formed.

We kick off 2023 on the 14th of February, when we are pleased to say our first guest speaker will be Darren Bedson of BPA Services.

If you’d like to secure your seat at the table for the first 2023 event simply click here to book your place.

Look forward to seeing you then ?

It’s easy to contact us if you have any questions;

T: 01538 787222


 A Virtual Office for Small Businesses

What is a virtual office?

A virtual office (VO) is a service that enables businesses to operate remotely while maintaining a physical presence in a particular location without having to pay real-world rent.

There are many features that virtual offices can offer, including a mailing address, a receptionist, phone services, voicemail, printing services, meeting rooms, and co-working desks if you need them.

Who is a virtual office for?

Start-Ups. Get up and running with minimal overheads, no long-term commitment, and a professional image from day one.

Sole traders. Run your business in a convenient way without losing the freedom to work from wherever you are.

Home Workers. Keep working from the comfort of your home and eliminate the drawbacks that come with it.
Freelancers. Take your business to the next level with flexible business support.

Virtual office advantages...

1. You get a real business address.

A business address enables remote businesses to establish a physical presence and enhance their reputation in a targeted area. 

Your address can be used anywhere you need it, including websites and business documents.  You can also use it to receive mail or packages.

2. Build your brand in a new location

By setting up a VO, you can expand your presence pretty much anywhere in the world.

Another bonus is that you don’t  have to pay for all the costs associated with maintaining a physical location (such as rent, utilities, repairs, business insurance, etc.).

3. Enjoy flexible terms

The good virtual office providers bill their clients on a monthly basis. That gives you much better control over your flexibility to opt out whenever you want to.

4. Pay only for what you need.

VO providers typically offer a variety of packaged services. That covers things like a company address, mail acceptance and forwarding, phone answering, and even the scheduling of conference rooms or desk access.

With a virtual office, you’re making sure that you’re only paying for what your company needs now.

5. Set it up quickly and easily

Because everything is done online, establishing a VO is typically quick and simple. And there is essentially no paperwork needed, unlike office space rental.

If you were considering growing your company, you could practically sign up for a virtual office membership right now and have a working address within 48 hours.

6. Decrease your company overheads

Forget about paying rent for a physical office space and all the other expenses that go along with it, such as office leases, hardware expenses, utility bills, and so on.

7. Benefit from autonomy and flexibility

You will have the flexibility to create a schedule that works for you, which is one of the biggest benefits of having a VO. 

8. Increased Security

Your home address is accessible to everyone if you use it as your business address. That leaves you open to unexpected visitors, such as a prospect or an unreasonable client.

The inconvenience of unsolicited visits jeopardises your privacy. Our virtual office packages put you back in control of your privacy and give you the flexible business support you need.

Are you looking for a virtual office in Staffordshire?

If you’re looking to build a business presence in and around Staffordshire at a fraction of what a full-time office would cost you, then open your all-inclusive virtual office with DaisyBank Business Centre.

Access from Birmingham and Manchester is quick and easy, so when you have those drop-in meetings, DaisyBank House is the ideal choice.

You can choose from three different packages:

Basic Virtual Office

Standard Virtual Office 

Premium Virtual Office

Just click on the website link below to see full details

It’s easy to contact us if you have any questions;

T: 01538 787222


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Do You Want More From Your Office Space?

The secrets out...premium office spaces at affordable prices are available now.

It’s no longer a big secret that most companies today work better in work-spaces optimised to suit their workforce and that impress potential clients.

Let's face it, people work better in surroundings they enjoy and you feel better when you receive clients at your office knowing they will be impressed.

Your staff feel more valued working in an office space they feel comfortable in, and as a result, their output will probably increase as well.


Many companies are a bit hesitant to look for this type of office space, mainly because of its perceived cost implications.

You may already have an idea of what it means for you and your business to have an office that creates an ideal working environment and looks good on the eye. 

The good news is you can have exactly what you want without breaking the bank, which I assume is exactly what you’re looking for, right?

Take a look...

It gets better

Even better news: you are just one step away from putting an end to unnecessary office expenses and potentially increasing your team’s productivity with a fully serviced office at DaisyBank House Business Centre.

Modern office space provider DaisyBank House provides Stoke-on-Trent's business communities with creative office solutions.

Our offices feature high-spec serviced facilities, with contract term fixed price overheads and an owner occupied landlord to make sure everything runs smoothly.

And finally...

Our unique, customer focused approach means our tenants and clients  benefit from a professional, friendly working environment, along with secure car parking.

Just click on this link => DaisyBank House and see our available office spaces and if you like what you see call us for a quick chat on 01538 787222 or drop us a line at

We would love to show you around. Hope to see you soon.

Another DaisyBank House Success Story

If you’re wondering whether moving from home into a fully serviced office would be good for your business, this testimonial from Tamsin Parker of Legs PR may just help you make up your mind.

We had the chance to ask Tamsin a few questions about her recent move to DaisyBank House Business Centre. You can read her answers below.

Q. What made you decide to move into an office rather than working from home?

A. Myself and my business partner Eleanor had been talking about it for a while before we decided to take the plunge.

We both own our own PR and Marketing companies (Legs PR and Making Marketing Sense respectively) and have a lot of joint clients that we both work with.

We were spending a lot of time on the phone or on Zoom calls talking about work and it just made sense to be in an office together.

I’ve worked with Nat at HCA for a number of years now, so I knew DaisyBank well and that it would be the perfect location and office space for us.

It’s exactly what we were looking for and we absolutely love it!

Q. What benefits have you seen from this?

A. The boundaries between work and home often become blurred when you’re working from home all the time and having an office really helps draw a line in the sand. It means my sitting room is now a room to relax in rather than a makeshift office!

There are far less distractions in a dedicated workspace so I’m more focused. I manage my time better too because I’m not putting the washer on or cooking the tea when I should be working.

It’s definitely helped Eleanor and I – it’s far easier to work on joint client projects together and has made us more focussed on what we want to achieve together in the future.

Q. Has is altered your client’s perspective of your company?

A. Yes, I think it has. It means we can have client meetings in our office, and I am sure we are winning more work with bigger companies because of it.

Q. What’s the reason you’ve decided to take a bigger office e.g., increased work, more staff?

A. We moved into our first office in May and on our business plan we’d originally said we wanted to be in a bigger office by 2023. The office we’d had our eye on became available and it was too good an opportunity to miss.

There’s more space, which means clients can come in and see us which means we no longer need to book a separate meeting room. Our suppliers can also come and work from our office if they want to which makes it much easier when we’re working big projects.

We’ve got big plans to grow and with a bigger office we’ve now got space for our future team members!


A big thanks to Tamsin Parker for those comments ?and we hope everything goes to plan.

If you would like to see how we can help your business grow, simply click here to see what we can offer you.?

Or for a friendly chat call 01538 787222 today.

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