Point of Difference: Redefining Shared Office Spaces

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Fostering Growth and Creativity

Welcome to Point of Difference, where we offer more than just office space; we provide environments that foster growth and creativity. In this guide, we delve deep into the world of shared office spaces, an innovative solution that’s reshaping how businesses think about their work environments. Join us as we explore the benefits, features, and unique offerings of shared spaces at Point of Difference.

Our Co-Working Locations

Guardian House – Banbury

Guardian House, once the Banbury Guardian headquarters, stands as an iconic structure next to the Old Town, surrounded by unique restaurants, bars, and cafes.

Perch – Bicester

Perch is a welcoming coworking space in central Bicester, accessible by rail, car, and bus and nestled among shops and eateries; it provides flexible desks and vibrant spaces for events and a thriving business community.

Market House – Aylesbury

Market House, an art-deco building in Aylesbury’s centre, offers flexible workspaces ranging from single desks to offices for up to 24 people, all just steps from transport links and local amenities.

The Old Bakery – Bicester 

The Old Bakery is a beautifully converted Victorian bakery in Bicester, offering various office suites with exceptional outdoor areas and abundant natural light, close to the town centre and major rail connections.

Perch Studios – Bicester

Register your interest in Perch Studios to stay updated; it’s conveniently located near mainline stations, parking, and local shopping and dining options.

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The Evolution of Office Spaces

The concept of an office has evolved significantly over the years. From traditional cubicles to the modern, flexible workspaces, office environments have continuously adapted to meet the changing needs of businesses and employees. The latest iteration in this evolution is the shared office space. Born from the desire for more collaborative and cost-effective work environments, shared office spaces have become a beacon for start-ups, freelancers, and even established companies.

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The Benefits of Shared Office Spaces

Shared office spaces represent more than just a cost-saving measure; they are dynamic environments that create abundant opportunities for professionals and businesses. These collaborative spaces are designed to bring together individuals from diverse sectors, enabling them to work in a shared setting while still maintaining their distinct business identities.

The primary allure of these spaces is their cost-effectiveness. Businesses can significantly reduce overhead costs by sharing resources such as internet, utilities, meeting rooms, and even reception services. This reduction in expenses is particularly beneficial for start-ups and small businesses that are looking to maximise their budget efficiency while still enjoying the amenities of a fully equipped office.

Moreover, shared office spaces serve as melting pots for professionals from various fields, offering vast networking opportunities that might not arise in more traditional office settings. This environment enables easy and frequent interactions, fostering a network of contacts that can support business growth through referrals, partnerships, and joint ventures.

Additionally, these spaces provide flexibility that is hard to find in conventional office leases. Businesses can choose from short-term or long-term renting agreements, allowing them to scale up or scale down their operations according to business demands without the burden of restrictive leases or large capital investments.

Lastly, the unique setting of shared office spaces often leads to inspiration and collaboration. Being surrounded by different businesses and entrepreneurs can spark innovative ideas and lead to unexpected collaborations.

This synergy not only enhances the creative process but also opens doors to new approaches and solutions to business challenges. Thus, shared office spaces are not merely economic options but are thriving communities that promote growth, innovation, and connectivity among their occupants.

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Point of Difference’s Shared Office Spaces

At Point of Difference, we prioritise creating shared office spaces that cater specifically to the needs and aspirations of your business. Our facilities are meticulously designed to foster productivity, creativity, and connectivity among professionals. Here’s what sets us apart:

State-of-the-Art Amenities: Our office spaces are equipped with the latest in business technology and comfort. You will find high-speed internet to ensure seamless digital operations, modern meeting rooms fully outfitted for presentations and collaborative sessions, and ergonomic workstations designed to maximise comfort and productivity throughout the workday.

Unique Features: We understand that creativity and relaxation go hand in hand. That’s why our office spaces include dedicated relaxation zones where you can unwind and recharge, brainstorming pods that encourage creative problem-solving, and communal kitchens that are not just for meals but also for casual interactions and spontaneous collaborations.

A Vibrant Community: At Point of Difference, the community is key. We host regular networking events that provide valuable opportunities for our tenants to connect, share ideas, and forge partnerships. These gatherings range from informal mixers to structured workshops and seminars, all designed to enhance collaboration and professional growth.

Flexible Plans: Recognising that every business has unique needs, we offer a variety of flexible plans. Whether you’re a freelancer needing a hot desk a few days a week, a start-up looking for its first office, or an established company in need of a larger space, our tailored solutions can accommodate your specific requirements. This flexibility ensures that you can scale your workspace as your business evolves without the hassle of rigid contracts or unnecessary expenses.

With everything we offer at Point of Difference, our goal is to provide a space that not only meets your operational needs but also enriches your work experience and supports your business’s growth.

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Success Stories and Testimonials

Many businesses have found their home at Point of Difference. From tech start-ups to freelance graphic designers, our shared spaces have nurtured diverse success stories. Here’s what some of them have to say:

I booked Market House’s meeting room facility for a series of meetings recently – it was easy to book, the communication both before our booking and after was great, and the facility itself was exactly what we were looking for. It is also right in the town centre, so very easy to find. We would definitely book again. Thank you to Jess and Leanne for your help with the booking before, during and after! Lisa Mendicino

What a great office venue! Perfectly placed right in the centre of town, and a lovely, stylish working environment. Kitchen facilities are clean and smart, with clean toilets and pleasant decor throughout, with nice little ‘breakout’ areas, as well as meeting room facilities and excellent working spaces. Hayley Watkins

Fantastic place, very comfortable. Great staff who were efficient and professional, too. Highly recommended, and I will use this space again. Linda Pratt

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Choosing the Right Shared Office Space

Selecting the right shared office space is a crucial decision that can significantly impact your business’s daily operations and long-term growth. There are several key factors to consider to ensure that the space not only meets your logistical needs but also enhances your team’s productivity and aligns with your company culture.

Location: The accessibility of your office is paramount. You need to consider whether the space is convenient for both your team and your clients. Is it close to public transportation? Is there ample parking? The ease with which people can reach your office can influence client relationships and staff satisfaction.

Community: The community within a shared office space can greatly affect your business atmosphere. It’s important to assess whether the existing community aligns with your business values and culture. A supportive, like-minded community can foster collaboration and networking, whereas a mismatch might hinder your company’s morale and productivity.

Amenities: The facilities provided by the office space are also vital. Ensure that the space has the amenities that your business requires, such as high-speed internet, meeting rooms, private call areas, or even specific technologies. The right amenities can streamline your operations and improve efficiency.

Point of Difference recognises these diverse needs and offers a variety of environments to cater to different business requirements. Whether you’re looking for a vibrant, bustling atmosphere to spark creativity or a more serene, focused setting to accomplish intensive tasks, Point of Difference has meticulously designed spaces to ensure you find the perfect match for your business. This tailored approach allows you to leverage the benefits of a shared office space while still maintaining the unique identity and needs of your business.

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The Importance of Networking – how can shared office space help?

Networking is a vital component in the realm of business, serving as a catalyst for growth, innovation, and opportunity. It allows professionals to exchange ideas, forge partnerships, and gain insights that can significantly influence their career paths and business ventures. Effective networking provides a platform to share expertise, discover potential clients or collaborators, and stay informed about industry trends.

It also helps in building a robust support system, which is essential for navigating the complex challenges of the business world. Therefore, creating opportunities for meaningful connections can have a substantial impact on a company’s success and the professional development of its individuals.

Point of Difference, with its shared rented office spaces and hot desks, is strategically designed to enhance such networking opportunities. These spaces foster a collaborative environment by bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds and industries under one roof. The layout of shared spaces and hot desks encourages spontaneous interactions and discussions, which can lead to new business ideas and partnerships.

Moreover, Point of Difference often hosts workshops, seminars, and networking events, providing tenants with regular opportunities to connect with like-minded professionals. This not only enriches the professional experience of the tenants but also creates a vibrant community where innovation and collaboration are the norms, ultimately supporting the growth and success of all members.

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The Future of Shared Office Spaces

The future of shared office spaces is bright and continuously evolving. At Point of Difference, we’re committed to staying ahead of the curve and ensuring our spaces meet businesses’ ever-changing needs.

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Point of Difference's Community and Networking Events

Beyond just a workspace, we host regular events, workshops, and networking opportunities, creating a vibrant community that adds value to every business that joins us. Our events and workshops are communicated locally in each of our working locations on our community notice boards.

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Book Your Meeting Space with Point of Difference

At Point of Difference, we’re more than just shared office spaces; we’re a community that grows together. Explore what we have to offer and find your space to succeed.

Ready to experience the difference? Contact us today to learn more or schedule a visit.

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