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Most Check-Ins Winner

Congratulations to our tenant at 53 King Street, Fabio Basile from Mikleo Ltd for winning the most check-ins on our Facebook competition.   Fabio also took some amazing shots of the building too which you will find on our page by clicking the icon below. Enjoy the bubbles Fabio! January 2017

We Invest in our Customers

  We unveiled our brand new refurbished fitness suite this year and it has already been a huge success. The Offices Gym offers a combination of cardio and resistance equipment, plus free weights, plus shower & locker facilities. With just 15 minutes of exercise each day proving to alleviate stress, the health benefits this on-site…

Barton Arcade as a Start-Up Incubator

Since it’s evolution in 2009, The Offices at Barton Arcade has attracted many start-ups and creative companies. This busy unassuming grade II listed Victorian hub buzzes with life and community in a place you’d least expect to find a number of aspiring micro-businesses. We consider the attraction of the location that we frequently refer to…

Event Space In Manchester

With business hours no longer fitting into the traditional 9 to 5, you can be assured that our business lounge can be made available to you whenever it is required. Offices are staffed night and day providing peace of mind and the flexibility. Whether you need the space during the day or in the evening;…

Why Use Hotdesking at The Offices?

Hotdesking is a fairly new concept which can revolutionise the way you do business! Hotdesking is also highly cost-effective and an efficient way of working with many benefits! It allows you to share a co-working space where there are more employees than desks, representing a more flexible way in which to work. You only pay for office…

5 Minutes With The Offices Team – Kelly Shannon

Name: Kelly Shannon Job Role at The Offices: Receptionist/Customer Service When did you start working at The Offices? 13th April 2015 What do you do in your daily routine while at The Offices? Look after existing tenants & assisting new tenants on viewings/move in’s What three words would people use to describe you? Helpful, chatty…

Why You Should Use A Virtual Office

With today’s increasingly global, mobile workforce, a virtual office makes it easy to give your company a single geographical identity, no matter where your staff actually live or work. If your an SME, Start-Up or an Established Business, we have the perfect package for you. How can we help you? 1) Customer Service – Our Customer Service…

5 MINUTES WITH THE OFFICES TEAM – REBECCA BROADBENT

Name: Rebecca Job Role at The Offices: Front of house When did you start working at The Offices? October 2014 What is do you do in your daily routine while at The Offices? Opening the Business Lounge ensuring everything is ready for the day ahead, organising & distributing post, meeting & greeting visitors, organising refreshments…

Staying Healthy At Work

On Tuesday 19th April we welcomed NUBA Health & DSE Solutions to the Business Lounge. Hannah from NUBA Health provided information about the healthy meals that can be delivered to your desk during the working week, nutritionally designed to support your physical and mental wellbeing when you are at your busiest. If you are interested in NUBA Health delivering your…

Keeping Healthy in the Workplace

NUBA Health are teaming up with DSE Solutions to visit the Business Lounge at 53 King Street on Tuesday 19th April from 12pm – 2pm for a  “how to keep healthy when you’re busy” themed event. Tips & advice will be given about energy, mood, concentration, stress on physical health whilst at work and how to best look after your body during a busy…

5 Minutes with The Offices team – Carla Wells

Name:   Carla Wells, also go by ‘Mouse’. Job Role at The Offices: Director. When did you start working at The Offices? Since it’s evolution in 2009. What is do you do in your daily routine while at The Offices? Alongside my role as Director, Im also responsible for HR, marketing & social media, business…

Free Massages for tenants…

On Thursday 10th March Gary from Neals Yard visited the business lounge at 53 King Street to give 10 lucky selected tenants a free neck and back massage. Kevin Wilson from WWB Recruitment, pictured below, was a lucky winner! He said “Amazing massage and I could have happily stayed there all afternoon! Big thanks to…

The Offices introduce Branded Lab Ltd…

As a new tenant at The Offices, we are excited to find out more about Branded Lab Ltd. Sohail Khan has years of experience in PR within the fashion industry. From graduating in 2006, Sohail started to work with Manchester Fashion Network as well working with a number of Fashion brands. From gaining knowledge and skills…

4 QUICK TIPS FOR A PRODUCTIVE WORKING DAY

Have you wanted to be more productive in the working day? Everyone gets that feeling of not having enough hours in the day and then wonder how other people get more done within that time. Now you can be that person by following these 4 easy steps to making your day more productive, even on a Monday!…

The Offices Valentines Cutest Couple has been chosen…

To celebrate Valentines day, The Offices gave the chance for a tenant and their beloved to win a £200 voucher for one of Manchester’s newest and most exciting hotels, Hotel Gotham. Tenants had to email photos of themselves and their beloved in a chance to win the cutest couple competition and a nights stay worth £200 at…

Tenant Valentines Competition – WIN a stay at Hotel Gotham, Manchester

The Offices are giving away a nights stay at Gotham Hotel worth a whopping £200! All they need to do is send in a photo of themselves and their valentines to info@the-offices.co.uk by Thursday 11th Feb! The cutest couple WINS! The winner will be announced on the 12th Feb 2016. Good luck to everyone! Competition…

Forever Living visits The Offices

Today we had the lovely Louise from Forever Living visit the Business lounge to introduce a gorgeous range of products. From creams to cleansing programmes, Louise had a table full of exciting items to benefit everyone. Louise will be back in the near future with the products from Forever Living. Feel free to have a chat…

Christmas Jumper Day 2015

Tenants at The Offices took part in this years national Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day. The event supported three amazing charities which includedMacMillan Cancer Support, Save the Children and Make A Wish.     A massive thank you to those tenants that got involved wearing their Christmas Jumpers and donating money for the great causes.

What to look for in a new office…

Whether you are a new business starting up or just fancy a fresh four walls, making sure you’re picking the right office space for your business is important. Factors to consider when looking for a new office include: THE LOCATION  The location of any office speaks volumes about any business. After all, the first impressions…

Dig The City is back in Mcr

Dig the City is Manchester’s summer garden festival taking pace just outside our buildings on St Ann’s Square and King Street and other venues across Manchester. The seven-day summer fiesta, sponsored by NCP, will transform the city centre into a network of living, green streets. Last year, Plot Garden transformed the roof garden and Barton…

ITV comes to Barton Arcade

ITV have used Barton Arcade to shoot their new big production on Emmeline Pankhurst. Emmeline Pankhurst born in 15 July 1858 was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote. In 1999 Time named Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of…

Loyalty Card event

As a tenant of The Offices we have launched a loyalty card which offers discounts and benefits of many retailers in the surrounding areas of our buildings on 53 King Street and Barton Arcade. We held an event inviting some of the retailers and the tenants to our Business lounge on 53 King Street. Take…

Kim Phuc and Nick Utt come to Barton Arcade

Vietnam War napalm victim, Kim Phúc is a Vietnamese-Canadian best known as the child depicted in the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph taken during the Vietnam War on June 8, 1972. The iconic photo taken in Trang Bang by AP photographer Nick Ut shows her at nine years of age running naked on a road after being…

Princes Trust are back at The Offices

The Princes Trust are back in the building, using the meeting rooms we have in our Business Lounge for the Young Enterprise course for 18-30 year olds. Lee Davies, Co-ordinator said: “Lovely room and Customer Service as always.”

Cheshire Life

The Offices are now in Cheshire Life magazine! The June issue is out in the shops or available to buy online now!

Stella & Dot

We have Stella & Dot, boutique-style jewellery company in the building today. Come and visit the beautiful collection on the 3rd floor and see what unique jewellery items you can buy. For more information visit www.stelladot.co.uk

New tenant: Quantcast

Steven Beckwith, Regional Director, started at Quantcast in March 2015. When looking for a new office in Manchester he said: “We were looking for an innovative space that also fitted in with the ethos of the media industry. It was important that we were not in an office with just four white walls. We were…

DROOG MEDIA

Droog Media HQ at Barton Arcade has had a makeover. What do yo think of their new office?

The Talk of Manchester

The Talk of Manchester hosts “Making your own videos for social media” workshop on Wed 29th April at 53 King St. Upcoming events: iCan Speak Workshop with Richard McCann Wednesday 8th April 2015 Disciplinary Workshop Tuesday 21st April 2015 – 1.00pm – 5.00pm Making your own videos for Social Media Wednesday 29th April – 1.00pm…

Princes Trust

The Prince’s Trust, which supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion, used our meeting rooms for their Explorer Enterprise Course. Lee Davies, Programme Manager said: “We love the meeting rooms here at The Offices. Especially Business Lounge too!”

Happy Easter

We have left a big box of chocolates from all your favourite brands down at The Offices reception at Barton Arcade and 53 King Street. Our tenants in the Lizardfish office have been down twice now. Hurry up before they all go!

Walker Smith win Best Newcomer at the City of Manchester Business Awards!

Our tenants Walker Smith Global attended the City of Manchester Business Awards at Manchester Cathedral last night, hosted by Downtown in Business. The business was nominated in the ‘Best Newcomer’ category along with a host of other companies looking to make their mark on the city. Despite such stiff competition Walker Smith came out on…

Solar Eclipse on the Roof Terrace

Tenants at The Offices gathered round on our roof terrace at Barton arcade this morning to witness a partial solar eclipse. The first phase of the eclipse started at 8.30am the moment the moon will begin to obscure the sun. By 9.30am the partial eclipse reached its most dramatic phase with 90 per cent of…

It’s not just about coffee at Pot Kettle Black

The Pot Kettle Black owners Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan have started Tuesday morning “PKBlast” bootcamp sessions with trainer Adam Crofts and on Wednesdays “PKBreathe” yoga sessions with Sarah Shimwell. Both sessions are from 7am until 7.45am. Sessions are £12 with breakfast and a coffee or smoothie. Pot Kettle Black Unit 14, Barton Arcade, Deansgate,…

Barber Barber wins TOM’s award

Congratulations to Johnny Shanahan owner of Barber Barber at Barton Arcade, who scooped Best Newcomer as well as the Chairman’s Choice award at last night’s Talk of Manchester award. The Grande Finale of the city’s awards season took place on Thursday 4th December with the Talk of Manchester Awards #theTOMs The TOMS have fast become…

Miller & Carter Xmas lunch

We invited all of our tenants at The Offices to a Xmas lunch at Miller & Carter Steakhouse on the ground floor of our building on 53 King Street. All tenants were in the Xmas spirit. Pictured here the Reclaim team

Barton Arcade Lights Switch On

The Christmas lights were switched today on at Barton Arcade Deansgate – ahead of the official Manchester Lights Switch On at Albert Square this Friday 7 November.

Brooke Vincent at Forever Manchester Halloween

Brooke Vincent who plays Coronation Street’s Sophie Webster, entered our basement disused bank vault on Halloween and raised £3,100 for Forever Manchester charity. Brooke along with several other contestants including; Sam Booth (FM Ambassador and pro.manchester’s Head of Development), Charlie Hooson-Sykes (Founder of Manchester blog Gin Fuelled Bluestocking), Hattie Pearson (XFM Presenter/DJ), Katie McGlynn (Coronation…

Jude Law at 53 King Street

Jude Law used our Business Lounge in between takes on the set of his latest film, Genius, in which he stars alongside Oscar winner Colin Firth. The Alfie actor filmed on King Street earlier today while extras and other cast members were saved from the fake downpour of rain by their umbrellas. As well as…

International Pirates Day

Our tenants Fuse Architects and interior designers are getting into the spirit for International Talk Like a Pirate Day. This parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon, U.S., who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk…

Pot Kettle Black opens today!

We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce a delicious new addition to the Barton Arcade offices and welcome the Pot Kettle Black coffee shop, as this fine Friday marks its official opening! Rugby league players Mark Flanagan and Jon Wilkin of St Helens RLFC and Great Britain have joined forces to bring what they…

MacMillan Coffee Morning

The Offices took part in Macmillan’s magnificent coffee morning on Friday, helping to raise over £500 for the charity’s biggest annual fundraising event that works to help and support those living with cancer. Office dwellers at Barton Arcade enjoyed fresh and fruity coffee, scrumptious cakes, pastries and baked treats provided by the building’s delicious new…

The Offices Take On The Ice Bucket Challenge!

The Offices’ Director, Carla Wells and Group Chairman Morgan Leahy took to Barton Arcade’s rooftop terrace earlier today dressed as superheroes Batman and Robin to complete the frozen phenomenon that is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! Barton Arcaders gathered on the sunny rooftop to cheer their support for Carla and Morgan, as they got drenched…

Steak & Sax at 53 King Street

The Office clients enjoy an afternoon of scrumptious steak and sophisticated sax at 53 King Street! We recently invited our old, new and future Office tenants to explore our stylish new flagship building at 53 King Street for a celebratory afternoon of Steak and Sax. Networkers and guests attended to explore the beautiful bank building’s…