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Finding working from home too quiet or maybe missing the buzz of the office but not wanting to lose 2 hours of your day commuting? If this sounds familiar, there may be a solution coming to your local high street some time soon, in the form of Patch – a company specialising in providing vibrant, professional working environments within the surrounds of local communities.

Patch has recently secured funding from the founders of Innocent Drinks and Pure Gym to grow its portfolio of ‘community workspaces’, primarily targeting those that want to work from home, but not actually at home. With aspirations focused on having a presence on high streets across the country, the first Patch space launched in Chelmsford. Its membership is made up of a mixture of freelancers, small business owners and individuals who work for well established much larger businesses but want to ‘work from home’ in a social office type space close to where they live.

With full office facilities, communal areas and meeting rooms, coupled with flexible memberships, the Patch venture goes some way to providing an on the doorstep alternative to working from home, giving its members the opportunity to meet other like-minded local business people.

The concept of working remotely has changed massively since the covid pandemic and it likely that the Patch concept and others that focus on enhancing work-life balance, integrated into local communities, will prove attractive to many seeking an alternative to the spare room, or who simply want to resist putting the heating on.

It’s sure to catch on – us humans are social animals after all. Aren’t we?!

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For more information please contact Terence Ritchie.