MWB Business Exchange has rolled out a number of initiatives ahead of the Olympic Games to promote its 46 London business centres located across the Capital. The serviced office operator is hoping to act as a one-stop solution for surviving the Games this summer by offering out useful advice to clients, accommodation for news reporters and even helping with hotel bookings!
In preparation for the games, MWB has hosted a number of seminars to help educate local businesses at several of the operator’s business centres in Houndsditch, Paddington, Liverpool Street and Cannon Street. Keynote speakers at the events have included Nicky Ward, London 2012 Travel Advice to Business Team Leader and Duncan Mackay, Editor of insidethegames.biz.
Following on from the advice given at the seminars, MWB has also published an “Olympic Survival Guide”, now available on the operator’s website, for London businesses facing the up-and-coming arrival of the games. The guide gives advice on how businesses can be best prepared for travel disruption while a separate document provides guidance on contingency planning.
The survival guide states that it is “critical” that London businesses should get prepared for the Olympics and recommends the formation of an in-house games committee. A people plan should be devised together with careful consideration of travel logistics for staff getting to and from the centre of London.
Furthermore the guide suggests that businesses consider alternative solutions for staff working during the Olympic period by introducing flexible working hours or allowing staff to work from home. A warning is also given about the effect that the games may have on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) around the London area, with an overload leading to potential internet line drop outs as well as data caps over the summer period.
MWB is also using its business centre portfolio to provide accommodation for the world media. With locations close to the Olympic venues, and within walking distance of the London Media centre, MWB has created Media Packages for the Games. “Broadcaster spots” provide a furnished workspace complimented by TV coverage of all the latest action from the games. Reporters can watch the all the action live from any of MWB’s London locations with instant access to inclusive IT and the option of hiring computers and laptops.
And, going one step further, MWB has partnered with Hotel Map to assist those looking for hotel accommodation during the Olympics. A link from the operator’s website now goes to a useful map which lists hotel locations across central London complete with pricing, availability and booking service.
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