The Northern Quarter welcomed a new co-working kid on the block last month and it’s ideal for those looking to escape the monotony of working from home.
FLAGSHIP is Manchester’s newest and carefully-considered COVID-safe flexible office provider.
Located on the corner of Turner Street and opening its doors at the start of August, the 1500sq ft space is perfect for every business to thrive, from the freelancer and the entrepreneur, to the big business needing more space.
By investing in the basics and putting careful thought into the details, FLAGSHIP Manchester has been designed to be enjoyable and productive for all, with every person working in the space able to walk through the door “glowing with pride at where they work and what they are achieving”.
The Northern Quarter space is FLAGSHIP’s first venture of its kind.
What distinguishes FLAGSHIP from other co-working offerings in the city is the huge amount of thought that has gone into the spaces.
Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, FLAGSHIP firmly believes that as we move towards the ‘new normal’, entrepreneurial ideas and innovation will flourish as we learn to live in a socially-distanced and technology-dominant world.
FLAGSHIP is “excited” to very much be at the forefront of what will be a dynamic shift in the concept of an office environment.
From the Herman Miller furniture, to the generous workspaces proportions, the Manchester space has been designed by people who understand what is important to be as productive as possible. Social distancing measures and a regular cleaning schedule has been fully considered and implemented into the space in order for members to feel safe and comfortable.
Most importantly, FLAGSHIP understands that work schedules may be uncertain at the moment, so “endeavours to work with you to create flexible options that suit you”.
As well as the flexible co-working spaces, for small businesses that are looking for a space to make their own without the hassle – somewhere you can brand the door and bring your own personal touches – there are also a number of private office spaces available within FLAGSHIP Manchester.
If it’s just you and your budding business or freelance enterprise though, you can pick out one of the dedicated desks to call your own and make use of the lockable storage facilities to keep all your office essentials safe and nearby, while you enjoy meeting and networking with a whole host of like-minded individuals in your new space.
The range of FLAGSHIP memberships have been curated with workers in mind.
If you don’t see something that suits you and your business though, you can contact FLAGSHIP directly to help build a package that fits your needs.
With the private office membership, you can enjoy 24-hour access to the building and the ability to use allocated credits to book a meeting room when you need to host clients or suppliers. Looking for something that suits your busy schedule however? You can opt for a hot desk which allows you an allocated number of hours per week to join one of the communal desks for a change of scenery and a boost of inspiration.
The newest ‘pay per day’ membership – set up in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – is also ideal for those looking for a productive space away from the kitchen table and you can join this network for only £20 per day.
Speaking on the opening of the brand new Northern Quarter space, Emma Potter – Community Manager at FLAGSHIP Manchester – said: “Our aim with FLAGSHIP was to create a space for people to thrive.
“By focussing on what makes people feel sustained and successful, our goal is to create environments perfect for ideas”.
Fancy a tour of the FLAGSHIP Manchester space then?
You can pop down to the Northern Quarter offices anytime your in the area and see for yourself.
More information on memberships, prices and the facilities on offer can be found via the FLAGSHIP Manchester website here.
Rashford explains heartbreaking reason behind his celebration after wonder free-kick against Wales
On Tuesday night, Marcus Rashford lit up what had previously been an underwhelming final group game against Wales with what we can only describe as an absolute stunner of a free-kick.
Swapping out his usual knuckleball technique for a whipped but equally fast-paced finish into the top right corner, the 25-year-old wheeled away to celebrate with the travelling fans but not long after, he dropped to his news and pointed to the sky.
While not an entirely uncommon celebration in the world of football, it did seem like a somewhat muted reaction from the Man United forward, especially after such an incredible opening goal.
Speaking to media after the game, it turns out Rashford‘s celebration was dedicated to a close friend who passed away a couple of days prior.
As the Wythenshawe-born star went on to explain, choosing to point to the sky for the celebration was his way of paying tribute to a friend who sadly died following a long battle with cancer.
The joint-leading goalscorer this World Cup went on to say, “I’m pleased I managed to score for him, he’s always been a big supporter of mine. He’s just a great person to have come into my life”. Heartbreaking.
As confirmed by several outlets after the press conference, Rashford’s late friend was Garfield Hayward, a 35-year-old also from Manchester, who is said to have passed away last week.
Nicknamed ‘Garf’, his nephew wrote on social media: “My heart is hurting so much knowing I won’t see you again in this life… it won’t be the same without you being here… You didn’t have a bad bone in your body you would give anything and everything you could with even a single bit of hesitation.” So touching.
It was no wonder Rashford himself was so quick to go and celebrate with his loved ones after the fact.
Rashford made it three goals in as many games at Qatar 2022 following his wonderful free-kick and equally well-worked second goal, with fellow Manc Phil Foden scoring the second goal only seconds after the opener.
England now face Senegal in the Round of 16 and the way these two lads looked on the night, we expect Manchester to be putting on a show come the weekend.
TV doctor Ranj Singh calls out racist joke made at British Curry Awards ceremony
This week, the British Curry Awards held a glitzy black-tie ceremony to celebrate the achievements of the UK’s curry industry.
The prestigious ceremony, also informally known as the ‘Curry Oscars’, takes place every year – seeing a number of awards handed out to the best Asian restaurants across the country.
However, this year’s event was sullied when a white guest presenter made a racist joke on stage, asking: “Why has India never won the World Cup? Because every time they get a corner, they build a shop on it.”
Taking to Twitter after the event last night, TV Doctor and personality Ranj Singh blasted the presenter who made the joke, asking his 174,000 followers “I’m sorry but how is this OK?”
The TV Doctor then went on to release a statement, in which he first said he was “honoured and privileged to be invited as a guest” to the ceremony before continuing to outline why he was ” not the only person that felt uncomfortable tonight.”
Singh asked how the awards ceremony could truly be representing the Asian community fairly when “the host is white, the judging panel is entirely white, the performers on stage are over 90% white”, a racist joke is made on stage, and organisers were “auctioning off a piece by Winston Churchill”, whose relationship with Indian (and Bengali people specifically) is known to have been problematic.
The tweet, shared by Singh on the social media platform last night, has been liked over 1,000 times and retweeted more than 300 at the time of writing.
He then signed off for the evening, writing: “The number of people trying to justify an inappropriate and racist joke on here is saddening. But then again this is Twitter.”
Others have since taken to the platform to agree with Singh, with used David B tweeting: “I couldn’t summarise this better myself.
“The organisers did not consider that #RepresentationMatters – it felt uncomfortable to see so many white people to present, host and judge the awards when there are so many others that could have EASILY represented the community.”
Every year the awards ceremony welcomes a number of high-profile figures, including prominent personalities from the worlds of politics, sport, showbiz and entertainment alongside celebrity chefs and curry restaurant owners and their staff from across the country.
In previous years, attendees have included cricketer Azeem Rafiq, Love Island contestant Priya Gopaldas, and The Apprentice winner Sian Gabbidon.
Following the awards ceremony, organisers have said that an investigation is now under way.