B.hive: Women’s Business Club In Covent Garden

Boasting fully equipped conference rooms, business lounges and Day Office spaces decorated in a pretty feminine style, B.Hive in Covent Garden is helping women do business better in London.

With two other branches in Manchester and Bristol B.Hive business clubs are an excellent office solution for busy professional women who otherwise work from home or are yet to find the office of their dream.

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In addition to comfortable lounge spaces, B.Hive also offers meeting rooms that can be booked for an hour or an entire day as well as more permanent office bases. Businesswoman, author, broadcaster and speaker Lynne Franks had a “dream to create a new kind of business club where like-minded women can come together in a feminine space to network and share their stories” and designed B.Hive in such a way to better reflect ‘the feminine way of doing business’.

Though B.hive opened the doors to their flagship Covent Garden location in September of 2010, they’ve already been selected as “one of Europe’s most stylish offices” by MSN.com. In a collaboration with Regus, the largest provider of work-spaces, B.hive provides practical and pretty spaces for enterprising women to work, network and collaborate.

The founder of B.hive, Lynne Franks, is widely recognised as the top women’s empowerment guru in the UK and her accomplishments range from initiating London Fashion Week to co-creating the largest HIV/AIDS foundation (Fashion Cares) to founding the SEED community.

Over the last several years she has been dedicated to developing programmes and initiatives dedicated to helping women live and work according to the feminine principles of community, connection and collaboration. B.Hive’s open plan layout, feminine interiors and flexible services well encapsulates these values and provides professional women with a chic and unique space to improve their business.

B.Hive’s white and cream interiors feel light, airy and fresh; the floral accents and expressionist-influenced artworks on the walls bring an extra touch of comfort and class to the cheerful yet professional space.

Though some may be familiar with B.Hive’s business lounges, the women’s business club also offers fully equipped meeting rooms that seat four to twenty people, Day Offices and more permanent office solutions in the form of their “campus computers” in their B.Active rooms. Each campus desk offers personal space within an engaging open plan environment as well as a receptionist to answer calls, greet your clients and handle your mail, a private phone line, 24/7 access to your workspace among other benefits.

Every B.Hive business lounge is beautifully designed with complimentary high speed WiFi and refreshments. The Covent Garden flagship location offers still and sparkling water, coffee and a fabulous selection of Tazo teas.

The exclusive women’s business club offers a varied selection of workshops, seminars and networking and social events each month. Many of these workshops are complementary, such as Mary Foster’s seminar “5 steps to Working
Smarter… and Enjoying Life” that is being held today, January 7th. Other upcoming professional and personal well-being events for early next year include Homeopathy Taster sessions, ‘An Introduction to Angel Cards’, and ‘What is Your Money Personality — How Do You Behave with Money’. In addition to these specially scheduled workshops, B.Hive also offers weekly networking opportunities and regular interactive guest speaker sessions.

Joining this exclusive women’s business club is simply a matter of membership. For £25 a month, B.Hive members enjoy unlimited access to all three B.Hive lounges and their facilities as well as 150 Regus Business Lounges across the UK, preferential rates on meeting rooms, video conferencing and day offices, and plenty of opportunity to meet like minded people and make new business contacts.

For more information on membership, upcoming events, and B.Hive’s branches in Manchester and Bristol visit:  www.bhiveclub.com contact jade@bhiveclub.com.

Natalie Rose

Natalie Rose lives and writes in London. She has an MA and BA in film and literature and a keen interest in travel, culture and fine things.