I needed a meeting with someone in or near Beaconsfield the other day. He suggested Costa. I suggested the Regus centre in the services at J2 on the M40. He agreed to my suggestion.
It is a little bit weird parking at the services for a meeting, but once you’re over that mental hurdle and go upstairs to the hushed office environment, the weirdness goes away and you feel like, well, you feel like you’re at work.
You’re met at the door, your Gold Card is swiped and you’re in. Given the 2 hours max parking, make sure you sign in to the visitors book – that gets you free parking all day. Help yourself to the free refreshments. Log in to the free wifi. Enjoy the free air con. Smile at the other people around. Then the bad news – you’re supposed to get on with some work!
My meeting went well – the only bad news was the stifling heat when we left the lovely air con – never mind.
So – is this a shameless plug for Regus?
I mentioned the Gold Card you need to get all this for free. Well, you could buy it from http://www.regus.co.uk/products/businessworld-membership/gold.aspx for a mere £25 / month.
Or, you could get it free as just one of the membership benefits of the Federation of Small Businesses. That’s where I got mine. Go to http://www.fsb.org.uk/office-solutions to get yours!
Business advice from Enterprise Doctor – for free! I suggest you take this medicine – it’s not at all unpleasant!!