Leigh House wins Business Centre of the Month award in October 2010.


Leigh House - Leeds

 Leigh House - Leeds

Mixing business efficiency with a relaxed understated quality in a great location, Leigh House prides itself on all aspects of its customer service and particularly their business offering, which comes highly recommended from clients both past and present.

Providing a supportive working environment for clients, the centre offers wonderful surroundings both inside and out backed up with state-of-the-art facilities, and is keen to triumph small businesses - something that impressed officebroker.com's Managing Director and award judge, Jim Venables.

"The serviced office industry is home to thousands of small and medium businesses," said Jim, "So we are always keen to highlight centres that foster business growth and provide an environment that enables small firms to thrive.

"Centres that generate and maintain a positive environment in which these businesses can flourish should be recognised and praised - this is exactly what our award does."

Leigh House is a period property which has been fully refurbished and equipped inside to offer modern amenities, and while the physical facilities are top of the range, the centre also offers an efficient range of services - from professional reception and telephone answering assistance, to dedicated on-site IT support.

"Our team works hard to ensure that all our visitors and tenants are looked after, which is very important to us."

Sonia Padgett, Office Manager at Leigh House


"Great working environment"

The extent to which the staff go to help their clients is evident in the numerous reviews received by Leigh House, all of which have been written by clients who are keen to share their positive experience of the centre.

"Having worked at Leigh House for fast approaching 2 years I hope I have the pleasure in increasing that tenure," commented George Whitley from James Bourke Approved Inspectors. George said that the best thing about the property was the "whole building atmosphere", adding: "I thoroughly enjoy the experience of working here."

Graham Scott from IMES claims that the "helpful team" provide a "great working environment", while Suzie Bogle from Breathing Space commented that the facilities are "high quality" and the staff "friendly", adding: "I was impressed by Leigh House from parking up in front of a well maintained building with quite a heritage. The environment is impressive for my clients and quiet for confidential meetings."

Leigh House conference room

Leigh House conference room

Next month, Leigh House will be hosting a local networking event for around 50 delegates, and the centre has recently become ICT Active Accredited - a national standard recognising that the centre offers a workplace deemed 'ready to occupy', with a high-end ICT infrastructure in place allowing new clients to move in immediately. This is a natural advantage for small businesses as it results in less time wasted setting up new equipment and phone lines, thereby helping the client to settle in and continue business as usual in as short a time as possible.

Unique premises

Commenting on their achievement, Office Manager at Leigh House Sonia Padgett said that the team were "delighted" to have won officebroker.com's October Business Centre of the Month award.

"We are keen to show that Leigh House, Leeds can offer 'out of town' facilities for any business looking for serviced offices in a great location," she said. "Our team works hard to ensure that all our tenants are looked after which is very important to us and we engage with them on a daily basis.

"Leigh House continues with high levels of occupancy and we hope to be able to provide serviced offices to many new companies over the coming months."

Office space at Leigh House

Office space at Leigh House

Jim added that the centre offers a "quality, high-class environment" for businesses seeking serviced offices, adding:

"Leigh House offers a first-rate offering to clients, and it's clear that Sonia and the team work extremely hard to create a professional environment for businesses to thrive and grow. They are a great advocate for the industry and I look forward to continue working with Leigh House in the future."