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Cotton Court Wins Eco-Excellence Silver Award!

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We are proud to announce that we received silver Eco-Excellence Award from Preston City Council for our continued commitment to sustainability. We are contributing to making Preston a greener city.

This award recognises our compliance in keeping our premises and surrounding areas clean and tidy, recycling, and reducing our Co2 emissions. In 2012, we have installed water saving devices in all toilets, reducing our water consumption by 30%; promoting the use of stairs instead of the lift – walking up the stairs just 2 minutes per day burns approximately 20 calories and helps the environment.

We are continuing our efforts into 2013, and are always for looking for new ways to further improve our practices. We already have a number of changes and schemes planned for this year, including:
– Offering our customers a Fairtrade refreshment option
– Using locally sourced food and catering, thus reducing food miles
– Promoting use of car sharing, public transport, walking and cycling
– Continue our drive to reduce, reuse and recycle!

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New Year, New Start – Hot Desks from just £25 per week.

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If you have made New Year’s resolutions to reduce overheads, work more efficiently, build your business networks then why not take advantage of our latest offer?

OFFER

We have teamed up with Ad Preston to offer businesses the chance to work from our permanent desk space for just £25 per week! Desk space allows businesses, individuals, or occasional professionals to the Preston area a cost-effective method of working within a business environment, without the large overheads. It enables users to conduct business obligations in a comfortable workspace, whilst presenting a professional appearance through a prestigious business address.

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For More information please visit:

http://cottoncourt.co.uk/services/permanentdeskspace/

http://www.adpreston.co.uk/deal/permanent-desk-space-from-only-25-per-week.html

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!!

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We would like to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas! & a Happy New Year!

Thank you for a fantastic year! Please enjoy our environment friendly Christmas Card.

Thank you again for your business & support in 2012

From everyone at Cotton Court

Today’s Hot Topic! Home vs Office?

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Traditionally ‘hot desks’ or ‘hot desking’ was the term given to temporary work stations for employees on a adhoc basis. The term is thought to have originated in the early 1990’s and derived from the term hot racking – a system in which sailors shared bunks by sleeping in shifts. In more recent years businesses have adapted this method to provide companies and individuals with ‘desk space’ – a similar set up to the traditional hot desks without the daily ‘hunt’ for a new desk. Individuals can be allocated a desk on a weekly, monthly or even yearly basis with the same financial benefits as hot desking.

Permanent desk space is the ideal solution for businesses or individuals looking for a professional working environment without the large overheads of renting an office space. From as little as £25 per week professionals can be provided with a workspace including; furniture requirements, computer terminal, Wi-Fi, system hire and line rental. Working from home no longer needs to be the only alternative to renting an office space.

Cotton Studios partners with Groupon for an unbelievable offer!

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Couples Photo Shoot With Make-Up and Print for £19 at Cotton Studios (86% Off)

Couples who want to capture their affection can spend one-hour in the studio spotlight as they undergo a “Made For Each Other” photo shoot. The experience will begin with a professional make-up and hair styling service, before camera-ready customers step into the limelight to strut their stuff. And to ensure they are captured at their best, couples will be permitted up to two outfit changes each.

Lovebirds will then be treated to a cinematic viewing of their images, which can be edited and touched up. Finally, models can choose one photo to be printed in 10″ x 8″ size and taken home.

The Deal

  • “Made For Each Other” photo shoot for couples
  • With make-up and hair styling, and a 10”x8” print
  • Two outfit changes permitted
  • Includes cinematic viewing, edits and touch-ups

To Book

Call 01772 367500 || Email hello@cottonstudios.co.uk

http://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/preston/cotton-court/11723985

Cotton Court Open Evening – Monday 15th October

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REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY 3PM ON FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER

Cotton Court’s open evening on Monday 15th October from 6pm till 8pm.

The evening will give you an opportunity to find out about the following:

• Conference Facilities

• Training and Meeting Rooms

• Office Space

• Permanent Desk Space from as little as £25 per week

• Virtual Office Assistant call and mail handling service from £10 per week

In addition, there will be guest speakers including Neil Simpson from the Knowledge Transfer Service at UCLan discussing free business support. This event will be a great networking for both new and established businesses.

If you are just starting out please take this opportunity to speak to existing clients of Cotton Court who originally launched their business from our desk space facilities. Catering and reception drinks will be provided for and therefore registration is necessary.

For further information or registration please call 01772 50776 || Email events@cottoncourt.com

Businessman snaps up opportunity!!

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Businessman Hiran Panchal thought he was just doing a friend a favour when he ‘test drove’ a new city centre office block.

But, the design expert found himself becoming a partner in Preston’s newest photography studio.

He trialled new ‘hot desk’ facilities at Cotton Court, the former wireworks off Church Street in the city centre, for owner Rob Binns and found himself picking up work from a number of his neighbouring business.

Soon he decided to make the offices his permanent home before the owner offered him the chance to take a stake in Cotton Studios, a new studio opened in the building.

The Walton-le-Dale-based businessman said: “I do a lot of fashion work for websites I design and when I saw this space I knew it was ideal for a photography studio.

“There used to be a couple of studios in Preston but they have all closed down now, so there was an obvious gap in the market.

“Rob is one of those guys who does not wait around, when he sees an opportunity he goes for it and that is exactly what we have done here.”

The studios are now attracting business from families seeking portrait pictures to Preston-based fashion house, Rhodi Clothing.

Mr Binns added: “I had been toying with the idea today of opening a studio for a while because I have been told finding studio space in Preston is a nightmare.

“I know Hiran, so it made perfect sense.”

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/business/businessman-snaps-up-an-opportunity-1-4957372

The truth behind social media for your business!?

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Social media has transformed the way that companies of all sizes interact with their customers. Businesses can use Facebook and Twitter to reach over 30 million users. LinkedIn however is 4 times better for b2b lead generation than Facebook and Twitter.

The facts:

  • 91 % of experienced social marketers have seen improved website traffic due to social media campaigns and 79% are generating more quality leads.
  • 75% of business owners have been put off a particular company due to their poor use of social media.
  • Social media users who receive great service tell an average of 42 people (compared to just 9 for social absentees)
  • 47% of customers are somewhat likely to purchase from a brand that they follow or like
  • 40% of consumers prefer social logins over creating a new/guest account
  • 65% of the world’s top companies have an active Twitter profile
  • 90% of marketers use social media channels for business, with 93% of these rating social tools as “important”
  • 72% of marketers who have worked in social media for three or more years said that they saw a boost in turnover due to social channels (the longer you’re working in it the better you get)

When developed and managed effectively, social media is an excellent free marketing tool available to your business. Using social media correctly can build brand awareness, target and convert customers, increase traffic to your website, develop targeted marketing activity, identify new product or service opportunities; thereby increasing your company revenue. Not Convinced? Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpMZbT1tx2o&feature=youtu.be

Cotton Court is hosting social media workshops in conjunction with 3ManFactory. This course is ideal for business owners, freelancers and anyone responsible for customer service, marketing or PR within their organisation that want to take the first steps into social media. Further information about upcoming events can be found on our events page.

Family Shoot @ Cotton Studios

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A couple of shots from the shoot last week. The studio is starting to get busy. If you want more info on packages.

Please call Cotton Studios on 01772 367 500
www.cottonstudios.co.uk

Cotton Court Goes Green!!

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Looking after our enviroment

We are working in partnership with the Green Tourism Business Scheme to reduce our carbon footprint.

Our new initiative involves making Cotton Court a sustainable and environmentally-friendly building. We’ve eliminated polystyrene products from our building, replacing them with paper and cardboard, which are much better for the environment as they are recyclable and biodegradable.

We are showing our employees how to demonstrate green office etiquette, by recycling paper, plastic and cans; emailing internal and external communications; and keeping our printing to a minimum.

We’re looking at other ways to reduce, reuse and recycle in our supply chain. We want to identify environmentally friendly products manufactured and produced locally. We’re looking at other ways to reduce, reuse and recycle in our supply chain. We think this is the right thing to do for our global environment and for our business.