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Office Solutions For Kickstart Businesses

2020 has been hard on everyone, but reports suggest that, from an economic and employment perspective, 18-24-year-olds have been disproportionately impacted.

If you want to grow your business and would like to help those affected by job losses arising from the Covid pandemic, then the FSB’s latest partnership is for you.


In July 2020 The Chancellor unveiled his Plan for Jobs. Within that is the creation of the Kickstart Scheme, which aims to create thousands of high-quality six-month work placements for young people claiming Universal Credit and are at the risk of long-term unemployment.

FSB National Chairman Mike Cherry said:

“The UK’s small businesses are the biggest private employer in Britain, and are proven to offer more career and employment opportunities to those furthest from work, such as the long-term unemployed and young people who are not in employment, training or education. 

“At this critical time, we have successfully worked with the government to develop the new Kickstart Scheme, and help small employers to be part of the solution. I want to thank the Department for Work and Pension and HM Treasury teams for being open to our suggestion on Kickstart, which will help thousands of young people in local communities currently struggling to find work.”



While this is an incredible opportunity for many small businesses to grow their teams, the specific terms of eligibility and lack of clarity on how to apply can stop many from taking up the opportunity.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has announced a new partnership with Adecco Working Ventures to address this. And, Pure Offices is thrilled to play its part. Together, we will form a new national gateway and intermediary partner for the Kickstart Scheme.

The FSB will also be delivering a programme of webinars and other resources to encourage, inspire and help small businesses to get involved and make the most of the new Scheme. The gateway is available to all small business employers, not just to FSB members.

Small businesses have been keen to take part, and today’s announcement means they can now do so with confidence that the support needed for both the employer and the young person, will be in place.” – Mike Cherry



  1. Apply: Applying is simple, and you’ll have full support through each stage of the process. You don’t have to be an FSB member to apply for the scheme, simply fill in your details using the form here:
  2. Needs Assessment: Once you have applied, the next step is a call from Adecco Working Ventures to identify your specific situation and needs.
  3. Search: Adecco will help you write a job description and create an advert which they will then take to the Department of Work Pensions and Job Centre Plus to help find the right people for your role.
  4. Shortlist and Interview: If you need some help with this, then Adecco will be happy to help, but if you are happy to manage the shortlisting and interview process directly, then that’s fine.
  5. Recruit: Once you have chosen your candidate(s) Adecco will handle all aspects of the onboarding, including HR at no cost to your business.
  6. Support: Both you and your successful candidate will benefit from a dedicated support manager throughout the placement, on hand to help, support and answer any questions you may have.
  7. Resolution: At the end of the placement, Adecco can help you make the position permanent and/or work with you to take on another candidate.



At Pure Offices, we pride ourselves on offering a workplace for everyone, and this instance is no different!

As a small business or start-up, taking advantage of the FSB kickstart scheme puts you in an excellent position to grow your team quicker than you may have anticipated. And, as your business grows, our capacity and range of options, means we can adapt with you!


If your business starts taking off faster than you anticipated, a serviced office can cope with the changes. From knocking down walls to relocating your team to a larger space within the same building, we always strive to ensure the property can adapt to suit your business needs.⁠

And with Simple & flexible contracts, no-hassle upgrades, Ultra-Fast broadband & a phone included as standard, and Offices for 1 to 30 people in 22 locations across the UK, we are guaranteed to have an office space to suit you and your growing team.

Not to mention the peace of mind that comes from focusing on your business because of the On-site property management and support that every Pure Office location provides.

We’ll help you find an office that works for you.


With virtual offices available, you can continue to work from home with the added benefit of projecting a professional image for your business. ⁠

We’ll do that by providing you with:⁠

  • A professional business address.⁠
  • A postal address and post-forwarding option.⁠
  • A dedicated business phone line that will automatically redirect to a phone of your choice.⁠
  • Use of our fully-serviced meeting rooms at a discounted rate.⁠

But, don’t worry, if you do decide you’d like to move to a physical space, we’ll credit your account with six months of virtual office fees. Easy as that.⁠


All of our centres have high quality, modern meeting rooms you can hire by the hour, half-day or full-day. So, whether you want a room for a team meeting, interviews, or a training day—we have a space to suit your needs.

  • All rooms are equipped with ultra-fast WiFi and any equipment you might need such as Smart TV’s etc.
  • Some of our larger centres also have the capacity to hire meeting rooms to external businesses.
  • We can arrange refreshments and catering for you in our meeting rooms as required.

If you are interested in renting a serviced office, virtual office, or meeting room at one of our 22 Pure Offices locations, please get in touch with our friendly team. We’ll walk you through what solutions will best support your business, so you can feel confident you are getting everything you need, whether at home or in the office.⁠


**Find out more about the FSB.**

To find out more and discuss how the FSB may assist your business, please contact Derek Carr, FSB Membership Advisor on 07920 003775 or, reduced membership cost available for Pure Office occupiers.