Fora Space

We give clients the freedom to choose where and how they work most productively, marrying style and function to create vibrant, dynamic workspaces
http://www.foraspace.com

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Flexible workplace provider, Fora, aims to offer much more than just a space to work for its “residents” and staff. Close to home but not at home, a pandemic notwithstanding, Fora provides hospitality focussed co-working spaces, private offices and event space for freelancers and businesses.

Founded in 2016 by Katrina Larkin and Enrico Sanna using their extensive experience in the hospitality and leisure industries, Fora started with one location in the Capital's Old Street and now owns, operates and manages 18 buildings across London and Reading.

Pride, Unity, Courage and Integrity are the principles driving the culture at Fora and are reflected in everything from the work staff, known as Forateers, do to volunteering in local communities, its sustainability commitments and encouraging new ideas from the team.

Fora understands that happy, healthy people deliver their best work and so staff have access to medical services, free fitness classes and there is an annual two day company retreat as well as regular social events and opportunities for personal growth.

The announcement of the lockdown required the business to close all its buildings and place concierge staff, apart from general managers, on furlough. Unity as a company and within teams is a priority for Fora which has a flat hierarchy and a monthly budgets for team outings. Acting on feedback from staff Fora has removed the 9pm late finishing shift and Saturday site visits for concierge teams and has pledged to pay Forateers at least the London Living Wage

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

95% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

Every month two staff exemplifying the company values are presented with champagne and shopping voucher by chief executive, Enrico Sanna, at the all-company update and Fora has a “Team Takeover” every fortnight where different departments create some entertainment for the company on that day

My Team

91% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

As an alternative to its annual ForaFest weekend away, the company sent staff food and drinks and organised a pizza cook-along, cocktail making class and interactive activities including musical Bingo. It also announced the winners of the Golden Palm awards for outstanding contribution.

Giving Something Back

95% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Fora encourages biodiversity by building bat boxes, beehives and bird houses and ensures plants in its gardens are bee friendly. Fora only buys food or toiletries that are free from palm oil as well as local produce from ethically sourced suppliers and it uses renewable energy for its electricity.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2015
Total number of employees
12
Number of UK locations
34
Employee average age
42% : 58%
Male : Female employee ratio
33%
Employees earning £35k+
12%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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