Iconic Offices are Ireland’s market leaders in flexible workspace. In more recent years, flexible workspace has become the new “way of work” and can be a key opportunity for businesses to take care of the office through a flexible, low commitment option, empowering overall business growth. Aligned with this sentiment, Iconic Offices are starting 2022 with the launch of The Iconic Business Bursary, worth €100K to one winning business, in partnership with Newstalk and Marketing Network Group.

In 2022, businesses are setting their goals for growth, with a more optimistic outlook following much uncertainty over the last two years. With this in mind, the theme for this year’s Bursary is a "Spotlight on Growth". One winning business will have their core financial and logistical worries taken care of in the form of workspace, with packages for marketing and media promotion, which will enable them to focus on their growth, with a spotlight on their business and their journey.

Through The Iconic Business Bursary, Iconic want to facilitate the growth of an established SME that is ready to take their business to the next level. As an SME themselves, who have grown and innovated many times, they are committed to giving back to the business community, through the bursary. When so many business leaders are getting back to what they do best and out of the fog of these last two years, the team at Iconic wanted to launch an opportunity that would authentically benefit a fellow SME business.

“Having established Iconic almost 10 years ago, I understand the depth of challenges, especially at a crucial growth phase, when taking a business to the next level. Now that we are back to a focus on growth as an economy overall, we are primed to be in a position to use our learnings with the offering we provide for our clients. It’s a peer-to-peer strategy where we are the partner and assistant to their business success. We are delighted to be in a position to be able to offer The Iconic Business Bursary package to an established SME, to help support the growth of business in Ireland”. Says Joe McGinley, CEO Iconic Offices.

There are many benefits for the winner of The Iconic Business Bursary €100K package, from taking care of their team’s workspace needs with a €50K workspace package at Iconic Offices, including private office space, to reputable marketing services from Marketing Network Group to the value of €25K, in addition to €25K worth of media coverage, profiling the winning business on Newstalk. This Bursary will facilitate supporting an established business in their growth phase by providing financial support and essential resources to enable them to progress with their next steps. The goal for this bursary is to take care of the key overheads, such as the office and marketing, for a growing business so they can place their focus into accelerating their business.

"For the finalists and the winner to get to showcase their business on such a huge platform, with Bobby Kerr on Newstalk’s Down to Business, in the hot seat, is an opportunity that we are excited about for them.” Says Amy Forde, Chief Marketing Officer at Iconic Offices.

Judging for the Bursary competition will be led by Iconic Offices CEO and founder, Joe Mc Ginley; businessman and Newstalk’s ‘Down to Business’ host, Bobby Kerr; and MD of Marketing Network Group, Kieran Killeen.

See www.newstalk.com/iconic for more details. Entries for the competition close on Sunday 22nd May, 2022.

Iconic Offices offer a range of flexible, design-led workspace solutions across 16 unique locations in Dublin. Each solution is custom designed for the client depending on their specific needs and challenges, from hybrid working and coworking, to bespoke designed Business HQ floors accommodating larger global teams. With each one of Iconic Offices’ unique buildings, the design goes far beyond décor and aesthetics to include IT, ergonomics and facilities, with a strong focus on providing premium service and workspaces.

As evident from the last year, the hybrid and flexible working approaches are here to stay, and a flexible workspace option is the ideal way to empower employers and businesses. According to a survey carried out by IBEC, 74 per cent of companies stated that hybrid working will increase in their organisations over the next 2 to 3 years.

There are many benefits when it comes to businesses choosing a flexible workspace option, including a lighter commitment, flexible payment plans to suit varying budgets, and the ability to expand and adapt the workspace setup and services as needed. Iconic adapt and grow with their clients, providing a variety of benefits including extensive customisation, and aiding talent attraction through appealing and inspiring workspace and community benefits, such as a schedule of complimentary events. Iconic take away the hassle of the day to day running of an office, providing everything from a front of house support team, state of the art IT infrastructure, meeting rooms, ergonomic office setups, right through to the daily cleaning and utilities, so that their clients can focus on their businesses whilst being assured they are in reliable hands.