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Coworking Space Liverpool | 6 Reasons Why You Should Choose Signature Works

With Liverpool on the rise and often getting compared to leading business hubs like London, Manchester and Birmingham, there’s never been a better time to work in Merseyside. However, with office space in high demand in the city centre, the variety and quality of the coworking space Liverpool has to offer has never been more important.

Introducing Signature Works, one of the most unique and flexible coworking space Liverpool is home to. From an amazing privilege card, to premium conference spaces and unrivalled city centre locations, check out the reasons why you should choose Signature Works for your coworking space.

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Three City Centre Locations

We offer three thriving coworking office spaces in the heart of Liverpool city centre. From the stylish Bling Bling Building, to Arthouse and Old Hall Street, each of our sites is completely unique. The Bling Bling Building boasts 4 spacious floors of office space, a sleek bar & deli and regular pop up events. Or choose Arthouse, a luxury hotel in the trendy Ropewalks area of the city, a hub for the creative industries. Our last office space is situated on Old Hall Street, boasting a mix of co-working, dedicated desks and a number of private offices across a ground floor and mezzanine.

Free Privilege Reward Card

When you become a Signature Works member, you will also receive access to saving across a broad range of products, goods and services with the Privilege Card. From local brands, bars, restaurants and services, to Signature Living hotels, spas and venues, you’ll never be paying full price in Liverpool again! You’ll find well known names and brands featured on our card, plus a few new independents that you may like to support. We’re continually forging relationships with local and national businesses, retailers and service providers to create more valuable Privilege Partnerships and increase your opportunities to save money.

Free Signature Fit Club Membership

We all know that exercise is a great way to stay motivated at work. So, when you become a member of Signature Works, you’ll also have free access to Signature Fit Club. If the slow and steady gym routine just isn’t for you, Signature Fit provides an exciting alternative to your everyday workout, easing you through high-intensity training every step of the way. From HITT workouts, to spin classes, boxing and full body classes, Signature Fit Club is perfect for de-stressing and re-energising mind and body.

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Free Business Advice from Leading Professionals

At Signature Works, we don’t just offer a unique and buzzing coworking space, members also have access to free business advice and regular pop up workshops. Signature Works gives you direct access to mentors, advisors and influencers, allowing you to establish valuable contacts within your networks. The Signature Works Free Business Events are a platform where knowledge and experience can be shared, and connections can be built. Each free business event is supported by industry leading professionals such as Lawrence Kenwright, the Director of Signature Group.

Numerous Premier Meeting and Conferences Spaces

We offer much more than just office space, as a member of Signature Works, you will also have full access to incredible meeting, conference and event spaces at any of Signature’s boutique hotels. From The Shankly Hotel which features the stunning Garden of Eden rooftop venue and the intimate Baby Eden, to 30 James Street Hotel which boasts the luxurious White Star Grand Hall, these magnificent spaces are sure to make a lasting impression.

Amazing Facilities

Each of our coworking spaces are trendy, sleek, buzzing and feature the very best facilities. Offering everything you need from a networking hub such as, high speed Wi-Fi, free tea and coffee, storage lockers, mail services, meeting and conference rooms, travel concierge and secure key card entry. Whether you’re looking for a private office space, a personal hot desk, or an open-plan coworking space, you’ll find it at Signature Works.

A brilliant opportunity for start-up businesses in Liverpool and budding entrepreneurs, Signature Works is an accessible, affordable and practical alternative to long term office space.

To enquire about Signature Works and find out more information, simply give our team a call on 0151 558 1566 between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday). For regular updates, follow our Facebook page here.

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Signature Living Jobs: Cocktail Competition at Alma de Cuba

Signature Living own and operate some of the best bars in Liverpool and soon across the UK. The venues each prove popular among visitors and locals alike so it comes as no surprise that we also have some extraordinary talent in front of the optics who are ready and waiting to show off their skills. As far as Signature Living jobs go, working behind one of our bars gives people the chance to showcase and grow their talent in front of an ever-changing audience.

With our latest hotels due to open all over the UK, we’ve invited staff from Belfast’s up and coming George Best Hotel, as well as our own city bars to come together and showcase their skills in one super Signature Living Cocktail Competition!

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We want to show the public what it takes to work at Signature Living behind any of our bars. This competition will give our gifted staff the platform to impress their colleagues and clients with skills they’ve been able to develop since working with the brand. Come along on the 28th November to Alma de Cuba and check out who you could be working alongside in any of our exciting new ventures in and outside Liverpool.

The Rules

Each Signature Living bar will present one cocktail from their repertoire to face off against the others. Best of all, samples of all six drinks will be made up for the night and served to those who come to watch the show for just £5 a pop.

Just sit back and watch the masters at work as they aim to create the tastiest cocktail in Liverpool and beyond on the 28th November, between the hours of 18:00 – 23:00, the competitors will gather together, bringing their top tipple to the table and have it judged by you, the public.

One member of staff from each of our amazing Signature Living bars will come to the plate with a cocktail of choice. They will be judged on the flavour of their concoction, the presentation of the drink itself and how creative they’ve been with their ingredients and mixology.

This not only gives our clientele a chance to witness some extreme drink mixology skills (Tom Cruise has nothing on our team) but our staff will also develop a healthy sense of competition and camaraderie, bonding over jobs that they love to do.

The Entries

This is what we can expect from each of the Signature Living bars and some of the contestants taking place.

From Alma de Cuba:

Newly acquired in 2016, Alma de Cuba was already a popular place to drink in Liverpool, even before Signature Living added it to their family.

Now the creators of cocktails have free reign to unleash their creativity, and the Cuban carnival atmosphere no doubt adds a dash of Latin flair to anything these guys will whip up.

Contestant: Gareth McCullough

Experience: Bierkeller, McCooley’s

Favourite cocktail: Old Fashioned

Top skill: Speed. The ability to offer quick service and a quality drink.

Why do you love working for Signature Living: The company has allowed me to progress my bartending skills dramatically in the past year or so. I’ve always had a genuine interest in cocktails, and the complexity that goes behind making a well-balanced drink. The training that I’ve been given in Alma, has allowed me to believe that it could be a promising career and not just something I enjoy doing.

Biggest competition: I think everyone, to be honest. I can’t see much separating the bartenders in our Liverpool venues and I’m sure all the drinks will taste amazing. Although The George Best bartender, probably, as I don’t know much about their skills, so that could be interesting.

Seems Gareth might have a bit of concern about what the Belfast’s bar team will be bringing from over the water. No doubt Alma’s contestant will be making the most of his home field advantage.

From Bar Signature:

Signature Living’s original bar will no doubt be ready to shake things up in the competition.

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Being the oldest, longest reigning hot spot in Liverpool’s dynamic nightlife, located in the foyer of Signature Living Hotel, Bar Signature has a reputation to uphold as being able to deliver entertainment as well as fabulous drinks.

Let’s hope they don’t disappoint.

From The Shankly Hotel’s Bastion and Garden of Eden:

The stylish class and charm of Bill Shankly is exuded through every aspect of The Shankly Hotel and this includes the drinks made behind The Bastion Bar and our rooftop Garden of Eden.

No doubt the staff here are well versed on all the traditional favourites, but will they be sticking with the Old Fashioned or bringing something new and unexpected to the contest?

Contestant: Mike Egbe

Experience: Being mixing for just over four years between England and the United States

Favourite Cocktail: Smoked Japanese Old Fashioned

Top Skill: Flavour and presentation

Why you love working for Signature Living: Being given the opportunity to progress and excel in my field and craft and being surrounded by amazing hard-working people on a day to day basis.

Biggest competition: Alma De Cuba as it’s a home turf advantage and I have had the pleasure of meeting a few of their bartenders and know that they bring quality!

Perhaps Mike’s time in the US will give him an unexpected edge and showman quality to his efforts, we’ll just have to see what Bastion’s entry has got up his sleeve.

From Mulholland:

We can’t wait to see what’s shaking behind the bar at Mulholland as the venue recently underwent a revamp and transformed into Liverpool’s first musical diner.

We can only hope they bring a touch of musical magic to inspire both their drink of choice and performance on the big night.

Contestant: Lorenzo Gatti

Experience: 5 years bartending, 1-year making own cocktails

Favourite Cocktail: Mai Tai

Top skill: Multi serving/pouring

Why you love working for Signature Living: It’s a fun vibrant place to work and no two days are the same.

Biggest competition: Everyone. I’m really excited to see what the others in the group can bring to the competition.

Lorenzo knows he’s got stiff competition across all Signature Living venues but he seems ready and waiting to show what he can do.

From 30 James Street’s Carpathia Champagne Bar:

Bringing a touch of class and elegance to the table, the staff from Carpathia can be expected to showcase their refined skills providing a tasty first class addition to the competition.

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Steeped in Liverpool’s maritime history, might we look forward to a salty sea fairing classic cocktail mixed to perfection?

From Dickie’s at George Best:

Across the pond, we have begun to recruit some of Belfast’s best bar talent to serve drinks in Dickie’s, The George Best Hotel bar and restaurant.

Looking forward to becoming a popular spot for residents of Belfast and visitors alike, Dickie’s staff will be working hard to show us they’ve got what it takes.

Contestant: Karl Givalry

Experience: 2 years at The Devenish, a stylish leisure complex wedding and events venue

Favourite Cocktail: Espresso Martini, with a punch of coffee flavour as well as a luscious creamy head.

Top skill: Bringing new and emerging techniques to the table and explaining his work to clients. That and a secret ingredient that sparks when touched by a flame.

Who’s your biggest competition: The Shankly and Alma de Cuba

Why you love working for Signature Living: I love signature living simply because it is fun yet professional. Many places feel like a sinking ship and this feels like a rocket (expanding, growing).

We cannot wait to see what Karl has in store for the competition and what he’ll bring to The George Best Hotel, Dixie’s Bar when it opens soon.

The Big Prize

Of course, a competition like this needs to have an amazing prize at the end so, as well as epic bragging rights, the winner of the Signature Living Cocktail competition will also receive a fancy trip to London.

Here they can explore the capital city and pick up more inspiration from all of London’s best bars as well as enjoy a tasting session at the Sipsmith Distillery and a behind the scenes tour.

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If you’d like to see what it’s like to work among a group of gifted individuals, or if you simply think you could do better, check out the various Signature Living jobs live and waiting for your application on our Signature Careers website.

Being part of the team at Signature Living, no matter which city you chose to work in, will give you the chance to build much more than your bar skills, you’ll also make some amazing friends along the way.

Entry to the cocktail competition hosted in Alma de Cuba on the 28th November is free and samples of the delicious cocktails made on the night are just £5.

May the best bartender win.

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Career Change – Top Tips For Securing a New Job in A New Sector

If you dream of a new job in a completely different sector to the one you currently work in or have trained for, it’s helpful to know what obstacles may stand in your way. A career change can be exciting and invigorating, but it can also be scary and overwhelming.

However, it’s only natural for us all to look for a change from time to time. Figures issued by the London School of Business and Finance show that 47% of the UK workforce say they’ve considered changing careers at some time, with a staggering 66% of young people stating they are actively looking for a new job in a new field.

So, if you’re looking to follow a new path in your working life, here are some top tips to securing a new job in a completely new sector.

Bridge the Skills Gap

One of the hardest challenges you’ll come up against when looking for a career change is how you showcase your training and experience. To overcome this, why not start looking into training opportunities within your new chosen field. You could even be entitled to financial help with retraining in the form of a loan, grant or bursary.

Doing this research will also help you to gain some relevant knowledge that will help you on your new career path. Read trade journals, online resources, join LinkedIn groups and even start conversations to really get your brain engaged with your new field.

In terms of your CV, the best way of smoothing over the unrelated work history sections is to put your skills first. It’s much easier to find transferable skills, rather than focusing on your career past. It’s often a much better way for prospective employers to get a sense of what you can offer them.

Network with People

One of the best ways to really understand a new business field is to talk to those that are currently employed in it. From junior to senior employees, ask them questions about their jobs, discover how it works in their sector and find out whether you could make it in their world.

This not only helps you understand their particular sector, it will also give you the right terminology to use and you could even find a professional mentor.

Over-prepare for Interviews

Researching the company or sector you want to work in could be the crucial factor that sets you apart from other candidates with more experience. Make sure you prepare lots of questions to ask in your interview, to show you have a genuine inquisitiveness about the role.

If you’re feeling brave, you could also focus on how you would go above and beyond to improve or add value to the business. Always highlight your strengths and make sure one of them is that you are a fast learner.

Demonstrate Your Unique Value

Rather than apologising or highlighting your unconventional background, celebrate it. Make it clear that your unique experience and skills are not only different but add something unusual which isn’t replicated by ‘identikit’ candidates.

You’ll have to push open more doors than candidates with predictable CVs but do so with informed enthusiasm. One of the most important attributes during an interview is enthusiasm.

Be Patient and Stay Motivated

Finding a new job in any field is time consuming and can be disheartening. Maintain your motivation by laying out a realistic timetable for the next few months to get you through the stages of searching, applying, interviewing etc.

Finally, try not to lose hope that your career change will happen. It may take a lot longer and a lot more applications than you had ever imagined just to get that first shot. But don;t worry, if you keep going and remain enthusiastic, the right role will come along.

A Career Change with Signature

If you’re looking for a career change and you think Signature Living may be right for you, make sure you don’t miss our latest job vacancies in Liverpool over on our jobs page.

To enquire further about our latest networking events or co-working space, you can get in touch on 0151 588 0017.