WORKERS are invited to enjoy free coffee and work flexibly on Monday July 24.

The Smarter Working Initiative aims to encourage business leaders to allow their staff to work flexibly on this date in order to trial this way of working.

It was officially launched last year on July 25 and is back again this year one day earlier.


It was created by conference call company Powwownow and is free to join.

July 24 is the first day of the school summer holidays for many so the nationwide campaign has partnered with Neardesk to offer free access to one of the area’s most popular shared work spaces.

The work space is at Park House which located on North Street in Horsham.

Workers are free to come and go throughout the day between 9am and 5pm.

The idea is to encourage local office workers to escape their desks and work in a way that suits their lifestyle.

Jason Downes, founder of the Smarter Working Initiative, said: “Our aim is to show companies across the UK that smarter working has an incredibly positive impact on employees and employers alike - a healthy workforce is one which finds a balance between work and daily life.

“Our research has shown smarter working results in increased productivity and morale.

“Understanding these business benefits is the first step towards making a change in workplace culture.

“We are encouraging businesses to sign up and embrace flexible working for one day with the goal of creating a new, more agile approach to work.”

To claim free beverage and work space access on the day workers need simply quote ‘Smarter Working Initiative’ upon arrival at Park House.

Alternatively, visit to register online, entering the code swi2017.


Park House is a listed building and the former Horsham District Council headquarters.